Add a romantic touch to any quilting project with the Double Heart quilt block. Go with traditional valentine colors like red, pink, and white, or let your imagination run wild. Download the Double Heart quilt block as a PDF to print out the pattern, but enlarge the quilt block at 125%.
To make the Double Heart Quilt Block:
A: Cut 2. B: Cut 2. C: Cut 1. D: Cut 2. E: Cut 2. F: Cut 1, and cut 1 from reverse pattern (pieces include area under appliqué). G: Cut 1. H: Cut 1 (piece includes area under appliqué). I: Cut 2. J: Cut 1, and cut 1 from reverse pattern. K: Cut 2 (pieces include area under appliqué). L: Cut 1. Small heart: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabric, and cut 1 (do not add seam allowance).
Row 1: Stitch A to B; stitch C to other side of B. Stitch B to other side of C, and stitch A to other side of B. Row 2: Stitch E to left top of F; stitch G to right side of EF; stitch reverse F to G. Stitch E to top right of F. Stitch H to bottom, and stitch a D to each side. Row 3: Stitch I to J, then stitch on K. Make 2 (1 is reverse pattern). Stitch squares together. Sew rows together in order. Stitch L to top. Fuse heart to middle of square. By hand or machine, appliqué heart using narrow blanket stitch.
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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up, Patchwork Memories, Quilting Your Just Desserts, Farm House Quilts, 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.