Anchor Point Cupcakes

Summer Family Fun!

2nd Annual Anchor Point Gathering….

Our family gets together and spends the whole weekend together here at Anchor Point…

Anchor Point Cupcakes
Anchor Point cubcakes by Wiskin It!

Jenni & Lisa brought these cupcakes from isk’n it click to visit her facebook

I try and come up with some fun things to do besides all the eating and drinking…we painted, played cornhole/bags, fished, played cards, campfired and did lots of dishes…23 people is a lot for a whole weekend…but we all managed and it was a ton of fun!

There was a birdhouse for each family…and I asked them to paint a fish if they wanted too as well…Scott from the shop made them all for me to give-away…

Anchor Birdhouses
all lined up ready to decorate….

Even our youngest attendeee, O-bug had to paint a fish…I promise a fence/fish pic when they are installed.All finished BirdhousesWe spent the perfect weekend in the sun & water…I also made the boys get the standup jetski out of the storage unit…as you can tell from the sticker it has not been rode in a couple of years…Little man fell in love with it…She started right up and we all had a blast with it!

Bucky…the bassett/lab mix is Tyler’s dog…we love both of these guys….my 30 year old son Jake…is a freak of nature…

Well…I have not posted family fun for awhile so I thought I would share this….have a great week everyone!  See you LIVE tomorrow in Facebook…

 

Moda Block Heads 3- block 28

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 28

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

The broken dishes… BY Joanna figueroa

Moda Block Heads 3- block 28
Moda Block Heads 3- block 28 by Lisa Bongean, Urban & Indigo Gatherings fabrics.

This Moda Blockhead 3-Block 28 designed by Joanna sure was fun…I will give you the measurements for a 4″ block as I don’t see them on my pattern…you will still have to visit Joanna’s site to get the pattern and then I am showing you the 4″ measurements for all the letters here…

4" measurements for MBH3-28
Measurements for 4″ block.

 

Pattern Link for Block 28

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

 
 

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Light Bulb Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Christmas in July…at Primitive Gatherings

Do you want to do a better job at being ready for Christmas?

Let’s face it when you give a hand made gift, the person who receives it…remembers it, cherishes it and maybe you think they might not like them, but I think as people evolve they do love those gifts made with love are way better than the gift card to the department store.  Are you someone who has given a hand made gift and have been let down when you don’t get the reaction you thought you were going to get?  I think this also hinders hand made gift giving…but remember…it’s a gift…give it freely and let it go after that…if they love it great!! if they don’t…that’s ok too…you gave it from your heart and someday it may mean a little more to them than it did at the time you gifted it…

With this in mind it is July and Christmas in July is a big topic, so let’s get going on the planning and working on what we want to give this Christmas…Do we want to make hand stitched ornaments to all?  Do we want to make Christmas quilt for the Grandbabies? What is it we want to give this year?

I hope Primitive Gatherings can give you some great ideas…some things will be on Sale, some will not, to stay in business we can’t always have everything on sale…We try to give you good decent prices ALL the time, instead of inflating and then being deceived by always having a sale…we have to re-train ourselves that because that may work for some companies…it does not work for small business aka…Mom and Pop shops…

This is a small recap of some of the wooly things I talked about in my LIVE facebook video in our group STITCH with Lisa Bongean on 7/14/2020 Here is the video..if the link does not work you need to join our group in which we would LOVE to have you…

Christmas in July Specials  Click the red button below to take you to the page where the book and all the kits can be found…if you do not want a book, a lot of the items are available in pattern form as well but our Book is on special for $22.50 in July for 20 projects- not just one….Also, if you place an order for 100$ or more you get a choice of one of these amazing books…Flannel Gatherings, Nine-Patch Gatherings and A Quilter’s Journal…you may put which one you want in the comment section on your order form, don’t forget!

