Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Block-The Holly & the Ivy..

 

Welcome All to our Mystery Stitch-Along…Rhonda always throws a fabulous party!! I hear you are all buying kits like crazy!!!!  WE love that you are so supportive of our Mystery… This is block 2 in the series…there will be 12 total and then Rhonda will have a finishing layout for you as well…

Holly & Ivy

I chose to stitch the Christmas Carol…”The Holly & the Ivy”…and I had so much fun…designing and stitching this block…click the link below and after the ad, it will start in five seconds…

It is a British Carol… Click Here to Play it!

As you can see…I stitched this comfortably while Jace is playing with all his toys…h&I LB

For my block I used…the following…I have linked the products to our website for easy ordering if you need these items.

Heat & Bond Feather light fusible web…

White Clover Liquid Chalk marking pen

#22 & #24 Chenille needles

The following threads…#12- 5, O575, O775, O519 & M81

#8 wt. O775 and 3Strand floss in O775– using only one strand…I used this on the letters…so they #12 wt would not make the letters “chubbier”.  The one strand of 3SF covers the edge but doesn’t take over..

We do not have an endless supply of threads…we have picked out some subs that will work just as well…so if you do not get the exact thread listed know we picked a sub.  I

I will post a STEM STITCH video in our Facebook group…

To download the pattern click HERE

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If you missed the first block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL TOO!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

 

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

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Winners of Wool, Needle & Thread Books & Kits

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Hey Everyone…I hope you all are well this Monday night!!
I have picked the winners for Friday’s Blog post about my book…
I have picked four winners total..some for books and some for kits from the book…AND I will have Jessica send out some pincushion kits to those of you who may have ordered the book and we are shipping it to you…this will be randome!  I appreciate all the love on how the book has helped and I am so happy you all enjoy it!
Here are the winners…please email- Amy at:   ahoefler@new.rr.com with your shipping info and she will send out your prizes…I am going to let her decide what you get!!!!
Dolores Roberts

I do not own your book and so I’d love to win! As this is my last year working full time and maybe, possibly working next year only 2 days a week, this stay at home is helping me ease into retirement. I’m sewing masks for our food pantry workers at my church and nursing homes also working on ufo projects and cleaning and organizing. I do have your Tulip Basket Table Mat to get started on and this book would sure be helpful. Thanks so much.
Dolores

Judy Buck
Judy Buck

I purchased your book at a workshop you taught at my guild. Even though I have been doing wool appliqué for many years, I learned so much from your classroom instruction and continue to learn through your pages . Thank you for being so generous with your tips and
“tricks.” I have a friend who is new to wool appliqué and if I win your book , I will give it to her and the wool to help build her “stash.”

Mary Kinsey

I absolutely love this book. It is a must have book if you do wool applique. I preordered sight unseen and it Mira than lived up to my expectations. Made my sister order it. She is new to wool applique in a town where wool applique isn’t taught.

Donna Schulz
Donna Schulz

Love wool work! Your book would be wonderful to have.Just finished Penny Pinkeep.Cutting out Winter Crazy Table Mat. Have the other seasonal mats waiting in line. So happy to be working with your patterns & wool while I wait for cancer surgery this week. The wool is so calming & relaxing to work with. Keep creating those wonderful patterns. Thanks!

Stay tuned…Wednesday is Blockhead and Christmas Carol Mystery blocks…

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Friday Quilting Giveaway- WOOL, NEEDLE & THREAD book and wool kits !

 

This week’s quilting giveaway….

I am running two give-away’s today…one here on the blog…

and one HERE in a Facebook Group called Mystery Quilt Sew A Long.

So… you have more than one chance to snag the prize…I know I need to post more about MY book Wool, Needle & Thread The go-to Guide for Wool Stitchery...I feel like you all have it already and that I should stop talking about it.  But the truth is I get new members here everyday and I should be educating them the best I can.  With this in mind if you already have my book you still can win something…read on.

Why this book again?  To celebrate… it’s getting reprinted…again!!

I have heard our book is still selling like crazy so we have to celebrate that!!!B1524-WoolNeedleThread-WEBOrder this book now!

For those of you who are new here…I have a book out (released-October 2019) telling all my secrets about Wool applique, that means, the right tools, the explanations, the tips, the stitches and STEP by STEP PHOTOS!  This is THE next best thing to having me right there by you guiding you through it all…Now…here is my disclaimer…this is MY way to do this…there are other ways…but I have been teaching for over 20 years and my work has won a few prizes…I will sign every book purchased too!

Here’s a peek into the book…

How to get started…B1524_06-1

How to put a homepsun back on and then stitch the edge without any knots showing…

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Step by Step photos of how to do each stitch…12 of the most popular embroidery stitches..

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You will always have it…it is a reference book..

We still added a few patterns for you to test your new skills and stitches!

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Autumn Tablemat Kit Available

White Geraniums Tablemat kit

Posey Pincushion Kit

Geranium Sewing Essentials Kit

Prizes

A signed book with a kit attached.- for those who do not have book…PS if you order it .. and then win it..we will add another kit. So don’t be afraid to order it!

A nice couple of nice wool bundles-for those who already have the book.

An Autumn Table mat kit or your choice..-for anyone

Now, make sure you also go to the FACEBOOK group…yes you have to join, or if you are already a member you good…but there are different prizes there as well.

If you do not have the book and would like to win it…please comment with what you are working on during our #isewlation…If you are not in #isewlation please tell us what you are doing, exampl…I know meany of you are nurses…and We all THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for what you do!

If you do already HAVE the book comment about what it is about the book you like best!

I can’t wait to read your comments…Winners picked on Monday….hugs and smooches to you all..

 

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2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew Along

Farmhouse Threads and Friends present:
2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 12: Hampshire Star Quilt Block

 

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  Hampshire Star

My 4″ Hampshire Star quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings.  

Again…I LOVE how my block turned out…I think this is the smallest block I have ever made with this many tiny pieces…it sure turned out cool…

You will have to go to Janet’s Blog to get the pattern for all the directions.  But the week’s directions do not have the 4″ size…so scroll down for the cutting measurements if you are doing the 4″ blocks.

Thanks Janet for such a fun beautiful block!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

Isn’t she the cutest?  Can you hear her British accent! I could listen to her talk for hours…Hello Janet…I will miss you this Spring…it’s a long time til Houston!

I pieced the block a little differently than the pattern….

As you can see this makes it a little easier and less pieces…only 73, I think… if I can count right.

Hampshire Star 4 ” finished Cutting Measurements

Click HERE for PDF of Hampshire Star 4″ cutting directions…

9- SQUARE IN A SQUARE UNITS-In the center like a nine patch

Center squares 1 1/4″                     Triangles- 1 1/2″ squares cut in half once on the diagonal.                Trim them to 1 1/2″ square at this point. ( the 1 1/2″ is a little big. I like to trim SQinaSQ)

4- FLYING GEESE UNITS– 1- 2 1/4″ square, cut in half twice -LG triangle       4-1 3/8″ squares, cut in half once.  Geese should measure 1″x 1 1/2″ at this point.

4 HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES  I used 1/2″ half square triangle paper….cut dark/light fabric to 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.  Stitch according to directions.  If not using TP…cut 2 squares/ light & dark- 1 3/8″ for exact measurements.  Cut bigger if you want to trim them down.  Trim to 1″at this point.

8 RECTANGLES 1″ x 1 1/2″

You will need to determine what is light/dark/medium for your fabrics.  I switched the dark and the light from the pattern…

Did you get this week’s free Tulip pattern? CLICK HERE!

Red Tulip Baskets Shown here in the center-2″ blocks…If your here for the 4″ block You will LOVE this 16×19 quilt.

Stay tuned, or sign up by entering your email to subscribe to my Blog…don’t miss out!  Scroll until you see where to put your email.

COMING SOON!   Binding tutorial coming and Redwork Gatherings

What’s coming up?

Today is also the start of another sew-along…Click the link below to get your free pattern!

Click HERE to go to the 2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew-Along! S

Moda Block Heads on my design wall.

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and then a little bit later on…notice anything different?I am a lucky girl to get to see this every night…

I hope all of you are making the BEST of our Quarantine, Stay Safe at Home, Isewlation or whatever you want to call this adventure!
 

xxx Lisa

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Honey Bunny Pattern Correction featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean

Honey Bunny Pattern Correction

Hey Everyone!….We have a mix up in the Honey Bunny Pattern…The Honey Bunny Pattern has the Buster layout and tracing diagram in it… The kit is correct but we need to send you the right tracing sheets...

We will be emailing you starting tomorrow.
We will be using the email on your order.

If you have any other concerns about this issue please email us at primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com and we will fix this issue the best we can.

PLEASE accept our sincere apology for this… we do not know how it happened… crazy, crazy, stuff happening… Easter is coming… we want you to get your bunny’s stitched!

Honey Bunny Pattern Correction featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean