Once the piecing is done, turn the heart rather than bind it. That makes this a quick and easy project you can have finished up in an hour or two.
Personalize the matching gift tag, or not, or leave it off entirely. It’s made with red wool and a light cotton fabric and a bit of ribbon.
While the heart is charming in red and white, it will be fun in other colors as well. It will even be pretty made up in colorful scraps.
The pattern, from Penny Haren (author of Log Cabin Quilts), is a free PDF download.