WIP 22/04/15

I did it I reached my goal of the week and got all the squares sewn together. I will be honest it didn't go as planned and I blame my choice to not scrap the smaller blocks to make 2 more as the cause of my frustration.
The sides of the "snails" don't quite go together, however even on the blocks that were the same size they don't match so maybe they are not suppose to. Nonetheless it left me quite kerfuddled (*** confused, angry, sad***) I also have one block that is puffy. No matter how many times I rip it out and resew it back in its still puffy. I am going to leave it, but I am sure I will be cursing my choice when it comes time to quilt it.
However, for the most part the middles of each match up perfectly so I am going with focusing on that.. :)

I am thinking of going with a grey border. What do you think?? I know its hard to visualize it with that one strip of grey, but think I like it. I might do a thin grey border and then a larger aqua one. Do you thin I should go solid or pattern?

Either way I am going to have to order fabric for the borders so this is going to be put on hold for a bit. However, that means time to work on something new off of the no progress list.

For the next project I simply went into my wip drawer and pulled out the first thing on top.
We bee Learning 2012 extra quilt Greek Cross:
Make 2 more squares and sew top together
More on that next week

Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilt top done
almost there just need to put on borders!!!

2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
We bee Learning 2012 extra quilt Greek Cross: Make 2 more squares and sew top together
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here

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  1. Pretty! I like the idea of the thin gray border and then an aqua border. That would set off the piecing really well. I think my "no progress" list is longer than yours!

  2. I think your quilt top is stunning. I have wanted to make a Snail quilt. However, my UFO list is about like yours and I also will not allow myself to start a new quilt until I get finished with what I already have started.

    Come visit my blog--you will see the similarities...

  3. I like the interlocking nature of the snail blocks. I'd recommend keeping the borders in a solid color so that the focus is on the patterns made by the blocks.

  4. Very pretty quilt! The block works so well with the colors you chose. I think a grey border would look great, though any of the other colors probably would too. :-)

  5. Love it! It's so nice to see you got these blocks together and are happy with them. I agree with your suggestion for a thin grey border followed by an aqua border. I think an aqua print would work if it "reads like a solid". I like your sewing mission statement. Looking forward to following your progress!

  6. I like your border idea. I'm thinking solids, or textured almost solids. And the red as a binding :)


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