Saturday, February 17, 2018

Snail Trail Blocks for the Triple Bee

Here are my instructions for a simple Snail Trail Block...

Isn't it cute!
I have been wanting to make a navy and pink quilt for a while.  Here is my first fabric pull.  I'd like darker navy and nice saturated pinks.  As you can see, it is okay for other colors to be in there as long as it still reads navy and pink.

 To make all 3 of your blocks you will need a total of 6 fabrics - 3 navy and 3 pink.
Here is what I will be using to make my samples.

 From each of the 6 fabrics you will need to cut the following:
1 - 7 1/4" square (A)
1 - 5 1/2" square (B)
1 - 4 1/4" square (C)
2 - 2 5/8" squares

 Cut the 3 larger squares on the diagonal.

Separate the pieces into 2 piles (1 of each triangle and one square in each) they will go into 2 different squares.

You will use 4 different fabrics for each block (2 navy and 2 pink).  Here are my fabrics for the first block.

 Start by sewing the 4 squares together.

Now sew the C triangles to your 4 patch, paying attention to placement.

 Round 1 should measure approximately 6 1/2" square.  Trim if necessary.

Continue in the same way for round 2 using B triangles.  Trim to 9" square.

Finally, add A triangles for round 3 and square to 12 1/2" square.

 And that's it!

Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 blocks.

And, so that you can see the pattern emerging, here are 9 blocks all together.

Have fun!  And let me know if you have any questions.



  1. Very pretty! There is such a nice contrast in the colors you chose! I love snail's trail and your tutorial is really well written! Have a great day!

  2. Looks awesome! I’ve never had very much success making this block, but you’ve nailed it!