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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

LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

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:A few…Continue

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Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 2 hours ago

Isn't the break in the weather nice Mary Alice.   I like your idea about creating baggies with parts for a block.  

OH,  the lasagna.  That's put off til August 12th.  Michelle said she has way too much food in the house and they're going crazy eating leftovers and could I please wait on making that.  SO I decided to wait for us all.  Sorry,  but it'll be even better then after the long wait.  

WOW!  500 HTS's is a lot!    Hi Selena!  

I'm getting ready to go out and get cat food.  How'd I run out of cat food!?  

Comment by Kim Webb 3 hours ago

Thel,  Selena is my cousin and a fellow quilter that loves to put flange on anything she is making. She is also a very accomplished knitter and crocheted. Is today the day you are making us all lasagna? I hope so because I'm starving.

Well work wasn't as bad today as I was expecting. That's good as the rest of the week should be smooth sailing as well.

I pressed some of my HST blocks this morning before work and got a bunch more cut out. I think I need almost 500 of them. I probably have about half of them done now.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 6 hours ago

I'd love to have a Kimberbell  2 day event.  We only get it for 2.5 hours to make something EASY. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 6 hours ago

Hello all!  Woke up to a cloudy overcast day.  Only in the mid 80s today.  We got some rain this morning, and I got to enjoy my cup of coffee watching the rain and sewing, while mom slept late.

Almost done with laundry too.  Waiting for my comforter to finish up, and started mom's laundry.

Got some chicken cooking in the crock pot.  Thinking I may make it like a pot roast with some onion, celery, carrots and potatoes.  Either that or just make some mashed potatoes, and mixed veggie side dish.

Awe, those puppies are too cute!  Poor mom, she must have been waddling something bad!

I saw the 4th block of the Merry Mini Quilt Sew Along.  I'm ready to cut out block 4 today.  I also watched Pat Sloan, and I really loved her setting for Main Street.  I really want to start that; however, I've done nothing for my classes. That Stitches in Bloom and the Stitcher's Garden sure is time  consuming.  Maybe I should sit at night at the kitchen table where there's good lighting and put the fabrics and applique pieces together in a baggie.  Then when I want to work on it, I just grab a baggie.  We'll see.

I'd like to make another Merry Mini quilt too. Thought of ordering fabrics, but I still have that huge stash of Christmas fabrics.  Won't be that cute though, as I really wanted to order fabrics from fatquartershop.com .

I've never done a flange binding, but I would like to do that.  Actually, I think Stitches in Bloom has a flange binding. That's the class we're meeting in September to show off the finished quilt. 

I still need to add binding to my Stitcher's Garden and a couple other quilts.  I need to find the space to trim the batting off the quilt.

Best go get that lunch together.  I'm getting hungry smelling that good chicken.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

Good morning from a sunny and bright MO.  Geeze nothing in between for weather.  It was between 105 and 111 for over a week and now it's in the 70's.  What crazy weather.  

Oh yes,  those puppies were incredibly tiny, pretty much newborn kitten size with such a tiny mama.  I hope I can get an updated picture soon. 

That's just not right for that gal to give away your week end retreat time Kim.  I thought you had a standing reservation, same time each year?  

That sounds like a Kimberbell that Foggie'll be attending in her location too Barbara.   BOO !!!   

Who's Selena ???  

Geeze,  what's with your 'puter Froggie?  Did you get hit by lightning?  I hate computer problems.    Yup, now I know flange ! 

Why do I feel like I want a nap already !  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 10 hours ago

Yep, we are crazy old ladies rambling on and on about things nobody else in our houses understand. But, DD2 kind of got it. She would tell me she knew I needed to go to my "thing" at B Sew Inn. Then, she would say she didn't know why, but I needed it. I sure miss that kid. Every time I have a "thing" at B Sew  Inn, I think about that. 

Selena is a flange  fairy. 

How tiny and cute, THel! Thanks for getting a picture for us demented old ladies. I feel very lucky and blessed to have Paddy as a good friend. She is a sweet, giving woman! And she's older than me. I crack me up. I'm among the youngest of the bunch. There you go, you know flange! 

Oh good thing you have an alternative place set up, Kim! We don't want you to miss a fun weekend. 

We are having sit and sew starting at 12:30, since B Sew Inn is having a kids class they call Kids Camp. So, we are going to lunch first. Of course! I have some things I need to get done before I go. And my computer is still acting wonky. All my microsoft programs won't open. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, done the Hokey Pokey, and still no luck. I am tired of messing with it. I can use my phone or my I Pad to get to my e mail and any other things I need, like my bills payment dates spreadsheet. I don't like that one, but don't ignore it either. I better get hopppin'. 

Oh yeah, it's going to be a nice, cool day today. I will see if we can find a long extension cord and drag tables outside. I crack me up. DD1 lost a big tree limb in the storm they had last night. Didn't hit the house. That's good. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Barbara S/IL 10 hours ago

Good morning. It's nice here today. The pets are fed and pottied. I've had my breakfast.

The way I did the flanged border there wasn't any problem sith the corners mitering. It actually worked better than usual. I'm not sure what I'll work on today. 

I'll be going to the 'Too Cute to Boo' Kimberberll workshop Thursday and Friday. Those are always fun. We'll be making 4 or 5 items. I ordered a thread set for the Kimberbell quilt I got the kit for so maybe that will be in, too.

Oh what cute little teeny uppies. She sure has a big litter there. Hope they all find furever homes.

Your cabin retreat sounds like fun, Froggie. Did you find all your projects yet? Have a great time.

Have a geat quilty day.

Comment by Kim Webb 12 hours ago

Good morning, it's a rainy day here with a few thunderstorms possible.

Those puppies are so tiny that they don't even look like puppies to me.

I put flange on a block in the stitches garden. We put it on separately and then put the border on. Still in the UFO pile though.

I agree that when it gets to hot, I don't want to sew either. My machine is in the sunroom with windows on 3 sides so it gets pretty warm in there with no A/C.

Working today. I have worked out a schedule this summer that is more manageable than the past few years . August will be a little busier still but should be ok. 

Your retreat sounds wonderful Froggie. And you always get the same bed. I do too when we go upstate for our retreat. Except she gave our weekend to another group so we are not going this year. My friend Darleen has offered her house this year for a weekend in November.  The ones from further west are staying at her house. I will probably come home at night since its only about 10 minutes away.

Well, I should start to get ready to go to work.

Have a great day...

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

Nice quilt Barbara. I've never attempted a flange binding, but I do like the look.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

Oh my, those puppies must be so tiny!! 

 

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