In my mind, I saw it in lighter, Valentine'ish' fabric with a heart appliqued in the center. Instead it looks more Christmas like and a heart looks out of place. Since this was a trial, using my graph paper sketch, I just dug thru my stash looking for fabric that I had large enough pieces of.
Also, this was a very fun table topper to make because it's made from the center out in a circular fashion. I'm sure it can be made row by row, but I enjoyed going around and around adding each row as I went. It starts out with 2 inch finished squares and ends with 4 inch finished squares.
It will look great on the table with a candle in the middle. Now, before I hurt myself, I'll quit patting myself on the back for being creative.