Betty asked how to make Melva's quilt and it's really pretty easy.
The basic instructions for making a HeartStrings quilt are at this link:
Red HeartStrings Quilt
Melva added a 1/2 inch finished (cut 1 inch) solid black strip on either side of her center strip and then pieced the blocks as usual.
When the blocks are assembled - it looks like an on point setting with sashing...meaning it looks harder than it is!