Snowball Blocks with Novelty CentersThe I Spy Snowball quilt blocks were originally made for a Quilting Forum event. Use the pattern as-is or change the fabrics in any way you like.
Snowball Block FabricsBlock Centers
Use I Spy type fabrics, fussy cutting to put the motif within the square that makes up the central body of the quilt block. For instance, if your fabric depicts cowboys, be sure to cut it so that the cowboy's arm or leg isn't chopped off or within a seam allowance. The motif doesn't need to be centered, but should be completely visible in the frame.
If you do not have novelty fabrics, use brightly colored prints that children will love.
Snowball Block Corners
Choose coordinating, very dark tone-on-tone or solid fabrics for block corners.
Cutting Instructions for Each Quilt Block
- Cut one 6-1/2" square of I Spy or bright print fabric for the Snowball block center
- Cut four 2-1/2" inch squares of a coordinating, very dark tone-on-tone or solid fabric for block corners
Make the Snowball BlockUse the instructions and illustrations in the Joyous Celebration quilt pattern to make a Snowball block. The proportions are different, but the technique is the same. A hera marker or white pencil will come in handy for marking center lines on your squares. Make a block