©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Watering Can Quilt uses the
The Watering Can Quilt pattern alternates our lovely Heart Can quilt block with plain blocks adorned with simple hearts and surrounds them with a double border. The result is a romantic quilt that you can give as a wedding or valentine's present or keep at home to add a loving touch to any room. To make the quilt, download the two-page Watering Can Quilt pattern as a PDF and print it out. Then enlarge the pattern at 125%.
To make the Watering Can Quilt:
Make 5 blocks, and cut 4 fabric squares. Cut 4 hearts, and fuse webbing to fabric. Fuse hearts to fabric squares. Sew together as shown. Add inner and outer borders. Finished size is about 36 inches square.
To make the Heart Can quilt block:
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Heart Can quilt block is from the
Background: Cut 1. All other pieces: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabrics. Flowers and flower centers: Cut 3 each. All other pieces: Cut 1 each. (Do not add seam allowances to fused pieces.) A: Cut 8, and cut 8 from contrasting fabric. B-I: Cut 4 each.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. The Heart Can quilt block looks good in many fabric combinations.
Fuse watering can, leaves, stems, and flowers to background square. Fuse heart to can. By hand or machine, appliqué all fused pieces using narrow blanket stitch.
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Here is another version of the Heart Can quilt block.
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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up[/i], Patchwork Memories[/i], Quilting Your Just Desserts[/i], Farm House Quilts[/i], and many other titles. She has taught piecing and quilting techniques for 24 years and has been designing and publishing quilt patterns for 18 years through her company, Sew Cherished. Warehime has published more than 200 quilt designs and is currently designing and publishing quilts for fabric company Web sites.