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Time
10h00

Quilts Made with Rulers
Designed & Quilted by Julie Weaver
Turn Flying Geese blocks into gorgeous vintage hearts the easy way. This would make the perfect baby shower gift.

Skill Level
Confident Beginner
Finished Size
Quilt Size: 42" x 50"
Block Size: 8" x 8"
Number of Blocks: 20
Project Notes
Read all instructions before beginning this project.
Stitch right sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance
unless otherwise specified.
Refer to a favorite quilting guide for specific
techniques.
Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable
fabric width.

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  • How to make a patchwork quilt.  Candy Hearts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cutting
    Refer to General Instructions for Flying Geese
    ruler on page 3 for specific cutting instructions of
    flying geese “bodies” (center triangles) and “wings”
    (side triangles).
    From 1930s reproduction prints:
    Select 4 prints to use for the cornerstones in the
    pieced border; from each of these prints:
    • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip.
    Subcut strip into 1 (31/2") K square and 1 C center
    triangle, aligning Flying Geese ruler 41/2" line
    with long edge of fabric.


    Trim remainder of strip to 2" wide.
    Subcut strip into 5 (2" x 31/2") G rectangles.
    Reserve 21/2" wide strip for binding.
    Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.

    Subcut strip into 4 A center triangles and 4 B side triangles, aligning Flying Geese ruler 21/2" line with long edge of fabric.
    From each of remaining 16 prints:
    Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip.

    Subcut strip into 1 C center triangle, aligning Flying Geese ruler 41/2" line with long edge of fabric.
    Trim remainder of strip to 2" wide.

    Subcut strip into 5 (2" x 31/2") G rectangles.
    Reserve 21/2" wide strip for binding.
    Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.

    Subcut strip into 4 A center triangles and 4 B side triangles, aligning Flying Geese ruler 21/2" line with long edge of fabric.

    Designer’s Tip

    Keep all the cuts from each print together in separate stacks. This makes it easy to pair the pieces from two different prints together to make each block.

    From white solid:
    Cut 3 (41/2" by fabric width) strips.

    Subcut strips into 40 D “wing” triangles, aligning Flying Geese ruler 41/2" line with long edge of fabric.
    Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.

    Subcut strips into 80 B “wing” triangles, aligning Flying Geese ruler 21/2" line with long edge of fabric.
    Cut 4 (11/2" by fabric width) E/F strips.
    Cut 5 (11/2" by fabric width) H/I strips.

  • Step 2

    Completing the Blocks
    1. For one block select two A and one C triangle of the same print, two A and four B triangles of the same print, and four B and two D triangles of white.

    
Designers Tip
    After all of the triangles have been selected for each block, you can easily store them in zip-top plastic bags to keep each block together

  • How to make a patchwork quilt.  Candy Hearts - Step 3
    Step 3

    2. Referring to the block drawing for color placement, sew two white B triangles onto each side of an A triangle as shown in Figure 1; press toward the A triangle. Repeat with the remaining same-fabric A triangle to make two upper flying geese units.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt.  Candy Hearts - Step 4
    Step 4

    3. Using the same print as the A triangle in step 2, sew two print B triangles onto each side of a different-print A triangle as shown in Figure 2; press toward B triangles. Repeat to make two lower flying geese units.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt.  Candy Hearts - Step 5
    Step 5

    4. Using the same print as the A center triangle in step 3, sew two D triangles onto each side of the C triangle to make a C-D unit as shown in Figure 3; press toward the C triangle.
    5. Referring to the Block Diagram, sew two upper flying geese units together to form the top row and two lower flying geese

    6. Sew the top and center rows and the C-D unit together to complete one block.
    7. Repeat steps 1–6 to make a total of 20 Candy Hearts blocks.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt.  Candy Hearts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Completing the Quilt
    1. Arrange and join four Candy Hearts blocks to make a row as shown in the Assembly Diagram; press. Repeat to make five rows, pressing seams in opposite directions in adjacent rows.
    2. Join the rows to complete the quilt center; press.
    3. Join the E/F strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two (11/2" x 401/2") E strips and two (11/2" x 341/2") F strips.
    4. Sew E strips to the opposite long sides of the quilt center and F strips to the top and bottom; press seams toward strips.
    5. Sew 28 G rectangles together on the long sides to create a side border strip. Repeat to make two side border strips.
    Designers Tip
    If the pieced borders don’t measure the same length as the quilt center, you can easily adjust the width of the seam allowance to make the border shorter or longer as needed.
    6. Sew side border strips to opposite long sides of quilt center, press towards the center.
    7. Sew 22 G rectangles together on the long sides to create a top/bottom border. Repeat to make a second top/bottom border.
    8. Sew K squares onto each end of the top/bottom borders. Press seams toward K.
    9. Sew top/bottom borders in place; press toward the quilt center.

    10. Join the H/I strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two (11/2" x 481/2") I strips and two (11/2" x 421/2") H strips.
    11. Sew H strips to the opposite long sides of the quilt center and I strips to the top and bottom; press seams toward strips.
    12. Sandwich the batting between the pieced top and a prepared backing piece; baste layers together. Quilt as desired.
    13. When quilting is complete, remove basting, and trim batting and backing fabric even with raw edges of the pieced top.
    14. Prepare binding by sewing reserved binding strips together on the short ends to total 194 inches. Stitch to quilt front edges, matching raw edges, mitering corners and overlapping ends. Fold binding to back side and stitch in place to finish. ●
    “This project combines two of my favorites—hearts and pieced borders. Reproduction prints always give me inspiration, and the Flying Geese ruler makes the blocks easy, easy, easy!” —Julie Weaver

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