PVQA January 2016 BOM- “Heart and modified 9 Patch Blocks” 2 - 6.5” Unfinished
Details of the Give Away are at the bottom of the post!
This month’s BOM is actually 2 very simple blocks with a Valentine theme designed to work side by side!
I know it may seem a little early for Valentines, we've barely recovered from xmas! But with a BOM you've got to anticipate the holiday or it will be gone before you know it!?
All fabrics need not be Valentine themed. Simple matching V-Day colors are OK too.
Background fabric for the heart block and modified 9 patch can be the same or different, but both should be white with small print or white on white and have good contrast with the other fabrics.
Applique fabric for the heart can be any fabric reminiscent of Valentines Day.
Center and corner fabrics for the modified 9 patch should be a dark or bright red print or tone on tone.
Background- cut 1- 6.5” square for Applique block and 4- 2” x 3.5” rectangles for the 9 patch block.
Applique Fabric- cut one heart shape from a 5" square of paper. This is the Actual Finished size of the Heart so if you are going to needle turn your appliqué; add seam allowance. Use a dab of glue stick to hold the paper to the fabric when tracing the shape, if needed.
Center and corner fabrics for the modified 9 patch- cut 1- 3.5” x 3.5” square and 4- 2” x 2” squares
Heart Block- You may use any technique of Applique you like to apply the heart shape to the background fabric. My preference is to use a little acid free glue stick around the wrong side edge of the heart and then use a decorative machine stitch to sew it to the background. To help place the Heart, fold the background fabric in half and then in half again. Finger press these folds, then unfold. The intersection of the fold lines is the center of the background and can be used to help place the applique.
Modified 9 Patch Block-
1-Sew one 2” squares to each end of one of the 2” x 3.5” rectangles
= unit- 1. Repeat
2- Sew 2 of the 2” x 3.5” rectangles to opposite sides of the 3.5” square = unit- 2
3- Sew one unit- 1 to opposite sides of unit
Hunting through my stash for Valentine motifs was a lot of fun! I think you could whip up a whole bunch of these to make a Valentine quilt for someone you Love before Feb.14th!
Have a Great Week!
Cheers, Claire W.