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02
Jul
14

10th anniversary stitch along….Pieced version & Part 2

I do not want to confuse anyone so please read everything…

Good Morning…first of all..I want you to know I didn’t forget about a PIECED version instead of the wool version I promised to do…I will be making  the 2 versions…this way I can use whatever I have, (including some fabrics that were never made??? I get 100’s of sample strike-off that are so cool…but can only pick 40 fabrics for a next new line of MODA)…I am sorry to announce we are NOT going to kit this version in parts…BUT we will offer a fabric bundle or two, to those who NEED them so they can use similar fabrics to my sample….The fabric bundle will be 18 fat 1/8ths…6-red,tan and blacks….for a total of 2 1/4 yards…just please understand while there is lots of fabric here and I will use all these  fabrics in future parts, there may be more fabrics and some parts may require more than a fat 1/8 once we get bigger…so you kind of get what I’m saying here….you may add your own fabrics (and it is encouraged)to this bundle and of course use only fabrics from your own collection…

So just to get this straight…this is not another block to go with the first…this is in place of the center wool appliqué block that was posted earlier.  Some people are allergic to wool…some don’t do wool appliqué?  What’s wrong with that?…lol…so this is their center  OR  you can make 2 Stitch Along quilts!!!!!

If you look close  at the pic below…I made half square triangles…but in my instructions I wrote them for flying geese…so either way will work…I was going to do something else but changed my mind and was too lazy to make the flying geese…

Click here to print the PDF…Pieced Stitch Along  Click here for Fabric Bundle  

 

Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings

Stitch Along Pieced center

 

fabric bundle for pieced stitch along

fabric bundle for pieced stitch along

Now for PART 2–remember the deal…If I have to write the directions…You have to read them….all the information on the piecing of the block is in these PDF directions…example…What to cut your appliqué block to?  It is in the PDF!

Here is the PDF.. click to print  Stitch Along Part 2 

Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings

10th Anniversary Stitch Along…Parts 1&2

Here is the actual wool block.

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Pieced Version Parts 1 & 2 10th Anniversary Stitch Along

Now here is the pieced version with Part 2- The piecing will be the same for each version unless I specify in separate directions for the blocks.

Do you like them??? If am super excited and want to start stitching the next round!!!

Please remember to be patient with this Stitch Along stuff… I didn’t expect this to be what it has become and our girls have a lot on their plate with our normal orders and our block of the week event…We are a little company and cannot compete with Amazon and their shipping times…. so what I am saying is please be nice when calling or emailing…we want you to get your stuff, we purposely are not holding yours hostage to make you mad…we want to please you and we appreciate all of our customers…if something isn’t right we will figure it out and get your your quilting goodies!!!

Now I wish you all a Happy 4th of July and hope you make it FUN!

PS…send me some of your photos I will do a post of everyones I get!!n  Some have sent them…I am holding on to them…

 

 

We will ship part 2 at the end of next week…after seeing how many orders we have accumulated

23
Jun
14

SBOW Pieced…Week 4

Week 4 already…Where does the time go? Are you keeping up? After this week you will have 48 blocks already!!!IMG_9681

24
Feb
14

Spell it with fabric…Moda Blog Hop..

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Welcome to another great  MODA blog hop!!! Today Is my day…I’m Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings. LB    My letter for the Blog Hop was P…and here is my block made with the instructions given here:  p_spellitwithfabric IMG_1028

But as you know it is hard being a designer and only making one block when they give you the directions for all of them….so here is what we did at Primitive Gatherings with all the letters…Mini Alphabet Quilt photo Our sample is made by reducing the blocks in half…our whole little quilt is only 42″IMG_9440 I am showing the blocks next to a charm pack so you can judge the size…What a perfect quilt for a grandchild or for yourself!!! I have always wanted to make an alphabet quilt…also…we have kits!!!  The kits are made up using all of my “Gathering” lines from Moda…The kits are priced at $75 and include the pattern.  If you want the pattern only they are $10 and include directions and full color picture of the finished quilt.  This can all be purchased here…Mini Alphabet Quilt

Moda has also given me some great prizes to give away…as well as a kit for our mini quilt from Primitive Gatherings…IMG_9434so please comment on this post and you will be entered to win….we will pick a winner March 5…I will be back from a teaching gig on the 3rd and need a day to get my stuff together and then we will post a winner…We have 5 prizes total…good luck!

I also want to take this time to talk about my new line…which our give-a-ways are from….Homestead Gatherings….Deep Reds, Blacks, Browns and Greens along with Tans paired with all the previous colors on them….I think  this line is my favorite so far…I love the little accent piece with the house..It comes  tan/red, tan/black and black/dk tan….

