I am working on a pink quilt. It is a gift. I won’t specify for who, but those in the know will know. One of the blocks I have been playing with is a heart block.
I love to do random piecing and so I began by cutting a heart shape from paper and randomly piecing it.
Here’s the back:
Then I trimmed the fabric around the paper.
Then I laid the heart on a square the size of my finished block: right side of heart to wrong side of fabric.
I straight stitched around the heart. I stitched on the paper a quarter inch from the edge.
Then I flipped it over and cut away the fabric inside the stitching, being very careful not to catch my pieced heart underneath.
and the reveal:
The last step is to satin stitch over the raw edges. I am planning on getting some varigated thread for this step. Finally, I remove the paper. If you wanted to have easier paper removal, you could use a water soluble paper.