Heartland Heritage — August

In the month of August for the Heartland Heritage pattern we are making the Sweet Pea block! The Sweet Pea is a just that! A cute little block that adds a pop of color in your quilt.

August Sweet Pea for Heartland Heritage by Inspiring Stitches!

Sweet Pea

I adore this sweet little block, and how quickly it comes together. Making the flying-geese units, four at a time, makes the cutting quick and simple. If you need a refresher on the flying-geese units beyond the pattern, you can reference my tutorial. I walk you through the process, step-by-step! When I first learned this method, I definitely needed to work through the process a few times before I fully trusted it.

August Sweet Pea for Heartland Heritage by Inspiring Stitches!

Make sure to press as directed as you are making your HST units. This way the seams all nest as you sew the block together.

August Sweet Pea for Heartland Heritage by Inspiring Stitches!

When sewing the rows together, a few pins are very helpful. I like to pin each seam diagonally. This way I use one pin per intersection, and I’m able to remove the pin before sewing over it, but my seam has been secured already. These small adjustments to my process has made a big difference in my accuracy over the years.

August Sweet Pea for Heartland Heritage by Inspiring Stitches!

We’d love to see your Sweet Pea blocks over on the Inspiring Stitches blog! Each month we have a link collector set up to showcase your blocks, it’s so fun to see everyone’s fabric choices!

Also visit Heather over at The Sewing Loft to learn more about her favorite way to trim HST units.

More information about Heartland Heritage can be found here.

Happy Quilting –

Amy

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By |2018-09-16T21:58:38+00:00August 15th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|1 Comment

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  1. Veronica August 16, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for the pinning tip! I had never considered that, but I can see how it would help with accuracy!

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