As we come back for another week of Charmed, I'm Sure!, I am so very grateful for the kindness of quilty friends! I received an email earlier this week from Jan Ochterbeck, who blogs over at The Colorful Fabriholic. In it, she offered to let me use one of her charm square tutorials as part of this series, and as busy as this week was, I am more than happy to take her up on the offer!
So this week we will be exploring the joys of snowball blocks. Rather like the real thing, they have a round appearance, but are much easier and warmer to make! And they are very versatile - you can do a lot with a snowball block, either on its own...
...with pretty sashing...
...or combined with other blocks!
Construction of a snowball block is really very simple.
Four contrasting corners added to a square, and it's done! Once it's sewn into the quilt top, the eye reads it as a circle, or snowball.
This is Jan's beautiful version of a snowball quilt, which she calls Charmed Snowballs. You can find her tutorial for this quilt by clicking HERE - and be sure to leave a comment to thank her for providing this wonderful tutorial!
And FYI, Jan has lots of other tutorials on her blog, and is a published author of a quilt book (Cut & Shuffle Quilts) and several patterns. I encourage you to take a look around - you might find something you love and a new blog to follow!
See you next week when I will (hopefully) have finished the charm quilt I am currently working on!