Snowball

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

via Stitch and Yarn

Cutting instructions

Carefully choosing your colors and fabrics, solids or prints, can assure a perfect block. Use just a light and a dark fabric, and you can never be wrong! In any case start by making a test block before cutting pieces for the whole quilt. It will make you more confident to continue and make the whole thing. And always remember FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block SizeCut 1 square for centerCut 4 squares for corners
3”3.5”1.5”
6”6.5”2.5”
9”9.5”3.5”
12”12.5”4.5”
via Kaffe Fassett from his book “From the Quilts in an English Village”

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”
via Pieceful Kwilter

Video tutorial of the Snowball quilt block

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