Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sew Red Blog Hop

Today it's my turn on the Sew Red Blog Hop organised by Leah from Burgundy Buttons.  Each month, Sew Red for Women has featured an original 12" quilt block, all to raise awareness about heart disease.  Head on over to the Sew Red for Women Blog and you can find links to all the previous year's block tutorials there waiting for you.

Today's block is a 12" finished heart block.  You can find the heart template here.  All you need is eight 6 1/2" squares of fabric - four for the background and four for the hearts and you make the block as follows:

1.     Trace the heart onto four 6" squares of fusible web and fuse the four heart fabric squares to the web following manufacturer's instructions.
2.     Cut the four hearts out and fuse to four background squares aligning the central line of the hearts with the diagonal line on the background squares.
3.      Sew around the edge of the hearts using the stitch of your choice - straight line, zig zag or blanket stitch are all options.
4.     Sew the 4 squares together to make your completed heart block.

The Sew Red blog hop blocks have been designed using fabrics from Chemistry by Cosmo Cricket and coordinating Bella Solids.  Burgundy Buttons have block-specific fabric packs for purchase while supplies last.

And, if you make any of the blocks in the blog hop, please add them to the Flickr group here!  Here's another one of the same block made in my own fabrics.


  1. very sweet and just before valentines !

  2. Brilliant, I particularly like the large polka dot.

  3. Thats really sweet, I wonder if a quilt of that block would look a bit "retro flowers"-y?


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