The Heart Quilting Block
Quilt blocks made to look like
hearts are a favorite
for many quilters.
There are many ways to make them.
Some are a lot easier than others. The picture above is a very simple and frugal
way to make a heart quilt block.
I made this block using several red
fabrics. All you have to do is cut small squares and lay them out as
illustrated to the left.
Then you trim up the block. If
you are making a tablerunner, and do not a perfectly square block, you can leave
it as is.
When you trim this block, but sure
that there is 1/4 inch left on the top for
piecing. Then measure the height of the block, and cut the width the
This is a fun block to use up bits
and pieces of fabric. My squares were cut at 1 1/2 inches raw. I
just went into my scraps and pulled out several small red pieces. The
block finished at 6 inches raw. It is a
great frugal way to use up even the smallest pieces of fabric.
Again, a warming about
I was extremely careful to finger press every seam before I put the iron down
one time. Repeated pressing makes indentations on the top of the block
from all the seam allowances. Also, with such small blocks, any distortion
would be noticeable.