I couldn't locate a block that fit these criteria: Free, easy enough for beginners, goes with the theme I was looking for, and interesting enough to make me want to complete a few. I tried to make up my own paper piecing pattern but I'm not very proficient at it and the sewing felt awkward. So I started over and found a regular pieced block instead. I will prevail in finding a paper piecing pattern for a future lotto, though!
This month's block is called Shattered Chevrons.
The palette is called Feathered Autumn and is shades of almond, dusty blue-green, chocolate brown, inky blue-black, and a deep golden wheat.
The pattern tutorial can be found here.
How to play: Make up the block for the month following the pattern and color scheme. Make as many as you want as you will get an entry for every block you make! Bring all your finished blocks to the meeting on October 30th and we will draw a winner. If there are enough blocks to be divided, multiple winners will be drawn. The winner then gets all of those blocks to make a quilt (or similar project)! You can't win again until a completed project is presented. Have fun!
Since our meetings will be shifting towards the earlier half of the month, I will have November's block up soon to allow for more time to complete you blocks!