A Fun February Block

I am leader of a group of ladies who attempt to swap a block a month. We’ve been doing it for nearly a year and, while quite a few aren’t doing it anymore, we are still trying. To that end, I came up with a block for February. I am quite sure that there are many types and styles of this block but this is the one that I wrote up on my graph paper. I did not copy it from anywhere, so if it looks like yours, I apologize. 🙂

You can use scraps to create this. You can even get creative with the heart itself, mixing scraps of various heart/Valentine colors. Have fun!

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Materials (For the one I created)

  • Pink/Red (Heart Color): (1) 12 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and (2) 6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • White (Background Color): (1) 12 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and (4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and (2) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

That’s it! If you want to get creative, go ahead and do so.

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First step is to set up your pieces. From here, you’ll attach the white and create the heart.

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To start, create the bottom of the heart. Use the red 12 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ with two of the white 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. You’ll attach them like the Flying Geese we’ve done before.

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Attach the second piece directly across from the first.

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Go ahead and put those back up on the board. I created two hearts at the same time. You can make as many as you wish.

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Next, you’ll take one red 6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and two white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. You’ll attach to opposite corners as shown above.

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There ya go! Quick and easy. Now, attach the two red peaks together and then assemble the three rows to create the heart.

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Done! A 12 1/2″ heart for exchange or to create something from. I’ll tell ya that I have an idea to make another table runner from these hearts. If I finish it before tomorrow, I’ll add it to my WIP Wednesday.

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If you do not want the white strip at the top of the heart, the assembly is the same but the cutting instructions are as follows:

  • Pink/Red (Heart Color): (1) 12 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ (replace the 12 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ from above with this piece) and (2) 6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • White (Background Color): (2) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Assembly is exactly the same but the white stripe will not be at the top. I haven’t created one so you’ll have to do with my graph drawing as a picture. If you have any questions, please ask!

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