Trail’s End is finished! That’s what I’m calling my version of the Blogger Girls Block of the Month hosted by Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts. I used fabrics from the Trail’s End line by Holly Taylor for Moda. Originally, I only planned to use the red and green prints because I wanted this to have a Christmassy look.
The second block by Thelma over at Cupcakes ‘n Daisies convinced me to add some yellow/gold. I’m so glad I did because the gold really makes the blocks sparkle. Thank you for the inspiration Thelma!
I made some minor changes to a few of the blocks from Monique’s patterns and I made three versions of the April block so I would end up with 13 blocks. I also did not use the sashing blocks that Monique designed. Even though I spent hours cutting all the pieces for those square-in-a-square blocks, at the end of the day, I just couldn’t bring myself to spend more hours piecing them. I went with simpler chain-type blocks. I’m so happy I went with the alternate blocks and sashing.
I’m sad to see this project end, but happy to have time to move on to other projects.