A few weeks ago, I posted this adorable heart quilt. Today I’m going to share how you make the heart blocks. Keep in mind this was a tutorial I did for Missouri Star Quilt Company, using their video tutorial. I was asked to show in pictures any steps that may be difficult or helpful to have pictures. I’m a very visual person and so the pictures are always so helpful. I did clarify if it was ok for me to re-post the tutorial here and I was told I could. The final result varies from theirs with the triangles in the sashing.
To make this baby quilt, you need 1 Ocean Cotton+Steel Basics charm pack (will not use all), 1.5 yards Kona White for the background and sashing, 1/2 yard XO Night Owl Cotton + Steel for the binding (will have plenty of that left over) and 1.75 yards Dottie Bluebird for the backing. And of course batting, thread, and time. Though I love baby quilts because they are so quick to make!
So you will need to use:
-24 charm pack squares: 4 squares of 6 different matched fabrics
-twenty-four 2.5″ white squares. I cut 2.5″ strips and then cut that into squares.
-twelve 5″ white squares
-twelve 2.5″ x 9.5″ strips white fabric
-twelve 2.5″ 13.5″ strips white fabric
-sashing 4″ wide (I didn’t get the exact measurement on this, so sorry!)
The video has you iron the white squares in half diagonally but I drew them. On the 5″ squares you draw from corner to corner, then measure half inch a way and sew down that as well. In the video she saves them for a cute little centerpiece made from the smaller triangles sewn together, but we will use ours in the quilt so hang onto them!
So you will use the larger triangle for the hearts, and save the smaller one for the border.
Sew along all the lines and you’ll end up with this. Make sure to press well!
Sew one side of the heart together top to bottom and repeat with the other side.
Now add the sashing. Do the 9.5″ strips on the sides first, and then the top and bottom 13/5″. I like to pin from the middle out and then sew. It helps to keep it from getting wavy. This is especially important the longer your sashing pieces are.
Make sure to press well throughout the entire making of the quilt block.
I’m sorry I didn’t record the exact measurements of the sashing everywhere, but measure the middle of the quilt and the edges for an accurate sashing measurement. As I said, I used the smaller triangles cut off from the 5″ squares at the beginning so you will have to factor in those squares as well.