A few months ago, some of us got together to make blocks for a quilt to give to a friend battling breast cancer. Of course, all of the blocks had to be pink 🙂 Today I am sharing my pink quilt block pattern.Not only is it a nice block for a special “get well soon” quilt, but since it’s February, a quilt made out of these blocks in pink and red would be perfect!
I like my blocks to always square up to the correct finished measurements. But when I’m doing a group project, I especially want to be sure that my block ends up exactly right, in consideration of the person who has to sew it all together! For this, you will cut your pink scraps a little bigger than you need them to be, and then at the end you can trim the entire block to the exact correct size (which is 12 1/2″).
Pink Quilt Block Pattern
For each block, you will need:
- Pink- 32 assorted rectangles, 1 1/2 x 2 3/4”
- Dark Pink- 4 squares, 2 3/4”
- Scrap for applique (about 6” square)
- White- 8 1/2” square
- Medium Pink- scrap for applique (about 6” square)
- Embroidery floss- dark pink
- Fusible webbing, washout embroidery marker, pink thread for machine applique
- Basic sewing supplies
Sew the assorted rectangles together (along long edges) into 4 rows of 8. Your rows should be 8 1/2” long. Press toward darker fabrics.
Sew 2 of the rows to opposite sides of white square. Press towards scrappy row.
Sew Dark Pink Squares to ends of remaining 2 scrappy rows. Press toward Dark Pink Squares.
Sew rows to remaining sides of block. Press toward scrappy rows.
Trace smaller heart and “hope” onto RIGHT side of medium pink scrap using washout embroidery marker. Embroider letters with a chain stitch or split stitch with 3 strands of floss.
Trace large heart onto paper side of fusible webbing. Cut out, leaving about 1/8” border around the heart. Iron onto WRONG side of dark pink scrap according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cut out heart on line. Remove paper backing.
Following manufacturer’s instructions, iron large dark pink heart to white square in center of block.
Cut a 6” square of fusible webbing. Iron to WRONG side of medium pink fabric (with embroidery), making sure that the fusible webbing covers the entire area of the heart. Cut out heart on line (which you drew on fabric with embroidery marker. Remove paper backing.
Iron the embroidered heart to the center of the dark pink heart. Use pink thread to machine applique around both hearts.
Trim block to 12 1/2” square.