added 5/1/09: A couple of you have asked about this block. It is not my own design. It came from Carol Doak's book, 300 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks. It is block number 75. I have been wondering if I should note the source for the blocks for all my runners, etc. Mostly so that I remember when I want to make the same design again. The problem is they are almost all Carol Doak's and I didn't want to sound like a advertisement.
While looking for bright fabrics, I came across two tins full of blocks that I had forgotten about. I haven't the foggiest idea what I will do with these, but I am sure something will pop into my head one day when I least expect it.