Bloomin’ Valentine Quilt – Free Pattern

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

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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

Repeat to make 18 Red Heart Units.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

And repeat to make 18 Pink Heart units.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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.

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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″

Bloomin' Valentine Quilt

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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