What I came up with is this chevron shaped table runner. It is bright and cheerful and adds a smile to the dreariness of winter. Whoever came up with Valentine's Day knew what she was doing - definitely adds a little spark to the long days of winter.
The fabric in the center and for the backing are actually Christmas prints, but they worked out well for this. Usually when I make one of these runners, I look for a strong focal print for the center. This was rather busy, so I cut and appliqued a heart in the center. Helps to break up the busyness and draws your eye right there.
All in all, a fun project! Since we aren't receiving any snow to speak of here at the ski resort community I live in, I am going to attack Spring with a vengeance. Only bright, sparkling colors will be in my next projects. I'm thinking my Layer Cake of Kate Spain's Terrain series will be on the cutting table next.