Summer BOW

Summer BOW

After a wonderful week of Wedding (I promise to post about the wedding when we get the pictures back) it is back to work…If you are doing this summers BOW….this week you will be receiving our 6th block…How are you doing? Here is a challenge…each week just try to get them fused down…It is much easier to pick up these blocks if the prep work is done. I find the prep the tedious part…and the stitching the fun part…so try to get them at least fused for future stitching….All my blocks are done…I am working on the “setting” this is the hardest part because I have to find fabric that there is lots available. I also don’t know how many of you are going to order finishing kits….so that makes it hard too…. but it somehow always works out!

Keep Stitching!

37 responses to “Summer BOW”

  1. Brenda Avatar

    Lovely blocks. Some day I hope to be able to afford to do the BOW. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  2. Michele T Avatar
    Michele T

    Lovely work… can’t wait to see the finished quilt – it will be gorgeous!! ps I love, love, love that colour combination!!!

  3. lbosma Avatar

    Love them all! Keep them coming each one is my newest favorite. I am trying to prep the blocks to keep up. Fusing 5&6 in the morning!

  4. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    I love the blocks! Can’t wait to see pics of the wedding and hear all about it. I bet it was beautiful.

  5. Kathy Avatar

    Can’t wait each week to get the block!! I haven’t started it yet though. I want to finish last summer’s BOW first-just need to trim & sew them altogether, and do the borders. Thanks for the peek ahead. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  6. Maddy McCaslin Avatar
    Maddy McCaslin

    I just love my blocks, in fact I’m up to date. Have the 6th fused down and ready to stitch.
    this is my first time with SBOW
    Happy Quilting
    Maddy McCaslin

  7. Lori Avatar

    Hope you enjoyed the wedding….4 years ago both our girls got married.
    We had a huge change….my quilting filled my “empty” time. This quilt is a beauty….could it be done in cotton? Can’t wait to see the pics of the wedding…brings back many lovely memories ♥

  8. yvonne Avatar

    I’m barely keeping up but these are my favorite BOW ever. I’ m not done with last years blocks.

  9. Karen in breezy point Avatar

    Yippee! I see there are more birds on the way–love them!

  10. Kathryn Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn Casavant

    I will be ordering the finishing kit will you post a date to order it? Please let us know when we can put our orders in.

  11. Sharon Bennett Avatar
    Sharon Bennett

    Great looking BOW… you can always offer two color ways for the setting? I agree with the prep being the most tedious… looking to get some prep out of the way today. Definitely looking forward to some wedding pics!

  12. Connie R. Spalding Avatar
    Connie R. Spalding

    I am up to date with my first five blocks, however, I am still waiting to get the Valdani 12 #0575 which wasn’t included with my thread order (for both the BOW) and also the freebie set. I am anxiously awaiting block 6 which should come in the mail today….can’t wait to see the finishing kit, as I’m sure I will want it. Hope the wedding went well and I’m sure it was beautiful.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      We are probably still waiting for it from Valdani…I will check on it!

      1. Connie R. Spalding Avatar
        Connie R. Spalding

        Thanks Lisa. I also sent an inquiry email to the store, as well regarding the threads.

  13. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    Your creation for this year’s BOW is out of this world, as usual, but sorry to say, I didn’t order it!! I am getting the pieced BOW and love that also. I just finished the wool version of Sweet Sixteen so that was a very ambitious project for me so had to wait awguke til I started another!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thanks Beth…maybe you can order it as a bom when we offer it monthly…:)

  14. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    that’s awhile, not awguke

  15. Kathy Avatar

    Once again another beautiful quilt! Looking forward to seeing wedding pictures!!

  16. susan jankowski Avatar
    susan jankowski

    Love this BOW, as usual! I’m hoping to
    make it into a queen size quilt someday!
    I’m sure the cats will be all over it! : )
    They will love it too…….
    Suzie Jankowski

  17. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

    What beautiful blocks. Yep, wish I had ordered it as well. But, I am still on last year SBOW and since I am hand quilting My Favorite Things freebies from last years, I am a little slow going. Now that our quilt show is finished and most of the after show items are done, there is time for me to once again enjoy the process and look over the work I have done to make sure I’m not hurrying just to finish. Love working with wool. Thanks for your inspirations.

