Here’s My Heart

Make a lovely baby quilt for the next shower you’re in­vited to. It’s easy to piece and a great stash buster.

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Make this lovely baby quilt.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/ 8 yard to­tal as­sorted dark pink prints • 3/4 yard to­tal as­sorted light/medium pink prints • 21/4 yards to­tal as­sorted gray-with

white or gray-with- cream prints • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From as­sorted dark pink prints: • Cut 8 (3") F squares. • Cut 4 (21/2") G squares. From as­sorted light/medium pink prints: • Cut 12 (3") D squares. • Cut 6 (21/2") E squares. • Cut an as­sort­ment of 21/4"-wide strips 20"–30" long to make 184" length when joined for bind­ing.

From as­sorted gray-with-white or gray-with-cream prints:

• Cut 90 (41/2") A squares. • Cut 16 (3") B squares. • Cut 44 (21/2") C squares.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for quilt lay­out in steps 7–9. 1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each B square and on two of the D squares. 2. Pair 10 of the B squares with 10 un­marked D squares; pin each pair right sides to­gether with marked line on top. 3. Pair the re­main­ing six B squares with six of the F squares as in step 2. 4. Pair the marked D squares with the re­main­ing F squares as in step 2. 5. Se­lect one pinned unit and, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, stitch 1/4" on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the line and press open to make two units. Re­peat with all pinned sets to make a to­tal of 20 B-D, 12 B-F and four D-F units.

6. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2, ar­range and join the C, E and G squares with the pieced units in ver­ti­cal rows to make the heart row; press.

7. Ar­range and join nine A squares to make an A row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 10 A rows.

8. Sew an A row to the top and bot­tom of the heart row; press.

9. Sew the re­main­ing eight A rows to the bot­tom of the bor­dered heart row to com­plete the pieced top; press.

10. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 11. Quilt as de­sired. 12. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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