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Thread: Snail's Trail Quilt

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    All you "talented" Ladies & Gentleman that posted the Snail's trail pattern I have decided to give it a whirl :) When the directions were posted a "cute" comment was made..."Are you dizzy yet"....THAT I AM and also somewhat confused how it goes together. However my questions is do I continue with making this SAME BLOCK AS IN DIRECTION for as many as I need to size for a king size quilt then lay it out for the pattern? Sure hope my question ((is not dizzy)) ((and answers I get back)) will not make me more "Dizzy" than I already am with looking at these finished blocks? :roll:

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    I just went and looked at a bunch of quilts and they all seem to be set the same way...

    http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...US244&tbs=isch:1&q=snail+trail+quilt+images&sa=N&start=20&ndsp=20

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I just went and looked at a bunch of quilts and they all seem to be set the same way...

    http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...US244&tbs=isch:1&q=snail+trail+quilt+images&sa=N&start=20&ndsp=20
    Thanks amma ( Just a quick note to say you are one talented lady have read alot of your comments) I have looked at the link you have sent me and "yes" I am going with the same block in making and I just hope these (the) blocks I have made will end up giving me a pattern when I am done. Hope to post when finished.

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    Definitely post when finished. We want to see.

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    Had to "smile" when I seen your posting "quilting is my therapy" as I am going to need "therapy" for my dizzness" of making this quilt. Yes, I will post a picture when I am done.





    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Definitely post when finished. We want to see.

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    Looking forward to seeing this....

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    Can't wait to see.

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    I am about halfway finished with the blocks for my "Snails Trail" quilt and let me tell you it is a fun block to make!! Definitely not for the weary because of the repetition but its a fun one to do.

    Thanks to a member noticing the difference between my block and the one on the pattern I have to add another row of trail to make it work out right. But my blocks measure 16" after everything is said and done.

    Oh and the one thing that makes it take so long to do is squaring after every "row" added. So I square each block 6 times before it is finished. :roll: :roll: :roll:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I just went and looked at a bunch of quilts and they all seem to be set the same way...

    http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...US244&tbs=isch:1&q=snail+trail+quilt+images&sa=N&start=20&ndsp=20
    I looked at this and fell in love with the stars snail trail!!!I have never seen it before...Now I have to find the pattern!!

    Ditter

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    The Snail's Trail Pattern I choice to use was one of "Block of the Month" It reads ....May 2003's block is the "Snail's Trail" and yes I found that I had to square (or true) each piece as I sewed. However, is goes together real easy and fast. Just somewhat "Dizzy" trying to figure out how each block sews together.








    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I am about halfway finished with the blocks for my "Snails Trail" quilt and let me tell you it is a fun block to make!! Definitely not for the weary because of the repetition but its a fun one to do.

    Thanks to a member noticing the difference between my block and the one on the pattern I have to add another row of trail to make it work out right. But my blocks measure 16" after everything is said and done.

    Oh and the one thing that makes it take so long to do is squaring after every "row" added. So I square each block 6 times before it is finished. :roll: :roll: :roll:

    Billy

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    Don't you love it when you find a variation that you haven't seen before? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Don't you love it when you find a variation that you haven't seen before? :D:D:D
    Yes, I do....I am going to continue making a few more blocks. Post a few pictures and then let you ladies "help" me put each piece in order that I am not seeing right now. I have this "vision" problem, if I can not see the pattern before it is put together I have to stop sewing so I don't waste good material!

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    Here's the one I did from a magazine. It was a workout! Ended up being totally wrong for my bedroom so my daughter made a skirt of it which I've never seen and can't imagine! I'm doing a similar thing with my Cats...

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    Here is the one that I am making....

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42768-1.htm

    Billy

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    Oooo I love all of these quilts!!! Different color combos really change their looks :D:D:D Love the addition of the cats heads too :D:D:D

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    Kitsie: Tomorrow I go with my hubby to see David Copperfield however you are the "one" that is magic :thumbup: You helped me so much out of being "dizzy" with this snail pattern as when you posted the one (picture) you are making with the cat head that gave me insight of "what" I was doing wrong with this block! It was my last triangle piece I was sewing incorrectly that I could not see the pattern and it was your "magic" of cat head quilt that helped. So can I say maybe I wasn't "dizzy" it was an illusion! All in the turning of one piece! Thank you :)

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    So glad I was able to help! Weird how those Ahaaa! moments happen sometimes.

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