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I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...

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Patriot's Heart Quilt Block Pattern

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Patriot's Heart Quilt Block Pattern
Patriot's Heart Quilt Block Pattern

Pattern Description:

Celebrate Memorial Day and the 4th of July with a quilt project using this easy pieced block, compliments of the designer. The scrappy heart in patriotic colors is perfect for a quilt, a placemat, a wall hanging, a banner--or even a pot holder. Show your love of country in red-white-and-blue or stitch it up in other favorite color combos. Of course, it's great in pinks and red for quilted Valentine's projects, too! This easy-to-piece block is a great scrap buster! Cutting directions are given for three finished block sizes: 14", 10-1/2", or 7". Make as many as you need for the project you have in mind. Use scraps, pre-cuts, fat quarters, or fat eighths in your collection. Test your color combos using the blank blocks on page 4 of the directions. Let me see how you use this block--send a jpg to me at barbara.weiland@yahoo.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cutting directions are included for blocks that finish to 14" square, 10-1/2" square, and 7" square.


  • Rotary cutting tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scraps, fat eighths or fat quarters, or pre-cuts for a truly scrappy quilt. Amounts depend on the number of blocks you need for your project. Of course you can use all the same fabrics in the blocks if you prefer.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread and other fabrics to finish your project