Friday Night Block Party: Heart Block

February 14th 2014

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to the

pinwheel block party

For those of you that are new here, we are following along the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt and getting acquainted with the blocks in that book, one at a time.

But  in today’s party we are featuring the HEART block – and I don’t mean a heart attack, I mean that this block is not in the book I mentioned before. So let’s make this special block to celebrate the day of love!  There have been so many beautiful “hearty” things all over blog land  I’m sure you have seen lots of them. Here are just a few that follow this block pattern or a slight variation of it.

This one is from

And this one from Amy Smart complete with tutorial!

But this was my favorite over at Sew Mama Sew.

Craftsy has even made a collection of patterns all about hearts! Check it out here!

I wanted to do just a quick tutorial on how it’s done! This one measures 8 1/2 inches unfinished.

Using 2 1/2 inch units of squares and half square triangles.


Line up your units like this.


Then sew them horizontally and press seams in opposite directions for each row.


Then sew the rows together. There is a finished heart block.

That was easy!

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