Saturday, February 20, 2021

Project Quilting Challenge - Snail's Trail

 I've been thinking and planning all week about what I wanted to make for this week's challenge.  After all, Snail's Trail is a favorite block of mine so I didn't want to miss out!

I started out with my plan, and dug through my Island Batik Stash because I knew I would find some pretty blues to play with!  The turquoise solid is just so yummy, and any fabric called Blueberry just has to be included.  

I started my snail's trails blocks Friday night, so thought I would have an easy day of making my quilt on Saturday.  Somehow I didn't realize how long it would take to make the alternate star blocks!  I started sewing at about 2:00, and it took me several hours to get them done. 

Flying geese were the beginning...

Lots of trimming before the stars could get stitched together.

Once I got the four alternate blocks finished I was ready for the final assembly!

Then I sewed together the blocks together, and realized that I somehow got it all messed up!  

Out came the seam ripper, and by the time I got that mess sorted out it was almost time to fix dinner.  Borders were sewn on, then the quilt was basted, but would I be able to get it quilted and bound?  Time for a late night sewing session!

Yes, I got it finished!  I'm calling this quilt Spiral Galaxy.  It measures 47 x 47, and was made here in Coos Bay, OR.  I used Island Batik fabrics, and quilted it with Aurifil 50 wt thread in Light Jade.  I have three spools of this color, but was able to finish up one of them - and I love how it looks on the dark blue border!  

Another fun project in the books for Project Quilting!


Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...


Laura said...

Congratulations on this beautiful quilt. I particularly love those great blues. They sing together. My contribution was meagre but I did learn a few things, which is always a good thing @lolly2430

PersimonDreams said...

I absolutely love this! The stars and snails go together so well! Thanks for joining in (and sponsoring!) the PQ fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute quilt and a great use of the Snail's Trail pattern for PQ12.4!!

Danette said...

This is a wonderful finish! And just in time! Congratulations!

Emily said...

Really pretty!!! I love the shades of blues/aquas. That's a big quilt for only completing in one week!