Big Sky Blues: Traditional Paper-Pieced Snail’s Trail Lap Quilt Pattern

About this Quilt

Big Sky Blues: Traditional Paper-Pieced Snail’s Trail Lap Quilt Pattern

Designed by MARIA UMHEY Machine Quilted by PATTY O’CONNOR

Classic Snail’s Trail blocks and traditional fabrics create an instant heirloom quilt. Foundation paper piecing in this Big Sky Blues lap quilt pattern ensures accurate results every time. Click link below to download the free Snail’s Trail Quilt Block pattern.



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Finished Size
Lap Quilt: 68½
˝ x 86½
Block: 9″

Featured Fabrics

Maria used fabrics from the Midnight Blues collection by Nancy Gere™ for Windham Fabrics to make this quilt.

Kit Offer

A kit of similar Windham fabrics for quilt top and binding is available while supplies last for $169.99 (MQK14045). Call 877-269-8024, or shop online at Backing fabric is $74.99 (MQK14046).

Designer Information

See more of Maria Umhey’s designs on her Cheerful Quilts Facebook page.

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Big Sky Blues lap quilt is fully patterned in the McCall’s Quilting March/April 2014 issue shown below. 

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