I keep writing a list of quilt blocks to make for my Canada quilt, it keeps growing and changing. I will have to stop at some point. I bought fleece for the back, so I think I will make that limit the size I get to.
The majority of blocks I am making are purely improv, but once in awhile a true traditional quilt block works. Snail’s trail, slightly altered was a good representation of the waves on our 3 coast lines.
But typical me, I didn’t quite plan out the size, so had to add a bit to make it to the 12 1/2″ I needed.
I have never made this block before, but love the precision and my imagination goes crazy on colour variations in a big quilt.
On the improv side I looked at a lot of photos of the northern lights and sketched a few to come up with what I think is a pretty good visual of dancing lights in the arctic sky.
I would like to perfect this in a big version, with true Aurora borealis colours. One day. To see these lights in person is something I want to do too.
My boss is away for a week, so I hope to get some major quilting time in next week, Yay!