Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

Celebrate your valentine with the Bloomin’ Valentine Quilt. This free pattern makes a 56″ square quilt perfect for cozy cuddles.

Bloomin' Valentine

by Emily Cross

56" x 56"

Fabric Requirements

Red - 2/3 yard
Pink - 2/3 yard
Cream Background - 7/8 yard
Cream Cross - 5/8 yard
Sashing - 1/2 yard
Border - 3/4 yard
Binding - 1/2 yard
Backing - 3 3/4 yards

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(5) 3 1/2" x Width of Fabric (WOF) strips and subcut into
(18) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"
(18) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

(1) 2 1/2" x WOF strip and subcut into
(9) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

From the pink fabric, cut:
(5) 3 1/2" x WOF strips and subcut into
(18) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"
(18) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

(1) 2 1/2" x WOF strip and subcut into
(16) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

From the cream background fabric, cut:
(5) 3 1/2" x WOF strips and subcut into
(36) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

(6) 1 1/2" x WOF strips and subcut into
(144) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

From the cream cross fabric, cut:
(6) 2 1/2" x WOF strips and subcut into
(36) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"

From the sashing fabric, cut:
(1) 14 1/2" x WOF strip and subcut into
(12) 14 1/2" x 2 1/2"

From the border fabric, cut:
(6) 3 1/2" x WOF strips, sew into one continuous strip using diagonal seams and then subcut
(2) 3 1/2" x 50 1/2"
(2) 3 1/2" 56 1/2"

From the binding fabric, cut:
(6) 2 1/2" x WOF strips

Bloomin' Valentine Block

14 1/2" x 14 1/2" unfinished

Heart Unit

Mark the wrong side of the cream background 1 1/2" squares in half diagonally once. Place a marked square on the corner of a red 3 1/2" square as shown below.

Sew on the marked line, trim a 1/4" seam and press. Repeat on the opposite corner to make the short side of the heart unit.

Repeat the same process as above on a red 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle as shown below to make the long side of the heart unit.

Lay a long and short side of the heart unit and a cream background 3 1/2" out as shown below. Sew together to make a heart unit.

The heart unit measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished.

Repeat to make 18 Red Heart Units.

And repeat to make 18 Pink Heart units.

Block Assembly

Lay out two Red Heart units, two Pink Heart units, four cream cross 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles, and one red 2 1/2" square as shown below.

Sew the pieces together into three rows, and then sew the rows together.

The Bloomin' Valentine block measures 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" unfinished. Repeat to make 9 blocks.

Quilt Assembly

Quilt Center

Lay out the blocks, sashing 2 1/2" x 14 1/2" rectangles, and pink 2 1/2" squares as shown below.

Assembly into rows. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt center. Quilt center measures 50 1/2" x 50 1/2" unfinished.

Borders

Sew the 3 1/2" border strips into one continuous strip using diagonal seams and then subcut:
(2) 3 1/2" x 50 1/2"
(2) 3 1/2" 56 1/2"

Sew the 50 1/2" strips to the left and right side of the quilt center and press. Then sew the 56 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the quilt to complete the quilt top. Quilt measures 56 1/2" x 56 1/2" unfinished.

Quilt your Bloomin' Valentine as desired and bind using preferred method.

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