It only took a year, but my wall-hanging of Emerson’s Snail is now finished. I smile everytime I look at Emerson’s Snail.
The snail is the same, but the setting is totally different than the wall-hanging gifted to Ms Emerson. Twins, but different.
A couple of years ago I was sorting through a bin and came across the Wheel of Mystery templates and fabric from a class with John Flynn in 2007. I must have been very interested in this block, since I also found 3 or 4 template sets in different sizes along with an Accuquilt die.
I used the die to cut the remaining fabric into block parts and then packed it all back up. Now it is time to get this pieced together. There is no note stating how many blocks were cut and I am not going to count them. It will be a surprise once all the blocks are pieced.
The next piecing project is a string diamonds for a LeMoyne block. Bonnie Hunter has a free pattern on her website for string diamonds called Out On a String which I have been looking at for the last 4 -5 months. Now is the time to get busy on this. My diamonds are 4″ per side instead of the 3″ per side in Bonnie’s pattern, but my thought was a larger diamond – more strings used.
Right now the plan is to make 9 String LeMoyne blocks and then decide if more are needed. I don’t need to make any decisions at this time, so I won’t – time enough for that later.
I do however need to decide what I want to accomplish by the end of the year. A little over three months and we can say good-bye to 2020.
Happy Quilty Friday,