Introducing... just in the nick of time (whew!), a Valentine Mini quilt! :)
I had so much fun making this little quilt and I hope you will too!
Ok, hold on tight, here we go...
Finished Size = Approx. 22" x 22"
Scraps of 9 print fabrics, at least 6" x 6" each (hearts)
1/2 yd white fabric (background)
1/4 yd stripe fabric (binding)
25" x 25" fabric (backing)
25" x 25" batting
* All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
Step 1 - Cutting
From each of the 9 print fabrics, cut:
(1) 2-7/8" square
(2) 2-1/2" squares
From 1/2 yd white fabric cut:
(36) 1-1/2" squares
(9) 2-7/8" squares
(6) 2" x 4-1/2" rectangles (sashing)
(2) 2" x 15-1/2" rectangles (sashing)
(2) 3-1/2" x 15-1/2" rectangles (border)
(2) 3-1/2" x 21-1/2" rectangles (border)
From 1/4 yd binding fabric, cut:
3 strips 2-1/4" x WOF
*WOF = width of fabric; can cut binding strips 2-1/2" wide if preferred.
Step 2 - Sewing
For each heart block, you will need:
Using a pencil, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on all white squares. (Note to self, white fabric does not photograph well on a white background... :)
Place a print 2-7/8" square and a white 2-7/8" square right sides together (RST). Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.
Cut on the line. Press one seam toward the white fabric and one seam toward the print fabric.
Match up the half square triangle units as shown and sew together.
This is completes the bottom half of the heart block!
To make the top half, begin by lining up a 1-1/2" white square with the top left corner of a 2-1/2" print square. Sew on the diagonal line. Repeat with second 2-1/2" square in same print fabric.
Press white fabric towards corner as shown and trim seam allowance to 1/4".
Sew another 1-1/2" square to the top right corner in the same manner.
Press right corner seam allowance toward print fabric. (Pressing this way allows the seams to lock together when joining the two units together.)
Sew both units together as shown. This completes the top half of the heart block!
Sew top and bottom together to finish the heart block.
Repeat to make 8 more heart blocks with the rest of the print and white squares.
Join the blocks together with sashing pieces as shown.
Add borders as shown.
Step 3 - Quilting and Finishing
Layer top / batting / backing and quilt as desired. I quilted straight lines 3/8" away from the outside of each heart block and sashing/border strip. (Sewing 3/8" away from the seams helps prevent catching the 1/4" seam allowance and sewing over extra "bulk".)
Add binding, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this little tutorial (my first ever!!). Happy quilting :)
Thanks for stopping by!