Designer Snowball Fight

With the recent distraction of unheard-of temperatures here on the Texas Gulf Coast, I’ve gotten a tad behind on my Instagram #snowballchallenge that’s been scheduled for each Monday in February, who knew we’d have snow in Houston!

Let’s play catch up, shall we? Hold my hot tea while I toss a snowball at you!

Sneak Peeks – Weeks 2 and 3 Combined

If you will recall, Week One was our teaser of sharing our fabric pulls. If you missed that one, you could read about it by clicking here.

I am enjoying working with my precuts of Vincent’s Garden, both the 10” square stack and the 2½” strip package

There are 20 fabrics in this collection, which means duplicates for the precuts. I decided to use one each of the 20 prints from the 10” squares, which I cut into four 5” squares. My thoughts are they will finish at 4½” x 4½” and if I did nothing else but join them together in an 8 x 10 format, I’d at least have a nice little 36” x 45” crib quilt…ah, but I’m getting ahead of myself!

Making the Snowballs

Naturally, I’m using my Studio 180 Design tools, and for this project the Corner Pop® is ideal. I mean seriously, what’s easier than looking at the chart to see what size corners to “pop” off and what size triangles to use to replace.

Because I am also working with the 2½” strips, knowing that I could subcut 2½” x 2½” squares into those replacement triangles…well, the magic cut off number was located on the tool and I quickly started cutting corners (pun intended).

After one sewing boo-boo, where I joined the replacement triangle to the side that wasn’t cut, I decided that it would be smart to mark the side that had been cut away. That worked like a charm and I was back in business.

I also like the fact that the tool is designed to help with the trim down of the oversized replacement triangle.

I’ve got a little idea brewing over here with my layout but that will have to wait for the big reveal next week. Here’s just that little sneak peek of where I may or may not be going with this snowball challenge. 

Yep, if you’d told me on the first of February that I could truly make a snowball from actual snow in my front yard I would have thought you crazy. Indeed, we are having crazy weather that is breaking all sorts of 125+ year records… I’m eager to get back to the fabric type of snowballs!

Stay tuned for this week’s special emphasis on Vincent’s Garden and a few other noteworthily things. Until then, I’m gearing up for another day or so of this winter storm…eager to be on the flip side!

This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, missing my flip flops in the sand!

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