Monday, January 28, 2013

Log Cabin Heart Quilt Pattern

Make a Log Cabin Heart pillow, table runner or wall hanging for Valentine's Day!  This pattern is so cute and easy and you can use your scraps for the heart.   Enjoy!



Go to the "Quilt Block Tutorials" for the Log Cabin Block Design.  You will find instructions for making log cabin blocks and courthouse step blocks.   http://www.quiltingandfood.blogspot.com/2013/01/tutorial-for-log-cabin-courthouse-step.html

Then follow the simple instructions to make your Valentine's Heart.


Supply List for Pillow:
1-5/8 yd dark red for border & back
1/8 yd dark pink for border
Assortment of 1-1/8” white strips
Assortment of 1-1/8” dark red strips
14” square pillow form
Six 7/8” or larger buttons

Assembly:
A.  Starting with a 1-1/8” red square, make (2) 13 piece Log Cabin blocks.
B.  Starting with (3) 1-1/8” white squares, make 2 Courthouse Steps with variation of only 12 pieces as shown in picture above.
C.  Sew the 4 blocks together as shown in picture to make heart.
D.  Sew 1-1/8” white strips around the block.
E.  Sew 1-3/4” dark red strips on each side of heart block.
F.  Sew 2-1/2” dark red strips on top & bottom of heart block.
G.  Sew 2-1/2 “ pink strips on the sides of heart block.
H.  Sew 6-1/2” dark red strips on the sides of the pink strips.
I..  Cut the back piece the same size as the top & sew RST (right sides together) on top & bottom.  Turn right side out.
J.  Press raw edges under ¼”.  Fold over 3/8” to inside & hem.  Fold & press under another 2” to finish edge.
K.  Insert pillow form & sew 3 buttons on each side with pearl floss & tie in square knot to finish.


Variations:

Table Runner:
Follow instructions for pillow A-D.  For table runner approximately 17” x 43”, make 3 hearts.  Sew a 1-3/4” strip of dark red sashing between the hearts to connect them.  Sew a 1-3/4” strip of the same dark red sashing on the top & bottom and then on each end.  Sew a 3-3/4” border of contrasting red on the top & bottom and then on each end.  Quilt & bind as desired.

Wall Hanging:
Follow instructions for pillow A-D.  For wall hanging approximately 28” x 31”, make 4 hearts.  Sew a 1-3/4” strip of dark red sashing between 2 hearts to make 2 sets.  Sew a 1-3/4” strip of the same dark red sashing between the 2 sets to make one row on top of the other.  Sew another 1-3/4” strip of the same dark red sashing on each side and then on the top and bottom.  Sew a 3-3/4” border of contrasting red on each side and then on the top and bottom.  Quilt & bind as desired.

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