I just realized after posting the last 2 blocks for the mystery that they are actually the same block. DUH!! Anyway, you can go ahead and use either pattern, but personally I like the first link better as the instructions are a little easier to follow. Instead of duplicating the block, and I’m having trouble finding easy patterns that go together so quickly without having to do paper piecing or applique, we will use a simple alternate block. We will make four 9-patch at the size of 9 inches, your choice of colors that will coordinate with the other blocks. This will help offset the hearts and make them POP!
Sew, here is the Happy Hearts Block with my instructions:
The unfinished block at 9.5 inches. Remember the same border measurements for the other 2 blocks:
These are the fabrics I chose for this block:
White: You will need (4) 2.5 inch squares, and (1) 4 inch square. I know that the pattern says 3 7/8 inch squared, but I prefer to 4 inch and then trim down afterwards. Hard for me to see the 7/8 inch measurement on the ruler!
Red or Pink #1: You will need (2) 3.5 inch squares
Red or Pink #2: You will need (2) 3.5 inch squares.
Time to make more of the flying geese!
Step #2: This is a little trickier. Nah, not really! Take #2 red and the white, place right sides together, and draw 2 lines diagonally. Sew on both of the lines and then after sewing, cut down the middle, like so:
Sorry that the line is so light, but you get the idea. If you want more detailed instructions, please refer to the link listed above. I like to simplify my instructions.
Press open, and trim.
Sew together as above.
Step #3: Sew the top and bottom together.
And here is the block without the border.
Now add the borders, you will need coordinating colors, 2 strips of 8.5 and 2 strips of 10.5.
And here is the finished block!
You will need to make four 9 inch 9 patches.
This will give us a total of 16 blocks. Tune in on Wednesday afternoon and we will do the borders. Just a hint, since this quilt is designed to use up scraps, make sure you save your small pieces, but no smaller than 2 inches squared. Just a little suspense……..
Thanks for playing along!