September 26, 2012

Week Three - Let's Build a Kids Quilt

 This weeks block is a variation snowball and is for the larger
applique that we will do in the coming weeks.
 We make three snowball blocks.
 We need: Three 8 1/2in squares for background blocks
 and Three lots of Twenty Four 2 1/2in squares.

Cut your three background blocks.
With four 2 1/2in squares draw a diagonal line on 
the wrong side of the square.
Placing on the four corners like above. Stitch on the diagonal line

Trim each sewn square to a 1 4/in from the sewn line.

 Press the corners out like
 Next take eight 2 1/2in squares and place next to your background square
checking that there are no fabrics the same touching.
 Sew these in a row for each side.

 Stitch to the sides of the block. Press after you have sewn them on.
 Next place the remaining 12 squares top 
and bottom of where you want them to go.

Stitch to the top and bottom of the block.
Then make two more of these blocks
 as we need three for the quilt.
 They can be the different fabrics as it makes it look more 
scrappy if you don't duplicate the placing of the squares.

 Happy Sewing

 Hugs Dawn x x


Melody said...

I'm really enjoying seeing this quilt progress.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I like the way that snowball block looks set in those small squares. This will be a cheerful little quilt.

Allie said...

Cute cute block, Dawn!

Laura said...

Hi dawn
this is very nice, love it!!
Is this a project that I can subscribe to, I would love to make this.
Love and Hugs