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    Default How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    I want to make this as a wall hanging, just need to know how she got the rectangular shapes for the inner blocks. Did she trim 2 sides of an original square or just sew them together (seems like more than 1/4 shorter). Also, are the triangles done differently than on a regular sq block? I am newish to quilting, thanks.
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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    I’d say just stRt with rectangles.

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    Looks like she just snowballed each corner.
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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    All 18 rectangle blocks are the same. All are snowballed
    on each corner.

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    Each corner of each rectangle is snowballed using a square folded in half on the diagonal. It looks like the squares for the snowballed corners are about half the length of the shorter side of the rectangle. Hope that makes sense!

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    Looks like a half of a charm to me, using the spools as a gauge. If it's 2.5 x 5, the corner squares would be 2.5. Just mark the 2.5 squares on the diagonal and sew on that line. Trim to 1/4" and press flat.
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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    I have to agree with Katrina. I'm nearly certain they started with 5 inch squares

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    I think she snowballed each corner also.

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    Looks like a half of a charm to me, using the spools as a gauge. If it's 2.5 x 5, the corner squares would be 2.5. Just mark the 2.5 squares on the diagonal and sew on that line. Trim to 1/4" and press flat.
    I agree with everything you said, except that I believe the corner squares used to snowball all four corners should be 1.5 inches.

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    Default Re: How do I make the inner snowball blocks help!

    It appears to me that each of the rectangular units takes two pieces of the same square of fabric choice, then snowballed on the two corners of one side and then seamed together to make the unit. Try a scrap out. I believe the corners are 2.5".
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