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Heart of Mine

 

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Heart of Mine Quilt Block

 

Cutting:

Start by cutting out the pieces.

Note: For clearer images, this sample block was made much larger than the one you

need for your BOM, and it is made in a different color palette.

Use the color and cutting information provided in the pattern.

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Make the first slash. Place your ruler across the bottom left corner.

Start at the bottom center and angle it up toward the middle of the block.

The angle, and how far up the cut goes, is up to you. Just keep a general heart shape in mind

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Slash the bottom right corner, using the same technique.

It is not necessary to make each cut match.

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Use the same technique to slash both of the upper corners.

Notice that they DO NOT meet in the middle and that they are not as large as the bottom cuts.

You should now have something that looks a little Superman-ish.

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Now we are going to slash the center piece.

Align your ruler with the indicated point and angle it as desired.

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Slash.

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Align your ruler with the indicated point and angle it as

desired to make the "V" portion of the heart.

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Slash.

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This will be the final slash.

Position your ruler on the large center piece.

This image shows the cut at 1 1/2",

but for the 2016 BOM you want this slash to be 1" deep.

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Slash.

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Now it is time to start reassembling the block.

Add a strip to the first unit, as shown, and sew it back together.

The strip should be long enough to overhang on each end.

This will allow the extra fabric you need at each point.

Using a rotary cutter and ruler, square up the indicated edge.

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Sew the 1" strip to the end of the indicated piece, leaving the full lenght in place..

Put the piece back into position, aligning it as shown.

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Pin this piece in place and sew it to the unit you just made.

Cut the excess fabric from the 2 indicated edges.

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Sew the reamining center piece to the unit you just made.

Square up the indicated edges.

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Add the next strip to the upper right corner.

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Sew the corner back on and square up the indicated edge.

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Repeat the process to add the top left strip and corner.

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Repeat to add the two bottom strips and corners.

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Square it up to 6 1/2".

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Because of the free form approach to this block EVERY single block will look different.

That is part of the beauty of this process.

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