LOVE….MODA Blog Party



Welcome to the Moda Blog tour!!!…I am Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings…I’m glad you stopped by…I have been a moda designer for a couple of years now and I truly LOVE it!! I design under Primitive Gatherings which happens to be the name of our quilt shop in Menasha, WI…LBthat is by Appleton.  We have a beautiful shop, my studio is in our warehouse and we also have a  retreat house right down the road, so come visit if you are ever in the area! Look for workshops and retreats coming in 2015!  I LOVE being home…you should come see me!

For this blog tour the crew at Moda has prepared some questions for us…so you get to know us a little better…

When did you start quilting?   I starting quilting in 1996…while I was at swimming lessons with the boys on a Saturday morning…a lady was hand quilting a baby quilt…I had never seen a patchwork quilt before…I asked her how she cut them all up and sewed them back together…she then proceeded to tell me about the “quilt shop” in town…

Tell us about your first quilt. My first real quilt is a blue and cream  star quilt…It was from an American Patchwork & Quilting magazine… It is hand quilted…I really didn’t know what I was doing  but It turned out and I didn’t give up on it…I have a 1/2″ binding…the quilting is a little quirky…but for my first completed real quilt…I LOVE it!lisabongean/primitivegatherings

border cable with 1/2" binding..
border cable with 1/2″ binding..
Close up of hand quilting lisabongean/primitivegatherings
Close up of hand quilting

When did you fall in LOVE with quilting/ textiles? and Why? After I took my first quilting class…which felt like an eternity waiting to attend it…I was sooooo In LOVE…I could do it!…it was actually easy for me…my head was spinning…they were all talking about other shops….guilds and sewing groups…I was in heaven…
What fuels you to create? I just love to see what I can make with my hands..I can see it in my head and it is amazing that I actually can make it happen! I love math…but being creative, organized and keeping all those numbers straight sometimes can be very overwhelming!  I LOVE what I do…and have a hard time know when to hang it up for the day…so I guess that means I am doing what I am supposed to!
What is the best part of your design process? The best part for me…is making all the choices…what fabrics to use….should I set them “on point” or straight…should I make big blocks or make them as tiny as I can…I LOVE being in control of any and all of those decisions!  
I love the color……Right now my favorite color to work with is Moda…anything Moda…but seriously…I used to not care too much for the color white…you never saw me create with white…but somehow, maybe because I am older or should I should say mature, it has grown on me…I like being able to create homey warm projects with my normal “white” which is tan. But as of late…I am using some white… it is nice to be more versatile…more current or if I wish to or go back to a more vintage style I can…so I guess what I am trying to say is…it good to have more choices.
When I teach classes or workshops, I love…..Teaching my students all the tricks…I remember what it is like to be in quilt class and how exciting it was…My intent is to inject them with  excitement and be confident with the skills I have taught when the class is over.  I want them to LOVE this as much as I do!
This project features a layer cake, charm pack or mini charm, but what is your all time favorite moda precut? I would prefer the FQ tower! That is the best precut!!! This question is like saying do you want one scoop of ice cream or two?  The more fabric the better…

Who would you like to spend a day with… I would love to spend the day with a bunch of Moda designers…just to see what we could come up with?  Maybe a fabric line…we all could contribute one sku?  Kind of a collaboration line…give the $$$ to a charity…

The Project…

For my quilt project I chose the mini charms…partly because I did not have my fabric line to work with yet…so we had to use Homestead Gatherings…which is good…cause you can make this right now!!! It takes 2 mini charms and probably a yard of primitive muslin.  We only used the reds, greens, blacks and browns…we saved the lights for the back…So if you are following the pattern use the Primitive Muslin as your light.  We then bordered the 12″ block with a 4″ wide border.  Piece the remaining light mini charms…add some primitive muslin squares also to make 64- 2  1/2″ squares needed for the back.  You will also have to border this too. I would put a 6″ border on the back.  If you need to order Homestead Gathering precuts you can do so here: PRECUTS   If you need to order Primitive muslin…you can do that here:  PRIMITIVE MUSLIN   We used Paper Bag 1040-24. Our little quilt finished 19″x 19″ after quilting.

