Friday, January 27, 2012

Snowball Weather.

Snowball blocks!
It's that time of year, right?

I began with a 5" square
and used 1 3/4" white squares in the corners.

Pressed them back and trimmed the excess.

I found that putting 1 3/4" squares in the corner
was a LOT different than using 2" squares.

I was AMAZED at how a little 1/4" can make
such a BIG difference!!!!
The 1 3/4" white squares are on the LEFT.
The 2" white squares are on the RIGHT.


The difference is not QUITE as obvious here....
but....
I liked the 1 3/4" better.
Too bad....
because I have a nice big box full of 2" squares
ALREADY cut!!!

Now to figure out how to quilt this sweet little baby quilt!!!

24 comments:

  1. Very sweet! Love all the peachy pinks.

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  2. Oh yes, I love snowball quilts! And they are so very easy!! Worked on one this past week at retreat that we are making for a lovely lady who lost her husband last year. Can't wait to finish it up and give it to her!

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  3. Very cute! Love all the pinks!

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  4. Sweet pattern and colors for a baby girl! :)

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  5. Ooooh -- pretty! I like the 1 3/4" squares better too. You could always trim down what you've got cut to 2", if you're that desperate. I'd cut new squares. :-)

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  6. It's definitely appropriate as we are getting a heavy snowfall as I write this. How sweet for a baby quilt.

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  7. Love the quilt. I made one each for my grandkids in their favorite colors a few years ago. They loved them. I used 1 1/2 inch corners on a five inch snowball. I should put them on the blog one of these days. I have prints, so will have to scan them into the computer.... wish me luck. First I have to find the pics.
    Anyway, love your colors. I must get me some lighter colors. Shopping!!!!
    Hugs!

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  8. I love snowball quilts. I have made I Spy ones. Yours is very pretty.

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  9. Love it! Can't wait to see what you choose for quilting! Whoop Whoop!

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  10. Love the snowball quilt! So sweet!

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  11. I love snowball quilts and this one is no exception. The colors are so sweet.

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  12. I always love snowballs...this is pretty cute!

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  13. Great quilt. I love your color choices.

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  14. Very nice! Sure to make any baby feel special. Smiles~Beth

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  15. How beautiful! So soft and sweet...cottagey and rosey! I love these fabrics! Great finish!

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  16. love this quilt! So sweet and cute idea of a fun baby quilt gift!

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  17. lovely! I've never tried a snowball quilt, but it looks great.

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  18. so cute! I never saw this method/pattern before. I like it a lot, and I have lots of scraps that would look cute this way. You always have the best scrappy quilt ideas.

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  19. That's beautiful - I love those wonderful soft colors! Whoop whoop!!

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