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 group....it's always fun to see what you could win!