2.09.2015

How to: Romance Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

If you've been following along since I started this 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Block you know that this isn't the first heart quilt block, but with Valentines Day so soon I couldn't help myself! I've been fighting the urge to make another heart block every single day, and today I caved. So, you're getting another heart quilt block tutorial and when it comes time to put it together in a quilt, we'll I've got a little twist.

Today's quilt block is:
Romance

Cutting:
(This block will finish 12"x12" square.)
White fabric - 2 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
4 - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of these)
Assorted pink fabric - 6 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
4 (8 if you want all different fabrics)  - 3 7/8"x3 7/8" squares.

Sewing:
Place one white and one pink 3 7/8" square together, right sides together.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on draw line.
Press toward the darker print.
Repeat, make a total of eight of these half square triangle blocks.
Sew four half square triangle units together.
Press.
Sew four, 3 1/2" pink squares together.
Press.
Sew one half square triangle, two pink 3 1/2" squares and one half square triangle, refer to illustration above for placement.
Press.
Sew white 3 1/2" square, two half square triangles and one white 3 1/2" square.
Press.
Sew the four rows together.
Press.

So much fun! 
Now instead of giving you the layout for a scrappy heart quilt I thought I'd share a few ideas, and cutting sizes to make this heart jumbo, for a table topper or wall hanging.
To make this heart 18"x18" you'll need to cut the following fabrics:
Pink - 6 - 5"x5" squares
4 - 5 3/8"x5 3/8" squares
White - 2 - 5"x5" squares
4 - 5 3/8"x5 3/8" squares

To make this heart 24"x24" you'll need to cut the following fabrics:
Pink - 6 - 6 1/2"x6 1/2" squares
4 - 6 7/8"x6 7/8" squares
White - 2 - 6 1/2"x6 1/2" squares
4 - 6 7/8"x6 7/8" squares

To make this heart 36"x36" you'll need to cut the following fabrics:
Pink - 6 - 9 1/2"x9 1/2" squares
4 - 9 7/8"x9 7/8" squares
White - 2 - 9 1/2"x9 1/2" squares
4 - 9 7/8"x9 7/8" squares


Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice, and thanks! I love February, the love month, and it's my birthday month :-)

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  2. Lovely block, perfect for Valentines or for anyone you love.

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  3. Beautiful block - but I'm confused: cutting instruction says 4 pink 3½ x 3½ squares, but in assembly instructions 6 are needed. Typo in cutting instruction?

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  4. Love this heart block! I have really been enjoying your blocks and tutorials.

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