The magic of Christmas-Block 5

I had so much fun today hanging out with my WI Sit & Sew girls today…It’s getting to be a nice bunch…we had two outta staters…Seattle and Iowa!!!! Yay!!! Lori made a fabulous pumpkin desert!!! Thanks Lori!…sorry Jean..only one block today…Jean wanted me to post two so she could print them back to back…Teri only sent me the colored version of 6!!! But at least you girls get sneak peeks and all my stuff going on, for what thats worth…lol!

Are you ready for another block???? Glad you are loving them!…

Glad to hear that some of you are going out of your box and making things your normally wouldn’t have…

Glad to hear some you are doing both blocks…I’m thinking it doesn’t take much extra time to do the 2nd version blocks because you can layer when you cut!!!



I am really loving these blocks…hmmm see any patterns forming?Lisa Bongean

I’m packing for Huntsville AL and Murrieta, CA going to be gone for 10 days!!! Enjoy!  LB



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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!

22 thoughts on “The magic of Christmas-Block 5

    1. I have learned to use a scant quarter-inch seam. My blocks are barely coming out 6 inches. Lisa, somewhere on this blog, has said that the blocks should measure 6 1/2 inches so when they are sewn in the quilt they’ll measure 6 inches. I am not getting 6 1/2 inches even with a scant quarter inch seam (just a thread or 2 less than a true quarter inch). But I am able to get a true 6-inch block now. So my quilt will be just a little smaller than Lisa’s design. I’m okay with that. I’m new to quilting and am learning so much!

  1. My 1/4″ seams were off, but now they are coming out better. I love these blocks but I’m struggling with the small pieces. As these blocks progress I see they are getting more difficult. So far every block is a block I have never made before! Thanks Lisa for the opportunity for growth and learning!

  2. Where are you going to be in Huntsville, Ala.? Are you doing a show? Can anyone come? I was just there last week, but I’m sure my sister would love to come to one of your events!

  3. Thank you Lisa for these wonderful blocks…. and yay on you coming to CA, you don’t know how much I enjoy the Tuesday I get to join your sewing group

  4. Thanks for sending these. I had signed up but they are not coming to my inbox. Couldn’t find in my trash either. Guess I’ll have to re-submit. Hope all is going well with you. Pretty good here just vertigo issues. Hope to see you real soon. Ann

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  5. Yesterday’s sit n’ sew was awesome! Great to see everyone’s projects, but especially fun to just soak up information from one of the best – thanks Lisa! Your talent and energy are amazing and we thank you for sharing with us.

    1. I’m not sure what your question is, but I know the frustration of asking a question and no one has time to answer! I think you may be asking where the 15/16 mark is on a ruler. If you don’t have a ruler marked for measuring 16ths you may wish to invest in one. Without those measured marks finding 1 and 15/16ths will be a guessing game and therefore inaccurate–at least it would be for me. Basically the G piece in Block 5 is 1/16ths less than 2 inches square. In order to measure that accurately you’ll need a ruler with 15 marks between each inch. Hope that helps a little bit.

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