Here's the first batch of fabric which I actually purchased for the 12.5 inch quilt blocks.
Here is what I pulled from my stash to join those above.
And here are the blues, teals, and yellows left over from the Bloom Bloom Pow Quilt-along
The second block is a crazy foundation paper pieced pattern called Log Cabin Heart from Jennifer Ofenstein at sewhooked.com. Jennifer is the admin for the Addicted to Paper Piecing flickr group, so I uploaded the photo below today, so she could see what I did with her pattern.
I wasn't sure what border I was going to use when I started piecing it from scraps....and wished I had the foresight to use the flowered print in the border and the plain yellow as the background so the heart popped more. I guess I'll just have to make another and see.
The third block is a pieced heart I saw on the Boston Modern Quilt Guild flickr site by Alidiza. The pattern is called Heart & Soul by I'm a Ginger Monkey for the Aurifil April Block of the Month. I also follow Katy Jones as she monkeys around the United Kingdom.
For some reason I don't have great luck when piecing these small blocks. I was purposely methodical and slow when cutting, and even trimmed the blocks to a perfect 2.5 inches before piecing them and I still spent almost two hours ripping out seams to line them up properly.
I was planning on having half the star center be the yellow print; then I thought about alternating the yellow and blue star diamonds, but I'm not sure yet. I really love this blue fabric (pattern and hues), but it may be too dark and overpowering. I'm also thinking about sewing a slash with the yellow fabric on a couple of the blue center points. You'll just have to tune back in tomorrow to see what I actually did.
Hope you come back and see all of my blocks for Quilts for Boston.