Winter Frost - Ohio Snowball

Winter Frost - Ohio Snowball

Written by: 
Andrea Arledge

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Ohio Snowball is one of the block options in the 2020 Countdown to Christmas - Winter Frost. For more info about this quilt-along, check out the Frequently Asked Questions and join our Moda Bake Shop Bakers group. Find all the blocks {here}.


Chef's Notes:

Press and starch all fabrics prior to cutting. Use a scant 1/4" seam.

YIELD

12"  finished block

INGREDIENTS

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From fabric 1, cut:
{B} (1) 4½” square
{C} (2) 5½” squares

From fabric 2, cut:
{A} (20) 1½” squares

From fabric 3, cut:
{B} (4) 4½” squares
{C} (2) 5½” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE QUARTER SQUARE TRIANGLES

Mark the diagonals on back of 5½” Fabric 3 squares.Pair each Fabric 3 square with a Fabric A square. Sew a scant ¼” seam on either side of marked line.  Cut on marked line, press to the dark fabric, creating four half square triangles.

Nest two half square triangle units, right sides together, with background touching Fabric A, mark the new diagonal going perpindicular to the sewn seam
Once again sew using a scant ¼” seam on either side of marked line. Cut along marked line, press seam
open, creating four quarter square triangle units
Trim to 4½” square.

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STEP 2. MAKE SNOWBALLS

Mark the diagonals on all 1½” squares. Place face down on corner of 4½” square. Sew on marked line. Press away from center after cutting ¼” away from sewn line. Repeat to make 5 snowballs units - 1 with Fabric 1 and 4 with Fabric 2 as the center.

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STEP 3. ASSEMBLE BLOCK

Layout the block as shown.  Sew together and press well.

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Andrea Arledge

@Andrea Arledge Designs

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