Buff November Monthly Color Challenge Block

The bird that inspired this month’s lovely color is the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Buff! The color for the November block in the monthly challenge hosted by Jen at Patterns By Jen is my favorite.  Anyone who knows me well knows that buff is definitely in my color wheelhouse. Cream, ecru, off-white, ooh-la-la . . . stop me now. I love this color and block!

Buff Preparations

Sue cut out the needed pieces for me and sets me up on the correct path. Sometimes I stay on the path . . . and sometimes I fall off or veer off by accident. Thankfully, there were no accidents or veering this month. After making two half-square triangles (HSTs) for each corner piece, a square-in-a-square was needed as the center sparkle. No problem and the layout came together in no time.

Buff Block Completed Lickety Split

We are pleased to share our November finished block. More so than any of the other blocks, the black background fabric seems to make the buff pieces appear to be floating. Don’t you think?

Buff Finished Block Joins Design Wall

All 11 blocks, in order, are hanging out on the design wall. Only one more block for December and our 12 blocks will be ready to assemble into a quilt top.

Would you like to hazard a guess for the December block and binding?? We have selected a possible fabric for sashing strips from Hancock’s of Paducah. Dot Delights is by Robert Kaufman Fabrics – right up our alley, don’t you think?

Finally, we have raised our hands for joining Jen in the 2021 monthly color challenge blocks. This will be our third year participating in the nicely paced sew-along which ends with a dozen generously sized blocks to make a throw. Jen is looking for more bloggers to participate so check out her link above if you’d like to play along.

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11 Responses

  1. chrisknits says:

    LOL! Love this block as I sit on my huge buff colored sectional looking at my buff colored dogs.

  2. Buff and black? I’m swooning here! Love this combo and the blocks will come together beautifully with that sashing fabric.

  3. Love this version of the block and your sashing fabric looks perfect! Can’t wait to see it!

  4. Rochelle Summers says:

    Beautiful block. This quilt will be so lovely. You chose your color packet well and it all goes great with the black.

  5. quiltinggail says:

    Your blocks are lovely!!! I can’t wait to see next months and then all of them put together! That’ll be one very cool quilt!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  6. Barbara Esposito, @TheQuiltedB says:

    Perfect sashing fabric! I am a sucker for dots and stripes. It’s going to be fabulous when it’s completed. Waiting for December’s block with great anticipation (I am sewing vicariously through you two)!

  7. It’s been fun to watch this progress during each month of 2020 – something positive to see at this year’s end…

    • Roseanne says:

      Thanks, Laura! I know you will see this from WP – it’s not sending emails to me as comments are left again. {{Hugs}} right back to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Beautiful block! I think that sashing would be great and pick up so many of the colors. You and Sue make a great team, cutting and sewing!! I would love to have someone cut out my pieces for me!!

  9. I think there are many of us out here in blogland that would love to hire Sue for cutting out quilt pieces and making sure we stay on the right path! She does a good job of that, I think! Your block looks great and I love the photo of all of the blocks together, Roseanne. Really pretty!

  10. Oh, the black background for this block is very cool! I like that sashing fabric too.

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