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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

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LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:A few…Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

OHNO, Carol Ann, not the dreaded metric! I don't know metric either. And I don't want to think that hard when I am sewing! And if you don't love the fabrics anymore, I think I would accidentally let the whole mess fall into the trash can. Then you can say, Where did #5 go? It was right there yesterday!

I wonder where everyone was today? Maybe they are all headed to Linda's house because she has a ton of fabric for really cheap! There was some good stuff in that bunch, I even scored a 2 yard piece of white fleece! Most pieces were pretty small, and there was a lot of non cotton, like satin, and even a piece of velvet. We didn't keep nearly as much as we thought we would, but I did come home with two boxes of stuff. About half will go to Myra, because I kept finding stuff she would like. Then, when we were almost finished, and working on a bag full of greens, I thought about those little Christmas trees that Myra started making last year. All those little green pieces would be good for that! Especially since none of us, Myra, Linda and I don't like green. You won't find more than maybe two yards in my whole stash! And Linda made us some ham and cheese sliders for lunch. Yum. They were so good! Then, when I got home, I went through my boxes again, and sorted it between Myra and I. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on Tuesday

Aha!  Froggie, I found #5!  It's not that I don't like it; it's that I bought the pattern in Canada, and the directions are all in metric, with no English translations!  The applique blocks are all finished, but the pieced ones (centimeters instead of inches) stymied me.  It was a log-cabin basket block that defeated me.  Also, it's a pretty old project now, and I'm not sure I'm in love with my previous fabric selections.  

Anyone else have an old pattern that when you look at the collected fabrics, you think "What was I thinking when I picked those colors out?"

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Tuesday

Daggum, Barbara. Keep trying. Over and over and over. 

I wonder if the same thing happened here, Carol Ann. Our doctor's office called Mr. B to see if he had his, and even though he already had it scheduled, he said no, so he got in about 3 weeks earlier. If I had been smart, I would have asked if we could get his sister in at the same time, and they could have gone together. But I didn't think about it until later, and she snagged one later the same day! Then they scheduled his second shot when he got to the appointment. I will continue to wear a mask, too. You don't remember your #5? That cracks me up! Mebbe you don't like it, so forget it. 

That sounds like a good series for you two to watch together, Kim. We watch TV together in the evening, things we have set up to record. They are mostly from Discovery or Animal Planet. 

I'm going to my friend's house today. There is a lady at church whose mom just passed away, and we get to go through the fabric, and share it. That will be fun. Who knows what styles she liked, so we will see what we have ended up with. There were about 8 trash bags full that we moved from one car to the other on Sunday. It reminds me of when I got all that fabric from DGS1 and the costume shop. Of course, there was no cotton, but some good stuff for bags or wall hangings. 

I better get hopppin' to get ready and quit rambling. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb on Tuesday

Good morning, chilly and very windy this morning but sunshine after a day of rain yesterday. I noticed my tulips are starting to come up. Spring is on the way. A little closer each day.

I have PT this morning and a few errands to do today. I called another of my customers to get back on schedule with her. I will try that one tomorrow. 

Yesterday I got out my Fresh Eggs CCS piece and worked on that for awhile in the afternoon.  I discovered a show on Hulu ( I think) called Fargo. It's based on a true story out of Minnesota. I got DH watching it last night. It's not often that we watch the same thing but we both liked this one. I think there are 4 seasons out now so that will take awhile to watch. 

Walgreen is where my Dad and Uncle both got their shots on Sunday. They only book three days out I'm told so you have to keep trying as they add in times. They had to make the second appointment time at the same time as the first. They go back on March 28th. Dad said it was fast and easy. They only do 10 people on Sundays at the Walgreens here and the appointments were spaced out so there was only a few people.

I pulled out my Hunters Star blocks yesterday as this month's UFO. I need to figure out how big it will be with the blocks already made and decide how big I want it. I already have a whole bunch of blocks made. I also want to make a pretty spring table topper made this month also.

Well I better get something done around here today before therapy.

Have a great day my friends....

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Monday

Yes, it was walgreen's site.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on Monday

DH and I have our second shots scheduled for 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, at our doctors' offices!  Several of my friends (who, admittedly are in the "old folks," age 75 and older, category) have already had both shots, one way or another.

California's governor let the counties take care of shot distribution initially, but that didn't work very well -- It was mass confusion.  They are starting to get it straightened out now.  Initially, there was no infrastructure to make it work. 

Our local doctors' office had the shots because the local hospital erroneously received a double shipment they could not use before it expired.  So they offered them to the medical offices with whom they were affiliated, who then called their older patients to make an appointment.  If you were home when they called, you were in!  The second shot for one month later would be saved for you in the freezer.  We were very lucky!

As instructed, we will still wear our masks in public and avoid gatherings as we have been doing all year, until everyone has had a chance to be vaccinated.  Boring, I know, but I don't want anyone to get sick because of me!

My #5 on the list is called "Simple Country Sampler" - I wonder what, and where, that is?  According to my list, it still needs blocks finished.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on Monday

Was it Walgreen's Pharmacy, Barbara? I keep running into that issue with Walgreen's here. Very frustrating!

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Monday

Good morning. It looks really pretty out there this AM.

I got all excited because one of the vaccine sites actually posted it had available appts. But when I went to schedule it said there weren't times availabel for the second shot so I couldn't sign up. I guess they were just sheduling the second shots. Darn. Still wating. Our countyis supposedly 10% vaccinated. I'm not in the upper 10%.

Now you gals have me wanting to soak some beans. I do the quick soak too, Rita. The kidney beans seem to take more cooking though. Didn't the cowboys just keep the bean pot going for days? I think I read that somewhere. 

I got a few zucchini and summer squash in the misfits order so i may make a chocolate zucchini bread. 

Have a great day.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on Monday

Yep, Rita, eat more beans or use bean-o. Both work. I love beans. 

well, Kim, my beans didn't get that memo. Maybe the bag wasn't air tight. You are going hot and heavy on the CCS! Good for you. Good for dad getting his shot, and so close to home! My #5 is a tote bag I wanted to make for last year. It's ME. 

I have a couple  of calls I need to make today, and I might go walking at the gym. I only did that a few times in January. We will see. I don't have much energy right now,  and think I could sit and do some CCS all day. Just not move from the couch. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb on Monday

March Project  number is 5.

 

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