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
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)
pair the 8 white and 8 pink squares; draw lines for your HST
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)
sew in pairs and then into four quarter block units
sew into halves
your block is done!
May you have a Happy Heart!