Moda Blog Hop…

Welcome to another great “blog hop” from Moda…Nick and I are busy, buying lots of presents…the outside of the house is all decked out…our neighbor hood looks like the Griswald’s Christmas.  All we need is some snow!  Yes I really said that…Let It Snow!  Please!!!

I am hoping to go to a couple of country shops today to get inspired and finish off my “inside” decorating…sometimes I need just that new thing to get me excited…a day off with the GFs and lunch will help also…the tree is up but not decorated…so I think after today I will want to finish everything.

I just want to take this time to mention what a special blessing it is to be part of Moda.  Words cannot describe how great this company, and it’s employees are to work with.  Being a Moda designer is the icing on the cake for me.

Below is my recipe and block we all did from Spring Market…you can just click and print.

recipe and block

I am starting my Christmas baking and candy making…I made a new concoction for my Christmas Wool Weekend at the Gathering this last weekend…The big bowl was empty!  It is the perfect combo of sweet and salty…I think next time I make it I will add some red and green M&Ms for a little color…it is all about the color.. CHRISTMAS SNACK CONCOCTION

Now Christmas is all about surprises….and I have 3 to give away…first one with the right answer to one of these questions …you can only win one of the prizes, that is only fair.                                     PS-Primitive Gatherings employees are not eligible to win these prizes…lol

What year did we open Primitive Gatherings?

What is the name of my first book?

What color wool do I most use in my patterns?  example: cowpatty wool  is a light brown…but not the right answer…we name all the wools on the patterns…so look at my patterns!!!  don’t just say red…get it?  I knew you would…

good luck!

Check back as I will be blogging a lot this month…here are the other bloggers in this hop…be sure to visit!  Lots of good things…all for now…LB

December 5th

Minick & Simpson
Bunny Hill
Me & My Sister
Deb Strain

December 6th

Kansas Troubles
Fig Tree
Cosmo Cricket
Lucie Summers
Liz Scott

December 7th:

Cotton Way
French General
Oliver + S
Ellen Luckett Baker

December 8th

Kathy Schmitz Studios
Laundry Basket Quilts
Kate Spain
Primitive Gatherings

December 9th

Basic Grey
Jan Patek
American Jane
Sandy Gervais

73 responses to “Moda Blog Hop…”

  1. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    I have only been following your blog for about a year. But I do know you use a lot of wonderful blue in your wool projects. I dont know the year you opened or the name of the first block. Love the moda blog hop..

  2. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    All Things Primitive by Backyard Quilts – Lisa Bongean.

  3. Teresa Avatar

    Too new to the quilt world to answer and I didn’t want to Google ( thinking not fair) but I love all the blogs and I love your style and color stories.
    Merry Christmas

  4. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    LIsa, my guess for the wool colour is – sage green.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      you are correct….sage is the most popular..

  5. Kristy Avatar

    I believe your first book was Autumn Gatherings. The color used most in your designs is Raven black. And I think it was 2008 when you opened your shop.

    1. Becky in Georgia Avatar

      I’m rather new to your designs and shop. I’m guessing Winter Remembrrrd was your first book just because I love the name of the book:) Hope that you and your family have a fabulous holiday season! Merry Christmas!

  6. Melanie Avatar

    I believe Primitive Gatherings was begun in 2005.
    I found 2 books by you with publication dates of 2002 – Garden of Stitches and Winter Rememberrred.

  7. Pam Davis Avatar
    Pam Davis

    year est. 2008…
    Merry Christmas and thank you for the Blog Hop and inspiration.

  8. Dee Avatar

    1. 2008 – year open
    2. Most used color – Raven Black
    3. All Things Primative – First book

    Enjoy the holidays!

  9. Debby Avatar

    Good Morning , you opened your beautiful shop in 2004 and Autumn Gatherings was your first book. Thanks for being in the blog hop love your patterns and material 😉 warm wishes,, Debby ( Dousman, WI )

    1. lisabongean Avatar


  10. bks72946 Avatar

    I think blue for the color, but I see a lot of yellow and black and red… I guess I don’t know! I DO know that I love the table runner/topper that you have pictured at the top of this blog. It is beautiful. the colors are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to see it!
    I haven’t been following you for very long, as I just started “following” blogs about 2 months ago, so I don’t know any other questions, but I do thank you for sharing.

  11. stacy Avatar

    I think your shop opened in 1999 – that rings a bell for some reason. And I would say Darkest Black or some other form of black – I don’t know that I’ve heard it called anything other than black, but that’s the color I see most in my kits!

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    Lisa, you opened in 2004, sage green is the most used color of wool and your first book was Garden of Stitches that took you running to where you are today! Happy holidays and I look forward to all the good stitching you have planned for 2012!!!!

  13. Linda Wilkinson Avatar

    Primitive Gatherings opened in 2004.
    My guess is that your first book was Garden of Stitches (Backyard Quilts).
    I don’t know what color of wool you use the most in your patterns. Dark brown seems to be popular though.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. LOVE your style!

