17
Nov
14

10th Anniversary Stitch Along…Part 5

Theres a ton of stuff going on here that I can’t wait to share with you…but soon…I’ll let you all know what other things I have been up too…so there will be lots of posts coming…Now back to the Stitch Along!

Are you ready for Part 5?  If not it’s OK…just keep collecting the patterns… But there will be one more Part after this one… your almost there.  I decided this border needed a some wool…I didn’t want anything too fussy so Ive come up with a simple vine and berry border.  Part 5The quilt at this point is 28 1/2″…Part 5 will be $11. Click Here for pattern.   I’ve waited to post this until we have had the kits done.  They are starting to ship them today…The quilt will be about 36″ when it is completed!!!  I still would not mind if you sent your “in progress” Stitch Alongs to me…I will post them when I get a bunch…

Now for the “pieced” version…I changed things up a bit here…because I just do that sometimes…The last border is 3″ instead of 2″.  This version is turning out pretty cool too! Pieced Part 5

 

17
Nov
14

Quilted Living Book tour winner is…

QL Book TOur Banner-01

 

Darly Dulion
November 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Lisa, I have a 10 ft long farm table also so your version of Gerri’s new design is perfect. Thank you for pointing out the technique Gerri uses for star points. Look forward to seeing you at Road2CA in January.

Darly…Please send your address to primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com and we will get your book out to you…ENJOY!!!quiltedliving-cover-850_1_2

11
Nov
14

Quilted Living Book Blog Tour

QL Book TOur Banner-01Welcome to the first day of Geri Robinson’s Quilted Living Book Tour…I’m Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings144A1746 - Copy…I was delighted to be asked to stitch a project in Gerri’s newest book and be a part of this book tour.  What an awesome job I have… right?  This was the first thing on my list to stitch after arriving home from 2 weeks in Houston for Quilt Market & Festival.  I looked forward to “just stitching” …pick my fabrics and just make the runner… As a designer…I have to aways be thinking about writing everything down, figuring out every measurement, how many pieces of what and so on…so none of that here…just stitch the runner.  After studying my project  Liberty Table Runner….I decided to tweak it a little different from the pattern.  I was supposed to make it and put my twist on it.  I love long skinny runners… so I made the decision to only make 1 row of stars for my big farm table at the Lakehouse.  My color theme at the there is cream, grey and yellow…which just happens to be included in my newest fabric line, Lakeside Gatherings, due out this coming December and I happened to have some leftovers from all the quilts that we just made so this part was  super easy…no real decisions again…I added a few extra stars for a total of 15 instead of 13.   I then found some  leftover backing from Winneconne Waves quilt that will work, without having to piece a back, or use a bunch of yardage for a little  long runner.IMG_0999

 

See the Pam Buda BOM the Crows are working on??? I thought I’d leave that in for a little eye candy…

It is the weekend before this post so I’d better quilt it and get a binding on it right away…just in case something happens…I’ll be ready for this post instead of saving it all til Monday…So on the long arm it goes…IMG_1024

 

I picked a small edge to edge pattern (Paisley Max) and got it done…I used a cream thread and the  runner was done in one pass…That is noIMG_1027t the thread I used…just a prop so you can see the size of the pattern…

 

 

imagesI just love how this runner worked out…but the best part was piecing the stars! Look at them close…they share the same parts…square in a square units instead of flying geese, traditional star blocks.  It was  fun to piece these this way and it went together in a snap…If you have a shorter table…make less stars…this pattern is easily adaptable to any size, length or width.  I also changed the longer strip order…nothing major but a slight change… Here are two of the runners in the book…great also in Americana colors…I enjoyed stitching this runner I am going to make one for the summer holiday in drab red, tan and blue or maybe the quilt…yes…it was that fun!IMG_1025

I sat and went through all the other projects in the book…Nice directions..very clear and concise.  I tend to be more traditional and use more of a warm color palette in most of my projects.  The book’s projects are made from Gerri’s newest fabric line called Summer Cottage from Red Rooster Fabrics which is very fresh, clean and summery…but I can see that these patterns could handle many fabric choices that work with traditional blocks.

My Lakeside runner turned out to be 14″x 64″  Linda(thequiltedpineapple.com) and I shared projects  and she asked if I am going to have kits???.  Well I guess the answer is… yes we could!….If you would like to pre-order  (december) a kit using the same fabrics as ours the price will be $30.  See our website here for the kit.  You can get the book from Planted Seed Designs, Fat Quarter Quilt shop and we will also stock it at Primitive Gatherings It listed with the runner in the drop down box.

quiltedliving-cover-850_1_2If you wish to win this book leave me a comment! We will pick a winner at the end of the tour.  I want to CONGRATULATE Gerri on her newest book and fabric line…I know how much hard work this all takes.  Well done!

If  you have not already been there…hop on over to Linda’s Blog to see what she has worked her quilting magic on! I have not seen it quilted yet, but It will be awesome!  thequiltedpineapple.com

Here is the rest of this Book Blog Tour Schedule:

November 11th
Fat Quarter Shop kicks off tour!

November 11th
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple

November 12th
Gail Pan Designs
Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting

November 13th
Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet
Thearica Burroughs of Pigtales & Quilts

November 14th
Helen Stubbings of Hugs N Kisses
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs ends the tour!