Moda Mini Charm quilt back
Moda Mini Charm quilt back

I wish I had the Lakeside Gatherings for this  big star pattern to make a couch snuggling quilt with it for our Lakehouse. When we are done making all the samples for actual quilts in the line I  will be making the charm version.  Here are a few pictures of the quilts from Lakeside Gatherings being made in progress…The Lakeside Gatherings line is coming in December 2014…securedownload-5 securedownload-4 securedownload-6 securedownload

The Giveaway…IMG_9902

If you wish to be entered in a drawing for this Fat 8th pack of Lakeside Gatherings please leave me a comment on this post, and make sure you go visit all the other designers to  win there prizes as well, see below for links!

The Pattern… 


Well I hope you are all enjoying this tour of blogs…Good luck and I hope you win a prize!!!

Janet Clare Designs –

Kate Spain –

Thimbleblossoms –


Amy Ellis –

Eric +Julie Comstock-

Stephanie Ryan Design Studio –


Malka Dubrawski –

Blackbird Designs –

Lauren + Jessi Jung –

Lella Boutique –


Basic Grey –

Fig Tree and Co. –

Pat Sloan –


April Rosenthal –

French General –

Minick and Simpson –


Cotton Way –

Sandy Gervais –

Primitive Gatherings –

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Bunny Hill –

Deb Strain –

Kansas Troubles –

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Kathy Schmitz –

Laundry Basket Quilts –

Zen Chic –

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Me and My Sister Designs –

Jan Patek –

Sweetwater –

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above

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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!

624 thoughts on “LOVE….MODA Blog Party

  1. Love, love, love all things Primitive Gatherings! Can’t wait for the new line. Thanks for being so creative.

  2. Moda fabrics are so nice! I do like the whites to blacks with a pop of yellow in them. How fun it would be to win this.

  3. The new line is just beautiful. I really like your star quilt. I just love the look of old style hand quilting.

  4. Can not believe that star quilt was your first quilt, incredible. Love your little mini quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  5. As always, i really enjoy your blog posts! I loved seeing your first quilt….so beautiful! Thank you for entering me in the giveaway! 🙂

  6. Fabulous post and love all these quilts and your new line is an eye candy!!
    My first quilt was a small sampler quilt with six 12x12inch blocks.I usually buy FQs and charms.Thanks for the fun!

  7. this is so pretty with the mini charm. Love your new fabric line – right up my alley. I’m seriously impressed with your first quilt! Thanks so much for the chance to win some of this lovely fabric.

  8. Your new line has a really different look for you! And, yes, I would love to see how it works in the Moda pattern too. Love the anchor!

  9. You definitely have found your calling!! A true natural of the art. Love your quilt designs and fabric lines. Thank You for all your inspiration!!!!

  10. I feel like such a “groupy”. Loved seeing you in New Ulm, and do appreciate your ability to teach and get your students excited. Lakehouse is beautiful – of course. Be sure to thank the employees for their wonderful customer service – can’t say enough about that

  11. I took my first class with Lisa this summer in Michigan she is a great teacher and has a sense of humour !!!! Plus she is a fabulous designer!

  12. I’m impressed with how good your first quilt looks – especially that hand quilting! Obviously you are doing what you were meant to do! Love all of your fabric lines and can’t wait to play with this one!

  13. Hi Lisa,
    When l read about your excitement teaching and inspiring others, l could relate. l teach workshops and do demos for the 2 guilds l belong to. l LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being able to show a new pattern, technique , or trick to my cronies and have them get the “fire in the belly” as was once described to me by a wonderful teacher l had many years ago. lt is a blessing for all of us to have one another and a love of quilting to share forever.
    JoAnn Borges

  14. I tried hand quilting years ago on a quilt for my daughter. However I never got a chance to finish it and it still sits on the top shelf of my closet. 25 years later she still rminds me I need to finish it!!

  15. I would love to spend a day with YOU and get some tips on working with wool. I’ve done several of your kits but I’m sure you could teach me a lot!!! Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

    1. I loved reading your answers to the questions and think a brainstorming session with all the designers is a great idea! Would love to come to a retreat some day. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of the yummy grey and yellow in your new line.

  16. Your first quilt was inspiring-I am impressed!!! It sure doesn’t look like MY first quilt! 🙁 I also LOVE your little mini quilt. It would be so cute to make for X-mas. Thank you for the beautiful pattern and for sharing your quilting story.

  17. Love your 1st quilt, we were all there at one time, it’s only up from there. I also love the new line can’t wait to get it.

  18. WOW! I can’t believe that blue and cream star quilt was your first quilt. It’s beautiful, perfect points and what fantastic hand quilting. I’d be thrilled to have made that now after 24 yrs of quilting, I still can’t hand quilt. You have my admiration, you are the “Queen of Quilting”! ;-> Toni Anne

  19. I Love Love all Moda fabrics especially your lines. I am already planning to make several Lakeside quilts. Keep up the awesome work you are doing. Thanks Lisa B. in Indiana aka knitanmre

  20. Morning Lisa! The mini quilt is sooooo cute…a great table topper. Your designs are amazing, I have unopened kits in my stash just waiting patiently! Your blogs always seem like they come from a friend…thanks for sharing with all of us. Anxious to visit your place one day!

  21. I love the itty bitty scale of your collections’ designs. Your new collection looks gorgeous – I am loving the tranquil colours.

  22. I LOVE your mini quilt with the beige background fabric. Thank you for a giveaway chance with your new fabric line. I love the soft yellow in with the blues/greys and other colors. What beautiful fabric.

  23. I love reading your answers to all the questions! And I can’t wait for your new line to come out. I want to do my bedroom in gray and yellow so I am looking forward to making the quilts you are working on for your new line. It is perfect!

  24. I love the mini charm version. I am trying to do more smaller projects in between the big ones. It feels so good to finish. The new line is so fresh and clean. Look forward to working with it!

  25. I too love the fat quarter stack! Your Lakeside Gathering fabric colours look wonderful. It is nice to see some fabric colours other than Aqua and pink!

  26. Love your mini quilt using the mini charms. Also a great idea using the remaining charms for the backing.

  27. Wowsy! I was talking to your son at a quilt show earlier this year and he told me you were working on a nautical line. I have been waiting and waiting to see what you designed and I absolutely love it! Although, I love everything you do.

  28. Love the colors and prints in Lakeside Gatherings! Looking forward to making a big enough quilt to snuggle in while enjoying a crisp autumn morning on the back porch.

  29. I have purchased bundles of all your fabric lines. I can’t wait for this new one to be available.

  30. I’ve fallen in love with all your fabrics and designs. There are not enough hours in the day to do all the projects I would love to do. I’m trying though!

  31. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new line! The colors are amazing. Waiting is hard! In the meantime I just keep begging for you to come to Colorado!

  32. Lisa I love the new fabric… can’t wait to make my hubby the quilt … he loves fishing and will love cuddling with that quilt… thank you for the wonderful designs.. once again you have amazed us

  33. your first quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m currently working a a nested churn dash in a variety of your fabrics. the quilt is a gift for my mother.

  34. Wow, love the mini quilt. The colors are perfect and the quilting is over the top. Can’t wait to see Lakeside Gatherings, perfect colors. Thanks.

  35. As always, i really enjoy your blog posts! I loved seeing your first quilt….so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabric giveaway!

  36. Lisa I just love your designs! On my first quilt my teacher told me that if you use a tan or gold background the quilt looks older. I still love that look today. Keep on creating!

  37. Love your new Lakeside Gatherings line! Your mini quilt is adorable and the quilting is just fantastic.

  38. LOVE your new line of fabric – the whites look terrific with the rest of the line. 🙂 Reminds me of the colors in your “first quilt”. Thank you.

  39. Looking forward to your new line– love the colors. The mini quilt is very cute–it will look great in Lakeside gatherings too

  40. Thank you for sharing your first quilt with us. I enjoy reading your post and just love Moda fabrics. your new line is wonderful 🙂

  41. Love your little charm quilt. And, the primitive muslin?! Who knew? I obviously don’t get out much.

  42. Really love what you did with the pattern using the mini charm packs, even if it was not your newest fabric collection. It really is very nice to see projects made using that size as they are such an affordable way to get the fabrics we love, and more of them. I see so many of the fabric collections that I really would love to buy, but gosh, I certainly can’t afford to buy fat quarter bundles of them all, and even the regular sized charm packs can add up quickly if buying a lot of the different collections.

