Would you like to make a fun, strippy, scrappy heart block for Valentine's Day? Here's a simple 8 1/2'' quilt block tutorial that will sew up in a snap!
- Six strips of red or pink fabric 1 1/2'' x 6 1/2''
- Four squares of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
- Two squares of background fabric 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2''
- Two strips of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 6 1/2''
- Two strips of background fabric 1 1/2'' x 8 1/2''
Sew the red strips lengthwise into two sets of three.
Lay the background squares on top of the strip sets, right sides together. Using a ruler and pencil, mark the back of the squares with a diagonal line.
Sew on the marked lines and press the background pieces away from the center of the heart as shown. Trim away the excess.
Sew the two sides of the heart together as shown.
Add the border strips. The block will measure 8 1/2''.
Press the block.
How many color combinations can you make? Or maybe you would like to reverse the red and white? Or have rainbow hearts? Or candy heart colors? Batik hearts on a black background, or coutry hearts on a tan background? Make this heart block your own and be sure to share it in the gallery!
If you are looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out Craftsy's "Ultimate List of 44 Valentine’s Day Quilting Patterns."
Have a very happy Valentine's Day!
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