Choose Between Two Sizes for This Pretty Block

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Instructions are Also Included for a Mini Quilt!

This beautiful heart block was designed as part of a mini Nordic quilt but works beautifully on its own. It’s reminiscent of woven Scandinavian paper hearts that are often used as Christmas ornaments.

Choose between two sizes and use the block in any number of projects. It’s perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and any other time of the year. While the red and white combination is classic, any color theme will be lovely in the block.

Nordic Heart Block Tutorial

While the tops of the hearts are curved, they’re created with easy applique. Therefore there’s no curved piecing involved.

Nordic Heart Block Tutorial

Of course, the block can also be used to make the mini quilt designed by Julie Cefalu from The Crafty Quilter. She provides instructions as a free quilt-along for both of the blocks and for finishing the quilt.

Nordic Mini Quilt QAL

The “Nordic Mini Quilt” is 14 1/2″ square.

The small block, as seen in the mini quilt, is 4″ square (unfinished). The larger version is 9 1/2″ square (unfinished) and becomes a 13″ square unfinished block when set on point.

Read through the instructions to learn how the small block is constructed, followed by tips for completing the mini quilt. After that, you’ll find modifications for making the larger block and setting it on point. Links to instructions for the other blocks are also included.

Click here for the free “Nordic Mini QAL” instructions.

You’ll also need the heart block template found here.


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