  43. Your new line are colors I haven’t worked with. The gray is interesting. I love shopping your booth at the shows.

  44. OOOH, I would love to take a quilting class with you! I’ve never been able to take a class or go to a retreat and the closest quilt shop is 1 1/2 hrs from me. I just plug along here at home, learning from blogs like yours! It was fun to hear how you got started quilting! I love the mini quilt!

  45. Your first quilt is just amazing, I love all of the hand stitching you have done. I love new fabric and also hand stitching the binding on a quilt. Thanks for a gr
    eat giveaway. x

  46. I love, love, love your fabrics, and am just trying to decide what my next project with them will be!

  47. Lisa,
    Jeep the creativity flowing. You are an inspiration and keep me motivated to finish so I can start my next PG project!!


  48. Wow – your first quilt is amazing and the hand quilting is beautiful! I love how you used all the mini charms in your little quilt, especially on the back.

  49. Your first quilt reminds me of my first quilt, all hand done. Love the new fabrics can’t wait to use them. You are amazing, you give classes, make and design quilts, do quilt shows, run a store and have a family and love doing them all.

  50. I can’t wait to see your booth in Houston! Ane to hear more on the retreat house ! The little quilt is beautiful!!!

  51. I love your new Lakeside Gatherings line! The 9 patch quilt just reminds me of the quilt that was on the twin bed at my grandma’s house.

  52. Lisa, you are such an inspiration to me!! I am addicted to your shop!! You create so many beautiful things! Can’t wait to visit with you again at the AQS in DSM,

  53. Oh, how I would love that bundle of fat eighths !! Am planning a quilt for my grandson and some of these would work so well in there. BUt…..with the white, blues, and yellows; I just might decide to make a quilt for myself out of them. Decisions, decisions. Your small quilt is lovely and I enjoyed reading your responses to Moda’s questions.

  54. The quilting on your design is absolutely gorgeous! I also really like the 1st and 3rd Lakeside Gatherings designs. Your colors are stunning.

  55. Love your quilt shop and designs, and the fact you are now designing! I’m not from the area but your shop is right between my two daughter’s houses when I visit them from Michigan! 😉

  56. Your stitching on the blue and white quilt is amazing for a new quilter. I think you are a natural! Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful fabric.

  57. How on earth did you get your first lot of hand quilting so neat! I love the Lakeside Gatherings, so refreshing to see a more grown up masculine print collection.

  58. Love your Lakeside Gathering fabric line. Would feel so blessed to win it! I particularly love the nine patch quilt in the plaids. Would love to make this quilt. I’ve pinned it for a future project. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  59. Went to my first and so far only quilt show in Long Beach and you and your husband were there, I was too new to quilting but I know what I like….LOVE your fabrics and wools! As I’ve said in on this tour I started out sewing clothes so I’m new to pre-cuts, but I have bought a couple of your fat quarters! I love your style and find myself drawn to your colors….I hope to visit your shop someday!

  60. Love your first quilt! You did an amazing job on it. I would love to win the bundle of your new fabric line!

  61. I am a Wisconsin girl living in Colorado. It would be fun to have something from your delightful Lakeside Gatherings line, direct from Menasha to the Mile High state.

  62. I love your first quilt. You did a great job! I especially like the hand quilting.

    I love the quilt with the star and anchor. I’m looking forward to seeing Lakeside Gatherings.

  63. I love your creativity, loved attending your class and have made many of your patterns! Lakeside Gatherings is beautiful!

  64. Love your Christmas Gatherings designs. I have been using them for Christmas presents(especially love the snowmen!

  65. Lisa, you are amazing. You keep coming up with wonderful fabric lines and projects. I would love to win the fabric prize. I have used many of your fabrics and have a great collection of them. Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your great fabrics.

  66. I would love to do a workshop with you! I think lakeside is my new favorite line, but I sa y that with every release. Thanks for sharing all the new patterns, triangles!!! Hurrah!! And thanks for such a lovely giveaway too!

  67. I love everything you do – both cotton and wool, and have a stash to prove it. I have fat quarter bundles of all of your lines and love them all. They not only go well together but also with other patterns from other designers. Looking forward to visiting your booth tomorrow in Chattanooga.

  68. I love your new line. Moda is my favorite fabric to work with too! I can always tell which fabric is moda because I am drawn to it. I am just now beginning to tell the fabric from different designers too without even looking at the designer name:)

  69. Ever since I was at your booth in Chicago several years ago, I have been in love with all your designs. I have loved wool forever, so was tickled when you started using them in projects. I buy all your towers of fabric, even if I haven’t used some of them yet, guess I need to get going on that!! Thank you for you sharing your talents with all of us.

