A cozy group of flannels from Bonnie Sullivan's Winter Wonderland collection and the Woolies collection, both for Maywood Studios, star in this wall hanging. A variety of plaids and checks helps keep the eye moving across the quilt.
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Inspired by "So Many Snowballs" from designer Julie Hendricksen

Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke


  • 1-1/8 yards brown tweed flannel (blocks, border, binding)
  • 7--9x22" pieces (fat eighths) assorted dark flannels (blocks)
  • 8--9x22" pieces (fat eighths) assorted light to medium flannels (blocks)
  • 1-3/8 yards backing fabric
  • 45" square batting

Finished quilt: 38-1/2" square

Finished block: 3-3/4" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

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

Cut Fabrics

From brown tweed flannel, cut:

  • 2--4-1/2x38-1/2" border strips
  • 2--4-1/2x30-1/2" border strips
  • 4--2-1/2x42" binding strips
  • 4--4-1/4" squares
  • 16--1-1/2" squares

From each dark flannel, cut:

  • 4--4-1/4" squares
  • 16--1-1/2" squares

From each light or medium flannel, cut:

  • 4--4-1/4" squares
  • 16--1-1/2" squares

Assemble Blocks

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of four matching light or medium flannel 1-1/2" squares.

2. Align a marked light or medium print square with one corner of a brown tweed or dark flannel 4-1/4" square (Diagram 1, note direction of drawn line). Sew on drawn line. Trim excess, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle.


3. Repeat Step 2 to add marked light print squares to remaining three corners of brown tweed or dark flannel square to make a dark Snowball block (Diagram 1). The block should be 4-1/4" square including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to make 32 dark Snowball blocks total.

5. Using brown tweed and dark flannel 1-1/2" squares and light and medium flannel 4-1/4" squares, repeat steps 1 through 3 to make 32 light Snowball blocks total (Diagram 2).


Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to photo, lay out Snowball blocks in eight rows, alternating dark and light blocks. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

2. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 30-1/2" square including seam allowances.

3. Sew brown tweed short border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add brown tweed long border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with brown tweed binding strips.