Sunday, October 14, 2012

October's Block


 October Block -  Mr. Scarecrow

I guess I have been busy this month, because I realized that Friday's date was Oct. 12 already! 
And I hadn't even started my October  Block A Month-  A Year of Paper Piecing  block yet!

I got my book at Amazon.com (used, for a great price!)
October's block is a scarecrow , with crows, and some corn stalks.  

I really had fun making the different paper pieced sections.   It was fun to see the hat come alive, and to make the shirt, complete with a little collar.



His little shirt even has a collar.
The corn stalks had a lot of pieces....   53 pieces on each side!


The crows came alive after adding the hand embroidery stitches.


Here is Mr. Scarecrow

I hand stitched some embroidery touches:    corn hairs,   straw on the scarecrow's feet and arms,  crows' eyes and feet,  a face on Mr. Scarecrow,  and buttons on his shirt.  Then I  made my quilt sandwich with Warm and Natural batting, and a neutral fabric for backing.   I quilted minimally by simply machine stitching around the outside of the crows and scarecrow.    

Here he is , hanging up in my kitchen, under the green shelf/cupboard.

On my kitchen wall.


In case you missed what I made in September, here is a picture of September's  Apple Basket.

Apple Basket     and   Mr.  Scarecrow

If you decide to buy the book and make some blocks, send me your pictures and I will post them on my blog!

I  also wanted to invite you to check out  some talented folks and their projects , at the Friday post on Confessions of a Fabric Addict 's    blog.  Sarah has a linky day on Fridays, where people can show what they have been working on.  It is called  


On Fridays  , you can see who linked up to show their projects

I like to look at all of the projects and find new blogs to follow there, too!


Have a good week ahead!


I'm off to my sewing room!








7 comments:

  1. Your block turned out so CUTE!

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  2. He is just ADORABLE! Fantastic picks for the fabrics...just perfect for October!

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  3. This Scarecrow quilt is amazing. Beautiful work!

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  4. I just giggled when I saw your scarecrow block. Yes. I giggled! He is just too cute, and I love your talent for paper piecing. You never cease to amaze me! I can't wait to see what November's block looks like :D

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  5. My comment on Flickr says it all - this is the cleverest, darnest, cutest handmade block I have seen this year. Very, very impressive. You clever lady. xx

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  6. Actually, it is the cleverest block I have seen EVER. xx

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  7. Your scarecrow is so cute! How fun it is that you can make one block each month for the year

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