Bird Song quilt, free pattern by Debby Kratovil for Benartex
Rose Garden, free pattern by Scott Hansen at Blue Nickel Studios
Sprinkled Sweets quilt, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring
Ebbing Quilt, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics
Petite Fleur Quilt, 53 x 62", free pattern by Nireko Ohira at Lecien
Alexandria Weekend Quilt by Candy Hargrove for Andover Fabrics
Evergreen quilt pattern, 54 x 72", by Audrey Page at Benartex
Scrappy Snowball Quilt tutorial, 53 x 67", by Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew
Summer Runner Tutorial by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew
Sherbet Pips Quilt, 56 x 62", free pattern by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
;Sweet Snowball Throw Quilt, 52 x 60", by Pat Sloan for All People Quilt
Around the Twist Amish quilt, 2009
The beautiful quilt called Around the Twist, above, was featured at the 2009 Mennonite relief auction. The white snowball blocks and alternating 9-patch or 'twist' blocks are turned on their points, as shown below.
This block combination is also called Octagon and Twist; a free pattern is available at Quilters Cache. See the similar free patterns for "Fairies in the Glen", "Garden City" and "Meridien Mix" below.
Fairies in the Glen, 49 x 57", free pattern by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics
Plethora of Pansies by Bonnie Engel at the 2012 Wine Country Quilt Show; photo by Quilt Inspiration
Here is another example of the octagon-and-twist design, set on point.
Garden City, 64 x 80", free pattern by Jackie Robinson for Benartex
In "Garden City", shown above, and "Meridien Mix" below, the snowball/octagon blocks are set on the square instead of "on point".
Meridien Mix, 82 x 92", free pattern by Lucy A. Fazely for Marcus Fabrics
Stars Through the Windows baby quilt pattern by Janet Wickell at About.com
"Stars Through the Windows", above, features a snowball block that alternates with a nine patch variation.
Floral Snowball Quilt by Janet Wickell at About.com
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