Friday, 6 February 2015

A Little Hashtag Block

Block 37 - Hashtag Heart (#Heart)
Block 37 on the Block-a-Day (BAD) project brings us to a quick and easy patchwork block – the Patchsmith’s Hashtag Heart.  It is a great way to use up a left-over heart novelty charm square.  Want to know how I did it?  Okay then ........

4½” HASHTAG HEART (#HEART) BLOCK
(4½” is the unfinished size and equates to a 4” finished (sewn in) block) 

Fabric Requirements/Cutting:
Three 1¼” x 3¾” BACKGROUND strips
Four 1” x 3¾” HASHTAG strips
Four 5" x 1” border strips
(All seam allowances are ¼”) 

1.         With right sides  together stitch the three BACKGROUND strips and two of the HASHTAG strips as shown to create a 3¾” square.  Press.
Alternate two HASHTAG strips with the three HEART strips 
2.         Cross cut this square into three 1¼” wide strips.
You should now have three 1¼" x 3¾"  strips
3.         Stitch the three patched strips together with the two remaining 1” x 3¾” HASHTAG strips to create a block measuring 3¾” square.  Press.
Just one more step to create the perfect #Heart Block
 4.         Finally stitch 1” border strips all the way around the block.  Press and trim the block to measure 4½”.
Add a 1" border to the block and then trim to size.
And there you have it – the Patchsmith’s #HEART block.  

If you do make one of these blocks please post a photo to the BAD (Block-a-Day) Flickrgroup.  I would love to see them.  Until next time ........

3 comments:

  1. #LOVE*THIS*PATTERN !!! This is so darn cute!!
    Thank you for a sweet pattern!!
    Susie

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    1. It is a brilliant little block for those novelty charm squares Susie. Shown here with Valentine 'heart' fabric it would look just as good with Halloween, Christmas or any other novelty square.

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  2. What a darling block! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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