Block 2 – Hearts Around
Step 1: Cutting Instructions
- From each color (dark, light, 2-mediums):
– 1 square 3 1/8″
– 1 rectangle 5″ x 1 5/8″
– 2 rectangles 2 3/4″ x 1 5/8″
–4 squares 3 1/8″
– 16 squares 1 5/8″
Step 2: Make Half Square Triangles
Match each white 3 1/8″ block to a colored block of the same size; right sides together. Make them into HST just like block one. Reminder – I use the drawn method.
Step 3: Make the point of the Hearts
After making your HSTs, you should have two of each color.
Piece them together by matching the colored sides together. Looks like a flying geese block when finished. I pressed my seams open on this part.
Step 4: Make the tops of the hearts
These are made with two flying geese blocks pieced together. See yesterday’s post for a tutorial on how to make the flying geese.
Step 5: Piece together the Hearts
Sew the hearts together as shown; make on of each color. I pressed my seams open on this part to reduce the bulk.
I pressed my seams open for a flatter block and to reduce bulk.