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Look for this line of Moda fabric in your local quilt stores or order it on our website here  Homestead Gatherings.    Pre-cuts are available now and bolted yardage is coming in March/April 2014…We have three quilts made and the kits and patterns will be available soon after the fabric comes in also…Here is a peek at them…Christmas on the Prairie, Homestead and then Hospitality…which is just back from the quilter, Linda Hrcka…and is just fabulous as usual…here is close up…To pre order kits click here:  KITSprairie christmasIMG_2846 2

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On this hop you get to learn a little more about us too…here are my questions…

My letter is P..for Primitive Gatherings

What are your initials? LB

My favorite quilt block……….Nine Patch and all star blocks
My favorite memory about school….Playing sports
My favorite book, movie or television show starting with your letter……Phifty Shades of Grey…we all need to read a juicy book or three once in  awhile…I love quilting because…………of all the Patchwork

What if everyday was a holiday?…… I’d be really Pfat!!!
Is there an object, tool or anything that you cannot work without? Pins
Do you have a quote or motto you live ( or work) by?
Something I like……whatever you do…do it the best!!!
Somewhere I have been……I am teaching on a quilting cruise right now…I can’t think of a better place!!!
Somewhere I want to go….I love being HOME at our Lakehouse!!!

So I am trying to get all stuff together for a cruise, plus post so this will post while I am gone…so if I missed anything or if I have typos…I apologize now…

Schedule of Blog Hop Click Here:

24
Dec
13

Day 1…Needful things for Quilters

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I have had many requests to offer this special during the 12 days so here it is…..by popular demand

Day 1 Juki Sewing Machine th

Now I know we pretty much all have a sewing machine…or two or three or even more…But I just have to talk about the sewing machine I use 99% of the time…It is my #1 Needful thing…Most of you probably have never heard of Juki…so let me just say they are not new to the market…Juki is well known in the garment industry and are mostly industrial machines.  I think I have had a Juki for about 9 years now…I also own 2 Berninas, 1060 and a 1530, and a couple of featherweights…one black and one white. I confess this to you so you also know what I am comparing to and you all know I teach all across the country and have stitched on many machines.

I bought the Juki with the intention to use it as a second machine to have set up for machine quilting my little quilts, and also so I didn’t have to change the walking foot from my regular foot on my Bernina…that would have been nice, right?…Juki has entered the quilt world with a semi-industrial machine for quilters.  Here are a few of the features that the Juki machines have…all metal…no plastic bobbins, no plastic feet,  comes with all sorts of feet including 2 free motion feet and a walking foot, a larger 9″ opening between the body and the arm, so machine quilting would be easier to handle.  It has a nice extension table, this is nice for retreats, I have it embedded in my table usually.  The machine ONLY stitches straight.  Now this might be an issue for some, but I was only going to use this for machine quilting…The fact that it only stitches straight is actually a plus…nice tension all the time, single hole throat plate .  It holds large cones as well as regular thread…It has an automatic thread cutter, automatic needle threader , knee lift and stitches 1500 stitches per minute or something like that, in other words it is FAST.

After stitching on this machine and using it.  I did not want to stitch on anything else.  It “pieces” beautifully…I didn’t have to hang on to my threads at the start, the feed dogs are nice and close together and  fed my little pieces in nicely.  Having the single hole meant my piecing wasn’t sucked down into that oblong hole… and again…I could stitch, cut my thread with my foot(or there is a button, but I like my hands free to hold on to my patches) knee lift my presser foot and be on to the next thing…I especially love piecing triangle paper on the Juki for all the reasons I just stated…Now I know being fast really should not be an issue, right? We want to be accurate!  But let me tell you, if I am stitching strips, borders or you name it…fast is handy…I tried going back to my “regular” machine to piece on…it was almost painful!!! Just shoot me…I loan this machine at The Gathering, but it comes with a warning…if you stitch with it you WILL be going home with it!  I think only one person didn’t buy one after she stitched on it for a weekend…lol…They also have updated the Juki recently…I have a TL98Q, now they make a TL2010 Q1, they have updated to an LED light…they have added a Turtle and a Hare button, if you want to control how fast it can go…and they changed the foot pedal, a bit…I love my 98 and the features they added do not make a difference to me…so I am keeping my 98.

Here is the only con to my Juki…it is heavy…but it is all metal!  You can’t have metal parts and it be light!…I think of it like today’s featherweight-but it is not light.  Anyone can work on a Juki…it is a basic machine, it has no computer…it just needs to be oiled and used and it is happy!

So if you are ever in the market for a machine, please check out the Juki’s and you can read all the technical words I should have used to explain it.  They now have a presence at the larger quilt shows and will soon come out with a long arm, that will be most reasonably priced.  I do sell the Juki 2010Q1 at my store…I could sell other machines but remember what I said, I only sell what I use…therefore I sell the Juki’s.  I am placing the Juki 2010Qi on sale now until the end of the year at a special of $899-(yes…not a typo) including shipping.  This is a great deal.  We will order more for this same price as long as you order before the end of the year.  JUKI    In 2014 they will go back to $999.00 still a great price when you think about what you all get with this machine!  Please allow a few weeks for delivery…we will not charge your card until we are shipping it.

If you purchased a Juki from last years 12 days…PLEASE write a comment about it!  I will also pick more winners from the comments on this post…so please comment you have a good chance at winning something!

With my new studio almost complete…2014 will be an exciting year….videos, stitch-a-longs and more great projects from Primitive Gatherings…

The winner from yesterday is: Susan JDecember 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I think this is a great tool-quick and fool-proof with the the chart and guide-wish I could’ve been at the party!

