Monday, 10 July 2017

Snails Trail Block

  This week we have made the Snails Trail Block.
     I have always wanted to make, but never did until now.
    This block will be 12 inches plus seam allowance.
    Follow the pictures on how to draw up the block.

Draw a twelve inch square.
Place a mark at the halfway point (six inches) on each of the lines.
Then connect to form another square on point.
Again place a mark at the halfway point on each of the lines,
and connect for a smaller square.

Mark again halfway and connect to
form another square on point.

This time when you find the halfway points
you will mark the lines diagonally through.
You can draw a template up of the three different size triangles and
one square, don't forget to add the seam allowance.
You will need two fabric colours.
For quicker cutting of pieces, I worked out
the size of squares to cut for this block.
Click on the picture above if you can't see the size of the squares.
Cut the three largest (each colour way) of each squares diagonally once.
(you will have twelve triangles altogether) 
Sew the four smallest squares together into a four patch.
Trim up to 4 3/4 inch square.

Place the smallest triangles as above, pin in place and sew.
Trim up to 6 1/2 inch square.

Do the same with the next size triangles.
Then trim to a 9 inch square.

Sew the last triangles on.
This block should be 12 1/2 inches square.

I like to sew around the block 1/8 inch around the edge to stop it from distorting.
Then press.
Hope you have enjoyed making this block.
Thanks for stopping by
Carol 🌹

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