Here's an easy block to make for a Valentine's Day project - directions include fabric requirements for two sizes of block - 9" and 12". So dig into your scrap stash and let's get to piecing!
Fabric Requirements for a 12" Finished Scrappy Heart Quilt Block:
- Light/Ivory: 1 - 4.5" square, and 4 - 2.5" squares
- Assorted Prints: 2 - 4.5" x 8.5" rectangles, 2 - 2.5" squares, 2 - 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, 2 - 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles, and 1 - 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle
Fabric Requirements for a 9" Finished Block:
- Light/Ivory: 1 - 3.5" square, and 4 - 2" squares
- Assorted Prints: 2 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles, 2 - 2" squares, 2 - 2" x 3.5" rectangles, 2 - 2" x 5" rectangles, and 1 - 2" x 6.5" rectangle
Directions are given for the 12" block.
"Snowball" two corners of the two 4.5" x 8.5" rectangles using the four Light/Ivory 2.5" squares as shown in the picture below. You can find the tutorial for making a basic Snowball block at https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-to-sew-a-basic-snowball-block
Match up the Assorted Prints 2.5" squares, 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles, and 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles as shown below.
Sew the patches into three strips as shown in the picture below.
Press the seam allowances. As you can see, I've pressed toward the darker fabric but you can press whichever direction you desire.
Lay out the Step 4 strips and the Assorted Prints 2.5" x 8.5" rectangle as shown in the picture below.
Sew the strips together as shown.
Press the seam allowances however you wish. I've pressed mine all in the same direction.
Putting It All Together:
Lay out the Step 1 units, the Step 7 unit, and the Light/Ivory 4.5" square as shown below.
Sew the units into two rows and...
Press the seam allowances in opposite directions so that the seams will nest nicely when making the final seam.
Sew the two rows together...
And press the seam allowance away from the Step 7 Square unit as shown in the picture below. That's all!
Here is an on point layout with blank blocks in between the heart blocks. I added a bottom border to even out the placement of the hearts. This is a great layout for some fancy quilting in those blank blocks!
Here's another on point layout using sashing and cornerstones. Again I added a bottom border to even things out.
Here's a layout for a small table topper or wall hanging. If you don't put the sashing and cornerstone in, it looks like a big flower! Cute!
This was a fun and quick block to sew together! I got to use some of my scraps so that's a good thing. It's typical to make heart blocks in pinks and reds but I think it would be a good way to use up scraps of all colors.
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P.P.S. Here's another Heart block to check out: https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/heart-quilt-block-tutorial-and-layout-options
P.P.P.S. To figure out yardage for a quilt, check out this post: https://fabric406.com/blogs/fabric406-blog/how-much-fabric-do-i-need