My second snail trail quilt top is sewn together, it is 45" by 58" so will be a nice baby quilt size. I cut additional half square triangles from 7 1/2 inch squares to make each snail block 13 inches.
I thought a square in a square block could also be made by cutting click tutorial the corners off a square and sewing it back together but to get the seams to meet the corner points I had to trim each round of triangles and in the final round I would be trimming 3/4 of an inch from each side of the block. I thought that wasted a lot of fabric so if I ever sew a square in a square quit I will be cutting the appropriate size squares into half square triangles. What started as a 12 inch square will become a 7 1/2 inch finished block with sharp corner points just inside the next square. --Ann--