Sunday is Snail Day.
Didn’t you know?
Well, let me tell you all about it.
Once upon a time, there was this super cute quilt pattern called Garden Snails by Lindsey from Pen and Paper Patterns. It really is SUPER CUTE! The snails just slowly glide across the rows, back and forth, heading slowly for some magical garden.
Anyway, one day Angie from GnomeAngel heard about the slow snails and had a lightbulb moment! “Why not make garden snails at a snail’s pace? One a week for as long as it takes to make a quilt?”
So she sent a not-so-slow message to Lindsey and they decided to have the Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along. The idea is that you sew the snail blocks each week and post them on Sunday aka Snail Day to your social media using the hashtag #SnailDay. One block a week is not too much and there are prizes for those who join in and post each week.
Find the pattern on Craftsy here or Etsy here.
Find out more about the Sew Along here.
This is my first snail – yes, I was a little late getting started. But that’s ok because I’m not planning to make all 42 snails. I’m planning a ‘baby’ version – crib size in the pattern – which only has 16 blocks.
I’m using fabric from the Wander Collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabric for my snail shells. I’ll use a solid silver grey for the snail bodies and white for my background.
It was a happy coincidence that my first snail matched the yarn sitting on my sofa.
So how about it? Will you be joining in?
Or have you joined in already? Let me know your Instagram name so I can go check out your Snail blocks.