It’s Galentine’s Day!

It’s Galentine’s Day!

Galentine’s Day is all about girlfriends and waffles.

Yes, it's a thing. Kinda.


Galentine’s Day is the creation of Leslie Knope, a character on Parks and Recreation. In the show, Leslie celebrates her girlfriends by getting together the day before Valentines (February 13th) to eat breakfast foods (Leslie’s second favorite thing) and celebrate their #squadgoals. As Leslie put it, “Oh, it's only the best day of the year! Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

This year, Island Batik Ambassadors are celebrating Galentine’s Day too, by making mug rugs or quilted postcards for our besties.

So I popped open of my Stash Buster rolls and got to work.

For my first mug rug, I made some HSTs, arranged them in two scrappy chevron rows, and sewed them together.

I quilted the mug rug with straight lines within the chevrons using Aurifil 40 wt. thread, #1243 Dusty Lavender. Don’t you just love how these Island Batiks complement each other? Can you tell that purple is one of my favorite colors? <grin>

I’ve got a lot of special girlfriends I wanted to celebrate so I made more mug rugs. Same plan—make some HSTs using the 5” strips from my Scrap Buster collection, then play with different arrangements. Mug Rug #2 I made with these bright Island Batiks. I quilted this one using Aurifil 50 wt. thread in #2145 Yellow Orange.

Mug Rug #3 is perhaps more sedate, but just as lovely! I quilted this one using Aurifil 50 wt thread in #4150 Crème Brule.

I had so much fun using the 5” strips from my Stash Busters! If you’re wondering what I’ll make next, you won’t have to wonder too long! Just watch for my special Valentine’s post.

If you need help making a mug rug for your Galentine’s, check out my tutorial.

Happy Galentine’s you poetic and noble land-mermaids!


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