I made this quilt quite a few years ago, maybe 10? not sure. I loved the black border fabric, so started collecting the blacks and grays so I could make something scrappy with it as the border. I decided on the Snails Trail block as I like the way the blocks connect and I thought that it would be really pretty with the grays on one half and the blacks on the other half. I hadn't made a block like that before, so didn't really know what to do when I noticed that the triangles weren't really meeting up like I thought they should. So in the middle of making blocks, I started squaring them up as I sewed them together. Well you probably guessed it, I ended up with 3 different size blocks. They weren't all that different in size, but the biggest didn't fit the smallest. It took some tricky piecing to get them together so that the quilt looked square. I took it to a quilter to quilt ( I didn't have my machine then) and I think it turned out great. It is one of my favorite quilts!
One thing about quilting...I have learned much more when things aren't working out like I wanted, then when everything goes smoothly!
The Blogger Quilt Festival has begun! Amy at Park City Girl is hosting an online quilt festival. This is my entry. Just visit her blog and check out one of the many participants listed there. Or better yet, join in the fun!