Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I have long been fascinated with Snail Trail quilts. I think it is because they look like they have curved seams when in reality, it's squares and triangles. I worked on drafting my own on graph paper--just because I think that is fun. I always liked geometry in school and that may be one reason why I love quilts so much! I came up with a block that was the size I wanted, then decided to play with it in EQ5. Barbara Brackman has a pattern for Monkey Wrench in Blockbase 2 that can be turned into a Snail Trail just by rotating some blocks. I wish I had more fabrics in the fabric library, but just played around with grey and black. Threw in a little teal (thanks, Jeanne, for that idea!) for accent. Then I decided to make a sample block from the pattern. I have learned to make a sample block to iron out all the bugs! I think it will be a fun quilt to make, but I will definitely have to pay attention!!! This quilt will go to Ryan, my older son. I have made a raggy quilt for DH and a Strippy for my younger son, Brett. It's Ryan's turn! However, DH will get the Lee's Surrender and Brett will get the Jo Morton Scrappy Stars quilt. I am aiming for the three to be done for Christmas. Ambitious, huh???? I also made 8 more bullseye blocks today. Will wait to post photos of those till the top is done. I will be making those blocks into a lap or sofa quilt. Those fuzzy bullseyes will feel good! Here's hoping that Blogger plays nice from now on!