Please email your address to:   primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com   so we can send you your prize!

13
Dec
13

Day 12…Needful Things for Quilters…

12 Days of Christmas 12

Hello…and welcome to our 2nd year of Needful Things….I am going to give you 12 things that I cannot “live” aka “quilt” without!…thanks for joining me this year…I appreciate all of you…please comment if you wish…Santa might come a little early…it has been a good year!

All of the 12 items I am showcasing are going to be on sale through the end of the year on our website.  This is going to be a lot of fun so hopefully you can find some of these items useful and want to own them…If you wish to gather a bunch of them and place an order at the end of the 12 days that is great too…or if you want to order them we will just keep sending what you order!!!

Please remember you do not have to buy them from us….you can also support your local shop if that is your wish…we should all LOVE and support our local shops!!!!

I just want to say first of all I am so so so sick…I have never had a cough burn down to my soul this bad before…but I think I am getting a little better everyday now…so hopefully I will make it!!!

The first new item that I cannot live without is my new seam ripper….It is called the Seam-fix…shown here…It has this new rubbery end to pull all the threads out that are stinkers to get out after pickin the stitches out…here is a video

UnknownUnknown-1I found onYoutube...Click Here to see how great this baby works….Now it comes in two sizes….The Regular size is $6.95 on sale for $5.60 and now the mini in the bright pink, neon and purple are $2.80.  These would make awesome stocking stuffers for your quilty friends…and you can never have too many of them…

If you would like to purchase this item here are the links to our site Seam-fix and Seam-fix mini

Sorry this is short and sweet…but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for me…Merry Quilting!!! Lisa

24
Oct
13

off to houston….

Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile…but you all know how crazy it is around market time…we have lost a few great people in our lives this last month….things were tough for us and our employees…but we pulled it together the best we can and off to Houston we go….Tina will not be with us this trip…we will miss her… she has been to every Houston market we ever attended.  But she will be ready to go in Spring I am sure…

I know these are not pictures of Houston…but they are of my new studio!!! My home studio is over flowing with everything…so we are building a new one by our warehouse…we basically have taken over the whole set of suites (4) where our warehouse is located, all but the one where Joe…the owner has his.

Our new studio, is 30 x100… and has 14′ walls!!!!  The sewing space will be 30×60 and the rest will be for storage…who knew fabric took up this much space…This is where will will work on our projects….film videos…store our antique quilt collection, hold classes that we may also tape, and who knows what else…but I thought I would post pics of its progress…So now when you come to Primitive Gatherings you can also visit our studio!

Now did I forget anything for Houston???     Oh…it is only the coconut bra and grass skirt for the Moda party…darn it!!!   …hopefully they will still let me in…in second thought if I did show up in the cc bra and skirt they probably wouldn’t let me in…lol!

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31
Dec
12

winter break…on the last weekend of the year…

lots to go...but will be done today...remember I have a JUKI...lol

lots to go…but will be done today…remember I have a JUKI…lol

I just received my year-end 2012 blog results from WordPress…I am so busy quilting I pay no attention to some of the techy stuff….but found this pretty report very informational…

Here goes…my blog was viewed 750,000 times in 2012!  I posted 99 times…not counting today…so 100 times….The busiest day on my blog was December 19…A Primitive Christmas post…was viewed 44,360 times….My blog was visited by 122 countries…all I can say is WOW! I had no idea..My  most commented on post in 2012 was My home town…Moda Designer Blog Post..

These are my  5 most active commenters:

  •  Cincy 28 COMMENTS
  •  Teri LaVoy 22 COMMENTS
  •  Sue Schultz 21 COMMENTS
  •  Ann 21 COMMENTS
  •  Denise W 21 COMMENTS

Thank you all for commenting, but if you are one of the top 5 send me your address, your Gravatar should match the one in front of your name here…I might have something for you…just a little something!!!  Amy is going to kill me…she is keeping track of all of my giveaways….I will post who we are still waiting to hear from…I do not think we sent any 12 Needful prizes out yet…so thanks for being patient while we enjoy our holiday season….

Here is what my weekend consisted of…if was perfect…

Stitching away...I have a great view...

Stitching away…I have a great view…

out my window...

out my window…

one of two squirrels raiding the feeder...

one of two squirrels raiding the feeder…

the birds waiting to get a "turn" are the feeder...

the birds waiting to get a “turn” are the feeder…

 

 

 

I made this recipe from Pinterest this weekend…Nick said I can make it again…lots of good stuff in it.Recipe here: Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presley and Jeter taking a nap...while I stitch...

Presley and Jeter taking a nap…while I stitch…

the boys playing in the snow...

the boys playing in the snow…

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time to come in...it's cold out here but it sure is fun!

time to come in…it’s cold out here but it sure is fun!

 

penny  blocks all stitched...

penny blocks all stitched…

assembly line construction...

assembly line construction…

this is so good...

this is so good…

This avacado cream sauce is "to die for"...is all I'm saying...

This avocado cream sauce is “to die for”…is all I’m saying…

All ready before it enters the oven...

All ready before it enters the oven…




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