Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Galentine's Day!

Yep there really is a Galentine's Day, it's today.  It is to celebrate your friendship with your gal pals.  I made this little Galentine mug rug to mail to a friend.  One of our Island Batik challenges this month was to make something small to give a friend.  These fabrics were sent to me by Island Batik in the new box I just received.


 I cut 1.25" strips from my pink and red fabrics to make a strip set.  Then I cut 1.25" strips from the strip set.  I wish I would have remembered to take pictures of the next step, but I got caught up in the creativity and forgot!!   The background strip was cut 2" and I sewed the first pieced strip to it.  The next pieced strip was laid on the other edge of the background at an angle and sewn with a 1/4" seam.  I repeated until I had 4 of the colored pieced strips, then add whatever size of background to get your desired size mug rug.

This was quilted on my domestic machine, using my walking foot, with a wavy random line.  The applique was done after the quilting and binding.

Happy Galentine's day to all my blog followers and friends.  I appreciate your visits and comments more than you know.  We are all here to encourage and learn from each other.  When I started my blog several years ago I had no idea the amount of wonderful people I would meet through it.  And all the inspiration-you are the best!!  

Linking with Connie for Linky Tuesday, Susan for Midweek Makers and Jennifer for Wednesday Wait Loss

22 comments:

  1. Galentines's day. Love it. First time hearing about it. Mug rug is adorable. I sure enjoyed you last post showing all the goodies Island Batik sent out. Fun.

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  2. Happy Galentine's! That's new to me this year, too. Cute mug rug! Fast work on your part!!! Great job!

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  3. Happy Galentine's Day, Vicki! Your little mug rug is very cute with those happy, bright colors! I think it's great that you got so absorbed in your creating that you forgot to take pictures; that's the way it should be, I think!

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  4. Good Morning Vicki,
    Happy Galentine's Day to you! I never heard of that before but it sure seems very fitting. Really nice mug rug for your friend - I am sure she will enjoy using it and think of you every time she does. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Happy Gal Day! You're always the creative one! Beautiful mug rug.

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  6. So cute! I really like how you do your applique after the quilting. Makes so much sense to me! Happy Galentine's Day to you, too. Your blog is always a source of inspiration and quilting happiness :)

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  7. Happy Galentine's Day. Love the mug rug, so sweet. It was easy in the rush to forget to take pictures, but the first project is kind of a rush when the boxes just arrived.

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  8. I love that mug rug - cute idea with the strip sets! I may just have to make one! I wonder if I have enough pink...

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  9. Love that mug rug - very sweet!

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  10. Beautiful and perfect for Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day!

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  11. Oh I didn't know about it, and now I've missed it, shame. Never mind, I hope you had a wonderful day and a wonderful Valentines Day too, if you celebrate it that is. You have a beautiful mug rug to celebrate with anyway.

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  12. I wish you were my Galentine :-)

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  13. What a sweet mug rug! Galentine's Day is all about celebrating our lady friends, and you are right. Today I'm going to celebrate the achievements of our fellow quilt bloggers and Island Batik Ambassadors! Thanks for linking up to my special Valentine's Wednesday Wait Loss. I love seeing your projects! This year is going to be so much fun with each monthly challenge.

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  14. Darling! I love how your strips are just slightly wonky.

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  15. I love your sweet mug rug for your lucky friend. I hope you had a lovely galentine's day.

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  16. Very pretty! Galentine's Day is new to me. I've got in on the calendar for next year.

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  17. Galentine's Day, huh? I like it! Hope yours was fantastic. I love the mug rug, too.

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  18. I hope you had a good day. I'm sure your friend did when this showed up in her mailbox!

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