I can’t believe Valentine’s day is day after tomorrow. To be honest, I thought it was still January. This afternoon, we’ll be melting crayons in heart-shaped brownie molds and folding origami yodas for the older kids’ Valentine parties.
On a quiltier note, I wanted to share with you some fun variations on my Conversation Pieces pattern. The table runner above was made by my dear friend, Elizabeth. I love her use of scale in the red prints to make each heart sparkle. She has done an awesome job testing most of my patterns. I must admit, I held my breath on this one a little bit, because the finishing on this pattern is a bit fiddly. However, she started making a SECOND one, so it can’t be too bad!
I’m working on a second one too. I had hoped to send it off before Valentine’s day, complete with candy heart messages tailored to the recipient, but. . . yeah. It’s still patiently waiting its turn to be quilted.
You can also simplify this design into a mug rug.
To make the mug rug, follow the pattern directions to make a trio of hearts, then applique them onto a layer of felt. I trimmed the first layer to a quarter inch past the hearts, then appliqued it to a second piece of felt. (That’s actually cream felt, by the way. Next time I’ll use a different color, as it looks too much like batting to me!)
Check out my Craftsy store this week for a special sale price on this pattern.
Happy Valentine’s Day!