|Block 37 - Hashtag Heart (#Heart)|
Block 37 on the Block-a-Day (BAD) project brings us to a quick and easy patchwork block – the Patchsmith’s Hashtag Heart. It is a great way to use up a left-over heart novelty charm square. Want to know how I did it? Okay then ........
4½” HASHTAG HEART (#HEART) BLOCK
(4½” is the unfinished size and equates to a 4” finished (sewn in) block)
Three 1¼” x 3¾” BACKGROUND strips
Four 1” x 3¾” HASHTAG strips
Four 5" x 1” border strips
(All seam allowances are ¼”)
1. With right sides together stitch the three BACKGROUND strips and two of the HASHTAG strips as shown to create a 3¾” square. Press.
|Alternate two HASHTAG strips with the three HEART strips|
2. Cross cut this square into three 1¼” wide strips.
|You should now have three 1¼" x 3¾" strips|
3. Stitch the three patched strips together with the two remaining 1” x 3¾” HASHTAG strips to create a block measuring 3¾” square. Press.
|Just one more step to create the perfect #Heart Block|
4. Finally stitch 1” border strips all the way around the block. Press and trim the block to measure 4½”.
|Add a 1" border to the block and then trim to size.|
And there you have it – the Patchsmith’s #HEART block.
If you do make one of these blocks please post a photo to the BAD (Block-a-Day) Flickrgroup. I would love to see them. Until next time ........