Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumnal Equinox at 2:18 pm today

It is Fall. Or if you want to be technical, today is the day when the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator, the sun having a southerly motion in the northern hemisphere.

I made two 4-inch blocks celebrating this special day.

There isn’t a sign of fall around here. The trees are still green and the temperature is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Traditional (9-patch) maple leaf blocks always make me feel fall has arrived. I modified the traditional block for paper piecing.
Click on the small graphic below to find three foundations for constructing a 4-inch paper pieced leaf block. You can print out copies for your own personal use.

If you want to learn how to foundation piece, you can go to my free Paper Piecing Primer on the web by clicking on the little yellow arrow below.

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Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the maple leaf blocks - the trees here have started turning a little, but more leaves are falling because of the lack of rain this summer. We usually have grand colors here - but maybe not this year, we'll see.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Meggie said...

Our Grandmother always noted the Equinoxes. We have winds here, which are not very pleasant.
Lovely blocks.

12:46 AM  

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