will need to make yourself a heart pattern from paper. The heart
should measure about 4".
Cut four squares from red or pink Valentine's
print fabric measuring 5
Pin and cut out four hearts from the fabric
||Cut four 6
1/2" squares of cream colored fabric for your quilt top.
Place one heart on one quilt top square
with the point of the heart facing the bottom right corner of the
square as shown in the photo. Center the heart and pin in place.
We will be using the
machine appliqué method. To appliqué the hearts on, zigzag around the heart staying as
close to the edge of the outside of the heart as possible.
||Do this to
all of your hearts and squares until you have four as shown in the
photo. Line up the hearts the way you want them to appear on
your quilt top. (All the points of the hearts should be facing the
outer corners of the quilt top as shown in the photo.)
put the quilt top together.
take the two squares on the right and pin them pretty sides together.
Stitch using a 1/4" seam or use the
pressure foot as your guide.
||Look at the
photo to the left. Notice the two squares on the right are sewn
together. Now we will do the same for the two squares on the
left. Place them pretty sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam.
both the right and the left sides of your quilt top are sewn together,
we need to sew the two rows together to complete the quilt top.
rows pretty sides together. Pin the center seam. Sew down
the center seam using a 1/4" seam allowance.
quilt top is done.
Using your quilt
top as a guide cut out fabric for the quilt back and quilt batting the
same size as the quilt top.
||Cut a 3" slit
on the quilt back and batting at the same place. (This is where we are
going to turn your mini quilt pretty side out after we sew it together.)
three layers together. Quilt batting on the bottom. Then the
quilt back with the pretty side up facing you. Last the quilt top
with the pretty side facing down.
and sew all the way around your quilt top, once again using a 1/4" seam
and seams around your quilt.
quilt pretty side out. Poke out corners.
||Hand stitch the
opening (slit) closed. Press your quilt nice and flat.
Now let's quilt the three layers together.
We are going to outline each heart with stitches. Straight stitch around
each heart. Try and stay as close to the outer edge of the heart as
possible with out sewing into the white fabric area.
Your country hearts quilt is done!