This bright red leaf is the Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii), another large shade tree native to the Pacific Northwest found in the Siskiyou Mountains of Central Oregon and along the Cascade Mountains along the Columbia River Gorge. This tree grows well in the burst and bust rainfall patterns of Oregon and Washington State. This leaf’s spikey shape is enhanced by the rich red fall color.
Its fun to see these leaf patterns come to life. The straight seam design captures the distinctive shape of each leaf. Using a variety of different patterned fabrics brings depth and dimension to the leaf, while the printed leaf background fabric lends a sense of the forest floor.Using freezer paper templates, this straight line design is easy to sew.