Delaware Quilts
Block of the Month
Four Patch Snowball

For a 12 1/2 inch Four Patch Snowball (12 inches when sewn in a quilt) you need:
Four 5 1/2 inch squares of your background (B&W print)
Four 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the black
Four 3 inch squares of red and one 2 1/2 inch square of the red

This is really an easy block. It doesn't make that glorious a quilt alone, but interesting when combined with some of the other 2011 BOMs. (see below)

If you have trouble sewing a straight line, mark a line diagonally from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one of your 3 inch red squares.

Now place a marked red square right sides together with a 5 1/2 inch background square. Sew on the line you marked. Then trim leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Press to the darker fabric. Repeat with remaining 5 1/2 inch squares.

Sew a 5 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strip of the black between two of the 5 1/2 inch squares as shown. Repeat.
Sew together the middle row

Assemble following the diagram.

Your Four Patch Snowball block
should measure 12 1/2 inches.

Here is a Four Patch Snowball quilt with alternating colors.
Here is the Four Patch Chain combined with the Four Patch Snowball.

Here is a Four Patch Snowball combined with the Alpine Cross.
Here is the Game Cocks combined with the Four Patch Snowball.

This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Four Patch Snowball Delaware Quilts July 2009

Posted January 17, 2012

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