Sunday, September 23, 2012

Breathe Quilt Top Finished

The snail's trail top is officially a flimsy.  I've been referring to it also as the "Breathe" quilt, as that is the pattern name.

This went together very well.  The snail's trail blocks were fun to piece.  The alternating blocks were sewn onto foundation paper—I used phone book pages cut into squares.  It tears off easily and is nice and lightweight.  And I think the odd apple print worked out okay after all!

Now to find a suitable backing or make one.  I had a bolt of a cute print fabric in my arms at Joann earlier today, but I put it back.  Need to shop the stash first.

I enjoyed a  great audiobook while I sewed this week, Dearie:  The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, by Bob Spitz.  It is very well written, and the audio version is superbly read by Kimberly Farr.  I highly recommend it, especially if you like biographies, food, things French, cooking, mid-century life, or hearing about the hijinks of clever tall gals!

Thanks for the input on the cornerstone conundrum, those who chimed in.  It was very helpful.  Hubs was initially in favor of the yellow-gold option, but once he saw the finished top, he was happy with the turnout.

I'm linking with Sarah's Friday linky, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!  Better late than never!  This is also a NewFO for September, so I'll be linking to Cat Patches in a few days as well.  Can you believe it's already the last week of the month?  I can't!


  1. It is a nice quilt top to add to your completions. I'm glad you went with the black pokeydots, they hardly ever steer you wrong, lol!

  2. Love it!! I've got to give those snail blocks a try - they're awesome. Whoop whoop!!

  3. I absolutely LOVE that first photo. Mr. Rooster (does he have a name that I've forgotten?) is so perfect with this quilt! And wow! That came together so quickly and so gracefully. Beautifully done!

    xo -E

    P.S. Snail Trail blocks are one of my favorite!

  4. A great looking quilt top! The fabrics all work so well together =D

  5. It's fun! I'm going to have to try this pattern. I didn't realize it was foundation pieced...even better!

    Thanks for the book tip:)


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