Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February 2017 Block of the Month

In honor of Valentine's Day - a scrappy heart.  This block was created by Cathy Peterson for Evening Star Quilters.

This scrappy heart is 9-1/2" unfinished

Finished Block

1       Cut 30 2” squares of assorted fabrics.  (Try using 30s repro fabrics, small scale prints,etc.)
2     Cut four 2” white or white on white squares and draw a diagonal line on the back of each.
3     Cut two 5” white or white on white squares and draw a diagonal line on the back of each.

Step 1: Take any four 2” printed squares and place them right sides together with a 2” white square.
Sew on the diagonal line.  Cut ¼” from the sewing line and press to the dark side.
This makes four half square triangles.

Step 1

 Step 2:  Take any 2” square and sew it in between two of the half square triangles you made in
 Step 1.

Step 2

Step 3: Repeat Step 2

Step 4: Using these two rows, make two 9 patches like the one shown below.  These are the top two section of the heart.

Step 4

Step 5: To make the left bottom portion of the heart, sew 6 blocks as shown in photo A.

Photo A

Step 6: Place a  5" white square, right sides together on top of the 6 blocks you sewed above.  Sew on the diagonal line.  Trim ¼” from the sewing line. Press.   See photo B

Photo B

Step 7:  To make the right side of the bottom portion of the heart you have to make the mirror image of what you just made in steps 5 and 6.  Sew six blocks together as shown.

Step 7

Step 8:  Place the other 5” white square right sides together on the six blocks you just sewed.   Sew on the diagonal line.  Trim 1/4" from the line.  Press.

Step 9: Sew both bottom sections together as shown below

Step 9

Step 10:  Sew top sections to bottom sections to complete the heart shown at the top