It’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s time for our Quilt Block of the Month!
This month we are doing a heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day. This block was not included on our Quilt Block of the Month Quilt…it is a “bonus block” that can easily be made into a mini quilt or a pillow…however it finishes the same size as the blocks used in the quilt ( 16″ x16″) and can be substituted for any one of them!
(For all the information about the blocks for each month of the year, yardage requirements, or to purchase a quilt of the month kit just click HERE.)
Now…let’s get started!
Cut 4 White Square blocks each measuring 5″ x 5″
Cut 4 Red Square blocks each measuring 5″ x 5″
Cut 6 Red Blocks each measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″
Cut 2 White Blocks each measuring 4.5″ x 4.5″
#1. Using the 4 white and the 4 red squares together make 8 half square triangles. (For a tutorial showing how to make a half square triangle just check out LAST MONTHS QUILT BLOCK OF THE MONTH TUTORIAL.)
#2. Trim each half square triangle block to a 4.5″ x 4.5″ square.
#4. You will begin by stitching together each row. Take the first square of the row and lay it down on top of the second block (right sides together), then stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat this process for the 3rd and 4th blocks in the row. Now place blocks 1 and 2 on top of blocks 3 and 4 (right sides together) and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance (joining blocks 2 and 3 together). You now have one complete row!
#5. Repeat for the same process for the remaining 3 rows.
#6. Press the seams of the first row to the left. (Second row to the right, alternating left and right with each row.)
#7. Now it’s time to join the rows together. Take the first row and place on top of the second row (right sides together). Stitch together using 1/4″ seam allowances. Repeat for rows 3 and 4. Then join rows 1 and 2 to rows 3 and 4 and press your whole quilt block.
#8. Trim completed block to 16 1/4″ or 16″ depending on your seam allowances.
And you are done!
(Now all you have to do is decide whether or not it’s going to be used in a quilt or as a pillow!)