My friend Linda at AbbiMays.com asked me to create a quick and beginner-friendly design for the first quarter of 2013, something that would appeal to quilters for Valentine’s Day. Since I’m nearly always up for a challenge, I whipped up a pattern sure to be enjoyed by one and all. Then, that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to put the pattern together so that there was more than one options for quilters – and then had an AHA moment! Why not create a pattern for multiple projects out of one or two blocks? So, this free quilt pattern includes instructions for a three-block table runner, a four-block table runner as well as a baby quilt!
As it so happened, she asked me to do this on the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death – January 8th. How could I let that type of memorial go? I couldn’t – hence the name of the quilted project is “Love Me Tender”. And the “Trio” part of the title is that you can make one, two or three projects from a single pattern!