All of this just to say that the class on Heart Crazies was fun! Laid back and very enjoyable. So I cut one side too small on one block when I was cutting it out. Who cares, I will put a filler strip on it if I need to and no one will be the wiser.
The following pictures are the steps we went through to make one block. This was after we cut out all of the blocks using freeezer paper templates and storing each color family in a pizza box. It was kinda funny to see everyone with 6 pizza boxes on their table, lol. It didn't even occur to me to take pictures of the class, I haven't been around Ms RGC enough yet to remember to do that,
After we cut everything out we sorted it by the putting the top one on the bottom of the stack and shuffling until there was a different print of one color family in every pile.
Then we picked out the main heart pieces from another color family and put that on the top of the pile to use with the outside pieces of the heart. Next we picked the surrounding blocks of the heart from a third color family and put that on the top of each of those piles.
Then using a little hocus pocus which I won't explain here (it is in the pattern), we proceeded to start sewing the seams together. The first seam went together effortlessly. From then on it was anybody's guess as to whether the seam would match or not. As each piece was added, it was sewn on and then trimmed to fit.
The heart all done and trimmed, now for the edges of the block.
Moving right along, trimming as I go.
Ready for the last piece
All the pieces sewn on and then the block is trimmed. Only tons more to go, but isn't it going to be pretty? The blocks will end up being a mixture of 7 colorways. I had to put them away when I got home, because I have to finish up a couple of others before I can bring it back out again, but I love, love, love it!