Click to View CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS BOOK OFFERINGSChristmas Gatherings Book by Primitive Gatherings

Peace on earth…a nice mat for your table…for primitive or any decor this mat is a stunner on a nicely decorated table.  See more info HEREPeace On Earth Sheep…wool ornament…

I love this little wool sheep who is all decorated for the Christmas celebration…this is a nice ornament to make as a gift for your favorite woolie friend…Click HERE for more details.sheep ornament Perfect little tree skirt…or see my up coming post on making a full sized one for your next holiday tree….For more info click HERE

Angel Tree Skirt
Everyone needs a Christmas Journal to keep track of what gifts they bought who…what you made for that special Christmas dinner and who visited each year during the holidays….Has pocket for pictures, pencil and recipes…For more information click HERE.Christmas Journal by Primitive Gatherings

The reason for the season….another great idea for ornaments…sheperd and his sheep and the manger…perfect gifts and easy stitching…Click HERE for more details.oh holy night ornaments

Poinsettia table mat…You’ll have this stunning mat stitched in no time…the middle poinsettia is big easy stitching and then the 16 tongues will be done before you know it…Click HERE for more details.
Poinsettia table matJoy stocking…..updated wool stocking in todays more contemporary look….who wouldn’t love this stocking!  This stocking looks way more complicated then it really is…anyone can make this!!!  Click HERE for more info.Joy Stocking Light bulb ornies anyone…how cute? These are just irresistable..you’ll want to stitch many of these one for everyone…your hair dresser, the mailman…the ups guy/gal, your neighbors and your family…also would make nice addition as a tag on a gift…light up someones Christmas with these ornies!  Click HERE for more info.
light bulb ornies by primitive gatherings Chrismas in July

This Christmas picture will decorate the walls…a great quote from Hugh Downs…the famous broadcaster from an earlier time…this quote lines the salvage on each of the fabrics in Christmas Gatherings….Click HERE to for more details.Old Fashioned Christmas
Now how cute is this guy?  He is on two simple table mat/tree skirts…now these both stitch up pretty fast and then add a candle and it make the perfect center piece….or add you little tree and it adds just a simple touch to the little tree!  Click HERE for more details.
Holiday Table Mat Christmas in JulyYou can never have enough ornaments….these simple, simple stacked wool squares are fun and the whole family can make one, even Dad!!!! Click HERE to order lots of different colors

Stacked wool tree ornament
Stacked Tree Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Look for more Christmas in July coming soon…

STITCH Everyday!

Lisa

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 27- The Proposal

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

The Proposal… BY JEN KINGWELL

THE PROPOSAL designed by Jen Kingwell-pieced by Lisa Bongean-Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics by Moda

This Moda Blockhead 3-Block 27 was super fun to stitch! My block only took about 1/2 an hour to complete!  I tried to make it look like a sparkly big diamond!  Of course this diamond is all about the 4 c’s….cut-yes..I did lots of cutting when making this diamond, clarity– it was very clear that I love to stitch, carrot weight-this diamond is pretty small 4″, but it was made with so much love that is what really matters… and color-love those Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics!….

Pattern Link for Block 27

Jen has a really cute story this week so make sure you visit her blog to read all about it….In honor of Jen & Richard’s Wedding Anniversary…here is our Wedding Picture!  Nick & I have been married 22 years! I know a lot of you know Nick from the quilt shows and from our LIVE videos…It’s never a dull moment….well, maybe sometimes when all he wants to do is hold the couch down and watch TV but only like fishing/hunting and now re-runs of sports…I cannot get him to watch a Netfix series….but that’s when I retreat to MY room, to STITCH!

Nick & Lisa April 18th 1998
We are discussing the fact that there were two State Troopers outside waiting for us…someday I will tell that story!

Happenings at Primitive Gatherings!

This project here is the perfect hand made wedding gift!!!

My Whole Life Pillow
This pillow is the perfect hand made wedding gift!

Our new video is now on YouTube it’s all about Stitching Words! Click the previous link to visit YouTube but make sure you SUBSCRIBE as well when you are there!  We also have kits available for this project as well!  My Whole Life Pillow

My Whole Life pillow
Close up of Stem Stitching Words
My Whole Life Pillow
YouTube video on Stem Stitching words by hand.

STITCH with Lisa Bongean….Is our newest Facebook group where we post lots of info, you can ask for help, Live videos from our Primitive Gatherings Shops and my Home…join us if you are not already a member, we would love to have you!  You need to Join STITCH on Facebook and then you can view this link.  Our latest LIVE video can be found here.

