Sometimes the most complicated patterns are nothing more than small chunks of simple things, combined in a way that fools the eye.
So it went with the combination snail's trail/storm at sea quilts my aunt and cousins are making.
The snail's trail block starts with a small four patch, which turns into an extended square in a square.
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But if they're too small, or your seam is slightly larger than 1/4 inch, you get into trouble! Ask me how I know this.
I sewed a lot of diamond block, and sadly rejected a lot of the too small triangles. Because, you know, it COULDN'T be my seam allowance, I was using the dang 1/4 inch foot!
See, mostly simple blocks, put together into something spectacular. Here's Amy's finished top:
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