Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it must be time for a heart quilt pattern!
Although, this block isn’t strictly for Valentine’s Day – it could be used any time of the year for anyone you love. Heart patterns are an especially lovely way to welcome a new baby or celebrate a newly married couple.
I’m sure you’ll have no trouble adapting this block to suit your gift-giving purposes through your choice of colours, patterns and block positioning. Here’s a few I came up with:
- This block is fat eighth friendly, using a F8 for the background and only half a F8 for the heart.
- Although there are quite a few pieces in the block, strip piecing makes it come together quicker than expected.
- My “don’t do this” tip – I made a version with a super scrappy background of four different colours and it looked like a hot mess. When going scrappy, the fabrics all still need to be in the same colour family otherwise the heart gets lost.
Here’s a four-square mini quilt/table topper I made with some Carolyn Friedlander black crosshatch scraps, a solid red and an Anna Maria Horner True Colors print.
To make this mini you’ll need:
- a half yard of background fabric,
- a fat quarter of low volume red fabric for three hearts, and
- a fat quarter of red solid for one heart and binding.
All the instructions you need to sew your blocks are inside the PDF pattern.
Once finished, sew the four blocks together, quilt, bind and enjoy!
Happy Valentine’s Day!