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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

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:…Continue

Please advise

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

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 50 seconds ago

You crack me up, Rita, deliver the couch on your vacuum! I guess we have to go for the big guns sometimes. 

I will share a pic, Marilyn. I have one more hot pad binding to sew down. My machine decided it wanted to skip stitches at the end, so I decided I had to finish the binding by hand. I think there's ice all over the US. We are frozen solid. 

I do similar things when sewing, Kathleen! We do need to think about what we are doing, don't we? That's much better, thanks sew much. I hope you didn't get mad at me for yelling. But, you must admit, it was your fault. The whole frozen nation is your fault. Bad Kathleen! I crack me up. 

I think it started in the frozen north somewhere, Lynne! Either that or we are having another ice age! That's it. That sounds like a great table for your machine, I bet you are excited about it. 

Hi Cora! The log cabins are from the Eleanor Burns quilt along. 

I think she goes to gamble, Thel. She didn't say anything about winning. I don't gamble well, so I don't do it at all. I don't like losing money. I need a chicken carcass so I can make some stock. 

OK I just took a picture of one hotpad. The a-symmetrical border is due to the fact that someone just jumped in and didn't know what she was doing! It worked, though. 

~JOyful Hopppy QUilting TIme~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 2 hours ago

Your sewing table sounds so nice Lynne. I drool over those every time I see a picture. My sewing room is just not big enough for even the smallest one. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

I've got all the cake sliced into thick slices and in containers,  SO if the piece is too big it'll be a second nibble.  Got a piece with your name on it Kathleen.  

Awww what a bright spot Kathleen.  And look that snowman is smirking at the flower.  

What do you do in Louisiana Lynne?  The new table sounds wonderful.  I'd be impatient too.   I used to love it when hubby cooked, he was so good and so creative.  

I wish you gals would stop talking about meatloaf........I've got a chicken that'll be for a couple days.....and then the carcass will be a great soup.

More hand sewing after I finish digesting.   

Comment by Cora Hawkins 4 hours ago

Hello ladies! We have porcupines yesterday and today! Bah humbug! Wonder if Cindy is getting snow? I have not seen her comment for quite a while....hope she is doing well!

Roosters.....roosters....roosters....we want the roosters!!

Kegan gets cuter as he gets a little older every time we see him!

Mary Alice I sure love that block and the colours - just perfect.  Medicine can be scary - touch wood - (yikes I have a glass top desk) I do not need any yet!

Where is the pattern for the log cabin blocks that you guys are making?

I am now thinking about meat loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner tomorrow....yummy!

Kathleen the March Itty Bitty daffodil makes the grey day we have cheery! Happy humpday all!

Comment by Marilyn L. 4 hours ago

I sure wish we had a "Like" button here like on Facebook. Sure liking the cheery daffodil Kathleen!

Comment by Lynne Wurzer 4 hours ago

Hello everyone.  I guess it's cold everywhere today.  We started the morning(530) at about 60 and by 6 AM it was in the 40's.  I wish Froggie would keep that weather up in Oklahoma.  When they're done with it, it comes straight down here!  

I love Keegan's tee.  It's just too cute and he's such a happy little guy.  No curled toes today though.

Thel, the cake looks so good.  I just finished off a big chocolate chip cookie.  Enjoyed it with my coffee.

Hey, Froggie - where are the roosters?  I have them in my kitchen, too.  

Mary Alice, that's a pretty block.  Is it going to grow into a quilt?  And what did you do that you popped a blood vessel in your eye.  Last time I did that was when I had my son.  Doc said push hard, he's almost there; so I did.  Came out from his chin to his toes and I couldn't see very well for a bit.  It was worth it though.

DH and I went to Louisiana over the weekend to make our quarterly donation to the state.  I just wish we didn't have to go through Houston. It's always a rat race there.  Even on Sunday when we were coming back there was a lot of traffic.  I actually looked into flying rather than driving, but $1000 for the 2 of us wasn't feasible.  It would have cut into my fun money.

Rita, new furniture!  I love buying furniture.  I'm not allowed to go to a furniture store by myself.  No telling what I'll come home with.  When our son left to go to England, I gave him our living room set.  DH had picked it out, I didn't like it and he needed the furniture.  I already had the new furniture picked out and paid for.  It's navy blue leather and everything reclines, so DH was happy.

I'm waiting (not very patiently) for my new sewing table.  I bought a Quilter's Dream Cloud 9 table.  It has the heavy duty lift for my machine and a fold out for when I machine quilt.  It will be so nice to be able to sew on a flat bed again.  I have a delivery window of between now and sometime in April.  Can't wait.

Well, DH is back from the store, so I guess I better go see what he's making for dinner.  With him you never know what it will be

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 4 hours ago

Here you go ladies. January is Marching off to the storage box and I'm skipping right over February, just for ya'll :o)   Hope it helps!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 5 hours ago

Marilyn, I've been wondering about Mary from Tewksbury lately as well. Last I knew she was supposed to have a follow up appointment to her biopsy I believe.

Mary Alice, beautiful block. Just look at those sharp points. And speaking of sharp points, your eye, did you by chance poke it accidentally when putting your eye drops in? I did that once. Then later in the day my daughter said "what happened to your eye!" I said what are you talking about? Then I looked. What a bloodshot mess, just by a little tap from the eye drop bottle!

Now, regarding your foot (I'm playing doctor here today), here's another thing that happens to me, maybe others too? When I sew a lot, I tend to prop my left foot up and back on my toes, sorta against the chair leg, or not. Then I find out that foot starts feeling achy.  And then I also leave my right foot hovering over the foot pedal, on my heel, when I'm not engaging the machine and have to remind myself to put it on the floor because that foot starts to get sore too!  Bad bad sewing habits I have!!

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and pork n beans for supper tonight. Similar to Kim's meal yesterday! Smells so good! Then I'm gonna pop in on Thel for some of that decadent chocolate cake for dessert. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 5 hours ago

Goodness Mary Alice,  sounds like you might need a rest.    Yup, put your feet up !!   I love that block.  What beautiful fabric choices and work.   NOW rest. 

Still waiting to see your rooster art Froggie........

I play Suzyhomemaker yesterday Rita.  Emmm.  Now this is crazy but we used to have a teal leather love seat and sofa.  Maybe it ended up at your house when I moved.  I did have to leave it behind.  I'll pass on the oysters but take a big plate of scalloped potatoes please.  

Great you have a chauffeur Marilyn.  Be safe and enjoy Bingo.  I love making great things with stash.  A St Pats table runner is a great idea.   I love fruited Jello.  Yum. 

Thanks for the compliments on Kegan. I'm pretty sure his daddy picked out that onsie.  I noticed the rocking horse he's leaning on.

Joe and I went out. Boy it's way colder than I thought it was out there.  Got all the errands done, I gave him gas money.  I restocked my Blue Bunny and got one of those broasted chickens along with a few other things on my list.   I'm glad to be back in where it's warm and toasty. My ears are still cold.  

Yup, we're missing too many people lately.  I sure hope everyone checks in soon.  

Comment by Kim Webb 6 hours ago

Lots of nasty weather around the country. We are warm but lots of fog. I think rain later right through the weekend.

Ah, New furniture sure is nice. Enjoy it Rita.

That chocolate cake looks yummy Thel. Keegan certainly looks like a happy baby.

I want to see the rooster too.

Pretty block Mary Alice. What project is that one for?

 

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