I guess it’s my age, but these holidays just seem to sneak up on me.  Luckily, I’m no longer orchestrating Valentine treats and cards for elementary school classrooms.  Actually, I don’t even know if they do those kinds of things anymore.  When I was a child and when my kids were in grade school, decorated Valentine boxes in the classroom for card deliveries from other classmates were a big deal.  I recall how exciting it was if I would receive a Valentine from someone in another classroom and especially someone older. Friends would deliver them to the Valentine boxes that would be identified by name, just as if they were little mail boxes.  I remember working on mine for weeks in advance.  I do now, have the opportunity to at least do a little decorating for Valentines Day because of our grandchildren who are at the prime age for the fun…even if it is only for a day.

IMG_1625The Love Triangle Runner is the perfect Valentine’s touch for my dining room table.   Many years ago I would keep my eyes open for antique Valentines that had images of children that I thought were charming.  I think they are from the 30’s and 40’s and more elaborate than any I had received as a child.  Many have movable parts that are now very fragile but still hanging on.  I have an antique wire heart basket that I put my collection in for easy viewing while sitting at the table. They are always fun to look through.


The Love Triangle Runner is part of the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Project of the Month going on all of 2016.  Please check out their site at FonsandPorter.com for detailed information on how to order the kit for this runner.  It is made from the Home Again fabric collection and has a sweet heart shaped edging. It is fun to try a new technique when the project is a manageable size.

A number of years ago, Thimbleberries published a very popular Sweetheart Table Runner pattern. If you haven’t already made this runner or have misplaced the pattern, check out the Reminiscing section for this FREE pattern and many more.