It is hard to believe that February is already here!
I took a little break from working on the Nyan Cat quilt…..I have
it about almost pieced and the backing won’t be here for about a week so
I decided to play a little. I wanted to make a Valentine Heart Twister
last year and never got it done so I decided to work on that.
The size of this is 18 inches square…..I could have made it into a pillow!
I didn’t do a good job picking my light pinks……one is too light. You can see in the next photo the colors I picked in Electric Quilt, I wanted the two light ones to be very similar. Now if I hadn’t just done a whole month of Pink for the Rainbow Challenge I might have had the perfect one in my stash.
I used 3 1/2 inch squares in the following colors:
- 10 dark red squares
- 11 red squares
- 6 medium pink
- 7 light medium pink
- 15 background squares
Use a 1/4th inch seam allowance.
Follow this diagram for the placement of the colors. Note: the top row has a background square in the center, not a pink.
After you have this pieced you will add the 2 1/2 inch border of the background color. When you cut the blocks using the template you will be cutting blocks using the intersection of the border/block for blocks as shown in the diagram below.
I forgot to take some photos of cutting the blocks so I sewed a couple extra squares together so you could see how to cut the blocks and then turn them.
As you can see I am using a template I bought from a quilt store some
time ago. I also drew this block in Electric Quilt and have a diagram
that I made in EQ.
It is always fun to show how much the piece shrinks in size after you cut and piece back together.
I have another tutorial here that shows how to turn the blocks after you cut them if you would like to see more.
Once you have pieced the blocks together add a 3 inch border of red fabric and quilt as desired. I cut my binding in 2 1/2 inch strips the width of fabric and it took 2 strips.
My free motion flowers are a little wonky…but I like them.
Click on image to save a 4 x 6 reference card.
I’m trying something new – if you would like to download a .PDF file click here this should take you to a Goggle Document that you can save.