Today I am so pleased to share my first quilt pattern with you! I hope that you will enjoy it, and be able to use it to make your own quilt, or one like it!
I was inspired by the basic snowball block. I’ve seen several snowball patterns, but I really wanted the blocks to look like, well, snowballs! I also wanted to use some holiday fabric I had been hoarding to make a quilt for Ben. I thought a snowball fight inspired quilt would be adorable, so I got out my trusty graph paper, and made a plan.
At least 6 fat quarters for the snowball blocks (I used 9 for more variety)
4 yards of white or other background color
Pattern - the pdf of the quilt diagram is available here If you have any problems with it, please let me know.
Cut 420 1.5” white squares
Cut 105 4” squares from the fat quarters
Cut 286 4” squares from the white/background color
Place a white square on a corner of a colored square.
Sew the white square from corner to corner in a diagonal line.
Repeat for each corner and each colored square.
Trim the corner to a 1/4” seam allowance. Press the corner fabric open. Square up the colored squares (now snowball blocks) to 4” if necessary.
Follow the diagram (the Xs are the snowball blocks) to sew the blocks together into strips and then sew the strips together into a quilt top! Press your seams as necessary. Baste, quilt and bind!
Finished size is 80”x60”.
If you have any questions or concerns or problems with the pattern, please let me know! Email me at knitnlit AT gmail DOT com.