Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowball block

I picked up a novelty fat quarter bundle at the fabric store knowing I wanted to make some potholders as Christmas gifts (probably to give away with a jar of cookie or muffin mix). I saw these cute little guys and thought, "I could make those!"

This is called the snowball block. Seriously. Well, this is two snowball blocks sewn together. I have seen them used in dozens of quilt patterns, but never to make a snowman. I thought they were really perfect for my potholders.

I'm pretty pleased with how my first attempt came out. It isn't a complete potholder yet, just the front, but I like it and have plans for several more in different colors. I originally had sketched some little stick arms, but I think he looks cute without them, definitely more like the snowman on the fabric.

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