Week 17 | Garden Snail Quilt Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-Along

Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along hosted by Angie Wilson of Pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns. Fabrics Liberty Lawn from The Strawberry Thief ( paired with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Espresso by Robert Kaufman. Find out more at

Bright happy garden! The punch of this blue combined with the bounty of flowers in this print make for a great little snail!

Image source: @penandpaperpatterns


Start Date: 8 January 2017

End Date: 5 November 2017

What Pattern Are We Using?

We’re using the Garden Snail Quilt pattern by Pen and Paper Patterns. Click here to buy Pattern.

There’s two versions of the snail in the pattern, you can make either or both snails it’s totally up to you and the quilt you’d like to make.

You can find all the information about fabric requirements via the pattern link above.

How it Works

Every Sunday (in your timezone) you’ll post a photo of one snail to Instagram. You’ll tag the photo with the relevant hashtags and follow the relevant Instagram accounts. That’s it, one photo every Sunday for 42 weeks.

It’s so simple, you should have no problems keeping up.

Reminder Service

Because I know we’re all busy with our lives, each Sunday I will post details about that week’s block sponsor, hashtags and requirements for winning here on my blog and on my #SnailDay photo. This way you’ll always be able to find out what you need, when you need it.

Tips & Tricks

There’s no reason why you can’t sew ahead, take photos ahead and then just post on Sundays. (This is exactly what I do!)

There’s a number of services, both free and paid, that will allow you to schedule posts to Instagram. Just google “Instagram scheduling tool” and decide if there’s any there that you like, fit with your budget and will be helpful.

Alternatively, Instagram now allows you to save draft posts for posting at a later date. Click here to read how to do it.

Sponsors & Prizes

To be eligible for prizes you’ll need to follow the instructions on each Sunday’s #SnailDay blog post and Instagram post. Don’t worry, they’re not going to change each week, but they will change monthly as we welcome on a new sponsor. I will make sure all the information is available to you when you need it. And don’t forget, you can always add hashtags and edit your captions if you miss something!

You can find out more about our sponsors by clicking here.

Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along hosted by Angie Wilson of Pattern from Pen and Paper Patterns. Fabrics Liberty Lawn from The Strawberry Thief ( paired with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Espresso by Robert Kaufman. Find out more at

Major Sponsor: The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief borrows its name from the 1883 print design, for Liberty of London, by the notable William Morris, a prominent member of the arts and craft movement. The Strawberry Thief is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest online retailer and wholesaler of Liberty Tana Lawn to the quilt and craft industry, distributing from Fremantle, Western Australia.

You can find The Strawberry Thief in the following places: Instagram | Website | Facebook

April’s Sponsor: Two Blue Birdies

Two Blue Birdies offers a range of contemporary fabrics, felt, sewing patterns and haberdashery from Australia and overseas. We aim to inspire all levels of creativity and ability, through providing a high quality range that we know you’ll enjoy using as much as we do. 

Prize: $100 gift certificate.

You can find Two Blue Birdies in the following places: Instagram | Website | Facebook

Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own postage, insurance and custom charges where applicable.

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  1. I’m totally fine with the changes! Honestly, I thought I would enjoy only doing one block a week, but I got tired of doing the same block every week,and 42 weeks began to seem like forever. I’m thrilled with stopping at 30! I feel bad, too, that I’m one of those who won a prize and didn’t claim it in time. I just wasn’t checking the blog posts 🙁 . Thank you for continuing to organize these sew-alongs, Angie! I so appreciate the motivation, the sharpened skills and the new Insta-friends. Thanks to your amazing sponsors, too. I promise I would have been thrilled to receive the prize I won!

  2. Hi Angie, On a recent post you included a coupon code “30offgnome” for Stitches Quilting, one of your new sponsors. I tried using it and they say it doesn’t exist. Am I doing something wrong? I order online all the time.
    Thank you for taking the time to reply!
    By the way, I LOVE your blog and all the great affiliate links you include!

    Jackie Skarritt

    • Hi Jackie – I’m so sorry you’re having issues using the code. I’m unable to fix the code from my end (it’s all managed by the sponsor) so I will have to email Stitches Quilting. If you’re wanting to use the code then I’d recommend contacting Stitches Quilting directly to ask about it as I’m currently on holidays and can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to respond to you in a timely manner. I’m sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.