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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2015!

List of complete Project Lineup

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season! And, Anita is back with all her lovely designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and Gifty! It is compiled and written especially for us! Anita has a wonderful lineup of independent designers, and we are using a number of free blogger projects as well. It truly is a potpourri of project sources, but I love the lineup of goodies we will have to make.

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 6th - December 14th, 2015 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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Comment by Sherri Eley 15 hours ago

Thank Goodness it is over.  Had too much food and too many sides, but everyone said they liked the food.  I was pooped by the end of the day and I had my DD here to help me.  And as she and a friend cleaned up the kitchen Gramma ( me )  sat on my rump in the front room.  And then up to bed by 730 pm.  Still recuperating today, the granddaughters talked their aunt into taking them out for Black Friday sales.   I vowed not to go, but this afternoon after things calmed down we went out to Lowes to hopefully pick up the 99 cent LEd BULBS,  BUT JUST  BIT  too late,  some inconsiderate dolt, loaded up his cart with all that were left.  I don't know why they didn't put a limit on them.  So we came back home empty handed,  and that 45 minutes out in the rain and in the store  wore me out. So it is back to the sewing machine... Just sewing up strips to make scrappy blocks someday. Probably not until I return home from Florida.  I am not going to haul all my stash with me to finish this quilt,  it will have to wait,  and by the time I get back home it will be considered a UFO..

My granddaughters convinced me not to give the old UFO I finished up for the friend who asked for a quilt. When I showed it to them first ,  they all said it looked pretty,  but then I got out the quilts I have made for my sister,  and cousin and Connecticut friend.  And my youngest GD said.  Well gramma I hope she wont see the rest of your quilts  if you give her this one.  That convinced me that I don't want to gift something that I am not satisfied with. .So  DD from TN is going to gt it to use as a beach blanket. That is about all it is good for.  And the friend is getting one I made a few months ago and had in my sun room.  Now will have to make another for myself to replace it.  DD vowed this was our last year for hosting the Turkey Day dinner. And I think I agree.  Next year we may be on our way to AZ on Turkey day.  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 17 hours ago

I have made some coasters using that method, I love it. It is so fun and fast. 

Chou and DGS1 can't drive today! Too bad, put him on the broom or the magic carpet, and get on over here. We will have ham sammiches, wine, coffee, and spa. 

I think we are all in for the rest of the day. There weren't many people at Target when we picked up DGS1. Black Friday has floppped today in OK! 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 17 hours ago

Lazy morning here with pouring rain at 36•.  So very glad I don't have to go anywhere.  I think I'll get to the teddy bears again today. 


Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 17 hours ago

good noon, Gifties.  Summer is rearing its ugly head again.

I had to take Chou to the vet this a.m.  He's very groggy and not hungry. I explained further on Littles.

I re-arranged some furniture yesterday and I have much easier access to my design wall.  Maybe it'll be the incentive to get some UFO's done.

Chou is too sleepy to drive, too.

I'm gonna  have to try bannock.  Sounds better than waiting hours for the dough to rise.

Cool hot mat, Thel.

The pies were bad and terrible, Kathleen.  The apples weren't cooked in the apple pie, and the pecan pie was a brick.  There was essentially no crust because the filling seeped to the bottom and formed a cement bottom and, well, it wasn't pleasant.  

Comment by Sheila Craft 19 hours ago

I used a different tutorial than the one Agnes posted but, same principle. I made all 4 of them in less than 2 hours so, very do-able for Christmas. I did use the Insulbright in them, too. They were well received and used at the dinner table, too. I love using precuts for stuff like that - so quick, easy, and little waste.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 20 hours ago

It sounds like everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did too, there were lots of food and desserts. It's been raining since yesterday, and we might get freezing rain. DGS1 wants us to pick him up, I told him to call me if he thought he was too sleepy to drive. Now I need to wake up DD1 and get us both dressed and outta here. It looks like it's just rain out there right now, so we will be fine. There are lots of power outages in the state, I hope ours stays on. 

~Joyful Hopppy QUilting~

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario yesterday

Bannock--Is native quick bread that can be cooked on a stick in the open fire, in a fry pan on stove top, flipping it at half time or baked in the oven. Think baking powder biscuits. Simple and quick to mix and then let it cook. Here's the recipe I used, I halved the recipe and baked it in the oven in a 6" cast iron pan. Yummy with the chili. 


Thel--Nice potholder. The quilting adds to it.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Glad the Grands will be there before Christmas Debra.  Prayers and fingers crossed for all to go smoothly.

I made one of those cool mats to use on my desk.  I decided to do some quilting on it.  What a fun project. 

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

I don't understand how you could have leftover apple pie Mary Agnes!! Yum! Glad you had a nice turnout.

Debra, I'm praying for a problem-free road trip for your grands.

Current temp here in Buffalo, at 10:20 p.m., 60 degrees, and obviously no white stuff!

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

Wow, what a day!  I had a wonderful time and I served a wonderful dinner. Turned out there were six of us, so only leftovers are turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. And champagne and apple pie.

I turned down offers of help with the dishes.  I don't like doing dishes when I'm a guest so I won't let guests help.  I figured they did their share by helping me with the 19+ lb. turkey.  I haven't even carved the second half.

Bannock, Agnes?

Sounds like  you'll have lots of support once the grands arrive, Debra. 


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