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Dreamy Quilts
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.

CUTTING

W HITE
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˝.

BINDING
Cut 8 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric.

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

    Creation
    Sew with right sides together and 1/4 ̋ seam allowances.

    Pair a white 21/2 ̋ × 21/2 ̋ square with a colored 21/2 ̋ × 21/2 ̋ square and sew together on the diagonal to make a half-square triangle. Trim the seam 1/4 ̋ from the sewn line (on either side) and press open. Make 18.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Candy Hearts Quilt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take 2 of the white/color squares made in Step 1 and place another color square on top of each. Sew together along the opposite diagonal. Press open. Trim the seam 1/4 ̋ from the sewn line (on either side) and press open. Make 2.

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

    Lay out the pieces as shown, adding white and color squares. Sew together each row; then sew all the rows to form a heart shape.

    Sew together all heart rows.

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

    Sew a colored 21/2 ̋ × 21/2 ̋ square to a white 21/2 ̋ × 101/2 ̋ rectangle. Press the seam to 1 side. Sew the unit to the left side of the heart block. Complete block

  • Step 5

    Repeat Steps 1–4 to complete 6 hearts.

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

    Place the heart blocks in the desired order and sew them together, forming a strip of hearts. Sew together heart blocks.

  • Step 7

    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.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Candy Hearts Quilt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Quilt and bind to finish Candy Hearts. Consider adding an optional trim along the quilt’s edge before binding

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