Skip to main content

Valentine Heart Tutorial


Last month I wanted to get a head start on some Valentine projects. I really wanted to make a fun Quarter Square Triangle (QST) heart since it would appear like a gemstone, perfect for Valentine's Day.

So I did all that quilty math to come up with my little 6 inch (6.5 inch unfinished) block.

And it fit perfectly with my little LOVE mini quilt that I made. Well I couldn't stop there. I needed to make a couple of 12 inch (12.5 inch unfinished) blocks to turn into pillows.

During the process I decided to write up a little tutorial to share my 6 inch and 12 inch Valentine Heart Block.

You can download a copy of my tutorial from my Payhip shop for free, here, as well.

Valentine Heart Block Tutorial
Basic Instructions
  1. Read all directions before you begin.
  2. All seams are ¼” allowance
  3. RST means right sides together
  4. HST means half square triangles
  5. QST means quarter square triangles
  6. Measurements for the 12 inch block are first followed by the (6 inch block).
Fabric Requirements - 12 inch block (6 inch block)
  • 10 - 4 ½ inch red/pink squares (3 inch red/pink squares)
  • 4 - 4 inch white squares (2 ½ inch white squares)
  • 2 - 3 ½ inch white squares (2 inch while squares)
Assembly Instructions
Step One - Making the block units
  • Pair up the 10 4 ½ inch (3 inch) red/pink squares RST (a), draw a line on the back of one of the squares (b).
  • Sew a ¼ inch away from that diagonal line in both directions (c), cut on the diagonal line (d) and press seams to the darker fabric. This will yield 10 HST.




  • Take 6 HST then pair them up RST, nesting the seams. Draw a diagonal line from one unstitched corner to the other (a). Sew a ¼ inch away from the diagonal line, cut on the diagonal line (b), press seams open, and trim to 3 ½ inches (2 inches). This will yield 6 QST.


  • Pair up the 4 remaining HST with 4, 4 inch (2 ½ inch) white squares (a) RST. (The white square will be slightly smaller than your HST and that is okay) The diagonal line will run from one unstitched corner to the other. Sew a ¼ inch away from the diagonal line (b), cut on the diagonal line (c), press seams open, and trim 3 ½ inches (2 inches) as well. This will yield 8, 3 patch QST.
Step Two - Assemble the block
  • Layout your block including the 2, 3 ½ inch (2 inch) white squares by following the diagram.
  • Stitch blocks into rows, press seams open.
  • Stitch rows together, press seams open.
  • Step back and admire your work.

Happy Sewing!


Comments

  1. I love this, and what fun that it is so teeny tiny! I on’t know that I’d have the courage to sew that small.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Mini Modern Maples Cushion Cover | Scrap Project 6

Ahh, I just love fall! Hands down my favorite season, especially in the UP. There are a few leaves starting to change color and I'm so excited. I'm looking forward to a color tour in a few weeks and really hope I have a few quilts done so I can take some quilt in the wild photos. So with fall rolling in, I figured I would make a fun little fall inspired cushion cover. And since I've been on small scale sewing kick, I thought a mini modern maple cover was just what I needed for my living room. Plus, lets face it this was just a perfect reason to dig through the scrap bins and use up those small little scraps. My mini maple block finishes at 3 inches and when added to a mini 9 patch block it makes for a lovely scrappy cushion cover. For the quilting a did a orange peel design and while a little wonky, I love it! Lately I've been at a lose as to what I want to quilt on my quilts, so this was a nice change. I quilted this cover on my Janome HD9. This bab

Bonnie & Camille Sampler Quilt | A Finished Quilt

so last year i taught a BOM at my local quilt shop. i had already made up the sample quilt, so i needed to make blocks along with my students. well thank goodness for a couple of Bonnie & Camille layer cakes just waiting for the perfect project. the blocks are for the Vice Versa Sampler Quilt from AnnaMarie Chaney ( here is my original quilt ) but this time i decided use the Bonfire Sampler (also from AnnaMarie Chaney) setting for this set of blocks. i love those big HST they just work for this quilt! i just love this quilt and always knew it would be given to someone. i just didn't know who that someone would be. well as i was quilting this up, it finally occurred to me who i would send this along too. when we moved, one of the girl's church grandmas was rather heartbroken that we were moving. so i sent this to her as a surprise and when it showed up she called telling me that this just made her day! and that right there is why i quilt! Quilt Stats Pattern: Vi

2017 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

for the last several weeks i have been participating in the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, hosted by Yvonne ( Quilting Jet Girl ), Beth ( Cooking Up Quilts ), and Leanne ( She Can Quilt ). while i have been blogging for a little while, this blog hop has been great to hone my blogging skills and meet other quilt bloggers. i have been crafty most of my life, i even learned to sew when i was younger. but it didn't really stick. after college i was living in Iowa and on a whim i bought a cheap sewing machine and began a back and forth with sewing. fast forward a few years, i got married and pulled that sewing machine out again and this time actually made a quilt top (that sat for at least 3 years before i quilted it). sewing again was pushed to the side as i was finishing my master's program and job hunting.  well after landing a job, moving, looking for a house. we found out we were expecting. though it was not to be and i miscarried in march 2011. during the next ye