The snowball block couldn't be easier to make. I like to use the Stitch and Flip method to piece this block. To create the look of a round center we cut off the corners of a square. Here are some sample settings for the snowball block.
These are snowball blocks with white backgrounds. The blocks are set block to block.
Set the blocks with sashing for this look.
In this setting with white sashing, the cornerstones are red.
In this setting the blocks have red corners and the cornerstones are black.
This setting uses snowball blocks alternating with 9-patch blocks.
Snowball and shoo fly blocks are used for this design.
If you add triangles to 2 opposite corners you have what I call a half snowball block.
This block can make some interesting quilt designs. You can see some in the Pinterest section below.
Snowball Block on Pinterest
Learn how to make the snowball block using the stitch and flip method – Stitch and Flip Piecing.
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