Friday, August 04, 2006

Snail's Pace You Mean

Well lots of blogland quilters have talked about the recent heatwave putting the kobosh on sewing much. I'll use that as an excuse for why my whirl-wind efforts to piece Snail's Trail blocks got put on the back burner. I got back to it this week after taking time to piece the border strips between my leader/ender stars. I'll post a picture of that when the top is together. In the meantime...

Snail's Trail blocks, 12" finished. Nine down and thirty-nine more to go. (!)

My design wall is full, but as I choose colors and cut pieces for blocks I refer to these to remind me of where I'm going. I have a TUB of blue fabric, but so many have grey in them and this is to be clear and bright, like water, sea and surf.

Maybe it'll be done for the intended's birthday Spring of '07. Then again... *shrug* The contrast seems sort of low for what I like to do, so it's challenging me. I'm already struggling to stick with it.

It's good to get out of my comfort zone once in awhile.


Nancy said...

I like your snail's trail very much. It's a pattern I've wanted to do for a long time just never got around to. Maybe soon.

No there's not a lot of contrast in your blocks but I think they look great like they are. They really do look like the surf to me.

Leslie said...

Tx Nancy. I've pieced more blocks and I'm liking it better.