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Flowering Snowball Quilt Tutorial

I’ve been showing you my progress of my Flowering Snowball Quilt on Instagram for a while now.   I’ve had a few questions about how I made it, so I thought I’d share a quilt tutorial with you.

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First, print this Flowering Snowball Quilt Template.

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Printing this template at it’s current size should give you a 6 inch square block.  You can shrink or enlarge this template if you would like bigger or smaller squares.

Second.  Using your template pieces, cut out fabric.  To make this process quicker, be sure to layer your fabrics.  I usually cut 4 layers at once.  Now you should have all your pieces ready to go.  I used scraps for all my colored fabrics.  I used about 1 yard of white fabric.

Third.  Sew pieces together.  Your squares are made up of 3 sections.  First we will made the diagonal section, then two corner sections.  Sew your three pieces together that form the diagonal section.  Press seams to the inside middle square.

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Sewing curved lines can be tricky, but the more you do it, the better you will get.  It gets easier as you go, I promise!  Now let’s make the corner sections.  After laying out your pieces, fold the corner colorful fabric on top of the white piece on the left.  The top right corner is where we are going to start our first seam.  Put that corner under your presser foot.  Clip the edge of your colored fabric to help it straighten out a little.  Hold into place aligning up your curved line, and sew!

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Next, we will add the other side of our corner section.  Lay it back down how it is supposed to be put together.  Fold white fabric on top of the colored fabric, aligning the the bottom corner.   This is where you will start your next seam.  Flip it over so the white fabric is on the bottom and put it under your presser foot.  Clip the edge of your colored fabric again, hold into place and sew!

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Once your corner section is sewn together, press the seams to the white fabric.  This is the direction the fabric lays the best.  Repeat this process to put your second corner section together.  Now we are ready to attach our corner sections to our diagonal section.

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Here we go.  Using only 2 pins, pin your diagonal section on top of a corner section.  Clip the edges of the colored fabric so that is gives a little better in the curve.  Both of these seams will be done with the diagonal section on TOP.  Once you’ve completed these two curved seams, you are done!  Press the seams to the white fabric, and trim edges to square up your block (if needed!)

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I finished off my quilt with a 2.5 inch white border, then a 3.5 inch colored border.  Finished size is 50X60.  Love, love, love it!  I can’t wait to get this quilted.  Don’t worry, I’ll show you once it’s all done!

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Get Better Soon – Free Printable

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I don’t know what it is about winter but everyone gets sick.  It seems like everyone I know has had sickness in their family recently.  Here is a great idea for telling your friends and family to “Get better soon!”
Last time I was at Walmart, I grabbed these little Kleenex packages at the checkout isle.  I put one in my purse, one in my church bag, one in the car, etc.  Love it!  Then this week, I realized that they make great little gifts for your friends and neighbors!
I made the little tags and tied them on with ribbons… And suddenly I had the perfect gift to give the sister I visit teach who wasn’t at church on Sunday.   I just wanted her to know that I missed her, and that I hope she gets better soon.
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Good luck to you and your family in trying to stay healthy this winter!
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