Making an ornament block
Cut one main fabric square (Christmas fabric) measuring 9.5” square and four background squares (white fabric) measuring 3.5” square. Cut one 2” x 3” piece of fabric from a silver or gold piece of fabric (will look like the ornament hanger). Also cut two additional pieces, 2” x 3 ¾” of white fabric.
Use a pencil and ruler to draw a diagonal line on all four background squares (or use a line you’ve drawn on your machine).
Place the background squares on each of the four corners of the main fabric square. Pin in place as shown.
Sew across each of the four pencil lines, backstitching at the beginning and end of each seam.
Trim excess fabric ¼” away from seams.
Press background fabric away from main fabric, and voila! A snowball block that measures 9.5”.
Sew the 2” x 3” gold or silver piece in the middle of the two 2” x 3 ¾” white pieces of fabric making a 9.5” long strip that you will attach to the top of the snowball block (see photo).
Sew the strip to the top of the snowball block and there you have it, a Christmas ornament.