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.



  

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

Also,  did you know that I now have a Facebook Group?  It's called Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo.  You can request to join and there is even a bonus pattern available to group members.  If you join the group and make any of my patterns, please feel free to share them in the

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

3 comments:

  1. I tried to print your PDF but it is too large to fit on the paper page. I can't make it any smaller. Only a portion of the information and pattern shows up when you try to print it. I would like to make this quilt but need help getting the pattern.

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    1. I reduced the file size and it should work now. Please let me know if you still have an issue.

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