THESE TRA­DI­TIONAL SNOW­BALL AND OHIO STAR BLOCKS WORK SO WELL PLACED TO­GETHER

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - OHIO SNOWBALLS -

CUT­TING OUT

1

From Fab­ric A cut fif­teen (15)

12½in squares.

2

From Fab­ric B cut seventy-five (75)

4½in squares.

3

From Fab­ric C cut sixty (60) 4½in squares and thirty (30) 5½in squares.

4

From Fab­ric D cut thirty (30)

5½in squares.

5

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut seven (7)

2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE SNOW­BALL BLOCKS

6

Draw a di­ag­o­nal line on the re­verse of each Fab­ric C 4½in square.

7

Place one Fab­ric C square in each cor­ner of a Fab­ric A square. Sew along the marked lines. Trim ¼in from the sewn line and press away from the square to com­plete one Snow­ball Block (Fig 1). Re­peat to make a to­tal of fif­teen Snow­ball Blocks.

MAKE THE OHIO STAR BLOCKS

8

Draw a di­ag­o­nal line on the re­verse of each Fab­ric C 5½in square. Pair each square with a Fab­ric D 5½in square, RST.

9

Sew ¼in from ei­ther side of the drawn line of a Fab­ric C/D pair. Cut along the line and press seams to­ward Fab­ric C (Fig 2). Re­peat with each pair un­til you have a to­tal of sixty HSTs.

10

Place two HSTs right sides to­gether, align­ing them along the seams. Make sure each Fab­ric C tri­an­gle is fac­ing a Fab­ric D tri­an­gle. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner, per­pen­dic­u­lar to the seam.

11

Sew ¼in from each side of the drawn line. Cut along the line and press the units open (Fig 3). Care­fully pull the seam open in the cen­tre on the re­verse of the block and press the seam to al­ter­nate sides. This com­pletes two hour­glass units.

12

Re­peat steps 10–11 to make a to­tal of sixty hour­glass units. Trim each hour­glass unit to 4½in square, mak­ing sure to cen­tre the seams.

13

Ar­range four of the hour­glass units with four Fab­ric B 4½in squares as shown (Fig

4). Sew into rows, then sew the rows to­gether to com­plete one Ohio Star Block. Re­peat to make a to­tal of fif­teen Ohio Star Blocks.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT

14

Ar­range the Ohio Star and Snow­ball blocks in six rows of five blocks each, re­fer­ring to the photo for place­ment. Sew the blocks into rows, then sew the rows to­gether to com­plete the quilt top.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

15

Cut the back­ing fab­ric in half across the width. Re­move the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a ½in seam. Press the seam open.

16

Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method. 17

Quilt as de­sired. Jenn quilted a wide cross-hatch pat­tern across the quilt.

18

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

19

Join the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

20

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

This pink and green colour combo is a real win­ner!

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