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Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric… the On-Point Heart Block!


Who doesn’t love a heart quilt block?!? This sweet one lets you mix two prints plus a background fabric so you really get a heart that pops.

And my favorite thing is that I re-calculated the dimensions so you can use 2 1/2” strips… can you say ‘Jelly Roll Heart’?

Seriously, this block is so easy and so fast, that you could make a whole quilt in an afternoon. Scroll to the bottom of this tutorial for a tip for making 3 blocks at once. 🙂

The beautiful fabrics I used are called Dream Catcher by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. I really love that feather print.

In our Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric sewalong this month someone will win this huge bundle of 12 Dream Catcher fat quarters! All you’ll need to do to enter is sew up one On-Point Heart Block (or more) and upload a picture below. 

Are you ready? I sewed each of my blocks with two print fabrics and one solid (Kona Cotton Snow). Feel free to use any combination of fabrics if you are sewing along with us.

On-Point Heart Quilt Block Tutorial:

All seam allowances are 1/4”. Finished block size: 12”.


From the print fabrics, cut:

  • 2 strips 2 1/2” x 13” (one strip from each print/color)

From the background fabric, cut:

  • 2 strips 2 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • 2 strips 2 1/2” x 12 1/2”
  • 1 square 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”


Start by sewing the two print strips together along one long edge, and then subcut them into two pieces.

One piece should be 4 1/2” long and the other 8 1/2” long. They should both be 4 1/2” tall.


Sew the 4 1/2” background square to one side of the smaller print piece. Pick one print/color to be on the top of the heart, and sew that side to the square.

Then sew the 8 1/2” print piece on the bottom. Make sure you sew the print/color that you want to be on top.

Take the 8 1/2” background strips and sew them to the sides…

And then sew the 12 1/2” strips to the top and bottom… done! If your fabrics are already cut, this block takes 5 minutes to sew

Do you want to sew 3 blocks lickity split? Instead of cutting 2 1/2” x 13” print pieces, just cut 2 strips 2 1/2” tall and the width of the fabric (or use jelly roll strips). Sew those two strips together…

Then you can subcut your long piece into 3 pieces 4 1/2” and3 pieces 8 1/2” – enough for 3 blocks!

Stay tuned… I’m planning a tutorial for sewing these on-point heart quilt blocks into a darling baby quilt with 9 blocks. 🙂

Join our sewalong below for your chance to win the beautiful bundle of 12 Dream Catcher fat quarters. All you have to do to enter is upload a picture of your On-Point Heart Quilt Block below. I’ll choose the winner at random on April 30th at 10pm Eastern. Make sure you enter your correct email address – that’s how I’ll notify the winner.

Please note: You don’t need to have a blog or enter a link to join our sewalong. The ‘Link’ field is optional.

Good luck!

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  1. Such a cute, classic block! I love the fabrics you chose!

  2. Oh, I love the fabric and the block. Thank you so very much for posting.

  3. Loving theses classic blocks. I have made each one, April’s is in the works. I have been using orange and white fabrics in the blocks so far. I am doing april’s using a jelly roll so am looking forward to the tutorial on sewing these together. I can never find the winner’s name!

    1. Sometimes I forget to go back and revise my blog post with the winner’s name. But I have never had a winner not respond, lol! If that happened I would try a couple more times and then pick another winner. 🙂

  4. Thank you for this tutorial. I’ve shared the link with my quilt group asking them each to make one block so we can put it together as a donation quilt. Hope it works out. They really like the block.

  5. wonderful tutorial, thank you!

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