Use paper foundations to piece the snails trail quilt block. This article contains paper foundations you can copy and use. The foundations include the block, sash and cornerstone. I made the quilt below using these foundations. It was intended to be a Quilt of Valor® but, after washing the quilt, I found that a red, hand dyed batik bled all over it. For more information about pre-washing fabric, read the article Washing Fabric and Quilts.
For each block use one red fabric, one blue fabric one light fabric. The sashing and cornerstones make a star between the blocks. The blocks finish about 7-1/2″. Sashes are 3″ x 7-1/2″ and cornerstones are 3″ square. The quilt finishes at 60″ x 81″.
Snails Trail Quilt Color Variations
Here are some variations of red, white and blue I tried on Electric Quilt.
This version uses tan in the background and blue sash and cornerstones.
Red, white, blue and gold.
For this version we use red, white, blue and gold in the blocks and blue and gold in the cornerstones and sash.
This version uses blue and white for the blocks and red for the sash and cornerstones.
Snails Trail on Pinterest
Check out the QuiltNotes board for snails trail on Pinterest.
Download the Snails Trail Quilt Foundations
The download file is five pages. There is a diagram for cutting fat quarters for the blocks.
For paper piecing instructions, check out these articles:
- Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial
- Paper Piecing with Vellum: Two Amazing Advantages!
- Paper Piecing Floating Points: FREE Pattern and Tutorial
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