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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.

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2014 Gifty Galore Project 7

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

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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 Sherri Eley 4 minutes ago

Have any of you made these super fast and easy wine glass coasters?  My friend Diane showed me how to stitch them this week.  She had seen this on a quilting show on TV.  It take only takes 5  Five inch diameter circles,  and my accuquilt has a die that makes that cut... So these go together in flash.  Great gift for wine drinkers and if you make them a little differnt then an identifier for your glass.   

Comment by Karla Rae 2 hours ago

Good morning, one and all. 

Mary Alice, no one sees the imperfections, except the one who put them there. Your table topper is perfect, and perfectly lovely. I don't think God sits up there in heaven and thinks to himself, "Oh dear, the nose on that one is too big!"

I'm glad all the critters and all the people were not harmed in the making of those storms. 

Footnote on the bags, the light blue tie dye one is made from fabric that I have had since 1974, so it is 40! My mom made me a bell-bottom pant suit from that (it is no whale corduroy) with wide lapels. I was so in fashion, but out of the loop. That bag is for me. 

Embarrassing, Froggie? No, you would be all the rage, right in step with the YA of today. Now embarrassing was spending Christmas with the folks, all decked out for the occasion. We sat down and opened presents before I headed out to Midnight Mass. Well, being the frugal person that I am, was, always will be...I took all the bows as I tore them off the presents and stuck them on my head for safe keeping. We had dinner, dessert, and then I read a bit before heading out. It was not until I was at the head of the church, first pew from the altar when I wondered why people were staring at me funny. A flash of insight made me reach up to my hair and AAAARRGH! I still had all the bows stuck to the top of my head. As non-nonchalantly as I could I pulled them off and stuffed them into my purse before the service started. 

I was thinking, you could use those leaf patterns to make individual mug rugs, could you not? Hmmm.

Have a marvelous...Toodles

Comment by Mari/WA 3 hours ago

Good morning everyone! Lovely day today as we swing into another Thursday. It's quiet here with only three people as yet, but I like that.

Hope you all have a great day today!

Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada 3 hours ago

Well Sheila and Froggie guess we were writing roughly at the same time! Froggie you might just perk up some ones day if you head out in your PJ top .LOL Sheila your cat sounds a lot like my sisters cat.I have a picture of ZOE in a picnic hamper but I do not know how to download from my phone.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 3 hours ago

Mary Alice, I see no imperfections. It's beautiful!

Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada 3 hours ago

Mary Alice I love it. I can not see any imperfections at all! Mine is not done yet as I had Market yesterday and we had to move locations due to a funeral.Then I finished 100 gift boxes for the wedding I am helping with on Sat. Today I will be baking a huge tray of Brownies and 5 different kinds of cookies.I am heading out shortly to exercise in my friends pool although I can hardly move this morning due to lugging chairs and tables for market set-up. Only 4 more and then we are done for the season.Wishing you all a great day with hours of quilting.

Comment by Sheila Craft 3 hours ago

Yes, Froggie - everyone is upright and accounted for - well, except for Tigger cat since he's always horizontal it can be difficult to tell but, he did stretch when I got out of bed this a.m. so, I'm going to assume he's okay, too. Of course, if you did go with your PJ top on, I think you'd be okay as long as you didn't go to Wal-Mart in it. :-)

Yes, Mary Alice - all meats and most vegetables require pressure canning in order to kill bacteria. I I also love your table topper). Barbara, I have 3 large and 1 small pressure cooker and have had them all in use at the same time but, not for about 15 years. The year mom & I canned over 200 qts of beans was exhausting!

Welcome back, Diane! Glad you had a good time on your trip. As you can see, Mary Alice DID take advantage of you being gone. Me? Not so much. Just can't seem to get other things out of the way.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

Very nice, Mary Alice! I can't see the imperfections, I think they blend right in! I love your batiks, too.

Oh Sheila, I am glad you are ok. Lots of lightning is bad, I really hate to drive in it. All critters are up and accounted for?

I don't know why you said FB, Barbara! Silly Barbara.

I have been cleaning this morning. Cleaned my bathroom, and washed the sheets, and towels are in the washer. It's almost time to go to wound care. Maybe I can get a seam or two in before we have to go. Plus I have to get dressed, I have on my PJ top and my regular shorts. Can't forget to change, that would be very embarrassing!

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL 14 hours ago

I'm so sorry Froggie. I knew that . Why did I say FB? Take a nap after flag practice.

Yes, I used a pressure canner, Mary Alice. But I think it was the last time for this one as the bottom is warped now and that is scary. I sure don't want to experience a pressure cooker blow-up. You can do plain tomatoes with just hot water bath but this mix had carrots, cabbage and celery in it so needed pressure.

Those bad lightening experiences are terrible. Gives me the willies just thinking about it.

Great job Mary Alice.

Comment by Sheila Craft 14 hours ago

Welcome back to the Flock, Debra! I'm not into much sports but, I'm sure a fan would love your quilt!

Nasty storms came through here last night. Vicious lightening. I used to love to sit and watch the lightening but, we had a horse hit by it some years ago and that was ugly. When I got up this morning and could see outside, I frantically counted critters up & eating. The whole town was out of power until 8:30 this morning. We lost it just long enough last night to screw up the alarm clocks but, I was still up so able to get that corrected before bed.

Mary Alice, your little topper is way cute! And Karla, your bags are great. Can camels read signs, Mari? I swear that some of my horses can.


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