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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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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 Sheila Craft 49 minutes ago

Branches down? Isn't that what DGS's are for?? We just got rain out of all that so, not wanting to melt, I stayed inside all day. That's my story...

DH said his pumpkin pie wasn't all that good this year. Do you suppose he made yours, too, Mary Agnes?

I use leaders but not enders and they're all scraps. I wouldn't want to see a quilt out of them.

Dang - back to work tomorrow. sob...sob...

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 1 hour ago

You can't get much better than watching the Lion King with Malia, Ranchmom! And Sophia talking through dinner, how sweet! 

It was a crazy day yesterday. First, our internet was out. I was trying to post a message here, and couldn't get the internet to work. I gave that up, and found out the TV wasn't wroking, cable was out. Swim spa was up to temp, so we got in. Oh how fun! DD1, and both boys and I. Then, at 4, the power went out. We had a pot roast on the stove, so we had dinner. It wasn't very soft, I don't think I put it on soon enough. And we couldn't bake the rolls I really wanted. We ate by candle and flashlight. Power came back on at 7, yippee! but no internet or TV. I checked the swim spa a little later, and it was 100, the default. DD1 said, wanna get in? Her eyes were shining. We got in. Everything seems to be working this morning. We have lots of branches down. What an ugly mess. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 1 hour ago

Re leaders and enders: I use the philosophy whenever I piece. Because I always have more than one project in piecing mode I never run out of leaders and enders. I find myself running an ender even when I have already decided that I will be changing feet and thread and going into machine quilting mode. Other than when I got to border stage the little scrappy table topper I did recently was made with enders and leaders. I thought I had used up all the squares but found another bag of squares beside the machine and so I'm back to make some blocks for runners as well. As well I have not started any of the sewing of the delectable mountains blocks I prepared a few weeks ago. With mysteries it might be a little more difficult but I have often pieced an entire top without too many enders and leaders from another project. It becomes a matter of planning ahead and organizing the parts for pressing and sewing sessions. As with all the other facets the more you do it the easier it is to establish your own rhythm. 

Comment by Sherri Eley 2 hours ago

I kind of get the leaders and enders,  I use scraps when I am doing HST or any triangle.  But at some point  if you make a second set of blocks,  don't you end up without a leader??  JUst wondering.  Will have to watch Bonnie's video again.  

Comment by Debra Mathews 3 hours ago

Thanks MaryAgnes, I like that. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 4 hours ago

Good Sunday morning, Gifties. Cooler than it's been and overcast this morning.  Chou is still not putting weight on  his injured leg but he was able to jump into bed with me last night where he stayed all night  rather than wander a bit, so I think he's doing better.

Bonnie Hunter recommends that when you chain piece the pieces for the pattern you're working on that you start each chain with two pieces (scraps usually) from another project and then when you get to the end of the chain you sew together two more pieces from the unrelated project.  If you leave the second two pieces in the machine after cutting off the chain it no longer ends the chain but leads off your next chain.  Leaders and Enders.  Eventually you'll have enough of them to make another quillt and you've saved time and thread.  

How nice you got an extra day with the grands, ranchmom.  Let's face it, holidays are for kids.

Barbara, I might just ask for a refund from t he bakery, or at least I'll go and tell them how disappointing their pies were.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who was disappointed.

Comment by Debra Mathews 5 hours ago

Yes Kim, inquiring minds want to know.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 12 hours ago
Hoping Chou and Junebug are doing well. Keep us posted.

Working on 3 blocks of a quilt along. This is the 9th and last block---YAY!

It's been a lazy Saturday. I did iron all the fabrics for the BH mystery. Hope to work on that tomorrow. Kim, I have no idea how you do that leaders and enders, but my understanding is you'll end up with 2 quilts....am I right??
Comment by Sheila Craft 16 hours ago

Keep us posted, Thel!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 19 hours ago

Well,  I've been talking to my rescue friends and my sister and have decided to ride it out.  Many people say their dogs have ad varying amounts of grapes with no ill effects before they realized they should not have them. My sis' pup is same age and size and was eating them regularly before she found this out.  I'm gonna keep a close eye on her and watch for any symptoms.....The nearest vet open on the week-end around here is about 60 miles away, so lots of prayers and TLC for home care to be enough.


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