The Magic of Christmas block 6 and Alabama

Hi Everyone…

I have safely made my way to CA from AL…I loved teaching in AL…Had two great classes with lots of smart women…most of them were software engineers, scientists and more than one were pilots of blackhawk helicopters!  This would be an interesting group to spend more than a couple of days with…they are all from the Huntsville AL area where the NASA rockets are/were built…img_7865 img_7866

And some of them even brought show and tell from the last time I was in AL in 2011.

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One night after class June…took me to see the “old ” beautiful houses and then to the Lowell Mill…a closed but reopened old mill that is full of artists/craftmen’s spaces and food and entertainment…there was a band playing on the old loading dock…so much fun…thanks June for taking me!!!

img_7881 img_7885Now I don’t want you to go too long between blocks…did no. 6 the night before I left…but did not take a pic to post..but you’ll forgive me…I hope..



I know you don’t need to know this but….I watch way too many Netflix series when I am gone…this guy is way to easy on the eyes…even when he’s full of mud from building the Union Pacific RR!!  Cullen Bohannon-Hell on Wheels-I’m on season 5!!  Anyone else watch this one yet?   LBimg_8047

53 Responses to “The Magic of Christmas block 6 and Alabama”

  1. 1 Brenda C. from WI
    September 19, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Been watching that series from the Beginning! Love it too along with your magic of Christmas Blocks! Thank you for Them!

  2. 2 nannette lunger
    September 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Love “Hell on Wheels” especially Cullen Bohanan-hoping they continue this series-he does have beautiful eyes!

  3. 3 Anne thate
    September 19, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Yay this one looks easier😀

  4. 5 Gloria Galiana
    September 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Loved that show! Hated to see it end. He is one good lookin hunk of a man!

  5. 6 Ginger
    September 19, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I think I might be confused … are we supposed to be making more than 1 block of each block pattern?

  6. 8 Jackie Roe
    September 19, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Hell on Wheels! Love it. So sad it ended. 😢

  7. 9 Sue knill
    September 19, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Block 6 was not in this posting

  8. 11 Judy D,
    September 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Yes, I have been watching Hell on Wheels and love it, especially Cullen!!!

  9. 12 Pat
    September 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Wow! I rented season 1 today from the library! Guess I chose wisely! Love the blocks! Thanks Miss Lisa!!

  10. 13 Jill McCaughey. From Calgary, Alberta, CANADa
    September 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Lisa, the TV series Hell on wheels was filmed just outside Calary, Alberta (where I’m from now) and my uncle was the buckboard driver for the four horse team–at 86!! Still going strong!

  11. 14 marie
    September 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Yep, watched Hell on Wheels. Your so right——Cullen is easy on the eyes, and love a man with a beard.

  12. 15 Carmen
    September 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I’m sorry, Cullen doesn’t do anything for me, maybe it’s my age, but give me someone like James Garner, may he R.I.P.

  13. 16 Edie Frasier
    September 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks, Lisa – I am having so much fun making the Magic of Christmas. Glad you had a good time in Huntsville. My uncle spent his career at NASA. Lots of cool people in this area! Edie FrasierTallahassee FL 

  14. September 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    he IS very easy on the eyes. I started watching it, but haven’t seen it in a while. Makes me want to RR riding. ha! enjoy your trip and thanks for MOC block. looking forward to it’s construction!

  15. 18 Maggi
    September 19, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Moon (my old man) and I have been binge watching Hell on Wheels!!!! Cullen is most certainly super hot, muddy or not! I think we are on season three. How many seasons are there? We have also started watching A Place to Call Home on DVD. It is excellent. Checkmit out when you are done with Hell.

  16. 19 Colleen
    September 19, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Ah yes, Cullen (aka Anson Mount) is one of my guilty pleasures…….LOL 😘💐😁

  17. September 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    The eyes! Always looking for Netflix referrals. We are doing Damages, man you have to pay attention to keep straight what all is going on, Glen Close is great.

  18. 21 Carole Green
    September 19, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Oh yes! I was addicted to “Hell on Wheels.” Especially Bohanan. I was also obsessed with Ragnar in the “Vikings” series. That’s one you should add to your list.

  19. 22 Sheila
    September 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Loved Hell on Wheels but I forget what season was this past one was but it was the season finale. Sorry to see it go.

  20. September 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the next block. I watched the entire series….so sorry it is over! Enjoy!

  21. September 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Fun to see what people have made from your patterns.
    Love the look of the Lowell Mill–especially the chocolates! : ).
    Thanks for block #6. I’m going to get to these eventually!

  22. 25 gijane279-Liz
    September 19, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I loved Hell on Wheels, yep “Cullen” is easy on the eyes and I love the way they portrayed the depth of his character; but I especially liked “Eva” I can only imagine what it was like for the real life “Eva”…. Have you been to the Lowell mills in Massachusetts? I was stationed across the street from them and they are fascinating. See you at the shop 🙂

  23. 26 Debbie
    September 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I love your blog , your patterns, and I love Cullen Bohannon!

