I chose a 3 inch paper pieced heart pattern from Carol Doak's book "Show me How to Paper Piece" and cut up a few charm squares into 1 1/2" strips:
I chose a garden print for the border, and a yellow fat quarter was just the right size for the backing. By the next day, I had the top finished, basted and machine quilted with a little stitch in the ditch. Binding was done that night while watching "Les Mis" on PBS.
Here's the little cutie all finished.
After leaving the shop, I went across the street to the nearest home goods store, and this display is what greeted me as soon as I walked in: