Welcome to Part 2 of the Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project! Just as a refresher, this is a little quilt I’ve designed for a special little someone we are expecting later in the year!
In part 1, I gave you all the cutting information to make this quilt, if you missed it, just go back one post or click HERE…
Now on to step two, making the X and O building blocks.
For both the X’s and the O’s, you need 4 of these units. I like to call this block a HALF SNOWBALL because it is basically a SNOWBALL block with only two corners! LOL!
Do you also see those two side “Bonus Triangles”? Those go into this quilt too and are made at the SAME time as the building block, so if you happened to notice in my cutting directions that a 2″ Half Square Triangle was missing…you now know why! I LOVE this technique, essentially there is NO WASTE when these bonus triangles are incorporated right back into the design of the quilt!
…and then mark another line diagonally 2″ from the opposite corner parallel to that first line (see the photo above). To get that line perfect tape off a ruler at a 2″ marking. You can use any ruler or straight edge you want just as long as each side is 2″ inches. I’m using my EASY ANGLE ruler here…like so…
When you mark all of your Orange squares it is time to start sewing!
(please note my stitching is NOT perfect!…and I’m still here…)!
Now cut the “Bonus Triangles” apart from the HALF SNOWBALL block. Just cut right through the center between the two lines of stitching. The seam allowance doesn’t have to be perfect, just cut!
Press the “Bonus Triangles”‘s seam allowance toward the ORANGE but just finger press (or SOFT press with an iron) at this point the HALF SNOWBALL blocks (you’ll HARD press these later as we sew them together and determine at that time which direction the seam needs to go)…
Step 2 is Complete!
Stay tuned for Step 3: Putting Together the X’s and O’s!
Happy Quilting, Happy Sewing!
- Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project Part 1 – Cutting! (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)