For the last three years, I have been part of an online bee called Sew Sweet Bee. February is my turn to be Queen Bee. =) This is the block I have asked for them to make for me. It's simply a friendship star with a heart in the middle. Easy!
Here is the tutorial for a 12" finished block.
From the colored fabric you will need:
(2) 5" squares
(2) 2 ½" squares
(4) 1" squares
From the background fabric you will need:
(2) 5" squares
(4) 4 ½" squares
(2) 2 ½" x 4 ½" rectangles
Make 4 half square triangles using the two 5" colored squares and the two 5" background squares.
For the center heart block section, I used the tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew. Keep in mind that in my block, the heart will be made with the background fabric. In other words, it's the inverse of what she is making in her tutorial.
My pictures should help you understand what I mean. You will use the (4) 1" colored squares, the
(2) 2 ½" squares and the (2) 2 ½" x 4 ½" white rectangles.
The heart should measure at 4 ½".
I forgot to take a picture of the next step which is to take all nine of the 4 ½" squares and lay them out in a 9 patch grid. You need to make sure the half square triangle blocks that are making the friendship star are spinning in the correct direction. I know you can figure it out. =) Then you simply sew them together like a 9 patch and press so the seams nest. The block should measure 12 ½" (12" finished).
Aren't they cute!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a happy day!