This summer with all orders over $30 or in shop purchases we are giving away FREE block kits!  IMG_6081

 

Hurry and go see all the wedding photos!!!!
  Plus their version of Moda Block Heads 3- Block 27! 
I can’t wait to visit them all!
 

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 26

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

Zig-Zags by Janet Claire

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Moda Block Heads 3 block 26 pieced by Lisa Bongean, using Moda Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and a Bella Solid.

            I guess I also have an alternative to the directions…I made 1/2″ HSTs for my block.   I used the layout for the 8″ block.  All you need to do for this 4″ finished block to look like the 8″ block is 16 HSTs of each unit.  Here the easiest way to do it… You will need:

2 -5″ squares of all 4 fabrics A-D.

4 –1/2″ HSTS papers. This link brings you to ALL the Triangle Papers…you will need the 1/2″ Finished for Charm Squares for this block if you want the same as shown here. There is also a Variety pack for the Charms with all four sizes included…

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The light is my A, the grey with the black print is my B, the geometric grey/ black is my C and D is my dark grey.

Make all the HST according to the directions on the HST papers. You will have 2 extra from this…the sheets make 18 HSTs each.

Set one is A/B, set two is A/C, set three is B/D and set four is C/D, just like the pattern reads.

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Start stitching the rows together…It is really pretty easy.  Also you if you look close it is very easy to be one thread off and it looks like a lot more…I do not sweat this…let it go…it is almost impossible to get them all perfect making them this small.

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My sister gave me this little weight the last time we were out shopping…it is perfect for flattening my stitched pieces.IMG_9440IMG_8173 5

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It came out exactly 4 1/2″.  I know it looks bigger here but it is because it is not lying flat, it is raised up more toward the camera…makes an illusion, like when you catch a fish and hold it out closer to the camera, it looks much bigger…same thing here…ask me how I know the fish thing???

Here is the back, showing the seams pressed open.

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I do not know why I could not make the 1″ HSTs…I guess it’s just the way I am…

I hope you try the 4″ block with the 1/2″ HSTs…I can’t wait to see them!  Send me a pic…on social media…there could be a reward!

Pattern Link for Block 26

COMING UP THIS WEEK at Primitive Gatherings!

Look for our newest video on Stitching Words!

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Did any of you get a sticker in your order from Primitive Gatherings?

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STITCH with Lisa Bongean,

Is our newest Facebook group where we post lots of info, you can ask for help, Live videos from our Primitive Gatherings Shops and my Home…join us if you are not already a member, we would love to have you! 

This summer with all orders or in shop purchases we are giving away FREE block kits!  IMG_6081

 

Happy Block Head Wednesday!…

Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so for their version of Moda Block Heads 3- Block 26!
 

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MBH3-25

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 25!

Winner of Give-away is…

Camille
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I am always grateful for early Christmas project creative nudges.

 

 

   

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!  Yes! It’s Wednesday and I have my block and post done!  I need to celebrate all the victories…even the small ones…

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

Corner Garden

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Corner Garden by pieced by Lisa Bongean with Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics

Click HERE to get Robin’s  pattern!

This block is super fun!  I am sure Robin will have several, several ways for you to color your block, which I think is super cool…I do not have mad graphic design skills, so I love that she plays around with all those color options….I probably should have picked a more subtle background, but Hey…I’m not changing it! there is lots of foliage in my corner garden block..

The Moda designers are kick’n off July with another Martingale book giveaway!   On my blog we are a giving away Merry Makers Book!!!!! Christmas is coming and we will be celebrating it in July in many ways…
For a chance to win this book…..please leave me a comment…about do you like it when we celebrate Christmas in July to get jump start on our projects we want to make for decorating or giving?  Let me know your thoughts…Here is my project in the book!
 

Stay Cool….it’s hot in WI and I am sure it’s even more crazy hot other places as well…we are in the 90’s all week!  Happy July Everyone!

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda Block Head 3 designers for you to visit this week for a chance to win a book, check them out if you have not already done so!
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean