Today I want to show you this heart mini quilt block I made using my beloved Liberty scraps. This is a great project to use up fabric scraps and showcase scraps you can’t bear to throw away. I’ve sewn a lot of items but this the very first quilt block I’ve made! My half square triangles are not very precise but I’m very happy with how this turned out. I couldn’t find the exact heart quilt block I needed so I made this block up myself. If you’re interested in how I made this read on.
My finished block measures approximately 4.75″ x 4.75″. My seams were not very precise so I had lost a bit of the fabric squaring up my block. Yours may come out a slightly different size if you’re seams are spot on. I used 1/4″ seam allowances.
To make this you need:
2 1.5″ squares – neutral print
2 1.5″ squares – darker floral print
2.5″ square – This will be the middle of the block. I used my Hello Kitty print.
7.5″x7.5″ square – print of your choice that will be used for backing and binding. I used Helena’s Meadow.
I laid out my square pieces to make sure I sewed them in the right order.
I started sewing all the pieces on the top row, then the middle row, and so on. Then I sewed the top to middle row and then the middle to the bottom row.
This is the block all sewn together.
I made a quilt sandwich leaving around a 1.5″ margin on all sides for the backing. Then I used this tutorial to make the binding with the quilt back.
My last step was to stitch down the binding. I found a tiny easel to display this mini heart block but you can easily use this block for a mug rug or the front of a pouch or needlebook.
I would love to see your heart blocks if you decide to make one.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy “mad” mini quilting!