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