This month’s twist focuses on fabric selection! Sometimes all it takes to change the look of a block is to adjust the fabric used to make it. The Pocket Full of Posies block is a standard four-patch of Snowball blocks with one corner section changed in each block.
Let’s Make One:
All Seams are 1/4″ and pressed open
Materials Needed (per block):
- Four 5″ squares of one print
- Four 2″ squares of a second print (flower center)
- Twelve 2″ squares of background fabric
Using the Starter Block Tutorial , create a standard Snowball block. The difference from the standard block is that you’ll use three 2″ background squares and one 2″ print square for your corners. Your block will look like this:
Sew four Snowball blocks, each with one of the corner squares replaces with your second print. Sew these blocks together, making sure to match up the print corners so that they join in the middle.
That is your Posy block! The Pocket Full comes when you start making multiples and joining together. Here’s a group of four I made:
I love that by just changing one piece of this block it becomes less obvious that it’s a Snowball. I’m not sure if I’ll make that section above into (yet another) cushion or perhaps keep making more to join them together into a larger piece.
That wraps up our Traditional Block for this month. While I do still have a whole list to choose from, are there any requests for blocks I haven’t done yet? Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see!