Wildflower Block | Heartland Heritage BOM

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Last week I shared my fabric pull for Heartland Heritage and now it’s time to officially dive in. January is all about the Wildflower block and I thought it would be fun to share a quick tip for keeping our points on track and those half square triangles perfectly square.

Fat Quarters used in Heartland HeritageWildflower Block - Heartland Heritage

Heartland Heritage Wildflower Block

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Fabric picks

From my pile of sunshine, I selected 4 amazing fabrics. I just love the way the colors bounce off each other. Now normally I would let my OCD take over and figure out what direction the text background fabric needed to be cut & placed in but I decided to just go with it. This will be a complete challenge for me and I truly hope I can work through it this year. (no judging!)

Destiny II Laser Beam

The block consists of a few different units including half square triangles. With the help of my Destiny II, I was able to skip drawing a line from corner to corner. Instead, I engaged the guide beam feature and put the pedal to the floor. Stitching units together with chain piecing.

Cutting half square triangles- Heartland Heritage

Now, I must confess… I love the look of half square triangles but dread trimming them. Luckily, I have tip that makes the process so much better!

Trimming each HST was a breeze with this RULER…. Check out my quick video and see what I mean!

Once you have all your units stitched, trimmed and pressed it’s time for assembly. The block comes together very fast!

Wildflower block | Heartland HeritageWildflower Block from Heartland Heritage

Before you head off to make your blocks be sure to check out Amy’s pressing tip here. Then you are good to go! Remember, you will need to make 3 Wildflower blocks for the Heartland Heritage pattern and we want to see them. Be sure to share a picture of your finished block with us here.

ps- don’t have the pattern yet and want to join the fun?  You can order Heartland Heritage here. 

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  1. I just loved “From my pile of sunshine” 😉

  2. Danita Courtney says

    Hi Heather!
    I love the chain sewing. Can do that! Love the slotted ruler! WILL get that! One question. I have been hemming and hawing about is my background fabric. I wanted to see what you were using. The black and white seems lovely, but very busy for me. I am using scraps to make the block. But I am not sure if I should grab me some plain ole white to make this just a bit easier. This is my FIRST project ever. What do you suggest?

    • Thanks for your note Danita! I made my first Heartland Heritage with mostly white on white background. You might want to consider a polka dot or something small like that. Either way, I can’t wait to see your blocks come together!


  3. What fabric is the background you used in this block. I love those “word” type backgrounds!

    • Thanks so much Lenora. I love text prints too!
      The background is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander – printed by Robert Kaufman. It’s a few years old so, I’m not sure how much is out there. I would try Etsy.

  4. I love this fabric. Where can I find it?

    • Thanks so much Lanette. I’m kinda smitten with it too!
      The background is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander – printed by Robert Kaufman and the colors are from Ailson Glass printed by Andover Fabrics.
      Hope that helps!

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