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Secret Santa 2021

Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages throughout the year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas. Kathy will have surprise activities, maybe some "impossible missions". There are always lots of discussions so you can try to guess who your Secret Santa might be and to drop hints for gifts to your Secret Santa.

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Christmas Card - October - Kathy - String blocks

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 8 Replies

Well ladies, I guess I better add my name to this list before I forget.  I would like a 12.5 x 12.5" scrappy string block.  Recently, I have really gotten in the scrappy string block mood.  I love…Continue

Christmas Card - February - Colleen F - Log Cabin

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 4 Replies

Colleen would like the same pattern used as Kris, but with a slight twist.  She would like the center blue, the short side white and the long side red.Continue

Christmas Card - September - Lee - Crazy block

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 2 Replies

Lee would like crazy blocks.  12.5 x 12.5"  Red, Whites, and Blues, of course.  I know that Lee likes live theater, so I was thinking maybe blocks that represented a different Broadway play.  Even…Continue

Christmas Card - June - Melanie K - Log Cabin

Started by Kathy Gurgone. Last reply by Beth A. North Jan 3. 4 Replies

Melanie has decided to join the log cabin group, so by now everyone should have the instructions for this on, as it has been the most popular block for our group this year.  She would like the red…Continue

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Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on September 28, 2021 at 9:12am

Like Linda, I may not get all mine finished until after the holidays.  We brought a truckload (Ford Expedition size) to SIL in NC.  Went and checked progress of new home….phase 1a is being worked…we are phase 2a, but there are only 146 homes in this 55+ community.  We brought 4 of my machines this go round.  The embroidery and my other sewing machine will be part of final move.  Will try to pull a bunch of RWB materials together and maybe work on a few items when we return (flying back today).

Congratulations to Juan.  Hope you took some pictures.

Linda hope all goes well with sale and move.  We had our buyers back out day before their earnest money deposit became non refundable.  Hope soon will get another offer.  New home isn’t ready til fall 2022 (estimate).  Will stay with SIL once house sells.

Comment by Linda Koller on September 27, 2021 at 6:52pm

You're doing great, Colleen!

I probably won't get all mine done until after the holidays. My house is going on the market and it looks like I'll be relocating to be closer to family in CA. More later when there is more known. In early stages at this point.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on September 27, 2021 at 4:31pm

Good for you Colleen! I definitely need to get more of them done. I don't even remember how many I've done.

Comment by Colleen Froats on September 27, 2021 at 2:07pm

I’m hoping to finish the other 4 next week ( this week I’m working way too much- ) then I’m going to make a couple journal covers and look to see what else I’ve missed. I can’t believe October is hitting this week- I’m still trying to figure out what happened to July. But, at least I’m managing to get a few things done.

Comment by Colleen Froats on September 27, 2021 at 2:04pm

I’ve managed to get a few of my Christmas Card blocks finished. I think I have 4 to go. 

Comment by Linda Koller on September 10, 2021 at 9:28am

Congratulations, Juan!

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on September 10, 2021 at 9:00am

Hello ladies, sorry I have not checked in for a while.  I have been on the road again, loving life.  I am so happy that Linda has gotten her little buddy, I know he will bring her many years of joy.  He is just too cute.

Speaking of our fur babies.  My little Juan won best dressed dog at the RV rally we went to.  He wore his cowboy outfit and hat.  I was really surprised that he didn't try to shake or chew it off.

Comment by Colleen Froats on August 19, 2021 at 11:26am

Yea! Thank you Linda. I’ve had the same problems trying to make them without foundation- no matter how accurate I cut and sew, they always seem to ( skew) somewhere along the way. 

Comment by Linda Koller on August 18, 2021 at 9:32pm

I'm thinking of re-making my log cabin blocks that way Colleen. Mine did not come out correctly and I was so careful about measuring as I went along too. Go for it!!

Comment by Colleen Froats on August 18, 2021 at 6:16pm

I have a question about our log cabin blocks and the string block…is it ok to use a foundation making them? I made 3 log cabin blocks that way then thought maybe I wasn’t supposed to make them that way. The string blocks are on foundations too. I use a prewashed thin muslin for foundation. Before I go any further I figured I should find out if they will be ok. 
as for mine— I don’t mind at all. I’ve made plenty of quilts with foundation pieced blocks and blocks without.

 

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