Just a quick visit to let you know I am still here, working very hard and trying to stay focused. It is really hard to walk past my sewing room a zillion times a day without sitting down to sew! I did manage to finish off my Love runner in time for today, though.
This was an unexpected project that resulted from a new piecing technique I'm working on for upcoming workshops. I tried it out using a really old charm pack of Valentines fabric I found in my stash. The pieced units looked pretty good, and I have never made any home-dec items for Valentine's Day, so I decided to go for it.
The alternate rows are Kona PFD (prepared for dying) white that I had on hand. I used fusible Pellon fleece for a thin batting and stitched in the ditch of every seam. The hearts were marked, then using a pearl cotton, I quilted them in with a running stitch.
And finally, a little Love chain stitched along one end. It's all bound up with Lizzy House's fabulous pearl bracelets, which makes a fabulous binding!
I hope you get, and give, a nice lovin' squeeze from someone special today. And if that doesn't work out, treat yo' self to some delicious chocolates. Happy heart day.