Heartstrings never can turn out wrong! That's why I love them. One can use up fabric that you might not like as I did with this batik. It just seemed too "muddy". That might be why it was for sale for so cheap, but once I had it I felt I needed to use it. Here comes a RED center strip!
This is a simple kid size quilt--to make it lap size, just add a border. It's 9.5 inch blocks set 4 by 6 so it ends up 36" by 54". It's easy for me to quilt it on my Bernina home sewing machine. I follow the squares and then to secure it just a bit more I do a meanering line through the center strip (click on picture and it'll enlarge so you can see what I mean). This one, the reds bled a bit when I washed it and changed the pale yellow flannel to a bit more of a warm yellow, but no one would know it but me. As you know, I don't prewash my fabrics usually. I've already cut strips from the remainder, so it can't be pre-washed. But, it'll work just fine.