Vintage woven paper heart
I've had pictures of these hearts woven of paper on the digital bulletin board for years, trying to figure out a way to actually weave them out of 2-1/2" fabric strips.
Too 3-D for me.
But the other day I was thinking up strip quilts in EQ7 and came up with this, which is a pieced representation of a simple version.
It uses 2-1/2" strips---something you may have around the house.
It's based on a red and white nine-patch that finishes to 6" square.
To make the best use of the 2-1/2" precut strips the whole block finishes to 11-1/2"
A Cut 2-1/2" squares for the Nine Patch, 5 red, 4 pink.
B Cut 1 square 7" . Cut into 4 triangles with 2 cuts.
You only need one of these triangles per block
C Cut 1 square 6-5/8". Cut into 2 triangles with a diagonal cut.
For the strips:
Cut 6 strips 2-1/2" x 7-1/2". You'll trim these.
Quilt 56" x 56"
Make 16 heart blocks finishing to 11-1/2".
Join with 2" finished sashing strips and squares cut from 2-1/2" strips.
Links to more about the woven paper hearts, which are often called Swedish woven hearts.
The Folk Art Museum has a great piece:
Here are a lot of links:
Look for more images by doing a web search for words
Woven paper hearts
AND after I wrote this post I found a similar patchwork idea from Jackie Robinson in McCall's Quilting.
Click here for her take on the woven heart:http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Heart_of_the_Home_Cheerful_Valentine_Table_Runner_Quilt_Pattern