quilt by Krista, I paired each square with a warm, low volume print cut to the same size and made half square triangles (HSTs).
bloc loc ruler (it has a groove on the underside which butts up against your center seam, keeping it perfectly in place as you trim) and rotating cutting mat. You do need to press your seams to one side to use this type of ruler, but boy is useful. They come in a variety of sizes too (I bought mine from the Fat Quarter Shop and am, sadly, getting no kick backs from anyone for this plug). Trimming HSTs makes each block perfect and easy to sew into a quilt top. The ruler I used was 6 1/2" and my HST squares finished at 6".
I finished piecing the top this afternoon, which happens to be a perfect, windy autumn day.
I have some soft flannel for a cozy backing fabric. I just hope I get a chance to finish this quilt before fall flies by.