Sprout Filler Blocks, Option 2: Sweet And Simple Applique Hearts

Sprout Filler Blocks, Option 2: Sweet And Simple Applique Hearts

Sprout Filler Blocks Option 2: Sweet and Simple Appliqué Hearts

After the very first Thursday Sprout Quilt-Time Zoom I knew my quilt needed hearts on my quilt to represent our newish, warm, friendly quilting Sprout community.

So I'm adding a sweet and simple option to your quilt with appliquéd hearts in the filler blocks. 

If you choose the hearts option, this step-by-step tutorial will help you create the filler blocks and infuse your quilt with warmth and love.

Week 3 update of Sprout Quilt Challenge quilt blocks

Materials Needed:

  1. Fabric scraps of various colors
  2. Background fabric for quilt blocks
  3. Heat n Bond Lite
  4. Scissors
  5. Iron
  6. Sewing machine
  7. Matching thread
  8. Pencil
  9. Printed (Heart Pattern and Template download here)

Hears Applique pattern


Filler Block Sizes:

  • (1) 4½" x 8½" Rectangle
  • (1) 4½" x 10½" Rectangle
  • (2) 12½" x 4½" Rectangles
  • (3) 16½" x 4½" Rectangles


Tracing Hearts

1. With Heat n Bond paper side up, place on printed Heart Template, with pencil trace all motifs onto Heat n Bond paper side. Or cut out paper Heart Template and trace onto Heat n Bond paper side. Trace (26) hearts or (25) hearts and (1) Optional Bart. Bart- Sprout Mini Block PDF (artquiltsbydesign.com)


Fusing Hearts And Fabric

2. With Fabric Scraps wrong side up place coordinating Heat n Bond traced heart motifs paper side up on top, following Heat n Bond manufacture's directions, press.


    Cutting Hearts

    3. Cut out each fused heart motif.

    Placing Hearts

    4. Peel off paper backing from heart motifs.
    5. Using the Placement Measurements on page 6, place heart motifs on
    background fabric. (Heart Pattern and Template download here)


    Fusing Hearts Onto Background

    6. Press heart motifs, following Heat n Bond manufacture's directions, fusing onto background fabric.

    Heart Appliqued

    Zig Zag Stitching

    7. Choose the Zig Zag stitch on your sewing machine.
    8. Set the stitch to a stitch width of 2.5 and a stitch length of 1.0.
    9. Use coordinating thread to stitch each heart motif. You can either backstitch when starting and stopping, or I like to pull the threads to the back and tie a knot.

    Zig Zag stitch


    Congratulations! You've completed your appliquéd hearts filler blocks for Week 3 of the Skill Builder Quilt Challenge. These blocks will not only add a heartfelt touch to your quilt but also enhance your quilting skills.

    See Sondrasa's version of the Filler Blocks in Creative Ideas For Applique Filler Blocks at artquiltsbydesign.com 
    Her ideas are absolutely beautiful. 

    I will update the other designer's Filler Block ideas here as they are released weekly.

     Thanks for checking this all out and happy quilting!

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