This is the sixth week of the Garden Snail Quilt Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along Gnomengel and thankfully I have been able to catch up. Next week, there is travel planned on my itinerary so there could be a break again. But so far so good…all 6 snails are ready in 6 rainbow colours!
One remains yet!

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indigo-snail

Learning from 1&2: The grey is too light and the snail body doesn’t stand out against the white backdrop.

blue-snail

green-snail

Learning from 2&3: The grey is fine and stands out against the white background but the material is polyster. Firstly, its difficult to sew and then it shrinks under and iron!

yellow-snail

orange-snail

These are better but the wonky blocks need to improve.

Linking this to Sew Fresh Quilts.

The quilt top is finally ready and I cant tell you how happy I am. Not just because its the next logical step in quilt making but because this is where all the 100 blocks come together which I together before Halloween last year along with the #100days100blocks quilt along gang on Instagram.

Tula Pink Sampler quilt

Tula Pink Sampler quilt

This quilt top is huge…its 90X90″ and I have no clue what to back it with and how to quilt it on a domestic sewing machine. Here it is lying in all its majesty on my sofa:)

As of now, I am just basking in the happiness of the Quit Top being ready.

Now a different setting for the next 10 blocks…a white background!

I am not known for my patience but I am thoroughly enjoying the slow and measured pace of the project !

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Right at the time of its scheduled completion, I will be traveling so lets see how it goes 🙂
keeping my fingers crossed…hoping the ombre’ quilt turns out fine!

The quilt blocks have been progressing well and I have been posting one on Instagram as per schedule everyday. Its good fun and exciting at the same time. Given that one has to maintain a schedule, ensure the blocks are completed and posted on time, brings in a bit of Quilty discipline which is otherwise missing in my life.

I am eager to get the quilt finished and see how it turns out!
10 blocks done beyond the halfway mark 🙂

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All the blue fabric seems to come alive now…

This set of 10 blocks was a rather late-night kind of set; 6 out of 10 were sewn after the work day was over. With the online community showering as much love and affection as they did in the earlier blocks, this set also got completed as per schedule with a sew and post each day!

Tula Pink

Tula Pink

Half the journey is over. 50 blocks completed! Now for the next 50…

This is my first sampler quilt and it feels great to be moving ahead steadily as per schedule.

“Now, of my threescore and ten,
Thirty will not come again,” – Modified AE Housman(The Cherry Tree)

The 21-30 set went off without much ado! No major events…

Tula Pink 21-30 blocks

Tula Pink 21-30 blocks

I have learnt to be mindful of my seams and that has made all the difference…the block looks more regular and uniform in size,shape and orientation!
Since this is going to be an Ombre quilt, I need to incorporate more white and grey in my blocks.

Blocks 11 to 20:

This is the second tranche in the Tula Pink Sampler Quilt along which is hosted by @Gnomeangel on Instagram. I posted about the first 10 blocks here and my personal journey on how it all began for me.

Here are the next 10 blocks. I am glad that its running on schedule. I have to admit that Block 15 was the most challenging. I had planned to sew and post it in the evening, instead of the morning as per my normal schedule. After office, we had to step out for a long dinner with my husband’s cousin and by the time I realised that the day’s block was due it was 11.30pm. To top it, I was feeling terribly unwell. With only half an hour to spare, I rushed through the block from end to end. Lesson learnt, I need to Plan in advance and keep things ready! Dont want to be in the same situation again.

Tula pink Block 15

Tula pink Block 15

Here is the block at my Bernina at 11.55 in the night…

Tula Pink Block 11-20

Tula Pink Block 11-20

And all the 10 of them 🙂
Happy to report that Lot2 is complete…8 more to go!