Hi everyone!  It’s Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here!  I’m back with the fifth Mystery ‘Block of the Month’  featuring DecoFoils!  Can you believe almost half the blocks have already been revealed to you!?

block of the month thermoweb button
Hearts of Foil Tree Block
I hope you decide to join in the fun!  Each block will be whimsical and fun and a perfect way to use up your scraps.  In the end you’ll have twelve 8-inch blocks that will make an adorable wall hanging OR you can use the blocks to make mini quilts, table runners and pillows!  Feel free to copy the button above and add it to your blog to share with everyone the fun we’re going to have with this quilt along.

Okay – time to reveal the fifth block …

“Hearts of Foil Block”

Supplies:

  • “Hearts of Foil” template PDF
  • Sky – 6.5″  x 8.5″ fabric
  • Ground– 2.5″ x 8.5″ fabric
  • Tree (brown scrap)
  • Hearts

Directions:

tree of hearts background
Start by piecing the background of our block this morning.  Take your 6.5″ x 8.5″ piece of sky fabric and sew it to the 2.5″ x 8.5″ piece of ground fabric.

 

Press towards the ground fabric.

 

Now – take the templates you printed out after you downloaded it for free from my Craftsy pattern page and trace the tree trunk  to the Heat n Bond® lite piece.  Trim around the shapes but not too close to any lines.
Press the Heat n Bond lite shape to the wrong side of fabric.  Cut the shape on the lines you drew.

fused trunk
Peel the fusible paper off the fabric piece.  Do this now so you don’t forget to do it before you do your final press.

Layout the trunk onto the pieced background where you think it will look nice with the hearts around it.

hot fused hearts
hearts on hotmelt
Trace the hearts onto the iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive.

heart tree layout
Cut out the hearts. Lay the cut out hearts around the trunk to create the tree shape.

 

Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the shapes.  Press for 30 seconds.   Let the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt adhesive cool down.  Seriously, let it cool down.

Let them cool down even more.  And once it’s 100% cooled down, peel the paper off all of the hearts.

rainbow decofoil over hearts
Lay a piece of  rainbow DecoFoil over all of the hearts.  I really like the rainbow DecoFoil for this block because of all the different colors just one press will give you!

Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the DecoFoil.  Press for 30 seconds.  Let it cool down.

peel off hearts
Once it is completely, 100%, cooled down, peel the DecoFoil off the block.  Voila!  You now have beautiful “Hearts of Foil Tree” block.

 

Hearts of Foil Tree Block
The final step is to blanket stitch around the tree trunk to secure it into place.

Five Blocks Mystery Quilt Along
Here are the five blocks -“Wish Upon an Apple Tree“, “Jack-O-Foil“,  “House of Foil” , “Foil Covered Branches” and “Hearts of Foil”  I have shared with you so far … still seven more to come!

I hope you’re having fun with these blocks!  See you next month!

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