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by Emily Cross

48″ x 48″

16″ Blocks

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Fabric Requirements:

Pinks for arrow background – 1 yd

Pinks for hearts – 1 yd

Greens for heart background – 7/8 yd

Greens for arrows – 7/8 yds

Backing – 3 3/8 yds

Binding – 1/2 yd

 

Cutting Instructions:

For the Heart Blocks, cut:

10 – 5″ pink squares

5 – 9″ pink square

5 – 4 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ pink rectangles

10 – 5″ green squares

5 – 9″ green squares

 

For the Arrow Blocks, cut:

16 – 2 1/2″ pink squares

8 – 2″ x 11 1/2″ pink rectangles

64 – 3″ pink squares

8 – 2″ x 7 1/2″ pink rectangles

16 – 1 1/4″ x 6″ pink rectangles

16 – 1 3/4″ pink squares

8 – 2″ pink squares

16 – 2 1/2″ green squares

64 – 3″ green squares

4 – 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ green rectangles

4 – 1 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ green rectangles

16 – 1 3/4″ green squares

8 – 1″ x 7 1/2″ green rectangles

8 – 2″ green squares

 

Heart Block Assembly:

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Mark a diagonal line on the backs of the green 5″ and 9″ squares.
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Make a line a 1/4″ on each side of the central diagonal line.
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Layering a marked 5″ green square on top of a 5″ pink square, right sides together, sew on the two outer diagonal lines.

 

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Cut apart on the central diagonal line. Repeat this process for the remaining 5″ and 9″ squares.
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This is what they look like cut in half.

 

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Measure for sizing by resting the 45 degree angle ruler line on the seam.

 

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Size the 5″ squares to 4 1/2″ square. Size the 9″ squares to 8 1/2″.

 

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Gather the half square triangles and the 4 1/2″ x 16 1/2″.
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Sew the top row together.
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Sew the bottom row together
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Sew the top two rows together.

 

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Sew the bottom row to the top of the block. Repeat to make 5 heart blocks.

 

Arrow Block Assembly:

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Using the 1 3/4″ squares, 2″ squares, 2 1/2″ squares, and the 3″ pink and green squares, make half square triangle units.
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Follow the detailed steps for making half square triangles above in the heart instructions.
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Don’t forget to size!

1 3/4″ squares to 1 1/4″ square

2″ squares to 1 1/2″ square

2 1/2″ squares to 2″ square

3″ squares to 2 1/2″ square

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To make the arrows:

Each Big Arrow uses – 

2 – 2 1/2″ sized half square triangles

4 – 2″ sized half square triangles

1 – 1 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ green rectangle

2 – 2″ x 11 1/2″ pink rectangles

Each Medium Arrow uses – 

2 – 2 1/2″ sized half square triangles

4 – 2″ sized half square triangles

1 – 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ green rectangle

2 – 2″ x 7 1/2″ pink rectangles

Each Small Arrow uses – 

4 – 1 1/4″ sized half square triangles

2 – 1 1/2″ sized half square triangles

1 – 1″ x 7 1/2″ green rectangle

2 – 1 1/4″ x 6″ pink rectangles

 

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Sew the half square triangles together. Sew the long pink rectangles to the half square triangles top row and bottom row.
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Sew the two bottom rows together.
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Sew top to bottom.
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Sew left side to right side completing arrow unit.
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Sew the sized 2 1/2″ half square triangles together into rows.
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Sew rows together.
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Lay out all the arrow units.
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Begin sewing together to form rows.
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Sew the units together.
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Continue joining the block units.
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Complete the block. Make 4 Arrow Blocks.

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Barbara

I really like having the pictures to complement
the written instructions. Thank you.