This is my version of the Simple Hearts Quilt made by Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew. Links to download Allison's block pattern as well as her tutorial on the Simple Hearts quilt can be found at the end of this post.
My version is made from forty two 8" finished heart blocks. There are 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down and the quilt finishes about 66" x 78".
I used fat quarters from a single collection, however scraps can also be used. Two fat quarters will make 4 heart blocks. You will need 21 fat quarters. Instead of using the same fabric for the heart background, the sashing and border, I used a different fabric for the heart background.
For sashing and border you will need 3 yards. Cut the following:
Cut 3 strips @ 8.5" x WOF.
Sub cut into 42 @ 2.5" 8.5" for horizontal sash.
Open the remaining fabric and press out the center crease. Fold the fabric lengthwise so the selvages are on the left and right sides. The cuts you will make next are along the lengthwise grain and are the length of fabric (LOF).
Make the following cuts:
Trim off the selvage
Cut 5 @ 2.5" x LOF for vertical sash
Cut 4 @ 4.5" x LOF for borders
Cut 4 @ 2.5" x LOF for binding.
Cut each fat quarter according to the diagram below.
Piecing the Block
The Stitch and Flip method is used to make the heart block. For a tutorial on Stitch and Flip, click the link below.