Good Luck and keep those needles moving!

Lisa

 

 

 

08
Nov
14

Cruise…2016…Come sail with us for a “Sun & Stitches Needlework Cruise”! Revised…Sorry

Flyer Cruise-2

I know some of you are waiting for this!  Here is all the info…Come with your quilting friends…come with your Husband! or come by yourself!!!  You won’t want to miss this cruise!  There will be lots of fun stitching during the “at sea” days…along with a few other events.  Bring your scissors and perle cottons and lets party and stitch! Our projects will be revealed in January 2015.   You will take one class from me, one from Stacy and then we will be doing a collaboration for the third one!  We promise to treat you real good!  Gloria and Vicky from Old Green Cupboard will be our Event Coordinators…so you know its going to be awesome!  Stacy and I are thrilled to be joining forces to teach and build memories with fellow stitchers, while we sail away…leaving it all behind us but the new adventures far, from home…you never know what fun awaits us…  Gloria seems to think this will fill up fast so don’t wait too long!

Royal Caribbean Group Registration Form

Lisa Bongean Primitive Gatherings

Lisa Bongean
Primitive Gatherings-Teacher

Stacy West Buttermilk Basin

Stacy West
Buttermilk Basin- Teacher

Vicky Iannucci & Gloria Parsons Old Green Cupboard-Hosts

Vicky Iannucci & Gloria Parsons
Old Green Cupboard-Hosts

19
Oct
14

Market Prep…almost done

I am so sorry for ignoring this blog and keeping you informed of what is going on with me and the shop…but when its Market time and your fabric arrives late on Wednesday (15th)and you need to cut piece and appliqué 3 quilts to be shipped out the the next week (21st) so they can be quilted sent back, bound and photographed for patterns and brochures.  There isn’t enough time to do much.  I even had help with Amy making all the HST’s for Triangle Gathering….Its also not very glamorous…sometimes its a few days between hairdos but I always soak in the tub each night after sitting for so many hours and stitching.  So this is the story of why the neglect…Oh…and I hope you are all liking out new website for Primitive Gatherings…still a little more work to do but I can’t believe all the features it has and it will take us a bit to learn it all…If you have had problems with not getting to our site…please type in your browser Primitive Gatherings and remove the old cached one in your bookmark and add the new one.  We also have sent out a post from the shop about all the techy stuff you can do, as our site uses the latest technology.

IMG_0442The week before this I was working on new wool appliqué designes…I was bummed because when I was on FB and Instagram everyone was stitching on Autumn stuff and I was working on Spring and Flowers…New projects for Fall Market so shops can buy our designs make them and have them ready for Spring and Summer…Well…I snuck in a new Fall one…Here is Pumpkin Farm…pumpkin farm/primitive gatherings

 

This is what is looks like when I first start stitching… I just drew the branches on the trees and have them stem stitched…pumpkin farm/lisa bongean

 

Then here it is after having one side done…see how it comes to life with the small details you can do with a needle and thread?  Lazy daisy fall leaves…falling off the tree and piling on the ground…the mums are blooming, the fire is lit in the Pumpkin house and the geese are starting to fly south…over the harvest moon…

photo-both sides stitched. The size is 10×30…Notice the cool background wool?  This is a limited background that we will only have for the first kits we make….I love the added interest it adds.  If you want, I say want because I know you don’t need to have another projects…but this one is fun to stitch!  Here is the link to our website for kit and pattern info.  Pumpkin Farm

I will try to keep posting about the other projects…Happy Sunday and Go Packers!lisabongean/pumpkin farm

02
Oct
14

Updating website!

Let’s cross our fingers and hope the magic happens like it should!

UPDATING WEBSITE TODAY!!! 10/2
by lisabongean
UPDATING OUR WEBSITE
Over the past couple months we have been working on upgrading our website in order to make navigating and ordering on our site easier for our customers. When we upload our NEW site, we are going to need to be down for a span of 24 hours. This is going to happen from Thursday (10/2) at noon to Friday (10/3) at noon. After this time, you will be able to start ordering from the NEW site. The site will look different from the old one, so do not panic if you see something different than what you are used to seeing: our layout will be different, our products will still be unchanged.

Key Features:
1. You will be able to change your password, credit card, mailing and billing
addresses easier.
2. Comments will be seen clearly in your order
3. Search engine is better equipped to find what you are looking for
4. Wish list option

Log In Procedure:
When logging into the NEW site, you will be using your current user name and password.

IF this does not work for you there are 2 steps for you to try.
1. Ask for a NEW password, this will be sent to the email that is on file for you, once you have used this you should be able to get into the site. IF this does not work for you please use Step 2.

2. You will need to Re-register COMPLETELY. Even though you could be a current customer, when we uploaded current customers into the new system, one or two of you could have been missed.

We realize that this switch might not go as perfectly as we want it to, so please be patient with us during this process. We will get everything corrected in a timely manner and get this site running smoothly.

Again thank you very much for your support and understanding,
Lisa and Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop Staff

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25
Sep
14

Look what we have in stock!!

It’s finally here, as promised I said I would let you all know…we are still waiting for it on the roll, but you now can order the sheets! Click HERE   

Happy fusing…I will let you know when it comes in, in the 28 and 24 widths…LB
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