Week 7 | 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

I’m crushing hard on Strawberries this year and so this Liberty print is right up my alley. I spent this week finishing up all my snails and getting them sashed and into a quilt top. I’m so in love with how it all looks and I’m excited to be sending it off to the quilter. I’m justifying rushing ahead and getting it finished with the fact that I’m the host and therefore I need to have mine done in time to keep everyone else encouraged. I can’t wait to share it with you all in another 35 weeks! *evil laugh*

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

February’s Sponsor: Stitches Quilting

Stitches Quilting is your online quilting store for quilting, sewing, crafting, gifts, supplies and ideas.  We are dedicated to make your experience personal like visiting your neighborhood store right around the corner.  Let us help you find just the right fabrics, supplies, ideas and teach you the skills if needed to execute your projects.  We are here to personally assist you with anything like determining how much fabric is needed, combining fabric colors or altering the size of a pattern. Just as we want to inspire you, we want you to inspire us with what you are working on.

Prize: $100 gift certificate.

You can find Stitches Quilting 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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