
May 2003’s block is the "Snail's Trail"The block measures 12 inches square. (12 ½
X 12 ½ inches unfinished).
Instructions: Use good quality, 100% cotton prewashed fabrics. 
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 
Choose any purple
fabric from lavender to deep purple and a contrasting bright yellow fabric. The fabrics can be solid, toneontone,
or a fabric that "lookslikesolidfromadistance".
1. From each fabric, cut one 6 7/8 inch
square and one 3 7/8 inch square. Cut each square diagonally
to form 8 halfsquare trianglestwo of each size and color.
From each fabric, cut one 7 1/4 inch
square. Cut each square diagonally twice to form 8 quartersquare
trianglesfour from each color. 2. Cut two 2 5/8 inch squares from each fabric.
3. Refering to graphic 3, sew the two yellow and two purple squares into a fourpatch square for the center using a 1/4inch seam allowance. 4. Refering to graphic 4, sew the smaller halfsquare triangles to the sides of the fourpatch. Start by sewing the purple triangles the sides with a purple square to the left of a yellow square. Sew the yellow triangles to the opposite sides. 5. Using the quartersquare triangles, attach them to the block
created in step 4 in a similar fashion. Start with the purple triangles
sewn to a sides with a small purple triangle to the left of a small yellow
triangle. (graphic 5) Sew the yellow triangles to the opposite
sides.
6. Finally, sew the largest triangles to the block in the same way. Again, start with the purple triangles sewn to a sides with a purple triangle to the left of a yelow triangle. (graphic 6)
Are you dizzy yet? 