Sunday, May 10, 2020
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.
Today's blocks are red and turquoise (similar to the 9-patch blocks that touch one corner of these blocks.
I like to use an open toe foot when sewing the stitch and flip units. The foot on the left give better visibility:
Cutting instructions for one 12" finished block.
|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|
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.
Press corners open and trim away layers underneath 1/4" beyond the stitched line:
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.
Repeat for the other top corner:
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)