Use your favorite crumbs to make this darling
wonky heart block!
These hearts can be made in
any size! To keep things simple, I'll show you the plain heart
start,you need two bricks. A brick is twice the length of the
width, plus seam allowance. These bricks are 2.5" X 4.5". They
will finish at 2"X4". The hearts will finish at 4" X4" with this size
of brick. You can make 6" finished hearts by using 3.5" X 6.5"
bricks, or you can go smaller using 2" X 3.5" bricks! Make them in lots
will also need triangles and scraps in assorted sizes. I have a bin
where I store extra triangles in various sizes. Alot of these
come from cutting setting triangles, or joining borders on the
diagonal, extra block parts, etc.
of these pics are blurry, but I think you'll get the idea! Take a scrap
triangle of any size and lay it on top of the first rectangle with
right sides together. These are wonky crazy crumb hearts so
placement doesn't have to be perfect. Just lay it across the
corner. Stitch. Repeat with second rectangle, sewing the
triangle across the same corner as you did the first rectangle.Flip the
triangles outward and press. The second picture shows the excess
triangle fabric peeking out on the right! The first rectangle
shows the rectangle after the excess is trimmed. Trim the excess along
the edge of each rectangle and then trim the extra rectangle fabric
away from the triangle, just leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. It
doesn't have to be perfect, I just use scissors and "aim for it".
Repeat this process once again for
the other corner at the top of each rectangle. Sew the triangles
on placing them randomly. Press them outward. Trim excess
to the shape of the rectangle, and then trim off that excess rectangle
fabric at the seam allowance.
The next step requires bigger
triangles! I just dug around and grabbed bigger ones from the
bin, laid them across the rectangle to be sure they were going to be
big enough. Yep!
Following the same proceedure you did for the top triangles, lay a
large side triangle over the rectangle...angling it from "somewhere" up
on the side...and to the bottom corner.Now sew the remaining triangle
with the seam going on the OPPOSING side of the rectangle. Think mirror
image here! See the pic in the middle above? Stitch, press, trim
to rectangle shape using the edge of the rectangle as a guide. (You can
use rotary cutter,but I just trim with scissors. I don't have to get up
out of my chair for that!) Trim the excess heart fabric away from the
Stitch the center seam and
voila!! I don't worry if points don't match..the wonkier the
better! I have made these out of two fabrics and they are great
too. For instance....red on one half, pink on the other...or
stripes! One rectangle with stripes going up and down, the second with
the stripes going side-ways..this looks really neat! But my
favorite hearts of all??
All the steps are the same, I just started with some bricks I cut
from some left over crumb /string sections! These hearts are the most
fun of all since they all turn out so different!