CHD Quilt Block Directions

These are set for a 12-1/2" block
The heart block requires two different fabrics
This is the focus fabric; red, patterned, etc.
This is the blue background fabric
Cutting the fabric
This block requires the following cuts of fabric:
One 12- 1/2" x 6-1/2" of focus fabric
Two 6-1/2" squares of focus fabric
Two 6- 1/2" squares of background fabric
Four 3- 1/2" squares of background fabric
Piecing the block together
1) Lighly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the two 6-1/2" bacground fabric squares and the four 3-1/2" background squares as shown
2) Take the 12-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangle of focus fabrick and place one of the 6-1/2" squares of background fabric on teh rectangle as shown, right sids together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on the 6-1/2" background fabric square.
3) Trim fabric 1/4" from the sewn diagonal line as shown. Press seam toward the background fabric.
4) Take the remaining 6-1/2" square of backround fabric and place on top of the unit completed in Step 3, as shown, with right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on the 6-1/2" background fabric square.
5) Trim fabric 1/4" from the sewn diagonal line as shown. Press seam toward the background fabric. The completed unit should measure 12- 1/2" x 6-1/2"
6) Take one of the 3-1/2" squares of background fabrick and place on top of one of the 6-1/2" squares of focus fabric, as shown with right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on teh 3-1/2" background fabric square. Repeat with the remaining 6-1/2" square of focus fabric and one of the 3-1/2"squares of background fabric.
7) Trim fabric 1/4" from the sewn diagonal, as shown. Press seam toward the background fabric.
8) Take one of the 3-1/2" squares of background fabric and place on top of one of the units completed in Step 7, as shown with right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on teh 3-1/2" background fabric square. Repeat with the remaining Step 7 unit and the remaining 3-1/2" square of background fabric.
9) Trim fabric 1/4" from the sewn diagonal, as shown. Press seam toward the background fabric. The completed units should measure 6-1/2" square
10) With right sides together, sew together the two units completed in Step 9, with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seam allowance to either side. This finished unit should measure 12-1/2" x 6-1/2"
11) With right sides together, sew together the Unit created in Step 5 with the unit created in Step 10 with a 1/4" seam allowance. The finished block should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides. Congratulations! You have created a CHD quilt block!
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