Snail Trail Classic & Vintage quilt pattern

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The Snail Trail quilt block is a very old and beautiful quilt block pattern that is being shared in the Fat Quarter Shop Classic and Vintage Series. Keep reading to get your free pattern.

I decided to make the crib quilt which is 37.5″ x 37.5″ and uses just 4 of the Snail Trail blocks. This block looks hard but takes no time at all to make.

Snail Trail Classic & Vintage quilt pattern

Snail Trail Quilt Along

Here is my Snail Trail quilt on my design wall, I used 2 different dark green batiks and 2 neutral color batiks for my blocks and muslin for the background.

I used just 4 fat quarters plus my background fabric for the blocks. This will also look great on our dining room table.

Snail Trail Classic & Vintage quilt pattern

For the backing, I just chose something in my stash that had a tan design.

Snail Trail Batik Quilt

Be sure to visit the Jolly Jabber to see other great examples of this block.

SnailTrail free quilt pattern

There is also a Snail Trail pattern available in 4 different sizes from Fat Quarter Shop.

The quilt made by Fat Quarter Shop uses the Snowman Gatherings III by Primitive Gatherings for Moda fabrics. There was a 65.5 x 89.5 quilt kit available

Did you know that you can find all kinds of Free Patterns on the Fat Quarter Shop website? Check them out!

If you like this free Classic & Vintage quilt pattern, be sure and check out some of my other Fat Quarter Shop Classic & Vintage quilts and get the links to the free quilt patterns.

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  1. Your quilt is really pretty. I always like this pattern.

  2. Snail Trail is the perfect name for this interesting quilt. Lovely Dear. Continuing my Prayers for you and your family. <3

  3. love the movement in this piece! great work!

  4. I’ve always loved the look of the Snail Trail block and finally made a queen sized quilt a couple of years ago using a variation of the block. I used the Eleanor Burns “pig tail” version that uses a square in the center instead of the 4 patch. Now I want to do the traditional version after seeing your baby quilt.