Forecasting an April Blizzard: Snowball block info for Aprils Block Lottery

 I think it sounds like everyone likes the scrappy color way for our April snowball blocks the best.  The snowballs are comprised of solid or tone on tone neutrals with scrappy corners to complete the blocks. 

Rather than one 12 inch block, this month we will make 4 - 6.5" blocks.  I opted for smaller scale prints for mine and was happy to find everything I needed in my scrap bins.  I used this tutorial from the St. Croix Quilters website.  They show the snowball blocks alternated with nine patch blocks which would be a great scrap quilt.

And these are my bonus HSTs from making the blocks.

I'm sure many of you do this already, but I thought I'd share just in case.  From my diagonal snowball corner stitching, I stitched a second line 1/2 further out towards the corner.

Then I cut between the stitching to yield my snowball block and 4 little bonus HSTs per block.  I do this whenever I have blocks like these or flying geese and have a large jar I stuff them into...they are nice to have on hand for making mug rugs and potholders.

And don't forget to share a photo of your blocks in our flickr's always fun to see what you could win!


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