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    Is there a pattern available for this?

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Size:  666.5 KB A friend of mine made these placemats years ago through a class. I'd like to make a table runner, but I don't have the name to search for since she can't find her pattern. (Have done a search here and on Pinterest for snowball quilt, but haven't found any that were placed on point.)
    As a new quilter, I feel comfortable recreating the 9-patch and snowballs, but would rather not have to figure out for the outsides. Does anyone know if a pattern for this (or something very similar) is available?? Thanks very much for any help!

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    Check Jenny Doan MSQC videos. I saw one earlier and this reminded me of it.

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    Thank you, tessagin, for your speedy reply. I'm on their website - wow - SO many patterns there!!!

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    Looks like snow balls and nine patches. It is pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv View Post
    Looks like snow balls and nine patches. It is pretty!
    Agreed, it is 6 9P blocks with two snowball blocks set on point and the setting triangles had a small triangle pieced on the ends to complete the look of the interlocking squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Agreed, it is 6 9P blocks with two snowball blocks set on point and the setting triangles had a small triangle pieced on the ends to complete the look of the interlocking squares.
    Yes, it's the outside (setting?) triangles I was hoping not to have to figure out. And I'm sure it would go so much faster if I had the instructions. (Have never made a snowball - had expected to cut appropriate size triangle and sew them on inner squares (meaning I would cut first and then sew on bias which apparently can be problematic), but lately have seen them done by placing squares on corner(s), and sewing from corner to corner. That makes me feel like I'd be wasting fabric, though.

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    Another pattern is called "Meadow" by Tara Faughnan. Free PDF download.
    https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com...ollection.html
    Copy and paste the link. Download instructions link is on the page.

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    Should be easy to draft.

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    A 2 1/2" square doesn't waste much fabric and, IMO, it's the only way to have it come out nicely. If you haven't done a snowball, be sure to mark the diagonal line and sew carefully. My first 9 patch/snowball was off where the diagonal seam met the seam in the 9 patch. Not awful, but disappointing. I had no pattern and it was an early quilt, so I have gotten over it. Name:  100_0277.JPG
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    looks easy, 9 patch and snowball on pointe
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    Thank you NanaC! Although the fabrics used are way too busy for my tastes, there are instructions that will be helpful if the specific pattern is not available. (My friend thought that maybe the instructor had designed this herself - I'm hoping she's mistaken.)

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    Irishrose2, your prayer quilt looks beautiful, but if I go closeup I can see where there were some 'discrepancies' - thank you for warning me, I'll try to be extra careful. And I LOVE the main fabric you used in the snowball - makes me think of an Irish rose (perhaps that was the point??)

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    Say the squares in the 9 patch are 1" finished = 3". Sides of outside triangles would be 3"+ 1/2" for seam allowances + 1" extra =4 1/2". Cut a 4 1/2" square and then cut on the diagonal. Trim afterwards.

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    Forgot to add to check out Bonnie Hunters website for on point setting and corner triangle chart.

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    Not really if you want to do foundation scrap piecing to fill in a small corner. I don't mind losing a small triangle as a tiny waste. What I hate are some of the 5 minute-10 minute blocks where you fold the fabric into another and end with a pocket. to me that is a big waste. Losing a 2 1/2"-5" minimum square is waste to me. [QUOTE=Sunnydays9999;7817912]Yes, it's the outside (setting?) triangles I was hoping not to have to figure out. And I'm sure it would go so much faster if I had the instructions. (Have never made a snowball

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    Love the pattern. Love the challenge of reproducing a block. Not sure how to do it in EQ7.

    Using graph paper if you start by drawing the main block (top left snow ball, top right nine patch). Under the top left snow ball draw a nine patch and under the nine patch draw a snowball. Now you have the main block. Next to the bottom right snowball draw a nine patch to the right and a nine patch under. Next to the top left snowball draw a nine patches on top and to the left. Draw a line from one nine patch to the next to connect the nine patches. Snowball the corner of the bottom of the triangle to the nine patch. This will give you two half triangles snowballed top and bottom and one half triangle on each end snowballed. I will try and post a picture of my drawing but it may not show up well.

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    Looks like miniature 9 patch and triangles with the tip snowballed on.. it is put together in rows, starting in the upper left corner and going from there if you look at it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Agreed, it is 6 9P blocks with two snowball blocks set on point and the setting triangles had a small triangle pieced on the ends to complete the look of the interlocking squares.
    One has to make the setting triangles oversized to achieve the "floating look."

    To the original poster - do you know how to do any drafting/drawing of your own blocks yet?

    Drafting with graph paper is fairy easy - but if one does not even know where to begin - not so easy.

    What size blocks are you making? It would be easier to give you specific instructions if we have a size to work with.

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    Wow, thanks so much to all of you who've provided such detailed assistance!!!

    Maureen NJ: the chart on Bonnie Hunter's website is great!! (It's not that I can't do the math, I was just hoping not to have to!)
    tessagin: Yes, I know how ridiculous I am as far as the 'waste' part goes, especially considering the size of the blocks (see below) that I'm doing (I almost edited my earlier reply to you to say so ;p).
    Fastpedal: I know nothing about EQ7 other than I think it's quilt design software? I did draw out my intended result on graph paper (at least six months ago!)..Attachment 572648 I've been reading a lot about quilting since then, and have done a railfence top since then that taught me a lot - via mistakes I made). I've caught up on other things that had deadlines, so I plan to actually start cutting next week!
    Sheila Newhouse: Yes, the putting together part was also a concern. Does it seem reasonable to do the individual squares (9 patch and snowballs) first! And worry about the oversize snowballs later?? I am concerned how they'll 'fit in', but I expect I'll check in here when I get close to that stage.
    Fastpedal: yes, the putting together was a concern. I plan to do the 'easy' ones first, and then check back here when I get closer to needing to fit the oversized.
    bearisgray: Yes, I think it's the 'floating look' that particularly appeals to me, and the oversized snowballs were where I had less confidence in my drafting skills.

    Again, thanks to all who replied - your assistance is much appreciated!

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    To add to felilne fanatic's comment and Fast pedal's drawing -

    SEAM ALLOWANCES NEED TO BE ADDED.
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    2 1/2" squares will make a 6 1/2" square 9 patch. The corner blocks for the snowball will be 2 1/2". Draw a line from corner to corner, line the little square up exactly with the 6 1/2" snowball square (all four corners). Stitch one thread width off the line (toward the corner) to allow for the fabric used when you press the triangle toward the corner. Make just one of each and check to see if the seams the line up before cutting more. I cut off the under part of the triangle to reduce bulk, but some don't.
    The rose fabric - found it in the church storage closet - probably from the 70s, but I still liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnydays9999 View Post
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Size:  666.5 KB A friend of mine made these placemats years ago through a class. I'd like to make a table runner, but I don't have the name to search for since she can't find her pattern. (Have done a search here and on Pinterest for snowball quilt, but haven't found any that were placed on point.)
    As a new quilter, I feel comfortable recreating the 9-patch and snowballs, but would rather not have to figure out for the outsides. Does anyone know if a pattern for this (or something very similar) is available?? Thanks very much for any help!
    What is the size of the 9 patches and snowball blocks? May be able to figure this out. Thanks
    GeeGee

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    I am going to try this pattern too. Thanks peeps for doing the pattern and making it easy.

    This is a nice pattern.
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    I think it's Jack's Chain by Deloa Jones.

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