Decided to share with you a cute little heart that I have used for some mugrugs I made for friends and a Valentine mini quilt that I made for myself…Valentines Day is just around the corner…❤️❤️❤️

If you make just one block you will have an extra half square triangle to use for something else…otherwise why not make two heart blocks at once … ❤️️ Cutting instructions is for one block (for two blocks in brackets)

Heart fabric: 

1 red/pink 3″ square (for two: 2 squares) 

1 red/pink 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)

Back ground fabric:

2 white/beige 3″ squares (for two: 4 squares)

1 white/beige 3 1/2″ square (yields two HST)


Mark your backgrounds on the diagonal on both your 3″ and 3 1/2″ background squares …sew on both sides of the marking with a 1/4″ seam allowance…


Cut along the mark…between the two seams…Press ALL SEAMS OPEN!


Trim the smaller half square triangles to 2 1/2″

Trim the larger half square triangles to 3″


You will now have for one block 2 x 2 1/2″ half square triangles ( for two: 4 x 2 1/2″ HST)

 1 half square triangle that measures 3″ (for two 2 HST) 

 1 x 3″ background square (for two: 2 x 3″)


Mark the diagonal… Notice the way the diagonal goes… sew on both sides of your mark and cut in the middle between your seams…


Lay your 45 degree angle on the ruler on top of your diagonal seam…and match the 2 1/2″ mark at the bottom of your ruler with the corners of your triangle… and trim to 2 1/2″


You shall now have four 2 1/2 ” blocks…


My block on the backside with my seams pressed open…

With this block it’s great to chain piece or use leaders and enders since it’s a bit of a bulk at the start of the seam…


Ta da… a cute 4 1/2 ” block to sew to something nice for yourself or for your friends…

Have linked to older blogposts at the top on the words … mugrug and Valentine mini quilt, it will take you to what I made with these hearts…❤️

Enjoy..sew lots of hearts!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Ok ok… Large block measurements comes here!! 😉
Block size:
6 1/2 x 10 1/2″
This quilt can be sewn together like the mini plus friends quilt, you can find it here
 
You can sew the blocks together with different width of rectangles or with no rectangles, odd numbers of blocks, with sashings or no sashings … Just do it your own…
This is how I sewed mine together… With 4 1/2 x 10 1/2″ rectangles between, on second row …you will need to add larger rectangles to the outer sides (or one side) 5 1/2x 10 1/2″
Added a sashing under as well..wanted the blocks to float more.
 
Or with thinner rectangles like this…
Same width as in the plus blocks pieces …2 1/2 x 10 1/2″
Add wider rectangles to outer sides (or one side) on row two
4 1/2 x 10 1/2″
 
Good luck…
Questions…just ask!
You can read about the blocks I swapped with my friends here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Time for a tutorial don’t you think!!
Have had requests for the dimensions on the Mini Plus Friends Quilt
we made for Krista Hennebury and since you asked so nice…
Here it is!
Cutting for one plus block:
Background pieces:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
4 rectangles 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″
The plus:
2 squares 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″
1 rectangle 1 1/2 x 3 1/2″
How to sew the plus blocks:
Sew the background square together with the plus square.
Add the background rectangles to the square unit. Make two.
Sew the plus rectangle to one of the square/rectangle units
and then sew the two pieces together, the block will now measure
3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
For this quilt you will need:
30 plus blocks size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″
24 side rectangles 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″
6 side rectangles 3 x 5 1/2″
5 strip sashings 2 1/2″ x 26″
Border one 3 x 26″
Border two 3 x 43″
Border three 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four 3 x 45 1/2″
How to sew the rows:
Sew a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left side of four plus blocks,
(See picture above)
sew these together and for the last block in the row
you will need to add a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the plus block.
(Dark grey on the picture)
The change in size will keep the plus lined up.
For row two sew together four plus blocks with the added 2 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle to the left,
last block to add in the row is one plus block without a side rectangle…
add the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2″ rectangle (dark grey) to the beginning of your five blocks row.
(See picture above)
Sew rows like this alternating the larger rectangle (marked as dark grey)
to either the end or the beginning of the row.
I added a 2 1/2 x 26″ strip between the rows,
Add rows in this way until you have the size on your quilt,
On this quilt it is 6 rows with plus blocks,
and five strips.
Sew borders to the top.
Remember to check your quilt for the size of the borders,
It could be so that you have another size!!
Border one at top, size 3 x 26″
Border two to the right, size 3 x 43″
Border three at the bottom, size 3 x 28 1/2″
Border four to the left, size 3 x 45 1/2″
Sew borders to the quilt in this order top, right, bottom and left.
(Worked best since I did go for scrappy borders)
Finished size of the quilt will be 
30 1/2 x 45 ” 
Quilt as you want and bind your quilt…
This version is scrappy, but I can see it before me in other versions, in solids, in black and so much more.
Be creative…And if you make ..I really would love to see
On Instagram you can use the hashtag
#miniplusfriendsquilt
And tag me @kviltstina
Questions or if you have found any mistakes in this tutorial…
Let me know …either in the comments or
Mail me at
stina at kviltstina dot com
Hope you will enjoy making this one…
I did!!

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