Peppermint Snowballs Quilt


Hello, it's Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby back again with another fun little quilt.  I think Aneela totally nailed her debut fabric line for Moda, Sherbet Pips, & I came up with this quilt to showcase some of her oh so cute prints.  Snowball blocks meet Peppermint Pinwheel blocks....Peppermint Snowballs Quilt. =)



**All seams are to be sew with a 1/4" seam allowance
1 Sherbet Pips Layer Cake
1 1/4 Bella Solids White (9900-98)
1/3 Yard Binding Fabric Sherbet Pips Gray Dot (18505-19)
3 Yards Backing Fabric Sherbet Pips Girl on Swing (18500-11)

Begin by choosing 12 of your favorite prints from the layer cake.  These will be used for the snowball blocks.  I chose the dog, scooter, & tree prints.  From the remaining layer cake squares, choose 5 squares to be used for the pinwheels--I went with the solid/dot fabrics you see below.


Trim each of the Snowball squares to 9.5" square.  From the layers you have chosen for the Pinwheel blocks, cut a total of 7 strips 2.5" x 10" (1 strip from each square plus an extra strip from two of the prints).  Subcut the strips int 2.5" squares.

From the remaining 25 layer cake squares cut:

(48) strips 2" x 10" (these will be used for the pieced square border around the pinwheel blocks)--cut 2 strips from each layer cake square

(14) strips 2.5" x 10"--subcut into 2.5" squares (these will be used for the hst blocks on the corners of the Pinwheel blocks)--choose these strips at random from remaining layer cake squares, don't cut more than one strip per fabric

(10) strips 2"x 10"--subcut into 2" squares (these will be used for the outermost triangle on the Snowball blocks)--choose these strips at random from remaining layer cake squares,  don't cut more than one strip per fabric

From the White Solid Fabric cut:

(4) strips 3.5" x WOF--subcut into (48) 3.5" squares
(3) strips 2" x WOF--subcut into (26) 2" x 3.5" rectangles
(6) strips 2" x WOF--subcut into (26) 2" x 6.5" rectangles
(2) strips 2.5" x WOF--subcut into (26) 2.5" squares


On the back of each white 3.5" square, each white 2.5" square, each Sherbet Pips 2" square, and 1/2 of the Sherbet Pips 2.5" squares draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.


*Please note that I do not have the white 2.5" squares pictured above--make sure to include them just as the instructions read.*

Assembling the Snowball Blocks

Begin by sewing one 3.5" white square to each corner of a 9.5" layer cake square.  Sew directly on the diagonal line--pay attention to the orientation of the diagonal.

Trim each corner 1/4" from sewn line on each corner.


Press open.


Now you will repeat the same process using the Sherbet Pips 2" squares.  Place a 2" square right sides together on each corner of the snowball block.  You will sew a diagonal line directly on your drawn line--pay attention to the orientation of the diagonal.


Trim corners 1/4" from sewn line & press open.


Continue until you have completed all 12 Snowball Blocks.


Assembling the Pinwheel Blocks

Begin by placing one white 2.5" square right sides together with one Sherbet Pips 2.5" square.


Sew 1/4" away from the diagonal on each side of the drawn line.


Cut on drawn line.


Press to the Sherbet Pips fabric. Repeat these steps to make a total of 52 triangle units.  Trim all hst units to 2" square.


Now we will repeat these steps to make the triangle units for the outermost corners of the pinwheel block.   Begin by placing (2) 2.5" Sherbet Pips Squares right sides together.


Sew 1/4" away from the drawn diagonal line just like you did for the Pinwheel blocks a moment ago.  Cut apart on the diagonal line and press open to the darker fabric.  Trim all hst units to 2" square.


You will end up with a bunch of fun little half square triangle units. 52 of the Sherbet Pips/Sherbet Pips units & 52 of the White/Sherbet Pips units.


To make the pinwheel units, sew together 4 of the white/sherbet pips units pressing seams to the Sherbet Pips fabric.


Sew together to complete the pinwheel unit.


Continue sewing all of the pinwheels together until you have a lovely little stack of them.


Next, sew a 2" x 3.5" white rectangle to the top and bottom of the pinwheel block.  Then, sew a 2" x 6.5" rectangle to the right and left of the pinwheel.  Press seams out.


Sew all of the pinwheel blocks in this manner.


Now we will begin sewing together the 2" x 10" strips in sets of four.  Press open to one side.


Continue until you have sewn together all of the strips.


Subcut into 2" strips.


Now we will sew one of the half square triangle units onto each end of 26 of the strip sets.  Please note:  It is very important that the diagonals are oriented exactly as shown for each strip.  Press seams toward the center.


Continue until you have sewn triangle units onto each end of 26 of the strips.


Now we can assemble these blocks.


Begin by sewing one of the 4 square strips to the top and bottom of the pinwheel unit.  Press away from the center.


