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Heart block
Heart Block

I couldn't figure out a block that I wanted to do this month...something was really not allowing me to concentrate, so I settled for a "typical" block for the month of February...the heart in honor of Valentine's Day. I have seen many variations of heart blocks, but this one came from my brain...simple...which is about all I can handle this month.

We will be using 2 colors in this block: white or WOW for the background and pink or red, solids or prints, for the hearts. We will be making this one 8" finished.

Posted: February 1999

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. White: cut 4 2-1/2" squares; cut 1 5-1/4" square
  2. Pink/Red: cut 2 2-1/2"x4-1/2" rectangles; cut 1 2-1/2"x8-1/2" strip; cut 1 5-1/4" square

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Mark diagonal on the wrong side of 2-1/2" squares of white; matching right sides together, set a 2-1/2" square of white to one end of a 2-1/2"x4-1/2" rectangle of pink/red as shown below; stitch on diagonal and trim 1/4" to corner; press to corner...repeat for other end.

  2. Join units from step#1 as shown; press to either side.

  3. Mark diagonal on 5-1/4" square of white; matching right sides together with 5-1/4" pink/red square, sew 1/4" on either side of diagonal mark; cut on diagonal and press toward red/pink.
    Important: square up to 4-1/2".

  4. Join units from step#4 as shown; press to either side.

  5. Sew unit from step#2 to 2-1/2"X8-1/2" rectangle of pink/red as shown in block diagram below; press seam toward rectangle of pink/red.
  6. Sew unit from step#4 to unit from step#5 as shown in block diagram; press seam toward rectangle of pink/red.
  7. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 8-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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