  70. Wow, your first quilt looks gorgeous! The quilting on it is amazing, especially for your first!

  71. I like the nautical look to your new collection. It still can blend with so many other fabrics. Good job.

  72. Thank you for sharing your love of quilting with us. Quilt shop owners work so hard to be successful . I appreciate how busy you are and still take the time to share.

  73. Looking forward to seeing Lakeside Gatherings in my hands! Your fabric lines and colors are beautiful. Love seeing you at Paducah!!! Your booth is always one of my favorites! Thank you for all your hard work!

  74. I love your first quilt! Wow that must have taken a long time to finish. I really like your new lines colour sand nautical theme. Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. I am always amazed at the vision you have for quilts and fabrics! I admire that! Thankyou providing inspiration in my quilting life!

  76. One day I would love to visit your shop and retreat center…looking forward to hearing you speak at the Gwinnett Guild this month! Love your patterns and fabric lines, seeing your samples in person is always a treat at shows.

  77. I love all your fabrics but Lakeside looks to be a sure favorite. I have Homestead Gatherings and am planning on a quilt now with a layer cake I purchased -also a charm pack-thinking of doing the five and dime quilt.

  78. I love your fabrics and patterns. I just bought my newest kit from you at the Wisconsin expo! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Your post was so much fun! I truly feel giddy when your emails arrive. The table topper is just divine! I received my week 14 SBOW and I am so excited about the borders and setting the blocks. What an amazing project! Thanks for all you and your wonderful staff do!!!

  80. The new line is a change from my usual “primitive” choices. I like it and think it will be a good chance to expand my horizons. Love your block for Moda blog!!

  81. Amazing what each quilter is doing with this pattern. Fabric line, colors, quilting. I just printed the pattern from another person yesterday. Character, personality, skill sure makes a “new look” and all are beautiful.

  82. This is the first time I’ve been on your Blog and have enjoyed looking at it. Love the Lakeside fabric collection. Thanks for a chance to win.

  83. Love your fabrics and your patterns. You have such natural born talent. Looking forward to the new line when it comes out.

  84. I love the pattern in the mini , so beautiful. And the feather quilting is awesome ! Thank you for the chance to win your new line. I live by the water on Long Island , NY and the nautical theme is super popular here !

  85. Just love everything Primative, including everything Gatherings. Your talent is above and beyond, fabric design and colors are just my style, and patterns are wonderful. The employees and your family of workers are the most helpful I have found on the phone and in person. Keep up the wonderful Gatherings

  86. I love your first quilt! I’m currently working on my first hand quilted quilt. It can be a little overwhelming, but your quilt and the lovely stitching are inspiring!

  87. I envy you your job ! And your enthusiasm is easy to see in your designs! Love the new fabric line. Never stop designing!

  88. Lakeside is wonderful. I think your first quilt is very nice. My first quilt is bad!! Would love to win. Carol

  89. Love that little quilt! Your first quilt is amazing and look at that quilting! What a beautiful bundle of lakeside goodness! Thank you very much for the chance to win it.

  90. I love the new fabrics–I live on a lake, so you know I am going to have to have a big stack of FQ’s!

  91. Lisa, how do you do it??!! I don’t know how you keep it all straight, but I’m glad that you do. We all have a story of when we first discovered quilting — thank you for sharing yours.

  92. I’m looking forward to Lakeside Gatherings. Blue is my favorite color and I love plaids and stripes!! Your mini charm quilt has inspired me to try making a similar table topper. I’ll look through my stash of Primitive Gatherings fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity to win some fabric. Thank you for participating in the Moda Blog Hop.

  93. I cannot wait for Lake side gatherings collection to be out. It is just so beautiful and so unlike anything else. Just discovered your shop when you were in Grand Rapids this year, it like opened up a whole new world to me. Thank you.

  94. Huh! Sometimes I can’t think past the nose on my face! Everyone is making the Moda Love quilt using layer cakes; it never occurred to me to use other precuts as well! I have a couple of minis here, waiting for the right project, and here you have demonstrated what I can do!!! I really like the back of your mini quilt, using the lights.

