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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 Kris Howell 7 hours ago

Thanks, Linda, but I ended up making a scrappy backing for it.  Had enough blue yardage that it will tie in with the front well enough.

Ginny, I saw this layout on a facebook quilting group.  I loved the way it looked, and promptly changed what I had laid out on my design wall to the zigzags, and.....decided it needed one more row, lol.  I made 4 more blocks and liked the end result.  

Here's the backing: 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on Saturday

This looks great, Kris!! The vertical zig zag is really visually appealing! 

Comment by Linda Koller on Saturday

I'm surprised we still can get on this site! Kris your quilt looks great. I think I might have some blue yardage. Email me and I can send photos of what I have.

Comment by Kris Howell on Friday

I don't know if any of you still check this page, and I'll put this on Needle Spot, too, but THANK YOU to all those who sent a Log Cabin block.  I made a few more, and ended up with this!  Now must figure out a backing.  Might be a scrappy one, and it will not be red, white, and blue as I am almost out of those fabrics. 

Comment by Kris Howell on April 18, 2022 at 10:59am

Trudyann, I got a lovely Log Cabin block in the mail!!!!   Thank you so much for making and mailing it.  I'm posting this over on Needle Spot, too.  How are the renovations going?

Comment by Linda Koller on April 17, 2022 at 5:14pm

Thank you Melanie for the lovely Ohio Star block! I love the fabrics you used!!

Comment by Linda Koller on April 11, 2022 at 10:52am

Beth, can't wait to see my quilts! Guess that means I'd better start making the binding for the Thimbleberries. It's the last large quilt I'll ever make...too hard on my shoulders. Can't wait to get it on my bed! So excited!!!! I do want to make a twin size, however, for the guest room bed.  I think I want to sell the Beatles quilt. It was fabric leftovers from another quilt. I still have a few scraps. Thank you so very much Beth!!

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on April 11, 2022 at 8:59am

Melanie, thanks for the beautiful block.  Haven’t had good wifi for close to a month.  We were in the mountains cat sitting/ housesitting for my brother-in-law’s house.  

Comment by Beth A. North on April 11, 2022 at 8:36am

Love that hen Melanie.  She will love those placemats.

I am working on Linda's quilts right now so they can get to her this week.  Wow, one of them is quite huge.  You wrangled that one quite well Linda.  

Blocks are on wall still.  Sewing room is a disaster till I get it put back together.  We still have the office yet to put away and pictures to hang.  Otherwise we are about done and can get outside once the weather warms up a bit.  Picked up my Youkon Golds and Red potatoe seed and some Walla Walla onions.  Excited to get them in the ground so they will be ready by July 4th.  That is always a goal, have creamed potatoes and peas.  They are so good.  

Can you believe I still have not touched my taxes.  I may have to file an extension.  I just do not want to look at them.  They are not complicated this year, but I don't want to have to pay in.

Comment by Linda Koller on April 10, 2022 at 10:36pm

Awesome idea Kathy!

Hope to see all of you over on Needlespot soon! I don't know how much longer we'll be able to access this site. Hope everyone is doing well. Rocky passed advanced obedience training on Friday. Next phase is service dog training. Whew!  What a process! 

 

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