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|