Nevertheless. I feel like a squirrel putting away her inches, paper pieces and base cloths readying for a long cold winter.
So without delay: what's awaiting the needle.
I then stitched it to a base cloth and coupled it with an outline of the leaf. It too is divided (pencil lines) into a nine patch which will just be stitched.
Here is another version of a nine patch...just using triangle templates and the leaf for inspiration. The 90 degree angles are fine to stitch but the 45 degree angles - well, it rhymes with stitch (the word I'm thinking of.) This is just a little sampler to try out ideas.
And now for the true nine patch inch by inch method. Some are tacked and basted and some are just pinned.
Keep warm if your weather is getting cooler - Oh, my October already!