Autumn Beauty – Block 5 is here!

Ok yes it is October 1st and not September 1st.   But hey things happen and better late than never.

I did start working on this block in mid August and wasn’t happy with my design choices so I decided to delay for a week and rework my coloring and then book stuff happened, and then a gig happened, and then the most evil of infections happened and POOF it’s October.

Life happens.

But it is here now and just in time for true Autumn weather and all the joy that comes with it for me so I am saying kismet!

Autumn Beauty

It’s it a fun block!   A bit unusual, looking like a bloom in the center with a pinwheel like twirl going on around the edge.    I decided to drop in my red(s) in the center of this block.  Helps balance things out with the quilt overall.  You will see this in future blog posts this week.

The templates and EPP papers are in the store here.
Autumn Beauty Templates    Autumn Beauty One Block  Autumn Beauty 6 blocks













This block has just 4 shapes but two are used in reverse in construction.

Here is the orientation graphic.  You can print out your own AutumnBeautyOrientationGuide and this guide will have a permanent link on the 2015 OTR page soon.AutumnBeautyPic3

What sent me back to the my studio to regroup some fabrics was the “D/Dr” piece(s).  I originally cut them from two different fabrics, similar in color, just one light and one dark.  But it just seemed to busy for the eye when I laid out my pieces.   After much tweeking I decided to go with ONE fabric for both pieces, and made it a print to try to hide the seam line.  I thought about asking to remanufacture the D/Dr into one piece, but then realized maybe in the future I would  make the block using two different fabrics.  And so this give more options to everyone.  So the D piece remains and you will need to flip it for Dr.

The C piece is also used in reverse on this block for Cr.  I did use two fabrics here and you will see this in a later post.

AutumnBeautyPic4I pulled out my red choices and went to work putting together palettes for 7 Autumn Beauty Blocks. AutumnBeautyPic5  I am not going to cover marking your fabrics and cutting out.  This has been covered numerous times already this year.  You can check back on some of the earlier blocks (see links on 2015 OTR page) for information if you are new to the process or need a refresher.

Here are the palettes for the blocks in this row of the quilt.  Looks interesting if I say so myself.











































Ok…next blog….the breakdown and “sewing up” of this Autumn Beauty block.

I am thinking Saturday for that post.

Enjoy the day,










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