Make Snowball Quilt Blocks
- Cut an 8-1/2" strip of Snowball fabric from selvage to selvage. Square up one end of the strip and cut as many 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" squares as possible (either four or five). Repeat until you have (17) 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" squares.
- Cut (4) 2-1/2" strips of green fabric from selvage to selvage; cut another strip, 2-1/2" x 11". Square up one end of each strip and cut a total of (68) 2-1/2" squares.
- Draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the reverse side of each green square.
- Align a green square with one corner of a Snowball center, right side down, matching edges carefully and diagonal line positioned as shown (drawing shows a square in each corner).
- Sew a seam on the marked line. Repeat in remaining corners.
- Press as sewn to set the seams. Trim away each corner, about 1/4" outward from the seam. Flip green corners right side up and press seam allowances towards the Snowball center. The block should measure 8-1/2" x 8-1/2".
- Make a total of (17) Snowball quilt blocks.
Assemble the QuiltRefer to the illustration on page 1.
- Arrange the quilt blocks in seven rows, each row with five blocks (blocks alternate from row to row).
- Sew the blocks in each row together, matching seams carefully. Press new seam allowances towards the Snowball quilt blocks.
- Sew rows together, butting seams for a good match. Press.
- Add two butted borders to the quilt. Use 4-1/2" yellow/gold strips for the first border and 2-1/2" deep red strips for the outer border.
Be sure to use my border instructions to measure and sew borders. Don't be tempted to measure border lengths along the outside edges of your quilt -- the edges are probably skewed. Borders are an opportunity to bring the quilt into square.
- Mark top for quilting if necessary. Sandwich with batting and backing. Quilt and bind.