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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2014 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

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 Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 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.

Discussion Forum

Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3, 2014. 0 Replies

Clear Your CacheWhat to do: 1) Use a different browser such asFirefox 13 and 14Google ChromeInternet Explorer 8 and 9Safari 5 and 6,2) I would like you to Clear Your Cache (It’s like a memory in your browser that gets too full and can’t function…Continue

2014 Gifty Galore Project 23

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8, 2014. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 23…Continue

For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Cindy 23 minutes ago
Mary Alice, my BH is ready to be quilted. Just need to find the right backing for it. Kicking myself for missing out on the sale of wide backing at CT. So need to figure out how many yards and get with it. I have my Downton Abbey sitting here to load on my frame. Will just do an all over pattern as it's such a busy pattern the quilting will get lost in it. Just put the bordrs on my bordered periwinkle and will quilt it tomorrow. Turned out pretty well. Being small, the sashing strips were cut at 3/4" to finish at 1/4" and once the paper foundations were removed I was dealing with nothing but bias edges. As a result there are a few places where the bordering strips are a little off but not enough to make me change it. I think the larger pieces will be easier to work with. Hubby likes the pattern so may do a throw quilt for him using the 10" squares. Oops, another UFO in the making.
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago
Sheila, it's pleasantly warm. But I also prefer 65-70 temps. Really hate 95 and higher. My broom could also use some detailing.

Been sitting watching my UFOs grow. Really need to sit down and start tackling them. I keep looking at patterns I'd like to make, but not getting anything done that's waiting for me to finish. Getting side tracked with painting the house, starting yard work, and that dreaded cleaning bug is rising.

Good night all. Lots to take care of tomorrow, since painting starts on Monday.
Comment by Sheila Craft 5 hours ago

Thanks, Mary Alice but, my broom is getting de-tailed ;-p (yes, pun intended) and I'm in FFO mode to get the baby things done. Besides, 90 doesn't sound pleasant either. I'm thinking I'd like 65-70...year round, of course.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 11 hours ago

Oh my gosh!  Sheila, get yourself to NM quick. our temp today is 90 and sunny!  We can't have you listening to porcupine voices!  And you are correct, we want FFO's not UFOs.

Cindy, I can't wait to see it done.  Did you finish your BH quilt yet??

Comment by Cindy 14 hours ago
Oh no,Sheila. Tell me it ain't so. Now the voices have started. Time to banish the demented porcupines once and for all. They're evil this year, I tell you just plain evil. Now take a deep breath, and sew the day away totally oblivious to what's happening outside. They can't get to you in your sewing room. Look forward to photos of your FFO later on.

I will be off to work on my periwinkle. And I was wrong, the template is 2 1/2" for the center piece. Am just about done removing the foundation papers so won't be long until it's assembled. Yippee!!!
Comment by Sheila Craft 15 hours ago

No, no, NO! I don't want no stinkin' UFO's! I want FFO's (Finally Finished Objects!).

Woke up surrounded by more evil porcupines this morning so, I'm in the sewing room hiding from them. They're out to get me...I know this because the voices told me so.

Want to get the quilting done on the baby quilt so I can FFO tomorrow and move on to the little wall hanging I'm doing out of the same fabrics - Noah's Ark ME applique from Emb. Library.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 15 hours ago

The Periwinkle quilt is gorgeous!  I want to see pictures Cindy!  That's on my list of stuff to do.  This list is getting out of hand!

Carol, thanks for the link to the issues of the digital download.  I'd like to use my stash on that and consider it another UFO as well.  I saw that one Cottage Remembrance, and was all excited to start.  Well shoot, I had part 2 of 6, and no clue where the previous magazine for part 1 is at this time--ugh.  

I'm thinking I need a plastic tub for my $7.50BOM or I'm going to lose track of the blocks and the templates at the rate my organization skills are going right now. 

Off to Home Depot to buy paint.  So not in the mood to go, especially since they are tearing down a bridge overpass this weekend, which means I have to go all the way around the city to get to Home Depot.

Never heard of Primitive Quilting,  hmmmm, something to think about.   More UFOs are just the ticket. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC yesterday

Primitive Quilting?  I've never seen it.  I'll have to track down a copy.  Sounds like something I'd love looking at; and maybe picking out a brand new UFO.

You're funny, Carol, but I am so glad I could help.  I think we really should plan a retreat.  Each of us could bring two UFO's, one to finish and one to trade.

Comment by Cindy yesterday
Mary Agnes, am using the 3" periwinkle and when four are put together the block will finish at 6". They start with 5" charms and I certainly have an abundance of them. It's nice to have found a pattern that is different from the usual available. Also want to try a tumbler pattern in miniature. Will make them into table toppers -- at least that's the plan. And now I found another 'series' quilt that just began in the current issue of 'Primitive Quilting'. Too many quilts, too little time.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH yesterday

I have a whole new outlook on all these totes of partial masterpieces Mary Agnes.  Ziplock bags and shoe boxes and plastic zipper bags and Rubbermaid containers all full of UFO's, some even with the potential to be completed.  Wow I feel like I've accomplished a lot today and it's all thanks to you!


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