This week’s snail is all about the magical and mystical. I’m loving this print from “The Little Land of Rhyme” (due in Australia in July 2017). For some reason it reminds me of the tapestries that you’d see hanging in a medieval castle. This is the last snail for January which means we’ll be picking a winner shortly for the monthly prize. Not sure what I’m talking about then keep reading and I’ll fill you in.
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.
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.
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.
January’s Sponsor: Cotton Factory
Cotton Factory is a Sewing Studio located in Ballarat, Victoria. We offer a gorgeous range of carefully curated modern fabrics, for use in quilting, bag making, apparel and toys. We love social media, and welcome crafters of all abilities to the Cotton Factory Community.
Prize: $100 gift certificate.
Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own postage, insurance and custom charges where applicable.