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!

Published by


I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

37 thoughts on “Summer BOW

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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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 ♥

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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?


  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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. 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…

Leave a Reply