I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with this new quilt block and I just couldn’t resist making it up into this Heart and Home Mug Rug! It’s a sweet little block to stitch up and looks so cute as this little mini quilt or mug rug!
It has a little house block with a heart in the center! So fun for Valentine’s Day or any day! I added a bit of embroidery stitching to the heart so it will stand out a bit more.
It’s easy to put together!
9″ x 9″ Heart and Home Mug Rug or Mini Quilt
- Assorted fabrics with a contrast – you’ll need about 7″ x 7″ for the house and smaller amounts for the heart and roof. I used Little Dolly from Elea Lutz for Riley Blake.
- White Fabrics for outer section – about 7″ x 7″ (ish) – I used white on white hashtag fabrics from Riley Blake
- 10″ x 10″ piece of fusible fleece
- 10″ x 10″ backing fabric
- 2 1/2″ x 22″ for binding
- Red embroidery floss
- Marking Pen
Cut out of your fabrics:
- Heart Fabric – 2 pieces 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″
- House Fabrics – 4 pieces 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″, 2 pieces 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, 2 pieces 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″, 1 piece 6″ x 1 3/4″
- Roof Piece – 3″ x 5 1/2″
- White fabrics for roof corner – 2 pieces 3″ x 3″
- White border pieces – 2 pieces 7 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ , 2 pieces 9″ x 1 1/4″
Piecing the Quilt Block
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ house fabric pieces. Place each one on the bottom section of a heart fabric piece, with the diagonal lines following where a heart would. Sew along the marked line.
Trim the corner off, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the corner fabric away from the heart fabric.
Draw diagonal lines on the four 1 3/8″ squares of house fabric. Place the squares on one side of the top of the heart rectangle and sew them in place the way you did the lower section.
Repeat for the other top corner of the heart.
Repeat for the other side of the heart and sew the heart together, matching the top and bottom of the heart. Press the center seam open. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ house fabric strips on either side of the heart. Press the side fabrics away from the heart. Sew the remaining section of house fabric to the top of the heart sections.
Trim the sides of the house section to 5 1/2″ with the center seam in the center of the block.
Sew the white 3″ squares to each side of the roof fabric the way you did with the top of the heart.
Sew the roof piece to the house section and press the seam away from the roof. The house and roof pieces should measure 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ before sewing on the white border pieces.
Sew the two 7 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ pieces on either side of the house block. Press away from the house. Sew the two 9″ x 1 1/4″ pieces at the top and bottom of the block. Press away from the center.
Finishing the Quilt Block
Iron the fusible fleece to the backing fabric. Place the quilt block on top of the fleece. Quilt as desired. I used 1/2″ lines as the quilting – I drew them on first with a disappearing ink marking pen.
Quilt around the seams of the house and sew along the lines to quilt everything together.
Add a bit of embroidery with a running stitch along the inside of the heart.
Trim the fleece and backing off. Bind as you’d like. I used a 1 1/4″ single fold binding. I pressed one edge under 1/4″ and sewed the raw edge to the front of the mini quilt. Then I sewed the binding to the back of the mini quilt by hand.
I love these little blocks so much I couldn’t resist making more! I’ve got a quilt in the works made up of sweet little houses with hearts on them coming your way soon!
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