July BOM: Snail’s Trail

Remember this post about startitis at the beginning of each year? Well, I might not have blogged, but I did do the sewing :)

Here’s the seventh block of the German “6 Köpfe, 12 Blöcke” QAL, a Snail’s Trail block:


I didn’t put much thought into picking the fabrics at the beginning of the QAL, they just needed to come from my stash. And all those Japanese and Japan-inspired I had collected over the years started screaming “pick us! pick us!” How could I not?

I do think they fit the traditional bend of this QAL quite well, though. This is all of them together until now:


As we have made it past the half way mark I’ve also begun to think of how the blocks might go together in a quilt and since the fabrics already have a Japanese theme, I dug out my old Japanese quilting mags. This I found in the oldest one I have:



The flying geese sashing would be nice, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t want to do the appliqued leaves, though, it would take me forever!

In any event, I am really curious to see what other blocks the six organizers of this QAL still have up their collective sleeves :) If you are interested to see the beautiful interpretations of these blocks by other QAL participants check out the link party here. Or search Instagram and Twitter by hashtag #6Koepfe12Bloecke.

Maybe you know a little German? If not, pictures and photographs speak a universal language, so why not go ahead and check out the blogs of the six organizers of this QAL? There are great tutorials for the blocks and lots of inspiration for beginning and experienced quilters alike. Find them here:

LaLaLa Patchwork – Dorthe

ellis & higgs – Nadra

einfach bunt – Verena

Quiltmanufaktur – Verena

greenfietsen – Katharina

Allie & Me – Gesine

Happy quilting everyone!


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