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
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!