A Finish – S is for Snake

I don’t think I could really show this before, but now it is in print, this is my S is for Snake quilt!


It’s just baby quilt size and it’s in the current issue (27) of Quilt Now. It’s another quilt I put together using the Scan N Cut to cut out my Drunkard’s Path blocks. I really don’t like cutting these out and it saved me a lot of time!


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I quilted bubbles around the snakes and I used my walking foot to sew ladders in the spacer blocks. I also free motioned matchsticks either side of the ladders.

Here it is in the magazine…

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Size – 36″ x 50″
Number of blocks – 15 snakes
Time to make – About 12 hours with the quilting
Fabric – Green scraps plus a print from Tula Pink’s Chipper in the spacer blocks and Kona Natural.
Backing Fabric – £2 a yard green linen slub from Fabric Guild in the UK.
Binding Fabric – Alexia Abegg Hatbox for Cotton + Steel
Threads – Piecing with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilting with Wonderfil Decobob prewound bobbins (80 wt) and Isacord on top (40 wt).
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- Freehand walking foot ladders in spacer blocks with free motion matchstick quilting. Snake blocks have pebble quilting around the central motifs.



  1. Posted September 7, 2016 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! on your publication of your snake quilt. It’s very charming, and a good use of Drunkard’s Path blocks in an inventive way. Cool quilting, too!

  2. Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love that — it’s so adorable! And such a clever way to use the drunkard’s path. I’ve seen a lot of variations, but never snakes! 🙂

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