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    thanks Jan, I was sitting here staring at the pic and was drawing a blank. not new for me. just saying. heehee
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    You can make the blocks any size you wish. The nine patches I am making are made with 2" strips sewn together into strips sets of 3 fabrics each. The blocks finish at 5" square before they are joined to each other. The snowball blocks I am making also end up 5" square before they are joined to each other (of course---they have to be the same size as the nine patches). Those are made with a 5" square of colored fabric and four 2.5" squares, one for each corner (sew just outside a drawn diagonal line, corner to corner, and then trim out the middle layer or both bottom layers on the outside corners, whatever is your preference.) Now when you make the four squares for the Snowball corners that large, you don't have to match points when the squares are sewn to the nine patches, which makes the quilt very easy to construct. This slightly changes the appearance of the finished pattern. Hth. It's a very pretty pattern.

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    Okay, Ladies, here are the notes for your cut sizes to make a 6" finished block for this quilt.
    (To make a 9" finished block, use 3.5" cuts for small squares and 9.5" cuts for the large snowball squares.)

    Note that along the edges of the quilt in the picture (page 1 of this topic), she has used partial blocks to create her look. You can do that with these same measurements, or just start and end your rows of blocks with a 9-patch, which is probably how I'd lazily do it.
    The border is a "piano key" effect using the strips from which she made her 9-patches.

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    So simple and yet it looks so complex. Want to leave each of the grandchildren a "wedding" quilt and this may just be the one. Thanks for sharing.
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    Yeah, Jan. I love you too. You always have good stuff to share!!! ;-)

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    Quilt pattern variation

    Yep, nine patch/snowball quilt variation. I used one snowball block as the center of an Irish Chain quilt...and the center background was muslin with a photo printed on it.


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    Hi! I found this on my quilt guild website and just love this pattern. Can anyone tell me what it is? I'd love to make this one. I've been collecting 30's fabrics and this fits the bill!

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    Very interesting quilt. From a distance it tooks like many pieces of wrapped candy. I had to print out a portion of the quilt to actually see the snowball and the nine patch. Looks fast, easy and fun!

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    Check this one out made from men's plaid shirts. This is the one I want to make from my plaid collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Why, silly me! You Eagle Eye, indeed they are....HEADS UP everybody,the 9-patch blocks should have the colors in the center and corners, NOT as I previously drew them.

    That THUD you heard was me falling off that pedestal - told you not to put me up there!

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    Actually Jan, you DID color it correctly. If you substitute cream muslim color for the BROWN in your photo, you'll see you're right. The orange color would be the 30s fabrics... see? You're right after all! Now climb right back up there!

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    Very pretty. Thanks, Jan. I would never have guessed that this was made from 2 simple blocks.

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    Color values are key to the success of this pattern. This is the time to use your very lightest (white, ivory, etc.) with your darkest prints and/or solids. But maybe that's just me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine- View Post
    Actually Jan, you DID color it correctly. If you substitute cream muslim color for the BROWN in your photo, you'll see you're right. The orange color would be the 30s fabrics... see? You're right after all! Now climb right back up there!

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    Uhhhhh, my knees hurt, don't think I can make the climb. Thanks anyway!

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    The snowball block and the other are, of course, the same size. 9" (finished size) works fairly well. Any multiple of 3 is fine for the basic blocks. When I drew this up, I intentionally used a reversed color layout. I like to emphasize that color makes a huge difference in how we see patterns. Sorry that I did not say that. Snowball blocks, traditionally are white or very light in the center. When this is called stepping stones, the center is often the darker fabric. I have also seen this pattern with a basic color for the 'snowball' and everything else looking scrappy.
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