I was able to put the final stitches into my blackwork snail trail entitled “Making Tracks” this morning. The June Take it Further Challenge was to think about the stories our stashes tell and the possibilities for future stories.
I used threads and linen from my stash in colors drawn from the challenge color palette to stitch across the month accompanied by our travel from New Mexico back to Virginia.
I used a snail trail quilt block as the framework for a blackwork sampler as it symbolizes for me a time of travel and transition that has at times been much slower than I would like and has had many steps to it.
This piece will be used as an inset in a pillow top and will be a reminder of this time of travel and waiting.