There’s something about the October Blocks

There’s something about the October Blocks

As I was making this month’s blocks and putting together the directions, I started thinking about using it for the rainbow scraps challenge next year, in a color way similar to the one we’re using, except the gold/orange would be replaced by the color of the month and combined with neutrals.  I might make my blocks a little smaller, 5 by 10 inches each, so I could use up smaller scraps. Then I thought about LAST year’s October...

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Have you seen my Oak Leaves?

Have you seen my Oak Leaves?

Christa said (in a comment) that she is sometimes inspired by the Block Lotto.  I find that I usually get ideas for using the blocks as we make them, too. As part of the Rainbow Scraps Challenge, each month, I have been making a single, super-sized (10 x 15 inches) scrappy Oak Leaf block in the designated color of the month. This month’s color is green (bright or dark). I don’t know why I settled on this particular size, but it...

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Updated Block Pattern for Oak Leaf (in 6 Sizes)

Updated Block Pattern for Oak Leaf (in 6 Sizes)

If you follow my personal blog, Sophie Junction, then you know I’ve been making an Oak Leaf Block of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Here are my blocks for January through March, in scrappy blues, pinks and teals. My blocks are 10 x 15 inches–not one of the four sizes for which I had measurements for cutting. Mostly so that I don’t have to remember or think about it each month, I added that size to the chart at the end of...

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Oak Leaf top

Oak Leaf top

With chevrons coming in, I thought I’d better get this going.   I have to get some muslin for a back.   I wanted a very random look.  I’ll free motion quilt with acorns in the small squares and make myself do an all over pattern.   I had a multi-colored batik fabric in dark autumnal colors that works well....

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Last leaves on last day of the year!

I came home late this afternoon to find a wonderful surprise, an envelope from Rachel with exquisite leaf blocks!  Many thanks to all the block-makers, I look forward to putting them together sometime in the New Year, which for us here in South Africa is in 10...

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Hello El Paso!

I got back home today and some Oak Leaf blocks from Rachel GR in El Paso, TX were in the waiting post.  Thanks for a holiday...

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More leafy arrivals

Envelopes from far and wide have arrived safely, full of colourful leaves – from Cathy L and Kathleen on 14th, from Ginny on the 18th, Laura R on 19th, from Jo and Kathy S on 20th, and Lori and Sophie on 21st.  Thank you to all.  We had an unseasonal three days of heavy rain last week that caused some localised flooding, including my letter box, but no harm done to any...

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One Oak Leaf sent by Helen to South Africa

In all the excitement of a new nephew’s arrival and preparations for traveling to Virginia to visit him, Helen forgot to blog that the oak leaf block she made was mailed to South Africa (over a week ago).  It should arrive any day now if it hasn’t already. Congrats on your block lotto win! Christa posting for Helen W (Nashville,...

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