Combine the designated color for this month's Rainbow Scraps Challenge and the February Block Lotto choice and, in my mind, I keep thinking Chocolate covered Snails (Trails). Ugh.
They look better than they sound ...
For the Block Lotto this month, we've expanded the second color beyond the RSC accent color of pink to include pastels and low volume prints in any color.
After I went outside and took a blocks in the wild photo of my blocks for the block pattern, they went back on the wall, in an on-point orientation (I was curious).
Here are my blocks as cover girls ... and a link to the block pattern.
Snails Trail - Quilt Block Pattern
I realized when I was outside taking photos ... I don't think I've seen a snail since moving to New Mexico. Maybe they don't like the dry climate?
In addition to directions for rotary cutting and traditionally piecing the 6 inch block, the pattern includes an introduction to paper foundation piecing, a foundation pattern and step-by-step directions for using that technique for making the block.
It's probably because this is the first block I paper pieced, that I think it's a good place to start. This little wall hanging is my fist quilt. It was made from four 4-inch blocks, made from two cotton prints re-claimed from shirts and a bit of white-on-white suggested by another student in class. I hadn't YET committed to quilting or started a stash.
(I am sure I must have a better photo of this little quilt ... but this sad little photo is the one I found).
The quilt teacher that day also pointed out that the same foundation can be used to make a completely different block by replacing the 4-patch with a square and using a different fabric placement.
I think the "new block" variation would be a great pattern to use for scraps. Square-in-a-square-in-a-square-in-a-square?
I am joining the lists for Monday Making on Live Laugh Quilt and for Design Wall Monday on Patchwork Times.