07
Dec
16

Old Quilt Santa…

old-quilt-santa-lbSome of you were asking about my Santa made from an old quilt…I purchased it already made at the Houston Show this year, so I have no pattern…sorry…It was my big purchase as he was $350 but so very worth it…I love supporting those who work with their hands and will love this Santa for years to come…I usually purchase an antique quilt at every show, but this time Santa came home…I’m glad you love him!!!

I am doing really well!…thanks for all the good wishes as I recover and who knows what’s going to come of this “down time”….I might start stitching tonight on my snowball quilt binding…I made sure I has some hand projects to work on when I was ready or on a “netflix” binge…I think I’m ready to do more than just lay there!!!

hope you are getting those 6″ blocks finished up!!! LB Does anyone have them all done yet?

 

06
Dec
16

Block 24…

I am home recovering from a girly surgery…I will be the first to admit I haven’t been myself these last 4 months dealing with this…all went well and hopefully I will get back to my regular self.  I will have plenty of recovery time as I do not go anywhere until the middle of January.  So lots of time…

I want to also let you know we have 3 different settings we are working on for the Magic of Christmas blocks!!! They are all cool…I will be posting them in a few days when I feel better…Nick is watching me like a hawk and I am sneaking this post in…so short and sweet little message…

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I will also be picking a winner soon for the MOC postings…I didn’t forget…so keep showing your progress! LB

I have starting on decorating the house for Christmas….got some of the big things done so I only have to put bulbs on tree and other small things…I had “little man” overnight last Fri/Sat…he helped my find all the Christmas treasures…you can sure tell he is a boy!!! He wanted only to play with MiMi’s truck…So when its all done I’ll share some christmas photos…How is your progress on Christmas going?img_8987

02
Dec
16

Block 24 Corrected

I’m sorry…I should not have posted this being in the road…B should be 2″.   We will get it fixed on Monday…sorry for crazy block mixup

I’m at the SD airport and have a few minutes of free wi fi…so

Here is block 24 with the E and F situation fixed…Just an FYI all the patterns have been fixed…If I have told you in the post of a correction…I then went back after Teri the Graphic Designer had a chance to fix it and replaced all the old versions…so if you print all the blocks…they are corrected.  I will not go back and list the changes made to each block…as they are correct as of now…Unless some gremlin appears in the last 4 blocks…but I have heard nothing yet…so I’m hoping all is well..

When I showed you the photos of triangle paper I cut…DO NOT look at the patterns lying next to them…those were my sloppy copies I worked from…and yes I scribbled mistakes I found on them…just don’t read them…print out the patterns…

 

30
Nov
16

Temecula 2016 retreat!!

Well another retreat in the books….so much fun..so many new friends…so many projects…the food is the best ev retreat food ever!!!img_8878 img_8879 img_8880

Some of them were even re-designed…so awesome!!!img_8968I was busy teaching 45 lovely ladies that I did not take time to take some photos!!!

But then we had show & tell…img_8882 img_8886 img_8887 img_8889 img_8890 img_8891 img_8893 img_8894 img_8895 img_8896 img_8897 img_8898 img_8900 img_8901 img_8902 img_8903 img_8905 img_8907 img_8908 img_8911 img_8914 img_8915 img_8916 img_8965

These ladies are super talented and very prolific!

At the end of retreat we gave away 9 finished projects as door prizes!!! There was so much excitement I only got a few pics of them…enjoy your door prizes girls!!!img_8967 img_8966Well all good things must come to an end…but we will be doing it again June 2017…call the CA shop if you want to get in on the fun!!!The spots fill up fast!  Thank you ladies for all the wonderful inspiration!

30
Nov
16

the magic of christmas…22,23,24 & 25…all the rest..

Happy Last Day of November!!!

Here you go..I promised them all before Dec.1…now get them all downloaded…as fast as possible…if you are missing blocks…use the search button on the right hand side…you will have better luck on a computer than your phone…or tablet…

These blocks will be coming off in about a week..this is your warning to get them all printed out…they are all in my blog posts…so if you can’t find one you are not working hard enough…so please look through all the posts…the links are in RED. Can’t be easier.

If I used triangle paper in these last four blocks I showed it in a picture…so please read everything as I explain if  you need to cut anything else…and what it takes the place of…some of these blocks have 1/2″ HSTs in them!!! Trust me you can do it!!

BLOCK 22

BLOCK 22

 

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BLOCK 23

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Now here is the triangle paper I used to make the block…img_8809-6

The triangle papers will eliminate B and C- light and then E and F-red

BLOCK 24

So block 24 was designed with light triangles in the middle like the country block here…well I decided real fast that this needed to be changed…so I did not have time to change my block but Teri magically photoshopped it so you wouldn’t know if I didn’t show you the evidence here…

BLOCK 24

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Here is the triangle paper you need for this block…ignore the first draft of this block…don’t let it confuse you..

