Thursday, January 7, 2010
I've seen many of these snowball quilts on flickr and thought I would give making one a try. It's fun! I took a couple of charm packs (Swell collection) and cut up some more 5" squares from fabrics that I had left over from making this quilt. It expanded in size and is now 120 snowballs. I think it's a much better size and with such cute fabrics, how could you not?! (I think it's about 50" x 60" now)
I'm not sure how other people have made their snowball blocks, but I took a 2" square of fabric at each corner of the charm square (those are 5") and sewed from one corner to the other on the 2" square. Trim off the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance and press the block with the iron. I made mine by chain piecing, so it didn't take as long as I thought it might. I also added a 3.5" border of fabric around the outside.
Now, I'm off to sew a backing for it...
and the Sew Connected group is finishing up with Audrey's quilt blocks. She's making an abc quilt and I got the letter "h". :)