MODA BLOCK HEADS 2 BLOCKS 16 & 17 & 18!

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It is Block Head Wednesday today…I know…today is almost over…but all I can do is blame it on Florance….I was supposed to be teaching on the Outer Banks of NC this week…needless to say we were told we could not go over the bridge because they were going to have mandatory evacuations tuesday morning…so I never seen the beautiful 24 bedroom beach house we had rented for this beautiful event…I am sad and still  processing it all, but I know this is nothing compared to what will happen when that hurricane come through…so I could not stitch my blocks yesterday as planned…I was lucky to get a flight home today and just took the time to stitch the THREE blocks…

Here they are….mbh2-16-17-18.jpgCarrie’s block can be found HERE.

Brigitte’s Block can be found HERE.

Vanessa’s Block can be found HERE.

Click HERE to see our beautiful house where our retreat was lost to the storm…

Make sure to visit all the designers for their versions for these blocks.

Fall…Anyone?

Today is beautiful, the humidity has left, the rain has stopped and it is a wonderful morning to post…

We are packed for North Carolina Retreat, today is the show opening for WI Quilt Expo in Madison WI..and I have my first border complete on Twighlight Garden…lots of things to celebrate…

I will be teaching these awesome fun wool projects in NC and I thought it was the perfect time to release them to everyone…We made them as pillows but they could also be framed…or the center of a quilt and so on…

They are three separate patterns because it is easier to kit them that way…the personalized jack-o-lantern has three size pumpkins in it and three different sized alphabets for personalizing any way you wish… We do have pillow forms available as an option as well and you will not be charged any EXTRA shipping for them then your normal shipping charges…and just a reminder if you order over $100 we have free shipping…and I also stuff bigger sized pillow form in when possible for a fuller pillow if you notice the sizes are not exact!

happy halloween primitive gatheringsClick HERE to view/order details on Happy Halloween.  

Then there is the vintage farmhouse looking pumpkin...Happy Fall Click HERE to view/order details on Happy Fall.  Personalized pumpkin:primitivegatheringsand then the fun(est) one…our Personalized Jack-o-lanternClick HERE to order/view details on Personalized Jackpersonalized jackPersonalized Jack-O-Lantern-350x350.jpegYou can use the flannel to make your pumpkin glow or leave it out and let the flannel show through…here is a pick of all three patterns…Primitive Gatherings patterns

I also updated a former pattern and that is available HERE as well if you need a mat for the table….sorry for the small pic, but this is at the Madison show !!  (Speaking of  the show in Madison, we will have 10 kits only of each style…we forgot the patterns…I’ll try and get some down there for Friday and Saturday…now…please no “crabbing”to my staff at the show if we run out or that we did not bring enough…I was not going to release these until AFTER North Carolina…so get your order in asap so we can get them made and shipped out to you, or good for you if you are lucky enough to get one of those kits at the show…California will not have them until probably October…like I said…I am releasing these earlier than expected because everyone who saw them were bothering me for them, in a good way of course!!!)old crow and company light version-350x350

or your may like the Jack-o-lantern version Old Crow & Co…click HERE to view...Old Crow photo LR-350x350

Oh well as long as I am at it I might as well show you some of my previous FALL designs….

 click HERE Autumn’s Song tablematweb_autumns_glory-350x350

 

 

Then Click Here to view one of my best sell patterns ever! Pumpkin Table Mat0-350x350.jpg

then how about Autumn Tablemat…Click HEREneww-550x550.jpg

I am sure there are more, but I’ll save some or another post…

After I finished my border last night I decided to “play” with the pumpkins…just to give you another idea…but this one is staying at MY house and not going to the show or shop…they are so easy to stitch I stitched in about an hour and got up this morning and made my pillow complete with hidden zipper..Happy Fall Primitive Gatherings

Thank you for inspiring me to “stitch on”…you are my driving force…we at Primitive Gatherings try our best to bring you the best and most current projects!  Now to start that second border on TWG border…Have a great “Sunny” Thursday!!!  LBTWG:LB.JPG

Moda Block Heads 2…Blocks 14 & 15

IMG_2852It’s September and this month you will be getting a bonus!!! Two blocks each week…

I sure lucked out becaue we are working on our book for our new fabric line Star & Stripe Gatherings and getting ready to go the Outer Banks of NC on a week long retreat with 40 lucky ladies…but the reason I lucked out is…these two blocks were super simple so I could easily fit them in my more than packed schedule…

