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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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Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue


Started by benilde howlett. Last reply by benilde howlett Jul 22, 2016. 2 Replies

can someone please tell me where to find the projects?Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 45 minutes ago

I must have been really tired last night, I didn't see the sashing on only two sides of the blocks. That's very clever, Mary Alice, it gives the quilt more movement. I love that design. I know I said that already.

Good idea, Barbara, I will ask him to move the termites. They don't care where the termite houses are outside, just want to protect the house from them.

I think I fell down that rabbit hole with you, Rita. Oh well we do what we can. You are a lucky girl. You should sit down and exclaim it's time to watch DWTS and The Voice. And get a nice cuppa and a few cookies and grab the remote. Yup. I am onry.

I didn't know about blocking quilts, I should check that out, Cindy.

A friend at sit and sew is in a square dance group, and she makes her dresses. She had a bunch of blues and yellows that she is going to make a dress from. They were sew pretty. She got them from the LQS.

I didn't know that, Mary! You just started quilting 7 years ago! Good for you. I learn something with every quilt I make, and I have been sewing since I was 5. Lolly, my first friend and I got some of my mom's scraps and needles and thread, and a pair of scissors, and we made Barbie clothes. Sitting on my porch. That's a good memory. I started quilting shortly after we lost Mom in 2000. It was strange that I told Myra I wanted to start quilting, and she said she had been thinking that too.

The Terminix guy is coming today, he texted me last night. He said he guesses they moved me up a day. That's fine with me, but I really wanted DGS2 to be in charge of it and report to me. Oh well. It's supposed to be sunny and warm today, then lots of rain tomorrow. I have a class all day at the LQS tomorrow. I hope I don't get flooded out.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting TIme~

Comment by Marilyn L. 1 hour ago

Wow! The blues and yellows you've chosen are going to be so pretty in that quilt, Mary Alice.  The pattern looks similar to some that I have seen on Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorials.

Comment by Mary/Tewksbury MA 2 hours ago

Good morning from a damp Tewksbury.  Suppose to get some rain this am then warming up close to 80 for couple of days.  More seasonal by Sunday.  Everything is greening up with all the rain we're had and a couple days of sun should really make a difference.

Thanks for the info on uniform quilting Cindy, makes sense.  I started quilting in 2010 with no sewing experience so love to hear these little tidbits of info.

Pretty fabrics Mary Alice, love the blue and yellow combo.

Comment by Cindy 8 hours ago

Hmm, my connection froze and wouldn't let me finish my post. Oh well, not much left to say. I think I did fairly well remembering what to comment on. Catch you all tomorrow.

Comment by Cindy 8 hours ago

Evening all. Where did this day go to? Between some housework and grocery shopping, plus a few other errands I just sat down. Am past tired and sore tonight!

Let's see if I can recall what was said today. First off, sorry about the lawn damage. I don't think any critter can do so much damage so quickly as horses. I would consider approaching the owner synthesizing the damage or pay to have it fixed. In our state they would be liable for it as well as being ticketed. 

The wavy quilt conundrum. Without seeing it one can only guess what the problem is. After reading that it has both hand and machine quilting and made of batiks, I would surmise that is the crux of the problem. Hand and machine quilting draw up the fabric at a different rate. The quilting needs to be uniform throughout to lay/hang straight. Another thing to try would be to block it. There are some good you tube videos showing how. 

What bright, happy yellow and blue fabrics. I too love that combination. The Quilt pattern I is great that you've chosen. I picked up a couple charm packs from MSQ on their daily deal a couple weeks ago. They're so pretty.

As for the shipping time and crazy route packages take, once the package leaves the warehouse it's out of the company's hands. As in CT  packages, they have no control over where Fedex, the post office or whomever routes the boxes. I have noticed some very curious routes at times as well. 

I took a peek at the blockheads as well but decided I don't need another project right now. I have a hard enough time getting to my machine as is. The rest of you will have to post photos for us to see. 

The weather has certainly been interesting all across the country.    

Comment by Rita Crofoot 12 hours ago

Howdy, we had a nice little snow storm this morning, it didn't stick thank goodness, but we sure are having "Spring weather, everyday, we get a little of everything, It is beautifully green around here though, I love it.

I have joined Blockheads, like some of the rest of you, I was just going to look, but it looks like fun, and a good way to sharpen up some skills, I don't know when in the heck I think I can get more sewing done when I just keep complaining about not sewing, but now I have more stuff to not get too. ( I may have fallen down the rabbit hole here)

DH having some knee pain today, so here he his two days in a row, in my space, I want to watch DWTS and The Voice, he doesn't like them so I only watch when he is not around , both series will be done before I get to watch them. I may have to stay up at night and get it done. boy if that is all I have to complain about, I am a lucky girl.

We have had lots of visiting critters in our space two, We had a heifer named Daisy, who was all alone after her Mama, passed on, and one day a whole herd of cows wandered in, and we just put them in her pasture, she was beside herself, she wasn't sure what those things were, but she had so much fun checking them out. One of those cows was the weirdest looking critter I have ever seen, it had a head that looked like a rhinoserous , looked like the head was about three feet long, never did find out about that one.

 I have pale yellow daffodils blooming but that is all so far.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 12 hours ago

Love your fabrics Mary Alice. That pattern looks great, too.

Sawdust against a chainlink fence? Maybe you should ask the exterminator to rehome your termites there.

That's quite a burial ground, Sheila.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

Very pretty tulips, Kathleen! Hopefully more will pop up.

That's a good deal, Mary Alice! I love blue and yellow too. I love your selection. And you got a foot too.

That doesn't sound fun, Carol Ann. The highway will run through your front yard before you know it. I don't know much about waving borders. Mebbe they need more quilting?

Oh how fun, Sheila, horses everywhere. Drives me battier when neighbors are so inconsiderate. My new next door neighbor is like that, he has a chainlink fence leaning on my fence, and now he has put a ton of sawdust up against my fence. People are sew stupid.

I love that pattern, Mary Alice. Now get busy.

I finished my neighbor's quilts for the dolls. I need to take a pic of them, wash them, and give them to her. They probably have dog hair all over them, That stuff gets everywhere.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 15 hours ago

Here's a picture of my goodies

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 15 hours ago

Wow Sheila!  Horses!  Awesome, but I bet they would make a huge mess in a yard!

Marilyn, I think I've found the pattern I want for my blues and yellows.  What do you think?

It's from a Gudrun Erla Stripology book.  I think the layer cake one.


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