This week it is my turn on the Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along….try saying that five times fast. I am not usually much of a joiner with Sew alongs but I loved the pattern for this quilt – it has a bonus paper piecing pattern which I just loved….
The Sew along has been hosted by the fabulous (and incredibly busy) Gnome Angel using a wonderful pattern by Pen and Paper Patterns. Even though the Sew Along has been going since January, I have only just started my quilt.
This was my first snail and I am thrilled with how he looks. I decided to use my apricot and red scraps for the shell, with no real plan for where each fabric went… I just had fun with it.
The shell piece I am using is paper pieced and is really simple… though the pattern also has an option to just use a solid rectangle of one fabric which is even simpler…
I have a decent pile of scraps by my machine and I am determined to get a crib quilt done – that is 16 snails for a finished quilt of 46 1/2 inch square. If you would like to join in the fun you can find the pattern for sale on Craftsy…. click here to buy it. If you would like to find out more about the sew along check out Gnome Angels website here…
When I was trying to choose my colour scheme I spent ages searching through the hashtag for the Sew Along. There are some amazing quilts being made with this pattern so check out #gardensnailquilt on Instagram for some great inspiration.
5 thoughts on “Garden Snail Paper Piecing Monday”
It’s a gorgeous snail, looks like a rose – Rosie the Snail! What a great idea for a baby quilt, and an even better way to use up those lovely scraps 🙂
Love it!!! I look at your red scraps and it look like you can into my house and opened my box or red scraps lol
I’m participating in my first quilt along and just blogged about it too! oh my gosh I love this little snail. I have yet to try paper piecing. But I have a small stack of them for when I feel brave enough to try them! This one might just be added to the list. Thanks for sharing this little cutie!
This looks so complicated!! I’m so impressed 🙂