Summer Blocks of the Week…finally!!!

I’m just posting here just in case some of you are not signed up for the shop’s blog…Jessica did a fine job today posting about all THREE of our Summer Blocks of the Week…Please click HERE to read ALL the details that I may not mention in this post…

We all have been working very hard to get all the blocks done..and cutting sheets tested and all the details sorted to bring this to you…So I just want to briefly say a few things about each one…

Among Friends is a quilt I designed after Ardie, who teaches at the CA store…showed me her quilting basket that was made up into 3″ friendship stars…I thought…these are perfect for a “pieced” SBOW…so I came up with an interesting layout and started planning how we could make lots of yummy scrappy stars!  Here is what you will be getting…12 packages of 44 blocks…36 for the body of the quilt and 8 saved for the border…lisa bongeanIMG_6443I’m super excited to piece these weekly and collect little friendship stars each week! I’ll help you stay caught up!!!

Next is this adorable star quilt…I fell in”love” with this design…I usually don’t buy/collect 30’s quilts…but sometimes you have to make exceptions…img_2952LisaBongean/collectionThis amazing quilt HAS to be re-created…Jess named it Clara’s Stars after her grandmother…as she is in-charge of this one…primitivegatherings2016We are kitting it with civil war repos instead of the 30’s…with a choice of cream or tan backgrounds…I am going to try at least to make a runner…since I am in charge of the other two SBOW…I’m not THAT crazy to do all three…remember…we HAVE no choice we have to keep up and I know my limits!

Now the last SBOW…My Crazy Life..(how fitting)

I L-O-V-E how this one is going to turn out…It’s the finishing thats going to MAKE the quilt for me and I will be sharing in about a month after we start..but really if you just put these blocks together that would be fine to…but you know…it will be A-mazing for what I have planned for it …so keep that in mind…

This quilt is FUN…It is easy…the strips will be cut to size for you…as it is very forgiving and you will trim the blocks down, which will set them back straight again… You are looking at flannel backgrounds and wool appliqués…These blocks are so fun…after I finished these 8, they were so colorful and cheery I decided to get the rest of them ALL fused about a day in a half…so this in not intense (like 2015’s was…lol) so if you are all about fun and simple this one is for you…but remember the setting it going to elevate it to awesome!!!lisa bongean 2016lisa bongean 2016

I am supposed to be stitching on a BOM I need to get done for Spring Market…but I got severely sidetracked with this…but now they are ready to stitch…I will bring them along to Market and maybe they will all be done by the time I return…

You will be doing 4 blocks in each package… very do-able!

Now last but NOT least…the FREEBIE!!! I’m not going to say anything but this…might be the best freebie yet…and you know we’ve had some great ones!!!lisa.bongean2016

If you cannot commit to the SBOW you can still get the FREEBIE each week with a $25 purchase from the shop…walk in or internet…but if you are in any of the SBOWs you automatically get them shipped with your weekly package of happy mail!!!

Again…lots of info here but if you want ALL the details you need to visit HERE . It will give you links to the shop’s website where you can sign up for these wonderful projects to keep us inspired and stitching all summer long…We will also have 2 Facebook groups…with exclusive memberships to help, share, encourage, give stuff away and just meet some wonderful people!!! If you were in the group last year comment and encourage those who “don’t do Facebook” to try it…

If you have any questions after reading Jess’s blog post with all the info please email or call the shop…but I think she covered it all…ps…if you already signed up for Among Friends…just make a note on your order if you are signing up for another…or email if you forget.

I have lots to post about coming up…so I will be bothering you more in the near future…all for now….what do you think about Presley choosing to relax on this super cool hexie floor??? A quilter must live here…and a doggie that loves hexies too!

lisabongean2016all for now….LB

14 responses to “Summer Blocks of the Week…finally!!!”

  1. Mary Andra Avatar
    Mary Andra

    Great posting. I’ll see you next week. I’ll bring my thimble in case you need help stitching. Hugs

  2. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    It is going to be a FUN summer! Presley picked a great spot to relax.

  3. Mary Jane Avatar
    Mary Jane

    I need to clone myself! Oh my, how do I choose!

  4. Deborah Fields Avatar
    Deborah Fields

    How is the Summer Freebie free if you have to pay $25 each time??

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      It’s a bonus…free with a regular price purchase…we want to keep customers coming to our store in the summer…so we give them an incentive…come to the shop…and each week we will give you a free block kit…so if you sign up for a SBOW it comes every week because you are supporting us…we also want to give it to those who don’t sign up…maybe they don’t care for the projects…so if they come and purchase anything at regular price we give them the free block that week…hope this helps you understand.

  5. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    I’m so excited and glad I didn’t retire just yet… Lol I love each of them so I took A deep breath and went for the other two, I had already ordered “among friends” earlier in April! can hardly wait to see you and tell you all about my new position

  6. Connie Spalding Avatar
    Connie Spalding

    Another awesome summer for stitching…thanks again Lisa…all three projects are great!

  7. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Love them all……wish I could commit to all three:) Happily 2 girlfriends are doing among friends with me and I’m also doing bowtie block of the month. Thank you for such amazing things to inspire me:) When will you be announcing the frivols winner?? My suggestion for a fabric line was “In The Country” gatherings. Happy Sewing:)

  8. Kathy Vetter Avatar
    Kathy Vetter

    I LOVE Clara’s Stars…..what size are the blocks or the diamonds? In the close up photo, are the two background choices the ones that were used? I am trying to decide on which one to select. When does the SBOW start? You create such beautiful projects for us, thanks!

  9. Janet O. Avatar

    How do you do it all?!? More amazing patterns at every turn!
    Loved your booth at HMQS–spent most of my money there. : )

  10. Kathy Piper Avatar
    Kathy Piper

    Hi Lisa, Will you be offering just the pattern for Among Friends or the Star quilt?

    Thanks for your help, Kathy

    Sent from my iPad


    1. lisabongean Avatar

      We will offer the pattern after the event in October…good question!

  11. shirleymurch Avatar

    I love the wool “my crazy life”. Even though I’m still working on last summers!
    See you in marietta !

  12. Louise Hilton Avatar
    Louise Hilton

    Is Clara’s Stars EPP?

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