Project Quilting 12.6

Ab Intra – Last challenge for this season!

I’m not going very deep on this one. Actually, just below the surface. In jest, I’m puzzling why we still live in Indiana after 32 years! I’m a mountain loving girl! Having moved from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, I miss the mountains and waterfalls.

So I give you Indiana Puzzle.

Yes, this is a re-visit to Snail Trail, our PQ12.4 challenge, but with a twist.

After our PQ 12.4 challenge had passed, quilter Joan of Hummingbird Highway shared how she used Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool (mini) to make a Snail Trail block.  She first posted about it on February 25, calling her variation Swirl.

My little brain just kept going back to how she used the Pineapple Trim Tool to make a Snail Trail! I own that tool, and was itching to give it a try.

I followed Joan’s instructions, purchased for just 3$. And instead of a traditional Pineapple block, I created a Swirl, or Snail Trail, or Monkey’s Wrench, or Indiana Puzzle.

This little bound block is just 4 1/2″ square. Guess I have a new mug rug.

If you are waiting for more depth, sorry to disappoint!

I love how many of you PQ 12′ers are digging deep into your souls for this last challenge. I’m just skimming the surface here! Hope you enjoy this little piece. I’m tickled with how it turned out!

When I told my hubby about my Puzzle, he laughed! He’s a good natured guy! And we do travel, so I do get my mountain and waterfall fix.

Linking to Project Quilting 12.6


4 Responses to “Project Quilting 12.6”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    For some 26 years we lived near a lake with a mountain view, then went to a flat piece of land. I have always missed that slight elevation, we would drive up a slope to our home, and I never felt shut in. Winding trail, love those warm colours.

  2. The Joyful Quilter Says:

    A little block with BIG meaning… LOVE!!!

  3. Kimberly Lapacek Says:

    LOL! I love it! Great piece. I grew up by Lake Michigan and miss living by the water SO MUCH! Thanks for joining in the PQ fuN and finishing all six challenges ;)

  4. Linda Says:

    This is brilliant! I didn’t do the challenge, but I love the idea behind yours and wish I had thought of doing something like that for my love of Oklahoma and the fact I live in Texas – lol! There are some “mountains” in Brown County Indiana though, right? ;)

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