Chocolate Covered Snails (Trails) in February
We will be making a 6-inch (finished size) block. All the lotto blocks this year will be 6 inch squares (finished size).
The block is made from two fabrics. We will be using Brown combined with a pastel or light, low volume print.
You may make a maximum of 9 blocks for chances in the drawing at the end of the month. The target set size for the winners will be 48 blocks.
The pattern includes directions for both traditional rotary cutting and piecing and an introduction and step-by-step guide to paper foundation piecing the block. (Thanks to Robin for coloring in the foundation pattern … which I couldn’t create correctly from EQ).
As you will notice, I’m continuing the theme of photographing quilt blocks “in the wild.” I fear this may become more difficult as the year continues … I might actually have to leave my backyard and go on location.
This block is made from 2 fabrics–Brown and Light.
Brown – can be solid brown, a tone-on-tone (TOT) print or a multicolor print that is predominately brown.
Light – can be a solid, or tone-on-tone that is pastel (any color) or a print with a light or pastel background that reads as a light (low volume print).
If you make multiple blocks, you can use the same fabrics in multiple blocks, but the 2- fabric combination in each block must be unique.
Tags and Categories
Add the tag snails trail to all your blog posts about this block.
The category should be blocks when you are posting photos of your blocks to enter them in the drawing; use the category sent and received when you are posting about mailing or receiving blocks; and the category show and tell to share projects you make from this block (whether they are lotto blocks or blocks you make for yourself.)
The Rainbow Scraps Challenge Connection
Brown in the color choice for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge this month, with a suggested accent of pink. You can use a light pink for the light in your blocks, but feel free to include other colors in your lotto blocks.
The Virtual Quilt
For an idea of how a scrappy bunch of these blocks will look when they are all put together, this virtual quilt is made from photos of 30 blocks made by sneak seekers, Barb B, Ellen, Erin, Julie P, Karen N, Laurie, Margaret, Pat K, Peggy, Robin and me.
Even with the addition of some pink, I think these blocks could make a nice gender-neutral quilt.