  24. 27 Mary Ripper
    September 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    OMG…..Cullen on “Hell on Wheels “re-runs help me threw to the next season. Between him and “Longmire” on the TV in my sewing room, there is no reason to leave. This is my secret on how I get so much done on Lisa’s BOTW’s this year. Just finished Among Friends. Still working on the other two. Maybe this year with new season, I will get them done as well. Happy quilting…

  25. 28 Michaela Williams
    September 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I luv’d Hell on Wheels, watched the whole series, so bummed it is over. But I will watch
    It forever in reruns, such a big fan of Cullen. Luv Alabama too. Was stationed @ Ft Rucker, AL 3 times in our military career. My husband was an instructor pilot. Great people and great area. We are retired now, live in Lakeland FL. Wish you could come here sometime, would luv to do one of your workshops.

  26. 29 Donna
    September 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Yes, loved Hell on Wheels and agree – Cullen is a pleasure to watch and love his voice/accent!
    Watched on regular TV……hope he will be in future TV shows!

  27. 30 Jackie Roisler
    September 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    My husband really likes that series; we just finished season 1 of Stranger Things, starring talented Winona Ryder and rest of cast is excellent! Thank you for all Lisa.

  28. 31 Kristie
    September 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Oh yeah – love me some Bohannon. Have you seen the FX show Justified? (Not on Netflix – pretty sure it’s on Amazon) Raylan Givens is SO hot and very easy on the eyes. I definitely have a type! Lol

  29. 32 Linda W
    September 19, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Hell on Wheels has beautiful cinematography. And a gorgeous leading man. Great show !!

  30. 33 masonmarlene
    September 20, 2016 at 5:34 am

    No, but I have Netflix and I’m going to watch it! He reminds me of Lance. I only met him a couple of times when were at the retreat house but he was handsome. Thanks for another great block.

  31. 34 Mardi
    September 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Oh yes, yes, yes. Never made a train seem so good!

  32. 35 Ellyn
    September 20, 2016 at 10:09 am

    *** I think the middle row of Block 6 should show 2 B blocks instead of E blocks. Cutting instructions match that.

  33. 36 Barbara
    September 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I will tell you that I have watched all of them. He is just so cute. I wouldn’t kick him off of my porch.

  34. 37 linda08690
    September 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    #6! Hope you are doing better!!

    On Sep 19, 2016 7:19 PM, “Lisa Bongean’s Weblog” wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Hi Everyone… I have safely made my way to CA from > AL…I loved teaching in AL…Had two great classes with lots of smart > women…most of them were software engineers, scientists and more than one > were pilots of blackhawk helicopters! This would be a” >

  35. 38 Sarah Stroede
    September 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I love Hell on Wheels. What is the name of the candle mat she is showing?

  36. 39 Connie Flaskerud
    September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Agree Cullen is eye candy! But then your quilts are too.

  37. 40 Julie Green
    September 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve watched it from start to finish, and loved me some Bohanan . But you MUST also watch Justified and get hooked on some Raylan, mmmmmm. Another hot one !!! Loving the blocks, haven’t started yet, waiting to finish up with work in a couple weeks !

  38. 41 Denise
    September 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    No I have not been watching Hell on Wheels but after looking at Cullen I will get it on my Netflix queue. Thanks for sharing and I just love your patterns

  39. 42 Caroline
    September 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Yes I have watched “Hell on Wheels” and “Justified”!! Thank you so much for your great quilt along!! Not able to get to this one as we are on a little road trip. Stopped at your WI store this morning and am staying in Green Bay tonight ! Love the shop experience despite the water problems and the construction!!

  40. September 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Loved Hell on Wheels–so sad it’s ended, but I’ll never get over the Swede murdering Lily!!

  41. 44 Claire
    September 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you very much for this block and wow…NASA quilters…how cool is that!

  42. 45 Brenda C. from WI
    September 21, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I love He’ll on wheels and this magic of Christmas sew Along! Question am I
    Seeing too many E ‘s and not enough B ‘s?

  43. 46 Ileen
    September 21, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Yes, was one of my favorites along with Madam Secretary and Grey’s Anatomy, now watchin NCIS. BTW, made the vegetable soup. We had lots of soup in the slow cooker; now eating the last of it over noodles! Recipes like that make for easy meals. Used “Better Than Bouillon” roasted beef base, and all the other goodies. Yum! Thanks, Lisa

  44. 47 Deb Neal
    September 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    You bet I did and I totally agree…mud or no mud he is very easy on the eyes for sure!! Be still my heart!!

  45. 48 Carla J
    September 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Printed off Block 6 when we came home from our short trip north. Please check the labels of the pieces in the center row sections. The triangles labeled “E” the red should be “B” the light triangles. I am really enjoying making the blocks, have even made a few extras in reverse colorways.

  46. September 22, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I am up to date with “Hellon Wheels” and hope they continue the series. Thank you for the Christmas Blocks. Hopefully I will catch up soon.

  47. 50 Carla J
    September 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I got back from a short trip up north and have this block printed out. These blocks look so great when done. But I think in the center row of the nine patches the large triangles labeled “E” should be labeled “B”

  48. 51 De De Benson
    September 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Little guidance, the Magic of Chistmas is my first time using such small pieces, I have starched, but they’re stretching…..

  49. 52 Cathy
    September 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Lisa should we wash the res fabric before sewing?

  50. 53 Sharon
    October 3, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Oh yeahI watch it. And Longmire. Yes ma’am. I lurvs me some cowboys. 😂

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