Thursday, June 22, 2017

Snail Trail Quilt: Nicey Jane

Now that I am getting my bearings with quilting, I love revisiting classic styles of quilts and using modern fabrics to give them a fresh feel.  I loved this Heather Bailey fabric, Nicey Jane, the first time it was released and now that it has been released all these years later, I am thrilled to be able to use it for a quilt. The Fat Quarter Shop has a wonderful (and free!) pattern for us. This one is a classic snail trail but it is easy to piece together and fun! It is pretty quick to make and the look is dynamic! 

If you are new to quilting, this is the IDEAL pattern for you to try. Not only is it really user friendly and easy to follow, there is a video for you to walk you through it! 

Isn't this fabric gorgeous?
After I got my blocks together I placed my borders and it really took shape!
A summer snack while quilting a summer quilt is a must!
I criss-cross quilted it (please, do not google that. I am not even sure what the proper name is but basically I straight line quilted it diagonally both directions. Does that make sense?).
I got this done just in time to take it with us to the beach and hand binded (bound?) it while the kids played and the waves crashed. I wouldn't mind hand binding all my quilts like this!
As soon as I was done binding, I got it washed just in time for a late afternoon photoshoot. Everything is prettier at the beach. 
Can you see the criss-cross quilting? 
This quilt is a very large throw size, which is perfect for snuggling up on a breezy, beach day. 

Or a picnic.
Or a car ride.
I think I will make a fall and winter version of this quilt. Simply changing the prints would give it a totally new look. I love that is really only has a few fabrics. Sometimes, choosing fabrics can be overwhelming and this takes that out of the equation. 
Here is another version:


  1. I love your fabric choices! The kids and quilt are lovely! I think everyone should have at least one quilt for car rides!

    1. thank you so much! I totally agree that our car needs one!

  2. what a great take on a classic pattern! Love how much it's actually being USED! Love!

    1. awww, thank you! we have to use them or I won't have an excuse to keep making them :)

  3. That is gorgeous! I agree with your statement that everything is better at the beach. =)

    1. right?! saltwater cures everything! thank you so much. easy to make!!!