Happy Blocks from Charms

Here’s another version of our HeartStrings Happy Blocks Quilt size = 51 x 68 Block size = 8.5 inches finished (9 inches with seam allowances) Set blocks 6 across and 8 blocks down You will need 48 charm squares or you can cut 5 inch squares from your stash. Block A – brown frames – …

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Happy Blocks for Maine

Our project for the 2018 Maine Sew-in will be Happy Blocks. Happy Blocks for kids should have a novelty fabric in the center and framed with brights that have good contrast – you can use solids, mottled, or tone on tone prints for the frames. Happy Blocks for Veterans can be all shades of Red/White/Blue …

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Happy Blocks for HeartStrings

Happy Blocks were a special project for HeartStrings. Instructions for making the blocks are below. Block size is 8 inches finished (8.5 with seam allowances) First, I pulled a variety of bright fabrics that read fairly solid. Framing strips will be cut 2.5 inches wide. Novelty fabrics for the block centers were cut into 4.5 …

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Twisted Happy Blocks

Click here to download Twisted Happy Blocks (PDF file) If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at mmcjohnson@gmail.com   Donna’s Dr Seuss Twisted Happy Block Quilt

Log Cabin Hearts

This is a variation of my Strips and Strings Log Cabin quilt. I have not finished my quilt yet but I’m getting lots of questions so I’m going to share some quilt notes here. These blocks begin with a small appliqué heart block. I’m using this Accuquilt GO Heart die but you can use any …

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Calculating Fabric Yardages

You’ll have noticed that most of my quilts do not have fabric yardages calculated for you and when you see yardage amounts — they are estimates! For the new quilter this may present a challenge and you have several choices. To buy a commercial pattern that gives yardage amounts rather than using the free instructions …

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