Rainbow HeartStrings

Our Rainbow HeartStrings blocks are pieced on a muslin foundation cut 10 inches square just like our regular HeartStrings blocks only you’re using just one color per block.

Start with a center string of any color and continue to add strips and strings of the same color to both sides of the block until the foundation is covered. I like to use triangles or wider strings on the corners to avoid having little tiny pieces once the block is trimmed. Trim the block to 9.5 inches.

If you need help squaring the block, refer to this link.

So what are your options for setting Rainbow HeartStrings blocks? My favorite probably has to be with sashing.

Quilt Size – 53 x 75

Sashing and cornerstones are cut 2.5 inches

Make 35 Rainbow HeartStrings blocks

Here’s a smaller sashed version that uses 20 blocks and measures 45×53.

I’ve also made a full set of 48 blocks like our typical HeartStrings quilt and set them without sashing. This one measures 54×72.

and a smaller version without sashing measuring 36 x 54.

(C) Mary Johnson 2019 – MaryQuilts.com

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