Sew the remaining strips to the right and left of the block making sure to orient the diagonals as pictured.


And Voila--completed pinwheel blocks.


You are ready to assemble the quilt as shown.


Once you have your blocks sewn together (25 blocks total -- 5 blocks x 5 blocks) you are ready to sandwich your quilt, baste, quilt, and bind. 


A fabulous 45"x45" quilt showcasing Aneela's wonderful fabrics!  Enjoy!


Corey Yoder
{Little Miss Shabby}

50 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's gorgeous Corrie! What a great design for Aneela's Sherbet Pips!

Carol T said...

I just love the design you made for this quilt. I want to make it but a little bigger.

schmidt1016 said...

This is so cute! Thanks for a great pattern.

Leslie in MN
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Kristina said...

This one is just georgeus! I love the fabric.

Manda said...

Fantastic pattern!

Bec Clarke said...

Wow that is lovely, I can't wait to try it, I have so many layer cakes calling out to be used.

Quiltjane said...

Gorgeous quilt. The quilting really makes it shine.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oh my gosh Corey, that is so wonderful and pretty and lovely and what a great photo of it blowing in the sunshine. You are sooooo talented. Go you and you mojo :-)

Debbie said...

Very nice! Looks great with the pips!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Awesome quilt and perfect for Sherbet Pips. I love that 2nd row of corner on the snowballs. Very clever!! :)

Tezzcan said...

Beautiful.

Frauke said...

a wonderfull fresh springtime quilt, thank for the pattern
Frauke
North germany

aneela hoey said...

Brings a tear to my eye Corey!
You totally rOckEd these prints!!

Jenny said...

cute cute cute!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Super cute!! Love the mixture of snowballs with pinwheels!

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

Cathy said...

Great tutorial. I will print it off and start later this week. Getting harder to sew with the weather getting nice.

Leila said...

Pretty pretty quilt! Perfect for this fabric, great tute thanks!

Bridgette said...

Love the prints, especially the doggie print. It reminds me of a dog named "Boots" I had when I was little. Great job on the quilt. It really does showcase the choice of prints nicely.

JCnNC said...

Love this fabric and what a wonderful tutorial/pattern. Thank you so much for sharing.

jennifer said...

You did a good job girlfriend:)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

What a fun quilt. Great job!

Ginnilynn said...

Beautiful quilt with a really fun fabric! I am new to quilting so this pattern may be a bit advanced for me but I love it!

Anita said...

What a fun quilt.

stitch_days said...

Such a wonderful quilt - I love quilts that immediately make me smile and this one has me smiling big time.

charlotte said...

Nice tutorial. I love the way you showcased the cute prints. Great Job!!

Sandlady said...

Your quilt is beautiful - and the directions are very clear! Thank you.

Katie B. said...

Adorable!

Ruth said...

Adorable fabrics and quilt!

Nellie said...

This pattern could very easily be used for a baby quilt. Quit an easy pattern.

Robin said...

This is awesome!!! I love the design and I love the Pips. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen C said...

I love this quilt! Thanks for the tutorial!

WandaFish said...

Your tutorial looks very clear and I just love the quilt! The combination of snowballs and pinwheels is wonderful :)

Bea said...

Love this.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt........wonderful creativity.........you are very talented

momto2wasd said...

I love this!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Too cute...well that decides it I'll have to get Sherbet pips layer cake...was going to get jelly roll haha
Hugs, Sharon, and thanks for the gorgeous design

Peach Rainbow said...

Beautiful - Thanks for the lovely tutorial!

VickiT said...

I love the way you've created this quilt and the Sherbet Pips are fast moving up my list of possible purchases. Thanks for such a great tutorial.

Suzanne S. said...

Oh my!!! I have been waiting for Sherbet Pips to come out, but what you have done with them is fabulous!!! What a yummy quilt. Thanks for sharing...I have to make this!!

Sherry said...

Your quilt is awesome. I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I don't usually by a fabric line because I don't usually like many of the fabric designs in the entire line. But this line is entirely different - I like so many of them. And I love your quilt. I think you definitely took the best of the best and showcased them all to the max. Lovely job. Lovely quilt. Gonna definitely get some of this fabric line.

Melissa said...

This looks like so much fun!

Paula said...

Beautiful quilt! Sherbet Pips is a wonderful collection, love it!
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Jen said...

I love these two blocks together! So much movement and color. Gorgeous!

Mama Spark said...

Cori, you did an amazing job with this. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Patrichter said...

The quilt is so pretty. Great pattern.

Robin @ TipToeTango said...

Excellent tutorial & gorgeous quilt!

hydeeannsews said...

i didn;t think i really liked snowball blocks. until i saw elizabeth hartman's quilt in "practical guide to patchwork" and now this. fabulous! great use of pips.

Laura VanVleet said...

OMG~I am sooooo hooked! This quilt and the fabric rocks!! Thanks, Corey!