  18. Rachel Friedrichs Avatar
    Rachel Friedrichs

    I absolutely adore those blocks! I knew I should have signed up for the BOM while I had time to do the stitching. Beautiful!

  19. W. Waasdorp Avatar
    W. Waasdorp

    Absolutely a unique happy quilt! Beautiful color choices. My first SBOW, sooo fun. Thank you!

  20. Jackie Avatar

    I was wondering am I too late to join in on this and catch up to everyone? Will I get the freebie mentioned in an earlier post? Love the colors. Thanks.

  21. Fay Avatar

    These are wonderful, makes me even more excited than I was already. I have been fusing mine as I get them and then stitching as time allows. This is a project I am sooo excited about!

  22. Vicki Papara Avatar
    Vicki Papara

    I havea previous BOM in wool of yours that I havent started b/cuz I broke my wrist. Am just now getting back in my sewing room because of many complicatioins. Would love that to be my next project. I haven’t worked on wool before, what do you mean by “getting them fused down” this would probably make it easier on me. Thanks!!

  23. cheryl unger Avatar

    Is it to late to get into the summer block of the week? I should have done it when I first saw it, but little did I know just how beautiful it would end up being.

  24. Michelle Pratt Avatar
    Michelle Pratt

    This is the first time I am doing the block of the week and I am having so much fun with it so far i am able to keep up!! I have decided not to do the words though I dont trust myself to do the inking. Love this project!

  25. Sharon Meek Avatar
    Sharon Meek

    thanks for the great idea of preparing the blocks at least. Do you ink the lettering before steaming on the pieces? That makes the most sense to me but wasn’t sure. Thanks, Lisa. I always enjoy your work.

  26. marlene Avatar

    This is my first year doing the BOW and each week I feel like I’m getting a birthday present. I love this program. I haven’t had a chance to get started until yesterday. I finally got out he first block and got it traced, fused and am ready to start stitching. I just think its really fun and easy and convenient to pick up and go. I’m going to be staying in a hotel tonight and am looking forward to stitching the entire block while I’m sitting in front of the tv. Thanks – this is like the gift that keeps on giving.

  27. Julee Avatar

    Lisa, Love this years BOW, great job! As always anxious to see all of it and look forward to Wednesday mail.

    Michelle, use a window or light box and trace the words with pencil, then use the ink pen that Lisa recommends. Try this on scrap fabric first and see how this works for you.

  28. Denise Avatar

    Love the blocks and like others – feel like I’m getting a present every week! I’ve been able to keep up with fusing and stitching both the SBOW and the freebie. My goal is to have it completed by the end of the summer, quilted and hanging on my dining room wall! Thanks so much for this fun project. I needed something to inspire me to continue to quilt! Been in a slump lately!

  29. Beth Avatar

    I love the blocks and am almost up to date! I am new to hand stitching and would like to make a suggestion or comment…Can the instructions include a larger picture of your finished block so the stitching is visible or possibly provide some written information and suggesting stitching?


  30. Sue Schultz Avatar

    Thank-you for the peek at more of the blocks. I love them all. I really don’t know how you continue to out do yourself. Looking forward to seeing your setting.

  31. Kerry Avatar

    I’m loving the SBOW, it’s the first year I’ve done this. Stitching on wool is wonderful- so easy. Thankyou for your tip to prep each block as you get it and then go back and stitch as time allows. I’m managing to nearly keep up by doing this. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  32. mel2quilt Avatar

    I have a question as I am about to begin tracing off my appliques on the fusible to get caught up and to prepare my blocks for our vacation in the mountains in August. My question is: Are the majority of the leaves just butted up against the stems or are the ends of the leaves layered underneath the stems?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Some lie under and some just touch…look at the reversed shape that you should be tracing from…if it is bigger that the shape in the layout diagram it lies under…

      1. mel2quilt Avatar

        Thanks, Lisa! I am so excited as my blocks are coming together.

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