Finished Block: 14˝ × 12 ˝
Finished Quilt: 841/2˝ × 511/4˝
Here’s a quilt inspired by those little boxes of candy hearts that make their appearance around Valentine’s Day. Candy Hearts is a sweet
celebration of the hues and shapes of the holiday, but it will look delicious in your home all year round. Give it a scrappy look using charm packs or a transitional look with 1/4-yard cuts.
Cut 13 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into
168 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ and 6 rectangles 21/2˝ × 101/2˝. Set aside the rest of the white fabric for now.
HE ART BLOCKS
From ¼-yard cuts: Cut 2 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric from each of the 6 colors; subcut into 29 squares
21/2˝ × 21/2˝ per color for a total of 174 squares (keep the colors separated).
From charm squares: Cut each square in half twice
to yield 4 squares for a total of 174 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝.
Cut 8 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric.
© 2019 Lydia Loretta Nelson / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · ‘Dreamy Quilts’ by Lydia Loretta Nelson ISBN: 9781617450280 RRP Price: £16.99 Publisher: Stash Books Available from www.searchpress.com
Repeat Steps 1–4 to complete 6 hearts.
Square up the remaining white fabric and cut the piece so that it matches the length of the heart block strip, which will be about 841/2 ̋. Cut off the selvages and then trim to 39 ̋ wide, or leave it wider if you prefer to make a slightly bigger quilt. Sew the white fabric piece to the top of the strip of hearts.