Hearts are very popular in quilting with hundreds of heart quilt patterns from pieced and patchwork to appliqué. This heart quilt block is a simple pattern using only squares and half square triangles to form a heart. It is a perfect quilt block for beginners who want to practice patchwork and half square triangles.
Here is a layout of the units for the heart block. I’ve used five (5) colors for this sample of the block. You can use more or less! The important part in selecting your fabric is to make sure that the fabric used for the background clearly stands out from the fabrics used for the heart. Here I’ve used a pale blue for the background, with a variety of red, pink and lavender for the heart.
Heart Quilt Pattern
Here is how to cut your fabrics, using five (5) fabrics. Basically, you need two corner squares of your background fabric, eight (8) half square triangles that use your background and heart fabric and six (6) half square triangles from your fabrics used for the heart design.
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Here are a few variations of the same heart block, using different (and more) colors. I varied the background colors for more of a scrappy heart look. A perfect wall hanging for Valentine’s day! You can line three hearts up in a row and make a Valentine’s day table runner, too! Or make more for a hearts quilt. Check out our full downloadable pattern on Etsy for the wall hanging.
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