#jensfillerblocks Micro Mini Moda Love Block

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This block was one of those “great” ideas I get as I’m falling asleep and then I can’t sleep because I wanted to try it so badly. Unfortunately because I was so excited, I didn’t take the time to double check my midnight math and my block ended up being 5″ instead of 6.5″. The good news is that I’ve slapped a border on it and it will definitely be in my sampler quilt. The EXTRA good news is that I know the dimensions that you need to make your block the correct size. Don’t let it scare you. It really is easier than it looks and so fun to try tiny piecing!! If you’ve made a tiny pineapple, the pieces are the same size, there are just more of them. You can do it!

Background:

(18) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
(16) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Print:
(18) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
(12) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

If you’d like the coloring to be like mine (4 each corner and one in the center), you’ll need (6) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ for the center and (3) 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ for each of the other 4 colors. You’ll also need (3) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ for each of the 4 colors to make up 12 squares. 

Draw a diagonal line down the center of the 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ background squares. Pair up the background and print squares that are 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and sew 1/4″ away from the center line on both sides of the line. Cut down the center line, press, and trim to 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″. I HIGHLY recommend trimming. It is extremely important when using such tiny pieces. 

Lay out your block and assemble each row. Once again, I HIGHLY recommend laying it out and double checking you’re attaching the correct pieces oriented in the correct direction. Don’t let any of this scare you. It is so fun to make and such a feeling of accomplishment to use so many small pieces. 

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