So you will need to still cut 6 D’s of light and 6 F’s red for the single triangles.img_8810-2BLOCK 25

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The triangle paper replaces C-light and H-red

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This is a big post already so I will not be adding more…I will be posting some layout diagrams soon…so look for them in early December.  But in the meantime get your blocks finished!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your 25 blocks and look forward to seeing them all done…will be in touch!  LB

 

28
Nov
16

the magic of christmas block 21

Good Morning!!!

I’m at a quilting retreat with 45 lovely quilters!!!! We are going to have a ball the next couple of days! I’ll be sure to post some of what we are doing…but in the meantime here is a nice simple one…

BLOCK 21
Lisa bongean

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PS…Teri also fixed block 16-here it is so you don’t have to go back to the original post.

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I have been having a blast shopping for “little man” and want to let you know of Primitive Gatherings has a CYBER MONDAY SALE….and let me tell you it is a SALE!!!…We have an additional 25% off already discounted patterns…the additional discount will be added in the cart…THEN we have some beautiful kits that are 40% off and the prices are actually listed as the 40% off…anchorpoint-116x116 winneconiwaves-116x116 threads-of-time-116x116 strawberry-fields-116x116 union-blues-116x116union-blues-116x116

 

 


Then I know there are a bunch of you who love little quilts!!! WE have a number of kits from Tara’s book Small Treasure from Scraps, which most of you already have…the kits are now 40% off…the discount will show in your cart…if the kit is $28 it will be $16.80 in your shopping cart…what a deal!!! Try to control yourself not to get them all!!!unknown

 

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Have a great day!!! LB

25
Nov
16

Block 19 & 20…The Magic of Christmas blocks…

Happy Black Friday…so…did you go to the mall today? No way…not me…I went to the antique mall and to the Ye Old Goat…bought some new things to decorate the new house with for Christmas…and Yes…I will post my Christmas decorating…I promise…now you know I promised to give you all 25 blocks before Dec. 1st…right? I finished stitching them all so it will be done deal…Teri just need to get me the last few patterns ready…and she will do it this week…Did anyone notice I updated the post for the b&w block 17…scroll back a few posts if you needed it…Ok…now here goes…block 19-please read extra info for using HST paper below…img_8690

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If you want to use the 1″ HST papers instead of cutting the 6- 1 7/8″for C…cut a 2 “x 12 1/4″ rectangle  for the 6 squares of triangle paper…and do the same size in the red for F, but you will still need to cut 4- 1 7/8” squares cut in half once for the FG units A/F… this will make the HST faster and more accurate.

 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 3 1/4″ SQAURE FOR E NEEDS TO BE CUT IN HALF TWICE DIAGONALLY….mark that on your pattern…I will switch the pattern  out when Teri can redo it…

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I just love making these blocks….someone asked if there was an easier way to cut these blocks out…like a die for die cutting all the shapes…the answer is no…the dies are time consuming as well and very expensive too…so don’t think that it these are laborious….because we could be using our scissors…cardboard templates and hand piecing…so believe me this IS the fastest way to do these blocks!!!

I want to do a give-a-way…so…I want to see your progress on FB or Instagram…post how far you are…I don’t care if your kit is in the bag…or if you only have 3 blocks done…don’t give up…I’ll think of something cool for the give-away…I did find some awesome ornaments today…maybe you could win one?  REMEMBER to use the #themagicofchristmasquilt  on instagram and if you are only on FB tag me so I see it!!!

HEY….I almost forgot!!! I finished the snowball quilt yesterday morning while MOM was cooking in the kitchen..I finished it about 11am just in time to dismantle the frame and set up another table in the kitchen so all 16 of us could sit down!!! Hmmm…now what will be next for the frame….I love to hand quilt…it really is relaxing and goes quite quickly if your heart is in it to get it done!!!img_8828 img_8827And….one more share….look at how messy my sewing room gets when I am making these blocks!!! Time to pick it up to start the next project!!!img_8813Have a good weekend!!! I’m flying to CA tomorrow to RETREAT with the CA girls!!! Oh what fun we will have!!! Do you wanna come to our next one?  Its in June…I’ll post the dates while I’m in CA and you can join in the fun!!!

PS…don’t forget about the give-a-way…I’ll give you a couple of days to post before I pick a winner…but I’d love to see all your blocks while traveling tomorrow!

Piece out….LB




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