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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.

Discussion Forum

Gifty Galore Project 8 ~ Now Posted

Started by Mari/WA May 13, 2015. 1 Reply

Project 8 ~ Patriotic Little Bars (not linked yet)…Continue

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

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 Agnes / NW Ontario 34 minutes ago

Thel--Nice wheels. Only word of advice is to not get the cables caught anywhere. DH had a very similar one but it had the cables all hidden.

A friend called me for details after I let it slip in an email that I had experienced the second fall about a month ago. She suggested I get a walking stick or cane. This is advice from a gal who clawed her way back from being wheel chair bound with MS 30 years ago who with time and therapy became mobile again. She has the handicapped card for her vehicle but will only use it on her bad days when she needs the extra support. I'm considering getting a walking stick.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

book markng

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 7 hours ago

That looks like the Cadillac of walkers Thel. A place to sit to take a pause, and a basket big enough to bring home a box of CT fabric from the post office! I hope your soreness subsides.

I did a little bit of sewing tonight. Got my October Itty done and November's pieces cut out. I'll post my picture in a day or so. I have my granddaughter coming to stay the day Sunday and possibly overnight so it will be a busy day.  Guess I better turn in now and rest up!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 8 hours ago

Goodness Cindy,  that is very scary.  I hope you and all your loved ones are safe. 

LOVE your fabric choices Kathleen.  That's gonna be beautiful. 

So sorry for your sons issues Rita.  Knowing he's loved is the best thing you can do.  God bless you and prayers for the struggles. 

Our quilty peeps are the best for sure.  I love how much I learn on many subjects. 

Tomorrow a friend is taking me grocery shopping.  It's wonderful to have great friends. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

Motley is very handsome.  Dogs do remember.  Thankfully he knows love and a good life. My Moose got kicked by a neighbor when he was a pup and to this day when we are out walking he crosses the street and cowers if we walk by that house.  Over 5 years ago and he remembers. 

Darn that your hubby took a fall Rita.  My landlord wanted to know if I wanted the ramp removed once I had some mobility.  I said NO, unless you find it a problem with it.  I'm very sore today, more black & blues have shown up but I'm doing okay.  My sis convinced me to order a nice walker.  With it I'll be able to make my way to the PO and maybe around the block. I just can't afford to fall anymore. 

Drive Medical Four Wheel Rollator with Fold Up Removable Back Support, Red

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 16 hours ago

Rita, you are so right about all the advice here at our fingertips. I actually texted my daughter that night to see if she was up or in bed, because I was going to send her a picture to see what she thought. Turns out she and her hubby were on a date night and she sent me a real nice picture. I said, oh, okay, I won't bother you with my fabric question then! And that's when I turned to my quilty peeps!! And you all did not disappoint!

Quiet here again this afternoon.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 17 hours ago

Kathleen don't you just love having all the experts here for advice, in planning.You don't have to take all the advice, but sometimes, it gives you a chance to do a second look, and a new perspective, that is what I love. I guess my only contribution is to remember good contrast.

I have to agree on the possible reinstatement of mental hospitals, as sad as it is, right now they are either homeless on the street or in the prison system, or causing these horrible incidents. We have to find a better solution. My youngest son is doing pretty well now, except for an upcoming eviction stemming from the incident on the medication mixup that sent him over the edge in Aug. all this is residual from early years of drug abuse. It screws up your mind for ever, and as hard as he tries, there are still issues that will send him reeling. Hard to watch this in adult children, and about all you can do as we age is to be there for emotional support and tell them they are loved.

I got all the seasonal clothes switched yesterday, although it was too many trips up and down stairs for my ankle in the boot, it is done. I will do better today with resting. So bring on fall, I am ready. I didn't get my CT order yesterday, so I may start something else before the aprons.

I am baking some  rolls for a graduation party today, hope they turn out good.

PS Once again I am so glad not to run windows, none of the hassle with my linex based Ubuntu...... just sayin.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 18 hours ago

Hmm, my last post didn't show up. Barbara, that leafy print and the stripe are both from Baby Blessings collection which is why it looks so nice together. If you look at the picture again, in the lower right-hand corner is a little peek of the all-over zoo print from the same collection. I am hoping to use that as the backing for the quilt.

Comment by Barbara 21 hours ago

Agnes, I leave my computer on for updates too,but this time it decided to do the updates in the middle of the day. Must have its days and nights mixed up.

Kathleen, did you notice that the second fabric was a stripe against a floral? I think they play well together because of that and they are probably all from the same fabric line.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 22 hours ago
A chilly 55 degrees here this morning at 10 a.m. I think I need to put my flip flops away and bring out my fuzzy socks! My toes is cold!!
Thanks for the input on my fabric choices ladies. I was agonizing over the use of two different prints in each block, like the pattern suggested. But I just wasn't liking my combinations. Not sure if it's because they really didn't go together, or that I just didn't like how they looked. Fabric selection is really hard for me and I was even referring to a color wheel for help. But when I got done pairing up the fabrics it pretty much made me want to vomit! So that's when I decided to use a single and different print per block.
My border choices will be dependent on the final size of the quilt (I might add three more blocks to make it longer) and how much fabric I have for my border choices. Mary Agnes, the reason I am choosing black for the first border is because I like the way my Perfect Points quilt looks with the small black border around the center. I don't have much of that black though. So I may eventually be asking for more help at some point for more border advice! ☺

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