Block 14 is from Lynne of Kansas Trouble Quilters…go HERE for her pattern…and…Block 15 is from the CRAZY fun/mean girls from Me & My Sisters…who TPd me in Dallas…IMG_3874They were just jealous because our class had more fun or something like that…lol….Click HERE to go to thier pattern…

Time out here for a sad note:   I had someone comment that they do not like the fact that they have to go somewhere else for these patterns each…this is just how it works…you need to go to the designers  blog- who put her time and heart & soul into this project…if you do not like it…then do not do this project and move on to something else…but really is it too much to ask?  Come quilter’s your better than that!!…but back to the rest of you who are in for a little fun and adventure while visiting the blogs…

On to the blocks…IMG_1460

I love the Fidget Spinner block and how it turned out…and the Corner Pocket block was super easy and turned out perfect…

I do want to let you know that in block 13 as well and 14 I use this ruler A LOT and it really helps with accuracy and it is a time save I think.. I know I talked about it earlier here in MBH2…MSFC_Ruler_2000x

Click HERE if you need to order one… Again…this is where we can make a little money for our time and tips we share with you…your supporting a designer(Doug) and  family business (mine) and not some corporation…I always try to support the little guys…

But again this is how simple it works..IMG_7943

see those little cut off triangles?  Those will be 3/4″ finishing Triangles that are just left overs and can be used because you cut them accuratley instead of just sewing across the diagonal and then trimming…this is not as accurate as when you use the ruler..IMG_5589IMG_9964IMG_1746

And BANG just like that perfect blocks…so if you are struggling with your blocks…take some time and visit past BH1 posts on how to piece accurately…it is more than just a good 1/4″ seam…IMG_1460Remember all through September you will be getting two blocks…so visit all of us here to see them!!!

Summer Block of the Week Wrap Up…

September is almost here…and it’s time to get your finishing kits ready to order…

This year we only have two things that need finishing kits…Star Studded Event has no finishing kit it is just the blocks set 15 across x 16 down for a quilt that finishes 90×96 or you can always make two smaller quilts…60×72 which is 10×12 blocks…I will be posting my quilt when it is finished…because of the complexity of Twighlight Garden, the wool applique block of the week and am not currently caught up on SSE, But I will spend a day or two catching up and putting it together…

Fussy Cut Fantasy’s finishing was in with the last shipment and included in the weekly price.

lisa bongeanTLGTwilight Garden…I am working on the outer borders and it will take me most of September to stitch them…yes…those of you who are stitching them know it’s not humanly for me to have this done…that is why we are breaking up the finishing kit into two parts…the first part will be the center and the inner center border, which I have finished.  We will be shipping these the end of September try to order by the 15th , if you order after the 15th you may not get your when the shipment goes out the end of September.  I am sure you understand we need time to dye and cut all these wools…

.The second part…the outer border will ship in the end of October and the quilt will be finished and off to the quilter but we will have it photographed before it goes and also will know of any more thread that it will take to complete it…I know on the site it says extra threads needed to complete…but I know I will be running our of some more on this border…it is just a lot of stitching…but so very worth it…i wish you could see this in person…as you know these pics do not do it justice…

We have split the pricing in half and you can pay for the two months in installments or we give you a break if you pay for it all at once…The pattern alone for JUST the finishing is 45$.  This is a huge pattern with full size layouts and tracing diagrams.  You will love this pattern.  If you missed doing this SBOW and want to order the pattern…do not order this as it is for the finishing ONLY…We will have the whole pattern when it comes home from the machine quilter….

We also have backing options for all the projects…

Lisa Bongean/freebieThe Freebie Finishing is only $31 dollars…Pattern only is $12 again this is for finishing only…whole pattern will be available later on in October.  There are a couple of threads I used different from the blocks.  This will be gorgeous after it is quilted.  Randy also has a finishing kit for his free blocks located there as well.

