Heart Block: Side Heart

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Week 4 of our heart block series. This is a super cute one where the heart lies on its side. Put 4 of them in the middle, add a couple of borders, and you have a cute wall-hanging or table topper.

Side Heart

Cut List

  • 1- 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ patterned fabric
  • 1- 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ patterned fabric
  • 1- 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background fabric
  • 4- 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ background fabric

Take the 1 1/2″ square background fabric and draw a diagonal line from one corner across to the other.

Take your patterned rectangle patterned fabric and place 1 1/2″ square on a short side with the diagonals pointing in. Put another square on the 2 1/2″ patterned square with the diagonal going towards the center.

Sew along line. Trim off corner, and press open.

Next you’re going to do the same thing to the opposite corners on the same short side, with diagonals pointing toward center.

See along line, trim, and press open.

Lay out the pieces so the rectangle piece is on the left with the white triangles on the top. On the right top is the white square and the bottom is the other patterned square with white corners on the right side.

Sew the two right pieces together and press toward the background fabric.

Now sew left and right sides together and press open. Trim to 4 1/2″ square.

These hearts are very versatile and can be used in corners or clustered together.

With the wall hanging I made, I made 4 hearts in different fabrics and put them together with the heart corner facing in.

You can also put them with the corners facing out and white facing in. They’re super cute this way too.

Wall Hanging

Sew 4 Hearts together with points facing in. Finished size is 8 1/2″ square.

To finish it up, I framed it with a 2 1/2″ wide strip of background fabric.

Sewing first the sides.

Then the top and bottom. Pressing toward the white. Then I sewed together some scrap 2″ squares to create a scrappy border.

Sewing once again the sides.

Then the top and bottom.

Make a quilt sandwich. Quilt on your home machine, and then bind.

Note: after putting together this tutorial, I came across another quilter that made a heart similar to this, put it in point, and added triangles to each side to make a square. (think square within a square) It’s a lovely quilt and thought that I would share it with you so you can see some options for this block. Thanks to The Happy Zombie for this beautiful block layout.