Galentine’s Day is a holiday that started on the Park and Rec TV show that falls on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day each year. The idea of the holiday is for ladies to celebrate ladies! This is the theme for our first project for the Island Batik Ambassador Program this year. Did you catch my unboxing last Friday on my Facebook live video? If not, check it out below.
The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik.
I decided to make Heart Block mug rugs for my Galentine’s Day project, because I LOVE all my best lady friends! I went a little overboard and ended up with 4 different mug rugs. Two of the mug rugs are plain hearts but used different construction assemblies. I am going to give a tutorial on how to make one of them. The other two fancier LOVE rugs were my original idea, however the pieces ended up TINY! If there is enough interest in the LOVE rugs (comment below or email me), I will write a pattern. Otherwise, they are just for your viewing pleasure.
Finished Size: 8″ square
Fabric Requirements Cutting Instructions:
2 – 7.5″x4.5″
2 – 4.5″ squares
4 – 1.5″ squares
2 – 1″x8.5″
On all of the Background squares, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
The placement of the squares are shown above. Make note the direction of the drawn lines. Sew on each of the drawn lines and trim 1/4″ away.
The excess triangles trimmed on the bottom can be sewn together for 2 bonus Half Square Triangles (HST). Make sure to press all of your seams OPEN to reduce bulk.
Sew the two heart pieces together and add the background rectangle to the top and bottom of the heart.
Here is a look at all 4 of my hearts during construction. Notice all the little seams on the back of the love hearts. The MVP tool I used to create these block was this Dritz Finger Presser Tool! It really helped me press the tiny seams open prior to the iron.
Remember those bonus HSTs from trimming? Well because I had made 4 mug rugs, I had 8 bonus HSTs that I made into pinwheels! I used these for 2 of the mug rug’s backing.
Hope everyone has a fantastic Galentine’s Day!
If you’re interested in what the other Island Batik Ambassadors are making, you can check out their blogs. There are 45 ambassadors this year! Be sure to follow Island Batik on Facebook and Instagram to see the projects we all make too!
Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy
Anita at Quilt in a not-Shell
Anna at Ark Angel Creations
Anne at Sweetgrass Designs
Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts
Bea at BeaQuilter
Carole at Carole Lyles Shaw
Connie at Freemotion by the River
Connie at Kauffman Designs
Dione at Clever Chameleon
Geraldine at Living Water Quilter
Jackie at If These Threads Could Talk
Janet at Whispers of Yore
Jeanette at Inchworm Fabrics
Jen at Patterns by Jen
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations
Jennifer at Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
Jessica at Desert Bloom Quilting
Joan at Moosestash Quilting
Joyce at heARTs Creations
Karen at Sew Karen-ly Created
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Mania at Mania for Quilts
Maryellen at Mary Mack Made Mine
Michelle at Creative Blonde
Myra at Busy Hands Quilts
Nancy at Masterpiece Quilting
Pamela at PamelaQuilts
Sally at Sally Manke
Sandra at MMM Quilts
Sarah at Sarah Goer Quilts
Sharon at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting <— me!
Stephanie at Steph Jacobson
Suzy at Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Teri at Lizard Creek Quilts
Tina at Quilting Affection Designs
Toby at Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Turid at Den Syende Himmel
Vicki at Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting
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