Delaware Quilts

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.

Four Patch Snowball Delaware Quilts July 2009
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Updated June 5, 2020

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