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Heart Blocks



Have fun designing your own Valentine's Day quilts. The Valentines blocks shown here each finish to approximately 8". Make one block and frame it, or assemble a group of blocks into a quilt. By mixing fabrics and block styles and alternating sashing between blocks, the possibilities are endless.

schematic of classic heart block

  • Classic Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"

  • Cut one 2.5" strip of light fabric.
  • Cut one 2.5" strip of dark fabric.


  • Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew.

    Cut six 2.5" squares from the dark fabric and two 2.5" squares from the light.

    Sew the Easy Angle sets to create Easy Angle units. Sew Easy Angle units and squares together following diagram below. Press seams in direction of arrows.

    schematic of assembling fabric pieces to make classic heart block image of finished classic heart block

schematic of Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block
  • Valentine's Cubed Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"

    Cut blocks, strips and square finished block using the Easy Rule™ or Easy Rule Jr.™



  • Cut 1 1/2" strips for 1" finished squares.
  • Ten dark 1 1/2" squares.
  • Fifteen light 1 1/2" squares.



Assemble squares together in rows:

schematic of rows 1 and 4 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Rows 1 and 4
schematic of row 2 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 2
schematic of row 3 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 3
schematic of row 5 of Valentine's Cubed Heart block

Row 5



schematic of arranging rows for Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block

Then add 1 1/2" borders:

  • Cut two light 5 1/2" & two light 7 1/2" strips.
  • Cut two dark 7 1/2" & two dark 9 1/2" strips.


Sew short strips of light fabric to top and bottom of block, then to sides. Repeat with dark fabric.

image of finished Valentine's Cubed Heart quilt block

schematic of valentine quilted heart blockMy Companion Valentine Heart Block

8" x 8"



Cut pieces using the Companion Angle™ & to complete flying geese unit use the Easy Angle™







Flying geese unit

schematic flying geese unitOn bottom half of block:

Cut one Companion Angle™ from 4 1/2" strip of dark fabric.

Cut one pair of Easy Angles™ from 4 1/2" strip of light fabric.

schematic: how to assemble flying geese unitSew Easy Angle™ triangle to either side of Companion Angle™ triangle to complete flying geese unit.

Quarter square blocks (make two)

schematic of quarter square blockCut six Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of light fabric.

Cut two Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of dark fabric.



Sew two triangles together as shown to make a half square, then sew two half squares together to create each block.

schematic of how to assemble quarter square block

schematic of attaching quarter square blocksSew quarter square blocks together. Sew to flying geese unit to complete block.



schematic of attaching blocks to make valentine's heart quilt block image of finished valentine's heart quilt block

schematic of quilt Tri-Rec Heart block

  • Tri-Rec Heart Block
  • 8" x 8"


Tools

  • Cut one 2.5" strip background fabric to yield four Recs.
  • Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric to yield two Tris.
  • Cut one 4.5" strip of background to yield two Recs.
  • Cut one 4.5" strip to yield one Tri.
  • Cut one 1.5" strip and one 2.5" strip sashing fabric.





Sew 2.5" recs to either side of 2.5" Tris to make a two triangle in a square units. Sew small triangle in a square units together side by side to create top of heart.

schematic of connecting two tri-recs units (top of heart)

schematic of bottom of heartSew 4.5" recs to either side of 4.5" Tri to make one triangle in a square unit.

Sew heart sections together.

schematic of attaching blocks to finish heart

Measure width of heart unit and cut two 1.5" sashing strips to fit. Sew one each to top and bottom of unit.

Measure length of heart unit and cut two 2.5" strips to fit. Sew one to each side of blocks to complete.

schematic of adding sashing around heart block image of finished Tri-Rec quilt block

schematic of Two Hearts Together quilt block

  • Two Hearts Together Block
  • 8" x 8"



Cut one 2.5" strip of background fabric. Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric. Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew. Cut four 2.5" squares from each of the background and heart fabrics. Sew Easy Angles together to form Easy Angle units.



Sew Easy Angle units together in pairs as shown below. Make two of each pair.

schematic of attaching Easy Angle units to each other

Sew background squares together to form two sets of pairs. Repeat with heart fabric.

schematic of background squares pairs

Assemble block as shown in diagram below. Press seams in direction shown.

schematic of how to assemble Two Hearts Together Block image of finished Two Hearts quilt block


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