Quilt Along

Cross My Heart!

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome back to the “Black & White Delight” Quilt-Along. If you’re just joining us, you may want to have a look at the “Welcome” post to help you catch up.

This week’s block is called “Cross My Heart”! This sweet little block features four cute pieced hearts, arranged into a cross. I hope that you’ll love making it!

Here’s what you’ll need this week:

  • Fabric pieces from your Block 4 baggie
  • Sewing machine (obviously!)
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Thread
  • Scissors for snipping thread
  • Pencil
  • Rotary cutter & mat
  • Ruler(s) I like my little 1″ by 6″ ruler for marking squares
  • And my 3.5″ by 12.5″ ruler for cutting
  • Beverage & snack(s) for hydration and energy!

Here’s a picture of the fabrics that you should have in the Block 4 baggie:

Block 4 Fabric by Ms P Designs USA

Let’s begin by making a set of 8 HST squares from Fabrics A and C. Refer to Page 15, Step 2 in the pattern packet for the sizes. Your finished squares will look like this:

Block 4 A by Ms P Designs USA

Now sew the HST squares together with the Fabric B squares to make four 4-patch squares like this:

Block 4 B by Ms P Designs USA

Draw a diagnonal line on the back of the sixteen small Fabric B squares. Make the tops of the four hearts with the Fabric B squares and the Fabric D square, using the “sew and flip” technique as described on page 15 step 5 of the pattern packet.

Block 4 C by Ms P Designs USA

Make 8 HST squares with Fabric C and Fabric D, as described on page 16, step 7 of the pattern packet, for the bottom half of the four hearts.

Sew the heart sections into pairs, and then sew the pairs together to make four cute little hearts, like this:

Block 4 E by Ms P Designs USA

Make the center of the block with the four Fabric C squares and the Fabric E square, using the “sew and flip” method, as described on page 16 step 9 of the pattern packet.

Block 4 F by Ms P Designs USA

Sew the block sections together into three rows, two like this:

Block 4 H by Ms P Designs USA

One like this:

Block 4 G by Ms P Designs USA

And sew the rows together to make the center of the “Cross My Heart” block:

Block 4 I by Ms P Designs USA

Make the frame for the outside of the block, as we did for the “Friendship Star” block. Start by making eight triangles with Fabric A and Fabric B:

HST B and A

Sew a HST square to each side of a Fabric B square.

Side frame section

Sew a 4-patch square to each end of two of the pieces. Make sure that the 4-patch units are correctly positioned. (I got one of my pieces rotated incorrectly, so I had to fix it later!)

Top and bottom frame section

Sew the shorter pieces to the sides of your block, and the longer pieces to the top and bottom. Ta-da! “Cross My Heart”, your block is finished.

If you’d like to purchase the “Cross My Heart” block pattern, just click the button!

Cross My Heart Block by Ms P Designs USA

Time to show off your beautiful “Cross My Heart” block! We’d ALL love to see a picture, so snap a photo and post it on Instagram please.

#bwqal_yourname @mspdesignsusa

Next week we’ll sew the Fractured Star block! Until then, may your stitches be straight, your bobbins full, and your seam ripper languishing in the sewing basket.

Happy quilting,

Sharon

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