We’re planning a Super Bowl Sunday Sew-a-Long over at the About.com Quilting Forum. One of the quilt blocks chosen for that event is Straight Patch Nine Furrows, a design that I’ve always called Split Nine Patch (it has other names, but don’t they all).
Misha, my Forum Hostess, suggested the block because it’s made with a combination of squares and half square triangle units — perfect for scrap quilts. So the ladies (we don’t have any gentlemen members right now) have been digging into their stashes to find already-assembled triangle squares (so much easier to type) and fabrics they’d like to use for both those units and the plain squares.
I’ve been fooling around with different layouts for those two patchwork shapes, and the Double Hearts quilt block is one result. And timely, since we’re getting very close to Valentine’s Day. The triangle square units are easy to make and squares are a cinch to cut. Grab your stash and look for patches you’d like to sew into a heart — they needn’t look like mine.
You’ll find cutting and complete instructions for four block sizes, from 6″ x 6″ to 15″ x 15″.