  95. I am looking forward to Lakeside Gatherings becoming available, it is beautiful. Enjoy reading your blog ~ and seeing the pics of the quilts you post. Love your first quilt, along with the hand quilting.

  96. I love this new line! And fat eighth bundles are my favorite pre-cut. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. I adore all of your fabric and wools. I would love to win the bundle of fat eights. I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions from Moda. I have always used my “tan” as my white fabric!!!! I just love the warm look you get with all of your designs.

  98. I am really excited about your new line of fabric it is different then your usual lines which I love so much. Happy fall

  99. Lakeside Gatherings looks really goooooooooooood. I wished I had the first quilt I made but sadly I don’t. I am a fan and have been for many years. The blessings in your life that you get to do what you love and spread it all around.

  100. My first quilt was about the same time as yours mine isn’t as classic looking. I used the colors of the day- mauve and mossy green! It still makes me smile though.

  101. Lisa I am just crushing on the new fabric line! I’m a New England girl who has spent the last 24 years in Atlanta, so nautical and navy is just like home for me! I am currently fondling my Snowman Gathering fabrics to decide on quilt pattern for them! My Seasonal Gatherings jelly rolls are waiting for me too! I love your fabric lines and want to say thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  102. Love the quilts you are putting together with your new line! Would love a fat quarter pack to start one of my own!

  103. Lisa, I’ve decided you must never sleep with all the wonderful designs and quilts you get done… Do your hands work continuously ? Love your fabrics.

  104. I have only been quilting for a few years so I do know where my first quilt is. It resides at my daughter’s house and looks great there. Your fabric line is really great. All of the hand quilting on your first quilt is amazing.

  105. Love your fabrics and follow on Bloglovin. The difference the fabrics make in this pattern is amazing. So excited to see each designer’s take on it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  106. LOVE the new Lakeside Gatherings line – sooo calm and serene looking! And your first quilt is amazing! Looks like you even have all of your points! Thanks for the chance for those beautiful fabrics!

  107. I like that you made the mini charm version. It has been such fun seeing the same pattern in so many different sizes with different fabrics, I can’t wait to make my own version!

  108. Awesome stuff Lisa!! Love me some “Gatherings” fabric. Wish that I am the lucky person that wins. Love your response to “When I teach…” You are an great sharer of information and how to. Have attended a lecture with you and hope to get to a workshop in the near future.

  109. Love love love your new line!! But then I love everything you do. Yours is the first booth I look for at a show! I also look forward to all your blog posts.

  110. I love your Lakeside Gatherings fabrics and the quilts you’re making from them. It’s hard to choose a favorite. I’ll guess I’ll just have to make more than one!

  111. Love your new Lakeside Gatherings collection. And your addition of the anchor on the Love quilt is wonderful.

  112. Your first quilt is wonderful……….you are obviously in the right place. Love the Lakeside Gatherings and the quilts being made from the fabrics. I will be looking for this in the stores when it comes out.

  113. Love how you used the mini charms… I bought some and had no idea how I was hoping to use them. Thanks.

    1. Your little quilt is stunning, so beautiful! ! ! I love the anchor on the star quilt, too. My DH is retired from the Navy, your quilt gives me ideas! Thank you for a chance to win some wonderful fabric, too.

  114. I think your first quilt turned out pretty darn good for a beginner, especially the quilting! I love your new collection, it looks fantastic. Happy Fall.

  115. I was immediately drawn to your Lakeside Gatherings collection – the prints and shades evoke fond memories. I grew up in Duluth, MN and maritime themed fabrics are on my “Most Wanted” list as I create from what I know. You do beautiful work and I was inspired with your Moda Love project to use some muslin with one of the items I plan to make.

  116. Love your little quilt and I especially love your new line Lakeside Gatherings. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!!

  117. Lisa, I love the new fabric line! The last quilt would be great for my sons. Can’t wait til the fabric line is here. It’s hard to believe you only started quilting in 1996. The passion and love for designing is certainly in your blood. The blog tour has been fun.
    Jo King

  118. Lisa, I love all of your work. I am really enjoying your Block of the Week. I always look for your booth at quilt shows I go to. Always looking forward your new things.

  119. Your first quilt is rather beautiful! You did an amazing job just starting out.
    The star quilt is charming 🙂 and the Lakeside Gathering collection is full of gorgeous design. Thank you for the sweet offering!

