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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Candy Heart Quilt Block Tutorial


Happy Valentine's Day!💖💝💟💘

I couldn't skip over putting a scrappy heart quilt block in my National Days scrap quilt for Valentine's Day, so here is my Valentine block and the way I made it! I wanted to make a classic Conversation Heart.




It uses those 1" strips again, which I was really opposed to when I started this project, because I just find it easier to piece with pieces that are 1 1/2" or larger. However, one of the unexpected bonuses of this project is that I'm warming up gradually to the smaller pieces. It's good practice, and it's even kind of fun! It's hard sometimes to get the details in a block that's only 8", without using these smaller bits. It provides a use for the tiniest scraps, too!

So here's the how-to. It's really simple. And pretty quick!



Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 2" sq.
(2) 4" sq.


Fabric B (heart):
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 2 x 2 1/2"
(2) 3 x 4 1/2"
(1) 4 x 8 1/2"


Fabric C (small heart):
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Fabric D (letters):
(3) 1 x 2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)




Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.





~Using the above method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, a 2" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and a 3 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

~Repeat using a 2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, a 1 1/2" sq.of Fabric A-right upper corner, and a 3 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

~Repeat using (2) 4" sq. of Fabric A and a 4 x 8 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.


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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

1. Place a square at the left end or upper left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or lower right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from right upper corner to left lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.








~Using the above method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, a 1" sq. of Fabric B-right lower corner, and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect.of Fabric C-long edge at the top, make one unit.

~Repeat using a 1" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-right lower corner, and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top.



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Assemble as shown below (being sure to use scant quarter inch seams) and you'll have one 8 1/2" (8" finished) conversation heart quilt block. This one brings back memories because every Valentine's Day growing up, my mom would get each of us a box of the classic Conversation Hearts. I can taste the sweet chalky flavor just thinking about it! ha!







Now I want to come up with more sayings, and make an entire Conversation Heart quilt in all the colors!

Here's how my block turned out:



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If you make a heart, or any other of these blocks, please show me! You can email me a pic, or come find me on IG or FB. @kellifanninquilts on IG, or on FB *HERE*. If you'd like to see all of the blocks and links, you can find them organized on the National Days page *HERE*. Thanks for popping in to read today, and I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! I'm posting this a day early because I have a special post planned for tomorrow. 

If you've left a comment in the past and I haven't responded, please make sure your email address is enabled in your account. Otherwise I can't respond. I promise I'm not ignoring you! 

Happy Stitching!

xoxox

3 comments...:

Kathy E. said...

Kelli, this is adorable! Thank you for the tutorial and great photos!

this is wonderful. Thank you. I should be able to whip this up today. Happy Valentines to you. :)

Susan said...

Kelli, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share your designs with everyone and I really enjoy your work.

Thanks so much!

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