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.

Fabric:
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.

3 comments:

  1. I love this block. Thanks for the pattern. It's coming just in time for Valentine's Day and I needed this one!

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  2. I too love this pattern and wish I had the time to make it. I need one for my wall...

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  3. Oh beautiful! I am a very beginner quilter although they have fascinated me forever. What a wonderful skill to have

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