Happy Valentines Day! Hope Everyone is finding time to spend with their loved ones today. As promised I'm here today to share my quilty love with each one of you. How about a quicky tutorial for my "First Kiss" Quilt.
* This post has been updated to add the correct measurements and PDF file
This tutorial will require a little bit of quilting knowledge and doing some of your math if you want to cut all your pieces before sewing. All I'm giving is the measurements. You also need to know how to stitch, clip and flip corners. The yardage is estimated by EQ7, I always add a little bit, but it isn't shown in the chart below. At the end of this post is a savable, printable PDF with the same basic quilt instructions.
You'll need to make 16 of the unit blocks below. Now let me say I changed the leaves for your version of this quilt. It will make pressing all seams open much easier. If your up for a pressing adventure then change the 2 x 2 flippy squares on the leaves to 2.5 x 2.5.
It takes 4 unit blocks to make one large 24" finished block. You'll also need 4 sashing blocks and 1 pink cornerstone square.
Make 16, that's 4 sashings for each 24" block.
Make 4 larger sashing units
You'll need (5) 2.5 squares for the cornerstone sashings that make the stars.
Assemble your blocks as shown below
The border heart blocks are a little different than the quilt heart blocks. But they finish the same size. Make 4 of the units below.
There's 8 scalloped blocks per side of the quilt. That's 32 total.
The inner border measurements are shown below. Assemble as shown.
The great thing about EQ is it allows you to see shape as well as color. Here's one for the gal's who can't stand the LOVE theme. The blue and yellow looks a little more Shabby Chic to me.
Of course I had to try one in SCRAP HAPPY! OOOLALA! Might need to make another one like this.
Of course I've a darker side that I rarely let out. This one is Fig Tree prints. Much softer and romantic.
If you'd like to print this for future use you can find the PDF by clicking here. Also feel free to share your creations using this pattern and #firstkissquilt.
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