Make Snowball Quilt BlocksCutting:
- (1) 6-3/4" wide strip of fabric cut from selvage to selvage; cut (6) 6-3/4" x 6-3/4" squares from strip (for stripes that run up and down when block is on point, cut fabric squares with edges along the bias, but handle with care; See alternate layout for straight-set blocks to use with striped Snowballs cut from strips)
- (2) 3" wide strips of light green fabric cut from selvage to selvage; cut (24) 3" x 3" squares from strips
- Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the reverse side of each small square.
- Gather four 3" light squares and one 6-3/4" green striped square. Place a small square in one corner of the larger square, right sides together and edges carefully matched, with the diagonal line as illustrated. Secure patches with a straight pin (or set a warmed iron down on the fabrics to help them stick together).
- Sew a seam directly on the marked line. Trim through both layers about 1/4" past the line as illustrated. Flip the new triangle at the corner upright and press the seam allowance towards the block center.
- Repeat to add a small square to each remaining corner to assemble a Snowball quilt block that measures 6-3/4" x 6-3/4".
- Make five more identical blocks.
Assembly Tip: Sew all four corners of a block and place the iron on the sewn unit to set the seams. Clip corners and press open.