Snake Trail quilt pattern
Snake Trail is a traditional block pattern similar to Drunkard's Path and known by many different names over the decades. This adaptable variation possibly originated as early as 1910, and folk superstition credits the design with keeping "evil spirits" away from those who sleep under a quilt with this pattern. The winding trails also make excellent paths for animals and toys for hours of playtime fun!
Any of Denyse's licensed fabrics or patchwork panels will look great in Snake Trail. Similarly-hued fabrics for the snake trails makes a more cohesive snake shape. If you want to use fabrics in a wide range of colors and values for the snake, use a strongly-contrasting background so the snake trails appear continuous and cohesive. This pattern instructs for using yardage for the snake trail, but pre-cut fabrics in jelly roll or 5-inch charm sizes work well. The A and B pattern pieces are on the small side, so this is also a great quilt for scraps.
Originally published in my (out of print) book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, this captivating pattern includes instructions, measurements, and full-size paper templates to make this quilt in crib/baby, twin, queen, or king size, plus a bonus section on improvising your trails! Optional acrylic template sets for this pattern are available.
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