But the show must go on, and while I'm not planning on going all out on my Valentine's Day decorating this year, I always like to dress my table for the holidays. This year I'll be using my Sweetheart table runner -- it's a Web Extra for Quilters Newsletter's February/March 2014 issue. You can find the free pattern on the QN website.
And if you have a copy of QN's February/March issue, check out page 79 for the pattern for my Meadow Flower wall hanging.
Crocuses were my inspiration for the plum, gold, and green color palette of this scrappy quilt. I used simple Irish chain blocks and a log cabin border to set off the flower blocks.
Joyce Lundrigan also quilted Meadow Flower, and her use of diagonal lines really accentuates the "lattice" feel of the Irish chain blocks. This quilt is a bit more challenging than Sweetheart, but definitely worth the effort.
Happy quilting and Happy Valentine's Day!