Cutting instructions were released earlier this week for block 1 in the Sweet On You Sweet mystery quilt along, Sweet Hearts. This simple block is easy to sew and while it only requires 2 fabrics, you can easily mix things up with assorted colors or prints. Let’s take a look at the sewing instructions for the Sweet Hearts block.
Find full cutting instructions here.
**Remember, cutting instructions yields 1 block and 16 are needed for the finished quilt.
On the wrong side of each background square, mark a diagonal line from corner to corner. Starting in the upper right corner, align background squares, right sides together, with rectangle B. Sew directly along line, trim seam allowance to 1/4″. Press and repeat to the opposite corners as diagram to make the left side of heart. Make 16 units.
Quick Tip: Depending on the type of sewing machine you have, you may be able to skip drawing the line from corner to corner and use the laser beam feature.
Repeat the process starting in the upper left corner, align background squares, right sides together, with rectangle B. Sew directly along line, trim seam allowance to 1/4″. Press and repeat to three opposite corners as diagram to make the right side of heart. Make 16 units.
Arrange pieces into sweet hearts block as per diagram. Pin and join pieces together, matching points, nesting seams and pressing as shown to complete the block. Trim all blocks to 6 1/2″ as needed.
Sweet Hearts Block Sewing Assembly
Complete 16 Sweet Hearts block units for the Sweet On You mystery quilt along.
Additional Sweet Hearts Block Tips:
- Cuddle™ fabric can be bulky, watch seam allowance direction.
- Work efficiently and group tasks when possible. Chain stitching made quick work of these blocks.
- Remember that Cuddle™ is a knit based fabric and can stretch. Let the feed dogs work for you and guide the fabric! (Meaning, put the Cuddle™ on the bottom.)
- Pile fabric has a nap and is directional. Consider this when cutting & sewing.
Things to remember:
- Finished Quilt Size: 68″ x 85″
- Layout: Horizontal Strip
- Number of Blocks: 6 blocks total including the center unit of Pineapple Smoothie
- Background Fabric: Requires 4 1/2 yards of total background fabric
- ENTER YOUR EMAIL to receive emails of blocks, including the Pineapple Smoothie block
- HASHTAG: #SweetOnYouQAL
Stay tuned because on Friday, I’ll be back with a fun giveaway from Shannon fabrics. Trust me, you will want to win these bundles and add them to your Sweet On You mystery quilt.
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Comments & Reviews
I have been on the quilting adventure for many years, and hope for many more years. I learn with every quilt no matter how many I make or view on this magical trip. I love the entire creative process from design and fabric selection to the final quilting and finishing stitches, and everything in between. The quilting truly makes the quilt. I learned early to listen to the quilt throughout the process so I can tell the quilt”s story in thread, whether free-motion machine quilting, built-in decorative stitches, hand-embroidery, or some combination.
Sheila Jones says
I just found your blog! I’m trying to sew the “pink heart” block. I’m confused. How does the 4″ square background block fit on the 3.5×6.5 pink rectangle? Won’t it hang over one-half inch?
Thanks for the note. I’m glad you found me. It’s okay that it hangs over. It’s all about getting enough coverage across the bottom of the heart and making sure that there is enough to fold over when pressed to form a squared edge. You will just trim away the excess to “square” up the block.
Looking forward to see what fabrics you stitch up!
When I was a kid (like, mid 60s) my great grandmother made a beautiful multidimensional star pincushion that was supposed to be mine. My evil mother gave it to someone else. I wish I could find a pattern for it.
I think it had 6 or 8 main star points , and it was pieced like a quilt, sewn together then tightly stuffed. It was about the size of a round, blown up 9 inch ballon .
I’ve always thought it was a Scandnavian design, because that was where great grandma’s mother had been born.