  120. Hi Lisa, what does this mean?
    “Paper Bag 1040-24”
    Your block is stunning, love the quilting! Lakeside Gatherings can’t wait!!!!! Hugs, Jakey

  121. I can’t believe how good your first quilt turned out! You were destined for what you do. Thanks for the chance to win your new fabric line. Blessings!

  122. Just discovered your blog and I like what I see. Your Lakeside fabric collection is really nice, love the color combo.

  123. That is such a pretty little quilt and the quilting is fantastic. Would love to win some new fabrics to make it.

  124. Wow – your first quilt is impressive! The stitches are so uniform. It’s what I aspire to in hand quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  125. Love the Anchor quilt – and in a star! I just may have to make this for my husband, who retired from the Royal Navy after 37 years, and who always like quilts with star blocks.

  126. Your first quilt is.. wow. That was very ambitious and turned out great. Loving the new line! I have been looking for a very gender neutral line and this just might be it.

  127. I love the new fabric and I would love to have a quilt made from it for our place at Roanoke Rapids Lake!

  128. Yes, I absolutely would love to win a bundle of your new line – the understated color pallet is so to my liking.

  129. LOVE your post!! The new line is great!! Love your little quilt too!! Always love to see what you’re working on….would love to come for a class!!

  130. Your first quilt is beautiful. You certainly chose a complicated pattern as your first one. My first few quilts all involved squares. It wasn’t until I joined a couple of quilt clubs that I even tried triangles. And that was because they were the homework projects. I am so glad I joined those clubs. I may never have had the courage to try half square triangles and all the other techniques. I have been quilting almost 2 years now and love it. I love your new line of fabric. Can’t wait….

  131. Love what you did with the Moda Love Shop Hop free pattern! I hadn’t started mine yet, so now I can go with your modifications! I love your very first quilt — can’t believe you weren’t daunted by the decision to hand-quilt your first project!!

  132. I love everything Primitive Gatherings! A little Lakeside Gathering fat 8 th bundle would be so nice to make something for my little lakeside cottage!

  133. Loved learning more about you, Lisa! Your new line – Lakeside Gatherings is wonderful — such favorite colors of mine!!! The mini topper for the Blog Tour is too cute – that is on my to-do list!!!!!

  134. Your booth is the first one I visit any time that you are vending at a quilt show. It is always inspiring and I always leave with supplies for a new project. I love your style and am looking forward to your new line.

  135. Lisa, You are so inspiring and I loved reading your story. Also enjoy when I get a chance to talk and visit with you at quilt shows. Keep designing as we all LOVE your fabrics and designs.

  136. Thank you for the giveaway! Love the feather quilting on that little quilt. I imagine that over my fireplace as my Christmas wreath.

  137. Enjoyed reading about your first “real” quilt. I loved the hand quilting on it. So pretty. Thank you for the give away.

  138. Your first quilt is beautiful. Isn’t it wonderful to look back and see where you started? Thanks so much for the chance to win some of that scrumptious fabric bundle.

  139. I love star quilts! They don’t always love me, especially those darn flying geese, but I haven’t given up yet.

    1. Your mini is so cute and I love the feathers. Thanks for showing your early work. Your skills have greatly increased. Thank you for doing the Moda tour and the give away.

  140. I love the color combination of gray and yellow together. Anticipating the arrival in December for the fabric and possible kits Lisa. Great look.

  141. Oh gosh, I love those colors and patterns…they’re so soothing, they sing to me! Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. I started quilting in 2005 but haven’t sewn is quite some time (due to lifes ups and downs) but you’ve inspired me to go out and purchase the material and start sewing again – starting with something small. I think I will make this for a holiday gift!

  142. I will have to make a stop in to your store again-its been too long! Your version of the pattern is perfect for my home. Love your Lakeside fabrics-December is too long to wait!

  143. Your blue and white quilt is absolutely beautiful. It looks like something from the American Folk Art Museum. And look what it led to! Thank you.

  144. Love the new Lakehouse design. I like the white…kind of a nice departure from the other lines. Can’t wait to see it in the stores!

  145. Your first quilt is amazing! Hand quilting is my favorite and yet I never make time for it! You have inspired me to make more time for handquilting, thanks. I love the 9 patch!