Friday, March 1, 2013

Free Pattern Day: Snowball Quilts

Here are more free patterns! The snowball pattern is one of the best-known of all Amish quilt blocks. From a distance, a snowball block looks like a round circle, but it is actually an octagon, an eight-sided figure.  To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Mediterranean Tiles quilt, ~75 x 83", free pattern by Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)

Pippa Neapolitan quilt, 60 x 72", free pattern by Metropolitan Quilt for Blend Fabrics (PDF download)

Curio Cabinet quilt, 72 x 89", free pattern by Natalie Crabtree for Michael Miller Fabrics (PDF download)

A Snowball's Chance, 68 x 80", free pattern at Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Cobblestones quilt, free pattern by Osie Lebowitz for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)

Abacus quilt, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download)

Poppy Patio quilt, 84 x 84", free pattern at Jillily Studio (PDF download)

Glass Beads quilt, ~66 x 76", free pattern by Denise Russell for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)

Daisy Dishes quilt, free pattern at RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Island Leis quilt, 76 x 76", free pattern by Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)

Poppy Seed quilt, 67 x 93", free pattern by Konda Luckau for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)

Migration Trail Quilt, 52 x 70", free pattern at Fabri Quilt (PDF download)

Chelsea Morning quilt, 63 x 79", free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Benartex (PDF download)

Manor Square Crossing quilt, 70 x 90", free pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe for Marcus Fabrics (PDF download)

Sunshine quilt, 57 x 75", free pattern at Wilmington Prints  (PDF download)

Slice of the Pie quilt, 54 x 65", free pattern by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics (PDF download)

Nostalgia quilt, 62 x 80", free pattern at Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Ebbing Quilt, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (PDF download)

Palette quilt, free pattern by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)

Meadow quilt, free pattern by Tara Faughnan for Michael Miller Fabrics (PDF download

Snowbound quilt, ~44 x 58”, free pattern by Valerie Shields for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Abounding quilt, ~58 x 58”, free pattern by Valerie Shields for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Aunt Grace quilt, ~55 x 64”, free pattern by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics (PDF download)

Full Moon Lagoon quilt, 64 x 72”, free pattern by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

Linked Octagons quilt, 62 x 62”, free pattern by by Anjeanette Klinder for Moda Bakeshop (PDF download)

Nest quilt, 54 x 54”, free pattern by Jenny McLean for Tula Pink (PDF download)

Mexican Tiles Snowball quilt, 45 x 60", free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics (PDF download

Divide and Conquer quilt, free pattern by Elizabeth Dackson at Don’t Call Me Betsy (PDF download

Beach Time quilt, 57 x 75”, free pattern by Ann Wanke for Windham Fabrics (PDF download

Modern Mixers II Snowball quilt, 90 x 93", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download

Farmer’s Market quilt, 58 x 67", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

Octagon Alley quilt, 48 x 60", free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Michael Miller Fabrics (PDF download

Bird Song quilt, free pattern by Debby Kratovil for Benartex (PDF download

Rose Garden quilt, 52 x 58", free pattern by Scott Hansen at Blue Nickel Studios (PDF download)

Sprinkled Sweets quilt, 75 x 87", free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring (PDF download)

Petite Fleur Quilt, 53 x 62", free pattern by Nireko Ohira for Lecien (PDF download)

Alexandria Weekend Quilt, 73 x 73", free pattern by Candy Hargrove for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

Evergreen quilt pattern, 54 x 72", by Audrey Page for Benartex (PDF download)

Scrappy Snowball Quilt, 53 x 67", tutorial by Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew (PDF download)


Tangled quilt, 72 x 72”, free pattern by Red Pepper Quilts for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Summer Runner Tutorial by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew


Sherbet Pips Quilt, 56 x 62", free pattern by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics (PDF download)

Sweet Snowball Throw Quilt, ~52 x 60", by Pat Sloan for All People Quilt

Prairie Skies quilt, ~72" square, free pattern by Osie Lebowitz for Timeless Treasures (PDF download)

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, Knotted Rings, Garden Twist and Woven Braid.See the free patterns below.

Suzette quilt, 57” x 69”, free pattern by Stephanie Sims for Clothworks (PDF download)

Fairies in the Glen, 49 x 57", free pattern by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Garden City, 64 x 80", free pattern by Jackie Robinson for Benartex (PDF download)

Meridien Mix, 82 x 92", free pattern by Lucy A. Fazely for Marcus Fabrics (PDF download)

Image credits: This post was updated on October 9, 2019. All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  Some of these are tutorials while others have downloadable patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the title above each photo.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration [at] blogspot [dot] com.


  1. Wonderful projects.All caught my eye!!

  2. One of my all time favorite quilts is a nine-patch snowball I called "summer snow".
    These ideas are all great.

  3. very nice!spesialy the plethora of pansies!!!

  4. Mange flotte moddeler her :-)

  5. I love the snowball block and I'm planning on using it as an alternating block for a 9-patch quilt. I love all of your selections. Thanks for gathering them all in one spot for us!

  6. Great post and quilts. I'd like to make the I spy snowball.

  7. I'm always looking for books on quilts, I've never seen the Flower Show Quilts before! I like making quilts of all sizes, some smaller for wall hangings! These are very pretty! I luv Jo-Ann Fabrics, I started sewing at a young age and I have always liked going there, it is like a sanctuary for me.

  8. "Quilt Inspiration" is my home page. Each day I turn on my computer and learn many new things!!
    Truly inspirational. The fine examples and the free patterns are wonderful.

    ps I would appreciate information on how to register my e-mail address for this give-away event. : )



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