Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy "Gal"entine's day


Have you ever heard of Galentine's Day?  The challenge this week for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a Post Card or Mug Rug for Galentine's Day.  I'd never heard of this, so had to do some searching on the internet.  Turns out it is a day to celebrate all of your "Gal"  Friends!  Pretty nice idea.  The day is celebrated on Feb 13.  A time to celebrate all those special women in your life.  I liked this idea!

Okay, I know I used the word "celebrate" several times in the above paragraph, but that is what this is all about!

Island Batik sent each of the Ambassadors a lovely assortment of red and pink batiks to see what we might create with them.  I decided on making coasters with ric rac around the edge.  I'd seen something like this on the internet and wanted to try it.  I also had a "gal" friend that had given me some old ric rac that would work well-isn't that a coincidence!   I created a log cabin block for the base of the block which I paper pieced.

I made four coasters that were pretty quick and easy.  Adding the pretty ric rac was the most time consuming part of the project.  Each one is a little different- just like my friends!

I've already given these coasters to four special ladies to say thanks for being a special part of my life!

Maybe you want to do something special for the "gal" friends in your life today!

18 comments:

  1. The rick rack sure adds a fun touch!

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  2. Awesome little project. Love the rick rack

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  3. Those are adorable Connie and your gal friends will really enjoy them!

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    1. Thanks. Somehow I got the wrong graphic. I see most of the other ladies have Happy Galentines day...

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  4. what cute little coasters!! good job. Mary Ebert

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  5. Your coasters are so sweet. Love the ric rac trim.

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  6. I love the rick rack. So worth it!

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    1. You're so right. I was lucky to have some on hand.

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