Thursday, 11 March 2010
This is my version of a heart block tutorial I found on the Tallgrass Prairie Studio blog. The instructions on the blog page are very detailed, but I used slightly different sizes and chose to do the large triangles with the Easy Angle ruler. I already had strings pieced together into 5.5" strips from the HeartStrings Group, so that was my starting point. I cut two 5.5″ squares and used an Easy Angle ruler to cut two triangles from both the coins and the background fabric, which when stitched together made 5.5″ half square triangles. The background squares to make the top of the heart shape started at 2″. My heart blocks are 10″ square finished size. The borders were made from the Chinese Coin units cut in half. I really love this heart block and plan to make more for a different layout in the future.
tutorial by Jan Mac who is a member of the HeartStrings Group. There is also an online tutorial for doing the joining strips by Quilting Twin, although I used the method in Sharon Pederson's book "Reversible Quilts".
I just love seeing all those scraps working together :)
Both quilts are going to be donated to a local Special Needs School via my Guild.