Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scrappy Pink Heart Block

Scrappy Pink Heart Block
Today was a busier day, so I did not get to play on
my sewing machine until after dinner. 
Since I have been joining in the
on Saturdays, I decided to sew pink.
Since Valentine's Day is coming and I do not have a table topper for this holiday, it seemed like a good time to turn some of my pink scrap fabrics into a holiday project.
16 patch heart block
This is my pattern ... a pink post-it note stuck to my machine. After I started sewing I actually went a little more scrappy and put some pink HSTs inside the heart with my scraps.

The basic pattern calls for:

8 HST of pink and white to form the heart

2 white squares on the bottom outside corners

6 pink squares

You can make the block in any size.  I decided to make a block that will finish at 16 inches square.

So I cut:

8 white 5" squares
8 pink 5" squares
2 white 4.5 inch squares
6 inch 5" pink squares  (OR ... a few 4.5 inch pink squares
                                       and a few pink 5 squares (to make HSTs),
                                       as shown in my block)

To sew:

pair the 8 white and 8 pink squares; draw lines for your HST

chain sew
cut in half

press toward pink

trim and square to 4.5"
(Note:  if you are adding pink HST pairs, make these in the same manner)

layout block

sew in pairs and then into four quarter block units
sew into halves

your block is done!
May you have a Happy Heart!


scraphappy said...

What a pretty pink block. The extra HST triangle units in the center are a nice touch. Looks like a fun project for valentines day.

Katie said...

so cute. I was looking for another project that I could make into a mug rug or ornament. THANKS for the great tutorial.

Anna said...

That's such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Teresa in Music City said...

I just adore your heart block! It will make a wonderful table topper for your Valentine's festivities :*)

Edith said...

Nice block, great instructions. I do like the added HST's.

Angie said...

Thanks for the scrappy pink tutorial! I can picture three of these set as a table runner. Hope I have time to give it a try before Valentine's day!

Sheila said...

I like this block. Good tutorial. I think I'll see if I can make it in an 8.5" block.

Unknown said...

What a great tutorial! I would love to win. And... I have become a follower of yours on the blog and on Pinterest.

Deb A said...

Great tutorial! I may just have to make a few of these in red for a quick wall hanging in the dining room. It seems I put the quilt hangers a little too far apart for my 'baby' heart quilt.

Cathy Tomm said...

Great pink heart block.

Patty said...

Oh, I think I'm gonna learn alot from you!!