I don't sew with a lot of autumn colors, but luckily I had a bit of red left over from my Hobbit quilt. This block is very scrap friendly. I had parts of two fat quarters and hardly used any of the fabric.
From light fabric cut one 3.5" square and six 4" half square triangles.
From dark fabric cut three 3.5" squares, four 4" half square triangles, and one 1"x6" rectangle.
Sew together four of the half square triangles.
Sew remaining two light triangles to the skinny rectangle to create stem piece.
Square up triangles and stem pieces to 3.5".
Sew triangles and squares together in order shown below and square up block to 9.5".
I don't have a picture of the final step, but I signed my name in the light colored square at the top of the block. I love the idea of a signature quilt to commemorate important life events.