Olive October Monthly Color Block

Olive is the color for the October block in the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Jen at Patterns By Jen.  The inspiration is from the ruby-crowned kinglet bird which is a little guy that is often overlooked.  This block is a combination of many things that appeal to me – star blocks and the color olive.  Whenever we hear the word olive, both Sue and I mentally spell it out – o-l-i-v-e.  Many moons ago we were trying to find Burr Street in Anaheim.  It was pitch dark and we were both trying to read the street name in a dim street-light cast.  Certain it was Burr Street, we turned on Olive.  Yeah, going forward, it became O-l-i-v-e Burr Street.  Thankfully, we did eventually find the real Burr Street somehow.  HAHA!

Back to Olive for October

Olive is an underused color in fabrics, I think.  Maybe we should make a determined effort to bring it further into the mainstream.  It’s a color I enjoy wearing – it’s my favorite go-to summer top.  Here’s a peek at the Crayola Kaleidoscope fabric in olive with the Bella black that we’re using as a background.

Oct 2020

Another great look at the orange peel tone-on-tone design that appeals to us so much.

HSTs for the Olive Win

Last month’s block featured flying geese and this month does as well.  Jen suggests using the process that makes four-at-one-time.  The four geese are enough for one star and we needed to make four sets.

Oct marking

It’s an Olive October

Lickety-split and just like that the block was all sewn together.  This is definitely a block we would make into a quilt – oh yeah, we’ve already done that with Evening Star that used a nine-patch in the center.

Oct finished

Lastly, on the design wall is our newly completed olive block with the earlier 2020 monthly ones.  There’s room for just two more!

1-10 blocks

Mini Olive Blog Hop

Be sure you check out Jen’s website to see all the new sponsor’s for the fourth quarter.  Several blogger friends are also being featured today and sharing their versions of this block.  Lots of eye-candy to enjoy:

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17 Responses

  1. Your blocks look so pretty all together! I need to get my block done – maybe I’ll work on it today. It would be a good re-entry project after being gone!

  2. Love your blocks! I always like a black or dark background.

  3. Susan Nixon says:

    Pretty! I like the color this month. Yours look great together.

  4. The block looks so pretty! Love how they all look together!

  5. You got that block checked off your list really quickly. It’s going to be a fun quilt, all your blocks look great.

  6. Great block that looks lovely with olive orange peel fabric and your black background.

  7. Rochelle says:

    Looks great. Can you believe you only have two more to go? Where did the time go? As for street signs well, now there is only one at any given intersection and it never close enough to read in the daylight much less at night!

  8. This quilt is full of pleasant surprises, it’s shaping up well!
    …olive is a color I do like and you’re right, it’s way under rated!

  9. quiltinggail says:

    Love the block!!! I’m loving this quilt more and more!

  10. Mari says:

    I love your block! The black background was a really nice choice for your quilt. It makes the designs pop. Have a great day!

  11. Kathy Bruckman says:

    I love your version of the block. I love how different they all can look. Yes, definitely would be a fun block to use for a whole quilt.

  12. Your blocks are looking wonderful! I love them with the black background.

  13. Laura says:

    I love the color olive! Your blocks are looking great together, Roseanne! 🙂

  14. Love your block and the fabric is gorgeous!

  15. That’s a pretty block! I’ll have to go look for some olive fabrics!

  16. Dawn says:

    Hi Roseanne! Your stars look great! I really like that orange peel fabric you are using for your blocks.

  17. Love your version and they look great on the wall. Have 2 more stars to do today and I’ll be right there with you.

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