For a number of years we haven't really done anything special for Valentine's Day. I used to bake a decadent chocolate cake with raspberry liqueur filling, and a chocolate-whipped cream-raspberry frosting. That was before it was just the two of us to eat the entire cake, while both struggling to maintain a healthy weight. But earlier this week while shopping at our favorite supermarket 25 miles from home, we spotted a display of sweet mini orchids and that was that. We also hadn't splurged on flowers in the midst of the cold winter months for quite a long time, but this little plant simply said 'take me home and let me be your valentine.'
I don't have a red and white heart quilt to display, but I'll show you my February mini quilt, finished just in time for tomorrow's holiday (there's never a time when red and white Christmasy fabrics are truly out of season is there, lol).
This little quilt used up 144 additional HST cutoffs from the star blocks in my Christmas quilt of last fall. That leaves somewhere around 80 more to empty their blue swiffer refill box, but I think they will just percolate for a few months while I think about what to do with them. This little table topper measures 22-1/2 inches square. It was ditch quilted in a square pattern around rows of triangles in the above view, though the quilting is difficult to discern from any of my photos. The quilted texture may show a little better in the next close-up.
I'll link this post with Wendy at The Constant Quilter when she posts her monthly mini roundup. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy a very happy Valentine's Day, and maybe even a little slice of decadent chocolate cake!