Here is a link to our website where all this info is located…all the prices include shipping.  Summer Block of the Week Finishing Options

Thanks Everyone for a GREAT summer spent stitching…but boy did it go fast!!! If you have questions you can leave a comment, ask in our Facebook group or call the shop…920-722-7233.  And please try and order as soon as possible so we can get them out to you sooner rather than later…my best…Lisa

Moda Block Heads 2…Block 13

IMG_2852Its lucky week no. 13 and this weeks block is from Corey Yoder!thHer design company is called Coriander Quilts…Her block this week is called…Patchwork Flower

and here is my version of Corey’s pattern..lisa bombeanBH2-13Now do not look too close…there are some descrepensies in my block and to me it looked just fine…there probably were some tweaks to this pattern and I just worked from the original Moda sent us a LONG time ago… my leaf is switched and the logs around the flower are directional…I made mine all the same and then noticed it…but it is NOT a obvious error and I did not change/correct it to be exact as the pattern…because who really cares???? Not me… is the answer…I LOVE this block…it was so fun…I have not made any of this type of block yet…and I loved it…

PLEASE go to Corey’s Blog HERE for the pattern…I have picked Corey to become a Block Head for this round!!! I love her fabrics and her style…she is from OHIO!!!  Last week was my week and I just love what Corey did with my block!!!39945333_10217215668807603_4627863407884763136_n.jpgDo you remember that little give-away from last week?  Well here is our winner!!!

Lisa P.
carboy@ptd.net
70.15.35.24
Hi! I am from PA and I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do. You inspire so many of us! Love all of your fabric lines, and the new one looks fabulous! Thank you!

Lisa P please contact… ahoefler@new.rr.com and Amy will send out your charm packs!!!FGG

Now its time to get started on this  block…

All for now…LB

Moda Block Heads 2 – Block 12

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Hey Everyone!!! Glad you stopped by my blog today for the Moda Block Heads 2…Today is MY day and I am super excited that you are here…I am one of the original 6 Blockheads!  I am glad we added a few more designers to the party this year…after all the more the merrier!!! My name is Lisa Bongean and  I am Primitive Gatherings!  I have been a Moda Fabric Designer for 8 years already…whoa time flies when your having a blast!!!  Click HERE and you will see an upclose look at my next fabric line that is coming in October!!! I can’t wait…Hopefully you will see a fabric or two that you will need to add to your personal collection…But in the meantime while I wait for Flower Garden Gatherings to arrive I am working on designs for our state’s shop hop fabric line for Wisconsin…I know probably not that thilling if you have nothing to do with Wisconsin…but it is REALLY exciting for us…in lots of ways.AfterlightImage.JPG Then my designer yardage for my Quilt Market line has come in and we are frantically starching and plotting all the quilts…here is a peek at that line…which we will have a book coming out with the same name…Star & Stripe Gatherings…..the book will include 10 quilts and a bunch of other things like pillows, wool mats, punchneedle and so on…Star & Stripe Gatherings.jpg

This is one of the stitchery projects too…lisa bongean S&S.jpgNow back to the MBH2-Block 12 is called Jace’s Star named after my only Grandson at least for only a couple of months…when we will be welcoming ‘little man 2″.  We are so pumped about this…Big Brother Jace will be amost 4 when 2 comes along at Christmas time….here is Jace…aka “little man” painting his MiMi a masterpiece…IMG_4098img_4495.jpg

Click HERE to print the pattern

Here are all my blocks…(except 10)  I just did not find the time to get it done…see it’s ok to be behind…they are all piled up here … 6’s 12’s and a 24″er…I love these blocks…I love that there some easy one that only take a very short time to complete…because I know I am not the only one who has lots to stitch and am not just waiting for the the next BH to come out on Wedenesday…I am currently hand stitching these wool appliques for our summer project called Twilight Garden…which will be a Block of the Month soon…Lisa Bongean.jpg

AND…I am at the machine piecing 240 of these blocks call Star Studded Event which will also be another Block of the month..I am at 180 so I have ONLY…(lol) 60 more to go…star Stud .jpgSo those of you who know me know I “sometimes” do things just a little more challenging then most… when you see my block next to the others here  you will see is it 6″…but just take your time…starch your fabrics first and then cut and piece as accurate as you can…and you will have a beautiful block!!!  IMG_4498

Thank You for hanging around here this long listening to me ramble about what is going on around here so let’s do a give-away to celebrate my 1st block for MBH2 …If you are new to the blog…please leave a comment/ or subscribe to my blog and say HI! and where your are from…and anything you want to share with the group….if you are already signed up please still comment  and I will pick a winner for these two charms packs of my next line that you cannot buy yet!!!  The rainbow colors (all shown in the header on the top of the blog) and the backgrounds!!!  Good LuckFGG.jpg

Make sure you visit all the designers and see their version of Jace’s Star…

Now get started on the block…who will be the first one done?  Go to the FaceBook group and see!!

bye for now…LB