Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and eighty-six of that project.

This quilt block shows an aspen tree. The tree trunk is a cream colored fabric stick with darker lines drawn in to give it the texture of an aspen tree. The leaves are numerous little yellow and orange spots of fabric, all attached with invisible thread. They appear as if they are floating around the aspen tree trunk, and that they are turning for autumn.
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In this block I’ve used invisible thread. I think it turned out pretty well!

This is what everyone comes to the mountains to see in late September and what we who live here hold dear.

A turning aspen. Yellow, gold, orange and pink leaves rustling in the breezes. There is something about seeing that sight in the fall that warms my heart.

It’s what makes the season tolerable to me.

Fall has always made me feel melancholy, with the close of summer and not wanting to think about the cold and darkness that is coming all too soon.

A dear friend was once away from Colorado in September, and was terribly homesick. He told me at one point that he would give his right arm to see and hear a pink “Quakie”.

I know how he felt.