Another Scrappy Heart Quilt Block - Free Tutorial

Posted by Elaine Huff on

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, here's another scrappy Heart quilt block. This block is easy and goes together fast. I'm also including fabric requirements for 6", 8", 10" and 12" blocks!

heart quilt block

Fabric Requirements:

6" Finished Scrappy Heart Quilt Block:

  • Light/Cream: 2 - 4" squares, and 2 - 2" squares
  • Assorted Reds/Pinks: 2 - 4" squares, 2 - 2" x 3.5" rectangles, and 1 - 2" x 6.5" rectangle

8" Finished Scrappy Heart Quilt Block:

  • Light/Cream: 2 - 5" squares, and 2 - 2.5" squares
  • Assorted Reds/Pinks: 2 - 5" squares, 2 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, and 1 - 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle

10" Finished Scrappy Heart Quilt Block:

  • Light/Cream: 2 - 6" squares, and 2 - 3" squares
  • Assorted Reds/Pinks: 2 - 6" squares, 2 - 3" x 5.5" rectangles, and 1 - 3" x 10.5" rectangle

12" Finished Scrappy Heart Quilt Block:

  • Light/Cream: 2 - 7" squares, and 2 - 3.5" squares
  • Assorted Reds/Pinks: 2 - 7" squares, 2 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles, and 1 - 3.5" x 12.5" rectangle

heart block fabric requirements

Sewing Directions:

Half Square Triangle Units:

Step 1:

Note: The following directions are for a 6" finished block.

Using the two Light/Cream 4" squares and two Assorted Red/Pink 4" squares, sew together four Half Square Triangle units (two will be extras to use on another block). You can find my tutorial for making a basic Half Square Triangle (HST) block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-half-square-triangle-block

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Step 2:

Press the seam allowance on one HST toward the Red/Pink fabric and one HST toward the Light/Cream fabric as shown in the picture below. Trim the HSTs to 3.5" square.

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Flying Geese Units:

Step 3:

Now you can make the Flying Geese units using the two Red/Pink 2" x 3.5" rectangles and the four Light/Cream 2" squares like the ones shown below. You will find my no-trim method for making Flying Geese blocks at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-flying-geese-block.

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Step 4:

At this point, I like to lay out all the units to make sure I get a pleasing arrangement of colors.

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Sewing the Rows:

Step 5:

Sew the two Half Square Triangle units together as shown in the picture below.

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Step 6:

Press the seam allowance. It doesn't really matter which way the seam allowance is pressed - you can even press it open if you wish.

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Step 7:

Sew the two Flying Geese units together as shown below.

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Step 8:

And press the seam allowance. Once again, it doesn't matter which direction you press the seam allowance.

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Putting It All Together:

Step 9:

Lay out the two rows you've made plus the Red/Pink 2" x 6.5" rectangle as shown in the picture below.

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Step 10:

Sew the rows together...

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Step 11:

Press the seam allowances towards the Red/Pink 2" x 6.5" rectangle. All finished!

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Layout Options:

Here's a 5 x 5 layout with alternating plain blocks. Sweet!

 heart quilt 1

This is a cute layout too with sashing and cornerstones.

heart quilt 2

This is an on-point layout with a center square in a square block and borders.

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And to be a bit different, I've rotated the blocks around the center and added sashing and cornerstones.

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Conclusion:

I found this Scrappy Heart block to be quick and easy to sew together. If you are hesitant about making Flying Geese units, you could substitute two Half Square Triangles for each Flying Geese unit, making it an even easier block. 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you like it and want to see more, just click HERE to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free PDF quilt pattern called "Chained Weathervane".

Happy Quilting!

Elaine

P.S. Check out my PDF patterns in the Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/fabric406?mcnav&section_id=29739767

P.P.S. For other heart-shaped block tutorials check out https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/heart-quilt-block-tutorial-and-layout-options and https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/scrappy-heart-quilt-block-tutorial-just-in-time-for-valentines-day

 

 


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