I missed the RSC challenge for Saturday due to a cutting error on Friday. After 10 months of making snails trail blocks you would think I would have the cutting measurements down. Somehow I had 3 3/8 in my head instead of 3 7/8 for one of the squares. I decided to re cut the middle 2.5 inch squares and the correct 3 7/8 squares and start fresh this morning. I now have 2 brown and tan blocks to add to the pile for 22 colorful snails trail blocks.
I think I need two more and I'll have a nice size 48x72 snuggle quilt when it is done. Sorry for the blurry picture - I was in a hurry to snap it and pick up the blocks.
Head on over to SoScrappy and see all the wonderful projects being made with brown scraps this weekend.
I have also made progress on the hand quilting front this week. The apple quilt is coming along nicely and I love the swirls in the border.
I will probably add some squiggly lines around there too to help fill in the space a little bit. For now - it is yard work time. The roses need to be cut back, weeds need to be pulled from the flower gardens and rock part of the driveway and maybe I'll attempt the power washer to start tackling the driveway. If I make a little progress out there, I'm rewarding myself with some quilting prep work and hope to get the coin quilt pinned for quilting. I can just see that swirl in those nice white open spaces! I hope the sewing machine will cooperate this week and allow them. I hit Joann's after work last night and picked up a some flannel for 2.99 a yard for the backing for this and the 64 patch star quilt - with the added 25 % off the total purchase it was a great deal. I also got 5 yards of a pretty white on white..... just because! Thanks so much to G for the birthday gift certificate - I still have another shopping spree there waiting to happen.
Head on over to Kathy's Quilts and see what other hand work is being showcased today. I can't wait to settle down in the recliner later tonight and put some imperfect stitches into my quilt.