Block 58 - Four-Patch Snowball
This block is both a four-patch and a snowball, so together it is the Four-Patch Snowball block! I'm nothing if not obvious, right? I was trying to come up with something fun and simple but I thought the framed wonky four-patch was too simple. By adding the small triangles to the corners, it makes it look almost rounded and gives it a little something extra!
|You'll need 4 fabrics for the four-patch and white to make this block.|
From each of the 4 colors, cut 1 - 3" square.
From the white, cut:
2 strips 1 1/5" x 4 1/2"
2 strips 1 1/5" x 6 1/2"
2 - 2" squares cut in half on the diagonal
|Here's the cut fabrics.|
|First make a four-patch block for the center.|
|Trim to 4 1/2" making it as wonky or straight as you choose.|
|Sew the 4 triangles to the corner. Just eyeball the placement. You choose how large or small to make them, just keep in mind the seam allowance and don't make them too small.|
|Here's all 4 corners sewn.|
|Flip and press the corners and trim to 4 1/2".|
|Sew the 4 1/2" white strips to the top.|
|Sew the 6 12" strips to the sides. Press. Your block will be 6 1/2".|
Thanks for your patience last week. My MIL had a heart attack and a triple bypass. Fortunately she is now home and doing really well. We have a lot to be thankful for this year! I hope you do too!