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 (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!


  1. Your block turned out so CUTE!

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

  3. This Scarecrow quilt is amazing. Beautiful work!

  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

  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

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

  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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