June 2001ís block is a 4-Patch Snowball block.This block measures 12 inches square. (12 ½ inches unfinished). This block is a traditional 4-Patch Snowball block pattern using fall colors with a beige tone-on-tone background.
Instructions: Use good quality, 100% cotton pre-washed fabrics. Follow the directions below for each block.
1. Cut one 6 1/2 inch square from each of the four fabrics. (see graphic 1)
2. Cut sixteen 2 1/2 inch squares from the beige-on-beige fabric. Fold each in half point-to-point to form a triangle and finger press a center seam line and open again. (see graphic 2)
3. Lay it on one corner of one of the 6 1/2 inch squares. Sew on the seam line. Repeat with the other 3 corners until you have a square that looks like graphic 3. Trim the corners to 1/4 inch from the seam.
4. Repeat with the other 3 fall fabrics. Press the seams toward
the dark fabric and you will end up with four 6 1/2 inch squares.
Assemble together like in graphic 4 sewing 2 snowballs together and the
other 2 snowballs together. Then finally sew these two pairs of snowballs
together. (reminder: use 1/4 inch seam allowances)
Your completed unfinished block will measure 12 ½ inches.
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