Heart of Mine Valentine Mystery Part 6

Hello Everyone
 
This is for those who just can’t wait! 
 
I wanted to address a couple of questions.  For the size of the blocks, you will need 16 blocks unfinished at 9.5 inches.  I made a mistake in the link last night (forgive me, I was a little tired).  The second link is the one you want to use, and that will give you the right size.   If you went ahead and made the extra blocks before I posted the update last night, don’t worry.  I’m giving a couple of alternatives here.  If you feel that the 9-patch is not going to work, then you can use them as setting blocks for the border, or you can use the extra blocks as a setting block.  Completely up to you.  Be a little creative!  Either way, they will be used. 
 
If you want a head start on Wednesday, here are a couple of hints to get you ready:
 
1.  Remember the fusible webbing and the green and red/pink fabric?  Get those ready.  You will want a nice medium cream colored fabric.  This will be the inner border.  We will be doing some simple applique.  This is where the extra blocks will come in to play.  As soon as I remember where I placed the pattern, I will post the link. The size for the border will be 3.5 inches wide to allow for the applique.  Go ahead and measure and get that ready. We will do the applique in a bit.
 
2.  If you were using from stash like me, cutting down from squares or bits and pieces, SAVE them.  We are going to use them for the outer borders.  You don’t need anything smaller than 2.5 x 2.5 inches.  You will need 4 of these strips.  Since the blocks already have borders around them, you will not need sashing. This should measure as a 2.5 inch outer border.  Once you have the inner border measured, then measure this to fit.  BUT DON’T SEW THE INNER BORDER OR THE OUTER BORDER ON YET.  We still have the applique to do FIRST!   
 
This should keep you busy for a bit while I look for that pattern!
 
Now then where did my brain wander off to? 

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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