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Thread: Valentine Candy Block

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    Valentine Candy Block

    This tutorial will show you how I made the 12" finished Valentine Candy Block from this thread: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...y-t292328.html

    28 - 2.5" squares in different fabrics
    4 - 3.0" squares in different fabrics
    4 - 3.0" squares of background fabric
    1 - 4.5" square of background fabric

    Draw a grid on foamcore board as shown and use for placement of the fabrics... Pictures 1 and 2

    Make four half-square triangles using a 3.0" square of a scrap fabric and a 3.0" square of background fabric. Picture 3 shows the method I used. This will give you two identical half-square triangles that are 2.5" unfinished. I make sure that those two identical half-square triangles are put into two different blocks so there will be no repeat fabrics in the block.

    Sew the 2.5" squares together in rows, then sew the rows together as shown on the placement board. TIP: Take a cellphone photo of your layout before you start to sew. Refer to the photo when sewing the squares together in case they get out of order.

    The unfinished block should measure 12.5"

    I hope you enjoy this block and will post a picture of a quilt that you make using these directions. I'm currently working on another quilt with a different layout that uses four of these blocks. I'll post a picture when I finish it.
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    Thank you for doing this tutorial.

    I may give this a try.
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    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Very sweet block!
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    Thanks you for sharing your knowledge on how to assemble the heart block. You are a great teacher.

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    Thanks! I love this block. It's on my ''to do'' list.

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    Such a beautiful scrap quilt! Great job on the quilt & the tutorial. Thank you for your sharing your time & talent. Kathy

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    Thanks for the tutorial. I think I'll try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janjanq View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. I think I'll try it!
    Here is another tutorial of one of my quilts using 2.5" candy squares:https://www.quiltingboard.com/tutori...k-t275789.html

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    Love this block---thanks for sharing.

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    I have lots of 2.5" squares. Here is a pattern I will try with them. Thanks for the easy directions.

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    Love this block, and the quilt you made with it, is a "stop-in-my-tracks" beauty!! ♥♥♥♥♥Love it!♥♥♥♥♥

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    Can you share the lovely boarder pattern. Size of the dresden plate and random blocks tossed about is brilliant. All my dresden patterns seem to be for 12" onlys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Can you share the lovely boarder pattern. Size of the dresden plate and random blocks tossed about is brilliant. All my dresden patterns seem to be for 12" onlys.
    Here is a link to what SheriR taught us about making the Dresdens:

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...274596-25.html

    She shared how to do them on posts: 971, 972, 974, 975, 1105, 1106, 1107, and 1108

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    Jenn, thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I love that quilt!

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    Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to try it when I get caught up on all my other projects. I need to get rid of some scraps.

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    Thanks, you made this look easy.

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    Thank you for doing this. - hope when I make one it turns out as lovely as yours.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Thank you.

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    Thanks for sharing this. This is exactly what I was looking for to make a quilt for my DGD. I cut up a charm pack to make mine. I have 12 of the hearts made. The fabric is all pastel batiks. I just came back here for the tutorial for the dresdens. I will work on those this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Thanks for sharing this. This is exactly what I was looking for to make a quilt for my DGD. I cut up a charm pack to make mine. I have 12 of the hearts made. The fabric is all pastel batiks. I just came back here for the tutorial for the dresdens. I will work on those this evening.
    Awesome! I can't wait to see a picture of your finished quilt.

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    Thank you. I was able to print it out from this link. I am not good at technology either!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a1pattig View Post
    Thank you. I was able to print it out from this link. I am not good at technology either!!
    I'm glad that I could help... now promise me that you will post a picture of your quilt so that I can see it!

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    Thanks for the idea. I'm going to try it.

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    The quilt you made using these blocks is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on making the block.

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