November’s block of the month will be a block lotto! For every block you make, you get a ticket. We will put all the tickets in a jar/hat/bowl and pull one (or two if we get a lot of blocks) and whoever has the winning ticket(s) gets all the blocks.
This is smaller than our normal block and is 9" unfinished. As always, please leave the final trimming to whoever ends up with all of the blocks.
The directions for the block are from Julie at Intrepid Thread, and she’s also got a printer-friendly PDF as well.
We are using the fall tree colors (yellow, gold, orange, green, that strange reddish-purplely color some of the leaves turn) and the blue of the autumn sky with a cream background and dark stem. Karen made her samples for the blog photos using Kona bone and black, but anything similar would work.
You can deviate a bit from the tutorial - Karen was using scraps and used anything from 1.5 to 3 inch strips. She also threw a cream strip in her leaves because she liked the way it looked in the quilt at the end of the tutorial. Please pay attention to the directional cutting of your strip blocks (see next photo) or you will end up with all left sides of the leaf (see last photo) and no right sides.