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.
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.
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.
Lastly, on the design wall is our newly completed olive block with the earlier 2020 monthly ones. There’s room for just two more!
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:
- Patterns By Jen – our hostess
- Home Sewn By Us – you are here!
- Quilty Creations by Fawn
- Steph Jacobson Designs
- So This Is Kentucky
- rainbows. bunnies. cupcakes
- Kathy’s kwilts and more
- Penny for my thoughts
- Everyone Deserves a Quilt
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