Small version Snowall Block Quilt: From each assorted solid, cut 1 3/4 squares. From assorted bright prints, cut 5 inch squares
If you want to make larger blocks (large version) you can cut assorted solid, 2 3/4 squares. From assorted bright prints, cut 8 inch squares.
Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each assorted solid square.
Align a marked solid square 1 7/8 with one corner of a bright 5 inch square. Or, for large version block quilt 2 3/4 with corner of a bright 8 inch square. Sew on drawn line, trim excess fabric leaving 1/4 seam allowance.
Press open attached triangle, pressing seams on each corner open. This makes one unit. You need to make a total of 9 units that have the same color 1 7/8 or 2 3/4 square. You can opt to use the same color on all small squares throughout. Or, you can make blocks of 3 x 3 units with different colored small squares and use sashing fabric to separate the different colored blocks (3 x 3).
The above is a stroller quilt with 8 inch bright prints and 2 3/4 yellow squares, no sashing. The unit layout is 4 x 4. It measures 30 inches by 30 inches.
Gosh, what a difference quilting makes. This is free motion quilting (FMQ). I quilted every place except for the border because I pictured little tiny hands grabbing a soft, puffy part.
This is another version of the snowball that I finished piecing. It's pieced with 5 inch assorted floral prints. It has blue, yellow, pink, teal, hot pink solid 1 7/8 squares. The sashing strips are in green (2 1/2). There are 2 1/2 inch orange sashing squares. The border is a 5 inch orange print. The finished blocks lay out is 3 across x 4 long. Along with the sashing and border it's going to make a nice size lap quilt. I hope I can handle the FMQ and sew a similar design like the baby quilt.
I hope this explains the variety of ways that you can use snowball blocks. It was less then a year ago that someone suggested that I make a quilt without having a pattern and set of directions in front of me. I never dreamed of it. I've made progress since then so I can reconfigure blocks and sizes and experiment with colors . This was a milestone for me and I hope to encourage you to try it. Best, Mary