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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Quilt Along -- Hearts (step 6)

Whether your kids have feet, paws, claws or scales, or you're a beloved auntie or step-mom, today's block honors you.  KD asked for hearts, and here they are!

These blocks are done with stitch and flip corners (they could be foundation pieced, too, but I wanted to give you a break this week --LOL!).  I used two different backgrounds for my blocks, but you could just use one if you prefer.

Hearts    Hearts_red

Today's blocks are red and turquoise (similar to the 9-patch blocks that touch one corner of these blocks.

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I like to use an open toe foot when sewing the stitch and flip units.  The foot on the left give better visibility:

Feet

Cutting instructions for one 12" finished block.

CUTTING:

Coordinating Fabric 1 (hearts) Focus 

Cut one 6 1/2" strip Cut four 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles
Focus Fabric (black dots -- hearts)



Cut one 6 1/2" strip

Cut four 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

Coordinating Fabric 2 & 3 (backgrounds)

Cut one 3 1/2" strip of each Cut four 3 1/2" squares of each
Cut one 2" strip of each Cut eight 2" squares of each


Make two 6 1/2" heart units from each color


PIECING:

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the 3 1/2" background squares.  Place face down on the bottom of the 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles as shown (each heart has one background that flips left and one that flips right).  Stitch on the drawn line.

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Press corners open and trim away layers underneath 1/4" beyond the stitched line:

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Orient the units with the heart point at the bottom.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the 2" background squares.  Place face down on the top of the 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles as shown.  Stitch on the drawn line, press and trim.

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Repeat for the other top corner:

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Sew the pairs together and press the seam open to reduce bulk.  Each unit should measure 6 1/2" square.



Pretty sweet!  Sew the heart units together as a four-patch.  The completed block should measure 12 1/2" (12" finished)

Hearts_red

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