14 more days until the first day of Autumn and I am ready! We have had one hot summer here, and this week the temperatures are back in the 100s. Today it was a hazy 101 degrees and tomorrow 104 degrees is predicted. Swimming weather!
When the weather is this hot, it is desirable to stay indoors and keep cool. In honor of cooler temps to come, I made a quick little rail fence and maple leaves quilt out of a fall-themed jelly roll I had on hand. The overall size of this quilt, before adding the binding, is 40" x 56". The finished rail fence block is 8" square, finished strips are 2" x 8". The finished leaf block is made up of 2" squares with a 2" x 6" and a 2" x 8" strip added to make it an 8" square. (If you are wanting to create your own autumn rail fence/leaf quilt, add 1/2" to these measurements for seams.)
Now all I need to do is add the backing, do some stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, sew the binding all around, and this will be the perfect quilt to snuggle under on those cool Autumn nights. I may just wait until the temperature drops a bit before I finish this one.