    Linda W. – St. Michael, MN

  14. Lynelle Avatar

    I know that you’ve been around for a few years, but I just found you myself in the past 2 years! Love, love LOVE your style! You keep me inspired! Thank you for that, I pray you have a wonderful Merry Christmas, Lisa!

  15. robin Avatar

    Well hello Lisa! This is the first time that I have seen your blog. I am not very familiar with wool so I’m sure that is why. BUT….after seeing this I think I might Have to take the plunge into wool applique. I’ve always thought it was interesting but never tried it….YET! Anyway, I’ve read that you opened your store in 2004 and I am guessing on your first book being 9Patch Gatherings. I don’t know what color wool you use the most but after seeing all your cute patterns I have a feeling that I will get to know that! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  16. Staci Avatar

    Not even go to try to answer your questions! I just wanted to say thank you for the block pattern and recipe. I like your block very much! Looks like a little butterfly in the center.

  17. Sandra Avatar

    Here goes……. You opened your shop in 2004, I think your first book was “Garden of Stitches” by Backyard Quilts
    or “Autumn Quilts” that you self published, your favorite red wool is Saltbox. (which is my favorite)
    Merry Christmas to you and your amazing staff!!!!!!

  18. apple blossom Avatar

    What year did we open Primitive Gatherings: 2005

    What is the name of my first book?
    no idea I’ll say With these hands

    What color wool do I most use in my patterns?
    golden yellow

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    Well I’m guessing 2004, blue wool and Autumn Quilts. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Happy Holidays.

  20. Ann Avatar

    You opened Primitive Gatherings in 2004. Before that you were known as Backyard Quilts.
    Your first book as Backyar Quilts was either Winter Remembered or Garden of Stitches (I have both of them).
    Your first book as Primitive Gatherings was Primitive Christmas.
    The wool color you use most is Saltbox.

    Absolulely hooked on your designs!! 🙂

    1. lisabongean Avatar


      1. Ann Avatar

        I am so excited to win!!! But…

        I am confused as this is my comment and in the post for the winners you have for the email address.

  21. Wendy Avatar

    I would say the most commonly used color is Mill dyed black. I think the first book may have been “Garden of Stitches” Thanks for the pattern and recipe and give away! Happy Holidays!

  22. Linda Avatar

    I believe your first book was Garden of Stitches. Thanks for the block and recipe. I have made your oatmeal cookies but added some dried cranberries to the dough. Yummy. I believe you use black most often.

  23. Valerie Avatar

    I think you opened in May of 2004, your first book was Garden of Stitches and your favorite color is Christmas. Have a merry Christmas

  24. paulette doyle Avatar

    I think you opened Primitive Gatherings in 2004.
    Your first book was Backyard Quilts or Garden of Stitches?
    And the wool color you use most is Saltbox or Sage Green…toss up. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful Give Away!!

  25. Tammy Ann Pitman Roberts Avatar

    I didn’t know about you till just recently, thru Moda, but I am going to guess that you opened your shop in 2000. Your first book published was Winter Remembered, Backyard Quilts. And your favorite color…black. Thanks so much!

  26. Lisa Zookl Avatar
    Lisa Zookl

    You opened your shop on 2004. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  27. Julee Avatar

    My answers are: opened your shop 7 years ago, first book Garden Gatherings, you use black wool in everything with Christmas red next. Enjoy all your blogs and thanks for taking part in the great Moda giveaways.

  28. Lana Drum Avatar
    Lana Drum

    Your first book was Autumn Gatherings and you opened your shop in 2004. I think black wool is used a lot in your kits. Lana D.

  29. Karen Avatar

    Good morning! I am going to say you opened in 2004, favorite color is chocolate brown and the book is Winter Remembered,,, Backyard Quilts– ( I know you were a blonde in your picture!)
    Merry Christmas to all!

  30. Diana Avatar

    Primitive Gatherings opened in 2004.
    My guess is that your first book was either Winter Garden or Garden of Stitches (Backyard Quilts).
    I don’t know what color of wool you use the most in your patterns.

  31. Marie Avatar

    You opened in 2004, before that you were Backyard Quilts. I think sage green is in alot of your patterns. I love all of your wool. People who live close to your shop are blessed to have such a wonderful place to buy their goodies/supplies.

  32. Lacey Avatar

    I am so glad to see you feel the same way I do with the snow situation. My part of MN doesn’t have any either and although most people are thrilled I pray we have a nice white Christmas… I love working with your patterns and aside from Black, I’m going to go with Christmas (red)

  33. Pat V. Avatar
    Pat V.

    Thanks so much for a great block. I love the snow on your blog!

  34. Nancy Avatar

    Too late to win but just wanted to say how much I love your work.

