Summer Block of the Week… Flower Penny Garden….and the best double chocolate chip cookie recipe ever…

I have been home a few days now from Salt Lake City…it was fun to hang out in Moda row…all the designers are a great bunch of girls…it was hard learning the ropes and being the “new” kid on the block…but now I know what is expected…Nick and I are packing up the boat to dump it into the lake tomorrow, I am so looking forward to that…but I did not for get about the Summer Block of the Week…Here it is….

I am going to use this red, dark pink and purple theme throughout all of the  13″ applique blocks…along with with the layered wool flowers…I think this is going to be the best summer BOW that I have done so far…I am only going to show this one block of the Summer BOW and I am not going to show you the “freebies” either…I know I am MEAN, but hey…that’s just the way it is!
you just have to trust me that it is going to be great!  The freebies will be all wool that is all I will give as a hint…

The freebies are for any $10 regular priced purchase to anyone  who comes in or purchases online.  The freebies will run for 13 weeks.  The Summer BOW will  run 14 weeks as there will be 2 weeks of optional finishing kits, inner border/cornerstone appliques and then scrappy sashing and border fabrics.   If you sign up for the Summer BOW you are only committing to the 12 blocks.  The first week will be $25 and will include all the background fabric…the rest of the blocks will be $10…  Finishing kits will be optional after you have seen the finished quilt.  Then you decide…Only the Penny Garden BOW and Summer Stars can be shipped together.  Please see our Newsletter on our website for the Summer Stars info….This applies to everyone EXCEPT for our International customers…we can arrange shipping monthly as your shipping charges are a lot more please advise us on if you would like monthly shipping.  SHIPPING BOW’S will be every Wednesday, starting June 1st…so please be patient and do not call just because your friend got hers and you didn’t…I know you are anxious but it will come…

So please feel free to sign up for our BOW’s now that you have seen a block…don’t wait…we only are going to do so many…Here is a easy recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies…I actually made them on Wednesday night…I needed to “nest” a little…here is the recipe:  THE BEST DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES EVER   ENJOY!

It is also the first nice day here actually 70 degrees…I must take the puppies for a walk now…later….LB

29 responses to “Summer Block of the Week… Flower Penny Garden….and the best double chocolate chip cookie recipe ever…”

  1. Paula Avatar

    Lisa, Do you know when you will be posting another pattern for the Scrappy blocks? I think it started with the winter newsletter. Also looking forward to the Block of the Week and the freebie….last year’s were wonderful!!! Paula in KY

  2. tammy whaley Avatar
    tammy whaley

    Love the BOW! Can’t wait to recieve my block! Will you be sharing a list of threads before so that I can stock up? I doubt i have a purple…

  3. Liz Armstrong Avatar

    Lisa, I read with great anticipation about the BOW, so I am waiting patiently, if that’s what you call it. I have written to you via regular email concerning something I have that belongs to you. It has been ready to ship since you were in Paducah the first week. Please look thru your mail and see if you can find my note regarding your shipment “to be”. I need to know where to send it………Thanks,Liz
    I need some info before you sail away on the boat please.

  4. carol Avatar

    you’re so right – these are awesome;made them for Bunko at the community center
    sidenote, Lisa – when you visited the Feather Princess’ in Tampa you mentioned a fabric thread catcher to make with cotton and promised to make the pattern available – I have been bugging the girls in your shop for it too – sounds like a fun little project

  5. Donna Avatar

    How do I sign up for the Summer BOW?

  6. Donna Avatar

    Disregard my last message. I figured it out and have placed an order.
    Thank you,

  7. Anna Avatar

    whaaaa only a little peek????

  8. Cindy Avatar

    Ladies the computers are smoking HOT for this BOW!! I went back in this afternoon to place another order and could not get in. I had a feeling a lot of orders were comining in. Can’t wait to see the other blocks 🙂 Your staff is always helpful. Thank you!

  9. Sue Schultz Avatar
    Sue Schultz

    Oh my gosh Lisa! You out did yourself again. I love it and am so excited that I am already signed up.

  10. Julee Avatar

    Can’t wait to get my new BOW…looks great so far!

  11. Dana Avatar

    It’s absolutely gorgeous!! I am so excited – I can’t wait to start!

  12. Phyllis Limiero Avatar
    Phyllis Limiero

    I would love to make the summer BOW. I have recently started working with wool and I love it. Just let me know what I have to do to be a part of this. Love your stuff. Thanks.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Sign up on our website!

  13. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi


    OMG! This block is so beautiful, I look at it everyday. I sent a picture to my friend who is out of the country on vacation. She would like to sign up but won’t be back until 5/29. I have never ordered anything from your website, (although I always buy at Road2Calif and the Long Beach shows).

    Can’t wait to get the first block, I’m so excited…


  14. Mary Avatar

    Lisa – ordered it. Waiting patiently. Have buddies on this end who ordered too … we’re going to do our own little sew group and get them done!

  15. Debra Grove Avatar
    Debra Grove

    Lisa, I was thrilled to get my first BOW today in the mail and actually plan to start it today (a first for me!) I LOVE the penny too! What a great freebie! Thank you thank you thank you for this gorgeous block and luscious wools! Debra

  16. Paula Wyant Avatar
    Paula Wyant

    I just got my BOW in the mail. The fabric is beautiful. Please sign me up for the finishing kit.


  17. Anna Avatar

    already have my Summer Stars done and am working on my wool BOW! Thank you for the excitement!

  18. Cheryl Tillman Monroe Avatar

    Lisa, I don’t know how you do it! Every year the summer BOW is better that the last. I LOVE this year’s!! Also, I made the cookies (twice already). They have become my husband’s new favorite and I love making them because they are SO easy. Cheryl, GA

    1. lisabongean Avatar


  19. Kathy Avatar

    Love the new BOW!! But I just had to tell you I made those cookies last week & I loved them!! My kids & husband did too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. Debra Grove Avatar
    Debra Grove

    Lisa, What are your favorite scissors for cutting out wool shapes with the fusible web, especially the tiny ones? I hate to gum up my good dovo scissors with the fusible web. Your summer blocks keep getting more & more gorgeous! Thank you!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Use those Dovo’s I have been using mine for years…if you fusible is guncky…you need to fuse it more….so the gunck seeps into the wool…

  21. Lillie Bell Avatar
    Lillie Bell

    Lisa, I’m wondering if you have any idea what ,and how much, fabric you will use for the backing of this wonderful BOW? I was thinking about using my 25% off book coupon. Sorry but I need to save all I can so I can buy more and more!of your great things! I know this makes perfect sense to a quilter….LOL!!!!!! I love the way we are stitching the large flowers and the stems ……. I have never seen any done this way before and they are awesome!
    Thanks for all you do!
    Kitty Graves in the HOT state of Texas

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I would buy about 6 yards…it is going to be pretty big…LB

  22. Pattie Adame Avatar
    Pattie Adame

    How do I sign up for this BOW? Please leave a website address
    Is this pattern used from Primitive Gatherings? Thanks

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      We are full with the BOW, we cannot take anymore signups…we will however run it as a block of the month in the near future…LB

      1. Pattie Adame Avatar
        Pattie Adame

        Thank you for letting me know. Please let me know when you run this as a BOM. pattie

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