Here are the 120 blocks laid out, but not sewn together. If you want to move a little further along than a few blocks at a time, the best way would be to chain piece the snowballs.
Start by sewing a corner square to a block. Then without breaking the thread, place another block down with a corner square on it and keep on sewing. By the end all the blocks should be attached like this.
When you are finished with the first set of corner squares sewn to the blocks, take them off the machine and find the first block you sewd at the beginning of the chain. Place a corner square on the opposite corner and chain piece down the whole line again. It's much easier now, because all the blocks are attached together.
Just bring the next block up to the previous one...
add another corner square and sew to the next block right through that open space.
When you reach the next block, you can keep on going, but I like to do a little back stitch at each end.
This is what it looks like with 2 corners of each block sewn with a corner square.
Here they are in a long chain.
To finish the other 2 corners, you first have to snip all the threads between each block.
Now start the chaining process again for the other 2 corners...
Snip them apart after all you corners are on.
Trim all the corners to 1/4 inch. I just eye balled it and cut it with scissors instead of rotary cutting. These are only 5 inch blocks...if they were larger, I might rotary cut the corner off.
Here's a close up of a block.
Aren't these I Spies cute. That was a great swap. Thanks all my I Spy Friends!
Here's the full layout again. Can't wait to sew it together, but there are 2 quilts ahead of this one...sorry I Spy, you'll have to wait. Right now you are classified as a UFO.
Hope you are all having fun sewing your blocks. I am doing another post tonight with the list of all Snowball Night participants. That way we can all visit each other and see our progress.
Talk to you soon,