  35. Debra Avatar

    That was a fun quest! Thanks for all of your great designs, and thanks, too, to Moda for all of the great fabrics and designers!
    Debra in Ohio

  36. Mary T. Salmon Avatar

    Hi Lisa:
    Well, you got all your winners. Congratulations.
    I really thought chocolate brown was your favorite color. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Peggy Dalberto Avatar

    Hi Lisa,
    You opened in 2004 and I think your first book was Garden of Stitches.
    love the blog,
    please say merry Christmas to Terri

  38. Marla Williams Avatar
    Marla Williams

    Ooh, what a cute site. Fun to find new places I love on this blog.

  39. Stitches Avatar

    I think your first book was “Garden Gatherings” and your shop opened in 2004 and maybe your favorite color of wook to use is black.

  40. Denise F Avatar
    Denise F

    Winners already, you guys are quick.
    I am too new to quilting with wool to know the answers.
    Congratulations to the winners.
    Denise F.

  41. Joey Avatar

    Thank you for all you wonderful blogs and patterns and inspiration. I, too, need something new that inspires me….to begin the decorating and I absolutely love it when it is done.

  42. Mary Avatar

    I just sat down to do the blog hop and found out that, even though it’s not yet 9:30 AM, I’m too late! Oh well.

  43. Christine Rohloff Avatar
    Christine Rohloff

    I believe your first book was Primitive Christmas at least thats the FIRST one I bought and I have them all!!!!
    Love the table runner in your post! Christine

  44. Jill Avatar

    I don’t know the answer to your questions, but I wanted to thank you for the pattern and recipe!

  45. nanbon44 Avatar

    looks like the winners have been named so thank you for the recipe and the pattern.. sorry I didn’t get to play.

  46. Dana Avatar

    I thought I knew, but I didn’t. Thanks for the block and recipe, this hop has been fun.

  47. Florence Avatar

    Thank you for the block !

  48. Cynthia A. Avatar
    Cynthia A.

    Wow…it pays to be quick….I’m just NOW commenting & already you have winners to your questions! (LOL)

    LOVE your fabric lines & patterns! In fact, I’m trying to figure out what quilt to make using your Primitive Gatherings layer cake. Ideas? (Can’t suggest I go buy more fabric…LOL…hubby would kill me!)

    Thanks for the pattern & recipe!

  49. Anshu Avatar

    Name of your first book All Things Primitive by Backyard Quilts

  50. Leslie Avatar

    Thank you for the block and recipe!

  51. Gwen Windham Avatar
    Gwen Windham

    Congratulations to the lucky winners! : -)

  52. JudyCnNC Avatar

    Winter Remembered – 2004 – Sage Green
    Does this mean none of the rest of us will be entered for the opportunity? Just asking because I am so totally confused about this. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity and for your participation in the Moda Christmas To Us Blog Hop. Judy C in NC

  53. aggiequilter Avatar

    2004 … Winter Remembered / A Primitive Christmas … Sage green

  54. aggiequilter Avatar

    Just realized your blog contest is LONG over … unlike the other designers ??

    Wow that was a super short time to enter ! maybe one hour ??

  55. Billie in TX Avatar

    Looks like you have a winner already. Congratulations

  56. Debbie Dahlman Avatar
    Debbie Dahlman

    Hello! Thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop! I kinda am new to the Blog reading thing, I have been a quilter but only recently started reading all the designer blogs. I find it facinating to be able to get idea etc and even linking in to different sites from theirs. It is so amazing the information you can find and put to use.
    I can honestly say I do not have the answers and do not feel comfortable to just copy all others answers. I believe I have visited your booth at the Houston Quilt Market.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you and your family. dd

  57. lee Avatar

    What a lovely runner! thanks for the block pattern and recipe. But since I am new to your blog and patterns I do not know the answers to the questions! Thanks!

  58. Cori Avatar

    Beutiful runner, thanks for pattern. Work all day, so could not answer earlier, blue

  59. Liz Avatar

    Wow — The winners have been chosen already?!? It’s only 8:00 PM on December 8 and this is the first opportunity today that I’ve had to follow the blog.

  60. Ruth B Avatar
    Ruth B

    Beautiful runner…wish the giveaway wasn’t over already!

  61. Karen a/k/a/ The Lazy Quilter Avatar

    Did I miss it already? Oh boy this month is flying by 🙁

  62. Cecilia Avatar

    They all did a great job with the answers. Congratulations!

  63. Juanita in Ohio Avatar
    Juanita in Ohio

    The cookie recipe seems easy to me but the quilt…it looks like an adventure for me. I LOVE the design and can’t wait to give it a try. The table pad in the above photo is awesome! I don’t REALLY know when you shoppe was opened but I will guess 2005, I consider that an educated guess, LOL! Thank you for sharing everthing and to you and your’s “Happy Holidays”.

  64. Mary Jo Avatar
    Mary Jo

    Love that quilt block!!!

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