Yardages are a difficult call for scrap quilts. Use my suggestions as a guide, but pay more attention to the number of patches required if you're drawing from a fabric stash.
Make a test block before you cut all of your fabrics. Be sure to read pages 1 and 2 before you begin.
Red Fabrics and Pink Fabrics1 yard if making hearts from a single fabric; or 5/8 yard of pinks and 5/8 yard of reds if using a scrappy assortment.
- Cut fifty 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles; cut in pairs of two -- fabrics you intend to use together in one block
- 7/8 yards:
- Cut five 2" wide strips across the selvage, then cut one-hundred 2" x 2" squares from strips
- Cut five 3-1/2" strips across selvage, then cut fifty 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" squares from strips
- 1/3 yard; cut six 1-1/2" wide strips across selvage, then cut forty 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" bars from the strips
- one 1-1/2" strip cut across selvage; cut sixteen 1-1/2" squares from the strip
- Inner: 1/4 yard
- Outer: 5/8 yard
- Binding: 1/2 yard
- Backing: Enough to create an (approx) 50" square
Assemble the Patchwork Hearts Quilt
- Use the instructions on page 2 to make twenty-five patchwork heart quilt blocks.
- If your quilt is scrappy, arrange the blocks on a design wall, placing them in five rows, each containing five blocks. Move blocks around until you are pleased with the look.
- Sew the rows together, separating the blocks in each row with 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" vertical sashing strips. Press seam allowances towards the strips. Make all five rows.
- Sew the horizontal sashing strips and cornerstones together into four rows. Begin each row with a 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" strip and sew a 1-1/2" square to its right end. Repeat, alternating four more long strips and three more squares, ending with a long strip (refer to the drawing). Press seam allowances towards the strips.
Add Borders to the Heart QuiltRefer to my butted border instructions to add a narrow border using 1-1/2" wide strips. Repeat to add 4-1/2" wide strips to add a second border around the first.