I began a new quilt!
It's so much fun to begin.
This is a happy go lucky project
that's making MY summer sewing very happy!
Here's a short HOW TO on my
As you can see...
I am making a nine patch setting of
(there are FOUR nine patch blocks in the photo above)
The corner triangles alternate between
I'm working on ONE 9 patch at a time.
I have NO idea how it's going to end.
I might introduce a few new colors along the way.
My snowballs are 3 1/2"
The corner triangles are cut with a 2" strip
then subcut into 2" squares.
THEN I cut them diagonally for triangles.
I am placing them on each corner
and sewing them on.
So far....so good.
I am NOT trying to get the triangles
ALL to be the same.
Just like snowflakes.
They'll all be a little different.
After sewing, the triangles need to be PRESSED.
Here's bad photo of the trimming process.
The snowflake is upside down.
I am using the dark square as my GUIDE.
After trimming from the back...
I turn the block over, lift the corners up
and trim those little back
tiny triangles OFF.
I tend to hurry and this is one time
I have to slow down a bit!
After making NINE snowballs...
I join them for a 9 1/2" square block.
I am going to keep making
Snowballs in the summer!