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RBD Block Challenge - Block 3

Welcome back to week 3 of the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge. Isn't this so much fun?! What a wonderful way to bring quilters together! I am meeting so many new friends on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you for the follows and for sharing your blocks using the hashtag!

This week's block is designed by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play.

What is the RBD Block Challenge?

It is a weekly free mystery block pattern hosted by Riley Blake Designs. There are (16) new and unique 10" quilt blocks designed by 16 Riley Blake Design designers (including myself)! It is fun and free and the final quilt is a surprise!!!

Every Tuesday, a NEW block pattern is released, except the last Tuesday of the month when we take a moment to catch up, get inspired and really enjoy all the awesome work happening on the Block Challenge around the globe!

Here are the links you will need:

Riley Blake Designs Website

Riley Blake Designs Blog

Riley Blake Designs YouTube Channel

Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #rbdblockchallenge


Block 3: Autumn Leaf by Kristy Lea

Block 3 of the #RBDBlockChallenge is designed by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play and is called Autumn Leaf.

You can download the FREE block pattern HERE.

I made mine using a combination of a new RBD fabric line called Misty Morning by Minki Kim and some coordinating RBD Basics (see my fabric list at the bottom of this post).

I am continuing with the hemstitching details and did some outline hand stitching in my background fabrics. It is subtle but impactful and gives a dimensional character to each block. I hand sew these embellishment stitches BEFORE I assembled the blocks into the final quilt and before I quilt it. I just love the hand look it gives the blocks!

Quilting together is all about community, friendship and creativity. I hope you can join us and share your progress. Please use the hashtag #RBDblockchallenge.



Misty Morning Strawberry Midnight by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs

Misty Morning Grid Rows Green by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs

Texture Slate by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs

Shabby Jade by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

Buttermilk Basics Navy by Buttermilk Basic for Riley Blake Designs

Confetti Cotton Riley White by Riley Blake Designs

Quilter's Clapper by Riley Blake Designs