February is supposed to be filled with chocolates, sentimental cards and sonnets, love and peace. That being said, I chose a block that can stand alone as a wall hanging or be incorporated into a quilt. This block was designed by Megan Pitz.
I would like to take the lovely blocks that all of you make along with my own and make a couple of quilts to be donated to the Comfort Quilts for Parkinson's. People with Parkinson's typically don't have the strength to lift a full sized quilt so having throw quilts is not only easier they provide the individual with a bit of joy.
10 - 5" squares of assorted squares
1/3 yard background fabric
I used an assortment of batiks in pinks but you can use whatever colors your prefer. Please do try and keep them in happy colors.
From the Background Fabric:
4 squares 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
2 squares 4" x 4"
Assemble the Units
1. Layer the 5 - 5" x 5" colored squares into five groups, draw a diagonal line, from corner to corner. Stitch on either side of the line (1/4") seam. Cut down the middle and you'll have 10 HSTs.
Press the blocks open, I pressed my seams open to reduce bulk. I know it takes a bit more to do it this way but it really does make the block lay smoother.
Layout the block using the picture below. Press thoroughly.