Monday, February 13, 2017

Galentine's Day

No that is not a misprint in the title, it is a real holiday! It is the day before Valentine's Day and it is to celebrate your gal pals.

Our challenge this month as an Island Batik Ambassador was to make something to give a gal pal. I had to decide who to make it for, and this past week a friend, who has been a customer of mine also, called to see if I would like some fabric that was leftover from a couple runners I made for her last fall. The fabric is purples and she is not a purple person and wanted to know if I could use it-well yes of course as I love purple!!!  So to say thank you to her I am giving her one of these little Valentine wall hangings I made for Galentine's Day.  The other will hang on my front door.  They are about 14"x8".

 My door is steel so I put magnets in little pockets on the back to hang it with. If you look closely at the backing you will see where I appliqued my hearts on after I did the quilting. I like doing it this was because your background fabric is so much more stable for machine appliqueing. It is also much easier to quilt to quilt without going around your applique.  

The gorgeous Valentine Fabrics from Island Batik which are always a pleasure to work with. 

Here is a list of all of the 2017 Island Batik Ambassadors so you can follow along each month to see what fun projects we each are making. It is so fun to see how everyone interprets our challenge.

Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Desgins
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seams to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quiltling(me)
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore

This week's Linky linkups for me...MCM, Linky Tuesday and Valentine Linky


  1. That is a very cute wall hanging. And what a clever way to hang it on your door. Now I need to check out my door. Did you machine zigzag your hearts? What a great idea to put the hearts on after that quilting! Thanks for a bunch of good ideas today.

  2. I've never heard of "Gal"entine's Day but I sure like the idea! I also like your cute little hanging heart creations...just darling! I'm sure your friend will be tickled PINK to receive them. :)

  3. Happy Galentine's Day!! Those are beautiful little mug rugs Vicki and your friend will enjoy getting one! Great idea to put magnets in the little corner pockets so you can hang it on your refrigerator!

  4. I love the idea of Galentine's Day! What a sweet friend you are! Your little heart quilts will make someone very very happy!

  5. I made my son 'Bird on a Wire' wall quilts, and did the quilting before I appliqued the birds on. Yes, it is much easier that way.

  6. I love those little pinwheels on point. So cute. What a great way to solve the problem of a metal door!

  7. What a cute little quilt! I went out with my gal pal today for lunch and our girls

  8. This Galentine's day is new to me, I like it!

  9. Beautiful wall hangings! Great idea to use magnets for your steel !door! Thank you for your thoughts on appliqueing a shape on after quilting - makes a lot of sense!

  10. I love that you made matching mini quilts. They are super cute! Thanks for showing the back after the appliqué as well. I think it looks neat.

  11. Fun little and pretty little minis. I'd never heard of Galentine's Day, thanks for the education. Definitely a holiday I'll celebrate next year.

  12. Foof! that is quite the list! Maybe next year I will be on it...too much going on this year! LOVE this little wallhanging and how you hung it and did the appliqué AFTER is ingenious!


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