Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9 more blocks..............

Yesterday afternoon I cut 12 more Snail's Trail/Monkey Wrench blocks.  I sewed 9 of them last night while I watched TV and added them to the three I showed yesterday with the die that I used.  The name on the die is Snail's Trail, other people call it Monkey Wrench.  I'm going to have to do a little research and see if one of them is the name of the layout rather than the name of the block. 

11 comments:

Mary said...

Very pretty blocks!

Gene Black said...

I wondered how the block pieces go together, then I looked more closely. Is it a bit like a log cabin in construction?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I remembered this discussed by Barbara Brackman on her blog some time ago and did a search - she said it has also been called Indiana Puzzle, Journey to California and Whirligig Quilt. I hadn't heard it called those three names. Here is a link to her post about the block http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2011/08/snails-trail.html
what size block are you making?

Melinda Hirsch said...

You are so inspiring--love this block. I'm with you. I could never cut all the parts out by hand--I don't know if I'd live that long. LOL

Lisa C said...

Is this a time-consuming block or just a do-it-step-by-step block and it's fairly quick?

patty a. said...

Lovely blocks!

Needled Mom said...

Great blocks - one of my favorite patterns.

Hedy Hahn said...

This is on my bucket list. I really didn't know it was that difficult to cut out, guess ignorance is bliss sometimes

Elsie Montgomery said...

This is a favorite of mine too. I've made a couple samples for a class, but not the whole quilt... yet. There is a project box with the pattern and fabric in it somewhere around here. I don't have a die/cutter though. If we lived closer, I might hire you!!

Susan said...

You AMAZE me at how fast you create new quilts! Since I work as slow as a snail, if I ever tried to make a "Snail's Trail" it might take YEARS to complete! I love the look of the design!

Gari in AL said...

I did one of those several years ago and I still love it. Really looks great in batiks.