Hearts in the Window
Finished Size: Approx. 24" square
This quilt was created from my stash during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. There was a worldwide display of "hearts in the window" started by an unknown person as a way for quarantined citizens to show gratitude to front line workers (health workers and essential services). I like fabric way more than paper so I created my heart as a quilted wall hanging. In that same spirit, I'm offering this pattern for free. Please do not share the pattern but instead send people back to my blog to download their own copy. Thank you. Mavis Reynolds
This pattern was designed using my Accuquilt GO cutter but this is not mandatory. Alternate instructions are provided.
1/2 yard of floral
1/2 yard of background
1/2 yard of border fabric
Cut 37 background squares (2 1/2")
Cut 68 floral squares (2 1/2")
Cut 3 strips 2 1/2" wide x width of fabric from background fabric
Cut 4 strips 3 1/2" wide x width of fabric from border fabric
To make pieced squares:
Cut one 2 7/8" square of each of your background and floral fabrics. With right sides together draw a diagonal line from corner to corner and sew a scan quarter inch on either side of the line. Cut along the center line. Open and press to the floral. These two half square triangle squares for for the top left and top right corners of the quilt top. Pay attention to the orientation so that the floral fabric faces towards the center of the heart.
Cut 4 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from each of the floral and background fabric. With right sides together, sew them in pairs one floral to one background piece. Press towards towards the floral.
Trim 2 of these units to 2 1/2" like this so that the smaller piece (approximately 3/4") is the background and the rest is the floral). These blocks create an illusion of a taper towards the bottom of the heart.
Trim the remaining 2 units so that they are equally background and equally floral and finish at 2 1/2".
Using the remaining 2 1/2" squares follow this layout and sew the quilt top together in chunks as follows and then join the chunks together.
|Top Left chunk|
|Top Right Chunk|
|Bottom Left Chunk|
|Bottom Right Chunk|
Add the background fabric borders to the top and both sides of the quilt top.
Add the outher borders to all four sides of the quilt top.
Quilt, bind and enjoy! Oh...and hang it for others to enjoy as well!
© Mavis Reynolds & Dayspring Quilt Studio, 2020
All rights reserved. This pattern may not be copied or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the designer.