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Last week I shared photos of the snowball and nine patch blocks. I don't think I mentioned that the blocks are all 6 inches. They were from a swap that I did with 7 other members from an online group. Good thing I wrote this up or I would have forgotten that I have siggies (3 1/2 inch signature blocks from the participants) and I want to include them on the back. In this first photo I have added 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches light sashing strips and 2 1/2 inch square medium cornerstones.
To finish up I added some medium sashing strips between the nine patch blocks. I remembered to add some pink so that the 'pink' autumn blocks wouldn't stand out too much. At this point, none of the sashing or cornerstones are sewn, I left that for one big process.
Voila, the finished and pressed top. It measures approximately 48 inches square. This morning I bought some Hobbs 80/20 quilt batt (80 % cotton 20% poly) but want to pre-wash it first to reduce shrinkage after quilting. I have something special in mind for the backing to go along with the signature blocks. I'll show you that next week and then you'll understand why I am calling this quilt Snowballs in Vegas. As soon as I figure out how I want to quilt this, I'll be right at it. Then to find an interesting piece of fabric for the binding, I'm thinking stripes.... This is an original design.
I love when I hear from my readers that they are enjoying my projects and also that they have been working on theirs. Be sure to leave a comment this week, as I will be selecting one