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Electric Quilt 7

I Love My AccuQuilt

Playful Hearts blockHearts and flowers for Valentine's Day! I call this block design Playful Hearts. The example quilt shows the block in two different color options. The cuts listed below are for the dark heart on the light block shown here. Enjoy!

Fabric

Fabric A - White
Fabric B - Red

 

AccuQuilt GO! Dies

6" Block

Cut 18 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A - Cut 1 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90° and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares

Cut 6 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric B - Cut 1 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-1 1/2" (55024 or 55075), then rotate 90° and sub cut into 1 1/2" squares

Cut 12 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

Cut 12 - 1 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B - GO! Half Square-1" Finished Triangle (55320)

Exploded view of the Playful Hearts block12" Block

Cut 18 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric A - GO! Square-2 1/2" (55059 or 55018); or cut 2 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (55014 or 55017), then rotate 90° and sub cut squares

Cut 6 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric B - GO! Square-2 1/2" (55059 or 55018); or cut 2 1/2" strips with GO! Strip Cutter-2 1/2" (55014 or 55017), then rotate 90° and sub cut squares

Cut 12 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric A - GO! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

Cut 12 - 2 1/2" half square triangles from Fabric B - G)! Half Square 2" Finished Triangles: Die 55063 or Value Die 55018

 

Example quilt using the Playful Hearts blockRotary Cutting

6" Block

Cut 18 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric A

Cut 6 - 1 1/2" squares from Fabric B

Cut 6 - 1 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric A

Cut 6 - 1 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric B

12" Block

Cut 18 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric A

Cut 6 - 2 1/2" squares from Fabric B

Cut 6 - 2 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric A

Cut 6 - 2 7/8" squares for half square triangles from Fabric B

 

Assembly Instructions

Half square triangles made from squares1. Assemble twelve Fabric A and Fabric B half square triangles. Refer to the Half Square Triangles from Squares diagram if using rotary cut pieces or visit the Half Square Triangles Quilting Basic Section for more information.

2. Finger press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim dog-eared corners, if needed. Double check measurements of the half squares. If doing the 6" block, your half squares should measure 1 1/2" unfinished. If doing the 12" block, your half squares should measure 2 1/2" unfinished. If the square ended up too small, check your seam allowance is a scant 1/4" or if it was too big, trim down.

3. Arrange the squares and half square triangles as shown in the Exploded View Diagram.

4. Starting with the first row, align, pin and sew the squares together to form the first row. Sew the remaining rows in the same manner.

5. Press the seam allowances of each row in opposite directions to make it easier to nest the seams.

6. Match the seam lines in the first and second rows, nesting the seams then pin. Sew the first and second rows together. Continue to add the remaining rows in this manner. Press the block on the back then the front.