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Keep kids occupied with a quilt that features many different motifs and prints.

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Assemble Blocks

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

 

1. Gather 36 matching solid 1-3⁄4" squares and nine assorted novelty print 5" squares. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each solid 1-3⁄4" square.

2. Align a marked solid square with one corner of a novelty print 5" square (Diagram 1; note direction of marked line). Sew on marked line; trim excess fabric, leaving 1⁄4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle. In same manner, add marked solid squares to remaining corners of novelty print square to make a Snowball unit (Diagram 2; again note direction of marked lines). The unit still should be 5" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make nine Snowball units total.

3. Referring to Diagram 3, lay out Snowball units in three rows, orienting novelty print motifs as desired. Sew together units in rows. Join rows to make a block. The block should be 14" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat to make nine blocks total.

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