The woven heart blocks so many of you said you liked in this runner--
Have long been a favorite block of mine too. The first quilting class I taught two years ago was of this pattern--
I tilted the hearts in that project by adding additional background fabric that was cut in long triangular strips (from Sharyn Craig's Twist and Turn book), although the same effect can be achieved by adding strips of background fabric all the way around the heart block, tilting the block at an angle, and trimming away the excess fabric.
There were even a couple of you on the blog tour who mentioned you'd purchased the pattern from me back then--and I guess you're STILL reading about my daily quilting adventures! Thanks for sticking with me.
The quilt above uses 13 heart blocks, but the smaller version below needs only five--
I think I made it from sample blocks I demonstrated in class. In fact, I did several things with leftover blocks; I made a mini with a woven heart block in the center and wool appliqued hearts around the corners; and I made a small quilt to give away here on my blog--I went back and found a photo of that quilt to share:
I hope that having seen all of these possibilities, if you liked the woven heart block but didn't want to make a tablerunner (including all of you who don't have tables!), you might be inspired to try something else.
I think that most of us who participated in the tour have now announced our winners, so if you haven't checked the other blogs yet, you might want to do so. The grand prize winner was Prim2Pink--congrats! And thank you all for participating. I hope to have more projects to share and inspire you and a few twists you might not have thought of, so stop back by in the coming days.