6″ Snail’s Trail block tutorial

Snail's Trail block. Alternate for block 37

Snail’s Trail block.

For this Snail’s Trail block you need 2 colors and a background.  Half of the fabric for colors 1 & 2 will be waste.  To avoid this, make a block with 1 color and a background, or make 2 blocks.  The second block could be used for quilting practice.

Kona – Moda

  • Sky – Mist (background)
  • Wasabi – Citrine
  • Windsor – American Blue

Background:

  • A:  (2) 1 1/4″ squares
  • B:  (1) 1 7/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal
  • C:  (1) 2 3/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal
  • D:  (1) 3″ square, cut in half on the diagonal
  • E:  (1) 3 7/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal

Colors 1 & 2.  Cut same pieces for both colors

  • A:  (1) 1 1/4″ square
  • B:  (1) 1 7/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal; use one triangle
  • C:  (1) 2 3/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal; use one triangle
  • D:  (1) 3″ square, cut in half on the diagonal; use one triangle
  • E:  (1) 3 7/8″ square, cut in half on the diagonal; use one triangle

 

Snail's Trail, fabric requirements

Snail’s Trail, fabric layout

Using the above photo for reference, arrange the cut shapes starting with the A patches in the middle and ending with the E patches in the outside corners.

Stitch using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.  Press all of the seams open.  Trim after each round, if needed.

 

Snail's Trail center

Snail’s Trail center

Center should measure 2″ unfinished.

ST round 1

Snail’s Trail, round 1

Round 1 should measure 2 5/8″ unfinished.

ST round 2

Snail’s Trail, round 2

Round 2 should measure 3 1/2″ unfinished

Snail's Trail, round 3

Snail’s Trail, round 3

Round 3 should measure 4 3/4″ unfinished.

Snail's Trail block. Alternate for block 37

Snail’s Trail block. Alternate for block 37

Round 4 should measure 6 1/2″ unfinished.

Finished 6″ block

 

Snail's Trail block. Alternate for block 37

Snail’s Trail block. Alternate for block 37

Snail’s Trail block using From Marti Michell templates.

12″ finished block with 6″ Snail’s Trail center OR 16″ finished block with 8″ Snail’s Trail center.

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