One of the blocks I've been making in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month from 3.5 inch scraps for the last couple of years is a Snowball block. Last year I made them with light corners and this year I've been making them with dark corners. I have 230 of them with light corners and 150 or so with dark corners but the year is not over yet.
I guess it's about time I try to figure out what to do with them so I know how many I need.
Originally I was thinking I would alternate light and dark corners - a look similar to a lozenge quilt I made a couple of years ago. I love that quilt and it currently resides on the bed in the camper.
But each month when I took photos and blogged about the blocks I began to be attracted to a nine patch block and started thinking this might be the way to go. I think I like this arrangement better than mixing them up.
But what if I changed some of the blocks out with some nine patches? I have a bin of three inch nine patches and have been looking for different ways to use them.
I don't like how nine patch meets nine patch and snowball meets snowball sometimes.
So what if I make alternate blocks? Dark corner snowballs in the corners of those nine patch blocks and nine patches in the corners of the light cornered snowball blocks.
No...that doesn't say "make me" or does it?
What if nine patch and snowball colors were just alternated?
Snowball/Nine Patch quilts are too common.
Let's go back to keeping the same colored snowballs in a nine patch configuration but this time replace the snowball or little nine patch with a rail fence block. I've also been making these for a couple of years from my 1.5 inch scraps.
Ok. I kind of like it but I think I like the nine patch blocks with all snowballs better. Or do I?
Let's mix them up.
Let's mix them up and keep all the rail fences horizontal.
I think I like them mixed up with rail fences all vertical better. Maybe if I just used the light cornered snowballs?
Still undecided on layout or how many blocks I need.