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Have fun designing your own Valentine's Day quilts. The Valentines blocks shown here each finish to approximately 8". Make one block and frame it, or assemble a group of blocks into a quilt. By mixing fabrics and block styles and alternating sashing between blocks, the possibilities are endless.
- Cut one 2.5" strip of light fabric.
- Cut one 2.5" strip of dark fabric.
Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew.
Cut six 2.5" squares from the dark fabric and two 2.5" squares from the light.
Sew the Easy Angle sets to create Easy Angle units. Sew Easy Angle units and squares together following diagram below. Press seams in direction of arrows.
Assemble squares together in rows:
Rows 1 and 4
Then add 1 1/2" borders:
- Cut two light 5 1/2" & two light 7 1/2" strips.
- Cut two dark 7 1/2" & two dark 9 1/2" strips.
Sew short strips of light fabric to top and bottom of block, then to sides. Repeat with dark fabric.
My Companion Valentine Heart Block
8" x 8"
Cut pieces using the Companion Angle™ & to complete flying geese unit use the Easy Angle™
Flying geese unit
On bottom half of block:
Cut one Companion Angle™ from 4 1/2" strip of dark fabric.
Cut one pair of Easy Angles™ from 4 1/2" strip of light fabric.
Sew Easy Angle™ triangle to either side of Companion Angle™ triangle to complete flying geese unit.
Quarter square blocks (make two)
Cut six Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of light fabric.
Cut two Companion Angles™ from 2 1/2" strips of dark fabric.
Sew two triangles together as shown to make a half square, then sew two half squares together to create each block.
Sew quarter square blocks together. Sew to flying geese unit to complete block.
- Tri-Rec Heart Block
- 8" x 8"
- Cut one 2.5" strip background fabric to yield four Recs.
- Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric to yield two Tris.
- Cut one 4.5" strip of background to yield two Recs.
- Cut one 4.5" strip to yield one Tri.
- Cut one 1.5" strip and one 2.5" strip sashing fabric.
Sew 2.5" recs to either side of 2.5" Tris to make a two triangle in a square units. Sew small triangle in a square units together side by side to create top of heart.
Sew 4.5" recs to either side of 4.5" Tri to make one triangle in a square unit.
Sew heart sections together.
Measure width of heart unit and cut two 1.5" sashing strips to fit. Sew one each to top and bottom of unit.
Measure length of heart unit and cut two 2.5" strips to fit. Sew one to each side of blocks to complete.
- Two Hearts Together Block
- 8" x 8"
Cut one 2.5" strip of background fabric. Cut one 2.5" strip of heart fabric. Lay strips right sides together and cut eight Easy Angles. Do not separate the sets - they are ready to sew. Cut four 2.5" squares from each of the background and heart fabrics.
Sew Easy Angles together to form Easy Angle units.
Sew Easy Angle units together in pairs as shown below. Make two of each pair.
Sew background squares together to form two sets of pairs. Repeat with heart fabric.
Assemble block as shown in diagram below. Press seams in direction shown.