Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Pieced Heart Block Quilt
I won these blocks from a block lotto at the local quilt store a couple of years ago. I finally got around to putting it together. Here are the free instructions:
This 12-1/2" (finished size 12”) patchwork heart quilt block is made with a quick-piecing technique. Each side of the heart block is pieced separately, and the two mirror image sides are joined vertically to complete the block.
Two reds or pinks
Neutral fabric for the corners
Make One Heart Block
• Cut two red or pink rectangles from two fabrics of similar value, each 6-1/2" x 12-1/2".
• Cut two 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" neutral squares; draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the reverse of each.
• Cut two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" neutral squares; draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner on the reverse of each
• Cut two 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" neutral squares; draw a diagonal line as you did on smaller squares.
Sew a 2-1/2” square to the top corner of the red rectangle and the 3-1/2” square to the other top corner on the diagonal lines you marked. Sew the 6-1/2” square to the bottom corner on the same side as the 2-1/2” square. Trim a ¼” from the sewing line. Press cut squares now trimmed to triangles so that you have a red rectangle with three cream corners. Do the second pink rectangle but remember it needs to be a mirror image of the first one. Sew together on the side that only has one corner with a cream triangle.