Our backyard is a carpet of maple and burning bush leaves (not too mention a bunch of other leaves I don't recognize) and oodles of pine needles. It's a bit overwhelming to think about going out and raking them all up. So, in an attempt to minimize my stress level, I decided to embrace the beauty and colors and use them as inspiration for November's mini quilt (6.5" - 12.5") swap. Lucky for me the theme for November is nature! This mini is ~ 8.5" x 11.25" inches. It was my 1st go at using my mini piping foot and I have to say I really like the touch the piping adds. I hope my swap partner likes the mini as much as I do.