The actual name of this block is Octagon….but everyone calls it Snowball!

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Other names of the block

Octagon, Calico Snowball, Hour Glasses, The Marble Floor, Rob Peter to pay Paul, Snowballs

REFERENCE: Maggie Malone “5500 Quilt Blocks Designs”

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Quilts made from this block

Cutting Instructions


Block Size

Cut 1 square

for center

Cut 4 squares

for corners

3” 3.5” 1.5”
6” 6.5” 2.5”
9” 9.5” 3.5”
12” 12.5” 4.5”

Watch the block tutorial

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