Monday, February 13, 2017

It's Galentines Day with Island Batik Ambassadors!

Yes, you read that right.  Today is Galentine's Day.  You haven't heard of Galentine's Day?  I hadn't either.  It's a day to celebrate your gal pals.  What a good idea!

For Island Batik Ambassadors we were to make a mug rug celebrating Galentine's Day.

I decided to make a wonky woven heart using fusible applique.  I cut four round pieces and two squares with fusible on the back.  I used Steam a Seam 2 because it would stick to my fabric when I was arranging the pieces.

Then I had fun using a fancy stitch to do the quilting around the edge of the heart.

I also decided to sew t;he binding to the back and flip it to the front so I could use the same decorative stitch around the edge of the binding.  I love how it turned out!

I had fun quilting hearts on this mug rug.

And swirls on the other.

And since I was sewing with my Gal Pals at Quilter's Night Out what a better way to end the evening than giving one of my mug rugs to my friend Shawn!

Happy Galentine's Day everyone.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Happy Galentine's Day Suzy, those are the cutest!!

  2. I love the feather stitching that you used. Really cute touch.

  3. What a great idea to use that specialty stitch on the heart AND the binding! That would make a really quick finish. Genious! Your Galentine projects turned out so cute.

  4. never heard of Galentines day, but I love the name and the concept!! Great little mug rug too! :-) Hugs, H

  5. Hi Suzy, love the idea of Galentines Day and your great mug rug!

  6. What a cute heart! Wonderful stitching!

  7. Love the fancy stitching you used on the binding and applique!