Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Snail's Trail

What can I make using this Snail's Trail block?
What if I start by doing the obvious? I'll combine four of them rotated.

This is dark and drear; it needs lightening up.
What if I put a lighter red in the 4 corners?

This has more life.

Can I add to the shape formed by the dark red?
What if I combine a Snail's Trail block with a reverse Snail's Trail block and then add them to the top? I'll make the blocks using red, dark red and pale pale olive.

This has possibilities.
When I add them to all 4 sides I get this.

I need to put something in the corners.
 What if I add this Snail's Trail block in the corners?
I like this.
What if I combine 4 of them?

This is interesting and feels very old to me. It feels like it should be some historical style. Maybe it's French Provincial? I don't know. Anyway it's definitely not modern.

For more ideas using different blocks go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Blocks.


  1. It defintely has an older feel to it; but what an interesting design!

  2. Terry

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I like this design; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays I'm not sure. But in any case it is, as you say, interesting.