Monday, September 7, 2015

Everything Old is New Again Block Challenge #2: Snail's Trail

The Modern Quilts Unlimited/Michael Miller Fabrics "Everything Old Is New Again" block challenge for September was to do a modern makeover on the traditional block "Snail's Trail."  I turned to EQ7 to draft up a few block ideas.  After a few dead end designs, I started over again with a basic Snail's Trail block.  This time, I added four lines to the design along the horizontal and vertical axes and from corner to corner.  I continued the same Cotton Couture color palette used for the previous block entry "North, South, Geese, West":  Marine, Acid, Clay and Bright White.  Each was paired with a different value to create some contrast, sparkle and interest.  Additional Cotton Couture yardage in Seafoam, Limeade, Fog and Green Tea were ordered.     
Snails Trail Progression:  Basic Block + 4 Extra Lines + Pops of Color = WOW!
While I procrastinated at a snail's pace, the actual paper pieced construction went together super fast.  Online voting will start September 11th.  Facebook account is required to vote...hint-hint!  
Snips & Snails Trail will finish at 12" square

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