Wait til you see all these triangles!!!
This month's block for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge has either:
- lots of flying geese or
- lots of half-square triangles.
The block is the October entry for this year of Patterns by Jen's Block of the Month. Pattern is available for free all month from Jen. See below for links to other bloggers showing off October's block.
I'm a bit of a non-rule-follower, so I often don't read the directions for a quilt block made up of components that I can easily discern. And when I saw the diagram for October's block, my first thought was: HST's.
|Flying geese or half-square triangles?|
|Thangles as used in February's block|
One downside to the use of both Triangle Paper and Thangles is the need for papers matching the specific size in your block. Which I didn't happen to have. Oops...
[Side note: Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts has a brief tutorial on different HST papers, including a few that I was not aware of. If you happen to have Triangle Paper to make 1-1/2" finished HST's, you would need two 10" squares of fabric (1 each of focus fabric and background fabric) in order to make the number required for this month's block. This would replace the fabrics needed for the flying geese specified.]
So then I looked more closely at the block and its instructions--doh, flying geese!
Another opportunity to practice 4-at-a-time flying geese. I chose a fat-quarter of a textured olive solid as the focus fabric (been in the stash a long time; I have made an effort this year to use my hoarded FQ stash, as it overfloweth) and a coordinating houndstooth to the one used in May's block for the background fabric.
Feels good to use my stash. And end up with a cute block to boot.
|2020 Monthly Color Challenge - October|
Want to see how other folx have interpreted this block? Check out the others on this list. (While you're at it, be sure and leave a comment or two. It's not as easy as clicking "like", but we bloggers really appreciate the love of every single comment.)
Fawn of Quilty Creations by Fawn
Roseanne of Home Sewn by Us
Stephanie of Steph Jacobson Designs
Sheila of So This is Kentucky
Alla of rainbows. bunnies. cupcakes (that's me!)
Kathy B. of Kathy's Kwilts and More
Kathy N. of Penny for my thoughts
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt
October also starts the 4th quarter. Important because of the PRIZES awarded. So thankful to these industry sponsors who generously show their support: