Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Amanda over at Jedi Craft Girl! I can’t get enough valentine sewing! I think its just the pick-me-up I need during wintertime! I created this fun mini quilt that is perfect to hang on a wall, put on a table or give to someone you love.
The finished quilt measures 26″ square and is made up of 4 quilt blocks that measure 10″.
These fabrics from Moda are sure to brighten your day! The line is called Just Another Walk in the Woods – and it’s ADORABLE!!! Don’t you just love cracking open a Jelly Roll! It’s a little bit magical!
4-Patch Heart Mini Quilt Featuring Heat n Bond Lite
Here’s what you need to get started:
1/2 a Jelly Roll (or equivalent)
1/3 yard background fabric
Aurifil Threads – 2530 &
Heat n Bond® Lite EZ print sheets
Heart pattern, click HERE
1/2 yard for backing
1/3 yard binding – or you can use leftover Jelly Roll Strips
All seams 1/4″
Begin by cutting 15-18 of the jelly roll strips into 2 1/2″ squares.
Cut the background fabric:
- (4) 6 1/2″ squares
- (16) 2 1/2″ squares for block corners
- (32) 2 1/2″ squares for Half Square Triangles (HST)
4-Patch Applique Hearts
Select (4) groups of (4) fabrics for the hearts. I selected like colors for each heart but you can make it scrappy if you want! Sew the group of 4 fabrics together in a 4-patch, pressing seams.
Print (or trace) 4 hearts onto Heat n Bond Lite.
Cut out 1/8″ around each heart.
Center the heart on the wrong side of each 4-patch. Heat set.
Cut out each heart and peel off the backing paper. Fuse hearts to the center of the (4) white 6 1/2″ squares. Sew 2 times around each heart with a straight stitch. Set aside.
HSTs – Half Square Triangles
Because we are using jelly roll strips that are 2 1/2″ wide to begin with, we will only be getting 1 half square triangle per square set. This is different from traditional construction method.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (32) 2 1/2″ background squares. Pair right sides together with a 2 1/2″ square cut from the jelly roll fabric. Sew along the diagonal line. Trim 1/4″ along the seam, discard the rest, and press toward the dark. You will need a total of 32 HST to make the 4 blocks.
Follow the chart below to construct the block:
Use the (16) background 2 1/2″ squares for the block corners and (16) low volume 2 1/2″ squares from the Jelly Roll for the center squares.
Make 4 blocks. I chose a color for each block, but you could totally mix up the colors and make them all scrappy!!
Once the blocks are finished, take the remaining 2 1/2″ squares from the Jelly Roll and piece the sashing and borders. Press all seams open.
Sew (2) strips of 5 squares for the short sashing. Press
Sew (3) strips of 11 squares for the top, middle, and bottom sashing. Press
Sew (2) strips of 13 squares for the side sashing. Press
Make sure to match each seam and pin.
Use Spray n Bond® for quick basting! I can’t live without it!!!
Quilt as desired. Bind.
I hope you love making this!!