It was exciting for me to have yellows, beiges, & more fall fabrics. It took the entire day to cut strips & piece them, cut them again into 6" blocks. Also, there was enough deep yellow to make the star legs. The front of the Gratitude quilt is in fall colors. The pattern says it finishes at 86" square.
This Rail Fence Star pattern is a square & I am not sure how it large will finish. What is helpful is that if it needs more strips, there are some left to add. And if it is too large for the top, it can be cut down. It is about 1/4 done here with more strips to be pieced. While, yes, it is a lot of work to make a scrappy back, a lot of wonderful fabric gets used.