Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Scrappy Log Cabin Heart Quilt

This beautiful version was created by Lynda @nana9375 on Instragram

I am so excited to share this block and quilt pattern with you.  I have wanted to have a Valentine's Quilt since I first saw the various posts last year.  Therefore, between all the beautiful valentine's quilts and making my blocks for #Anotherbclogcabinswapagain I came up with this idea...a scrappy log cabin heart block.

Isn't this just so sweet?


If you would like to make a block for a pillow or enough for a whole quilt, here is how to make the block:

Start out by picking a background fabric or two.  I am making my quilt with three different grey & white low volumes.

Next, gather up some 2 1/2 inch strips of reds and pinks (and any other scraps you would like to include).  Hint:  This is a great way to use a jellyroll!

For one block, you need to cut the following:

Background Fabric:
                A - (1)  - 4 1/2 inch square
                B - (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares - (draw a diagonal line on each)  

Scrappy Reds and Pinks:
                C - (4) - 2 1/2 inch squares
                D -(4) - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strips
                E -(2) - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strips
                F -(2) - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strips
                G - (1) - 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip



Ready to start sewing?  All seams are 1/4 inch. Press as desired.  I tend to press to the darker fabric.

  • Sew 2 piece 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press the seams.  This is the center of your heart or the beginning of your heart's ventricles for all of you with medical backgrounds.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of the your first two pieces and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the left side of your heart's ventricles and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the top of your heart's ventricles and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip to the right of your heart's ventricles and press
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip to the bottom of your heart's ventricles and press
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strip to the left of your heart's ventricles and press

Your hearts ventricles should now measure 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.

Now we are going to sew together your hearts atriums.

  • Sew 2 piece 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and press the seams. 
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the top of the your first two pieces and press.
  • Sew 1 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch strip to the left side of your heart's atriums and press.
  • Easy peasy thus far right?  Next, we are going to get a tad tricky... 
  • Take 1 - 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and place it right sides together on the top left corner of the atrium as shown.  Sew on the diagonal line. Trim to 1/4 inch and press up.
  • Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and repeat on the top left corner of your heart's ventricles.
  • Take another 2 1/2 inch square of your background fabric and repeat for the bottom left corner of your heart's ventricles.
  • Take the 4 1/2 inch square of background fabric and sew it to the left side of your heart's atriums.
  • Sew right sides together the atrium to the ventricles.
  • Sew the 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip to the right side of your heart and press
  • Take the last 2 1/2 inch square of background fabric on the top right of the heart and sew on the diagonal line, trim to 1/4 inch and press open.

Tad- da! You have one 12 1/2 inch Scrappy Log Cabin Block completed!
I have 8 hearts completed as of today...please pardon my tacky design wall.



Here is a digital image of how the quilt will be look.


 
I will post fabric requirements and assembly instruction later this week. 
  

If you make a block please tag me on Instagram @neverlandstiches so I can see...

Thanks for visiting and happy sewing...
Lisa Jo
Neverlandstitches