Block 19 & 20…The Magic of Christmas blocks…

Happy Black Friday…so…did you go to the mall today? No way…not me…I went to the antique mall and to the Ye Old Goat…bought some new things to decorate the new house with for Christmas…and Yes…I will post my Christmas decorating…I promise…now you know I promised to give you all 25 blocks before Dec. 1st…right? I finished stitching them all so it will be done deal…Teri just need to get me the last few patterns ready…and she will do it this week…Did anyone notice I updated the post for the b&w block 17…scroll back a few posts if you needed it…Ok…now here goes…block 19-please read extra info for using HST paper below…img_8690



If you want to use the 1″ HST papers instead of cutting the 6- 1 7/8″for C…cut a 2 “x 12 1/4″ rectangle  for the 6 squares of triangle paper…and do the same size in the red for F, but you will still need to cut 4- 1 7/8” squares cut in half once for the FG units A/F… this will make the HST faster and more accurate.



PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 3 1/4″ SQAURE FOR E NEEDS TO BE CUT IN HALF TWICE DIAGONALLY….mark that on your pattern…I will switch the pattern  out when Teri can redo it…



I just love making these blocks….someone asked if there was an easier way to cut these blocks out…like a die for die cutting all the shapes…the answer is no…the dies are time consuming as well and very expensive too…so don’t think that it these are laborious….because we could be using our scissors…cardboard templates and hand piecing…so believe me this IS the fastest way to do these blocks!!!

I want to do a give-a-way…so…I want to see your progress on FB or Instagram…post how far you are…I don’t care if your kit is in the bag…or if you only have 3 blocks done…don’t give up…I’ll think of something cool for the give-away…I did find some awesome ornaments today…maybe you could win one?  REMEMBER to use the #themagicofchristmasquilt  on instagram and if you are only on FB tag me so I see it!!!

HEY….I almost forgot!!! I finished the snowball quilt yesterday morning while MOM was cooking in the kitchen..I finished it about 11am just in time to dismantle the frame and set up another table in the kitchen so all 16 of us could sit down!!! Hmmm…now what will be next for the frame….I love to hand quilt…it really is relaxing and goes quite quickly if your heart is in it to get it done!!!img_8828 img_8827And….one more share….look at how messy my sewing room gets when I am making these blocks!!! Time to pick it up to start the next project!!!img_8813Have a good weekend!!! I’m flying to CA tomorrow to RETREAT with the CA girls!!! Oh what fun we will have!!! Do you wanna come to our next one?  Its in June…I’ll post the dates while I’m in CA and you can join in the fun!!!

PS…don’t forget about the give-a-way…I’ll give you a couple of days to post before I pick a winner…but I’d love to see all your blocks while traveling tomorrow!

Piece out….LB

27 Responses to “Block 19 & 20…The Magic of Christmas blocks…”

  1. November 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Really like the unique designs of these blocks, Lisa.
    Oh, your hand quilted snowball quilt looks fantastic!!

  2. 2 gijane279-Liz
    November 25, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    First of all thank you Lisa, secondly I love the snowball quilt!!! And no I didn’t do any mall shopping today however I did get a couple black Friday deals online and stocked up on some pet supplies early this morning at the pet store. I know you will enjoy the retreat… I’m interested in hearing about the June retreat ☃️☃️☃️☃️

  3. 3 Carolyn
    November 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Luv the snowball quilt . What line of fabric did you use? No , no malls or shopping today. Playing &. Camping in the dunes with grands…..Safe travels

  4. 4 Judy
    November 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Lisa, I checked previous posts and am unable to find the BW of block 17.

  5. November 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Love the snowball quilt. Ready to try the new block. Thanks for sharing your love with us.

  6. 6 Marci
    November 26, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Lisa, thank you so much for your hard work. Your enthusiasm is infectious and keeps me going! You were going to post a correction to Block 16. I’ve looked and can’t see it. Maybe when the latest correction is made that correction could be made too? I’m planning on making more blocks and would really like an accurate pattern. Thanks again for all you do. Could you bottle some of your energy to share? I could really use some!

  7. 8 Natalie Rogers
    November 26, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Wow, the snowball quilt is gorgeous, It’s hard to believe with how busy you are, that you make time to hand quilt. It’s just gorgeous. Enjoy your trip and I will have to post my blocks. I only have 5 done.

  8. 9 wilma serrao
    November 26, 2016 at 6:41 am

    thanks Lisa. i have been piecing them and was able to catch up so far despite a late start. its a joy so far and cannot wait for your layout instructions. I have made 3 Christmas quilts and one cushion so far. i am very excited that this quilt will be my 4th quilt for my Christmas collection. My only worry is how I am going to post as I am neither on FB or Instagram. I do have a Primitive magazine of yours. Is there a subscription for it? Keep up your work as it inspires so many of us. Must say block number 1 was a third time success. overjoyed with my progress. have a good day.

  9. 10 Judyk
    November 26, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Designing fabric, new quilts, 2 versions of a Christmas quilt, traveling to teach, decorating, cooking, moving to a new house, surviving a backup at the shop, and hand quilting a beautiful quilt–with still energy left over to blog and share! Just wanted to let you know that you are appreciated and all your hard work is acknowledged. Enjoy the holidays and take some time to rejuvenate. Can’t wait to see what is in store for 2017.

  10. 11 Kathie Meyers
    November 26, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Lisa, the snowball quilt is stunning!! Are you making a kit! I’m coveting a kit! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  11. 12 Kathie Meyers
    November 26, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Love the snowball quilt, Would love to have a kit! Will you be offering kits?

  12. 13 unknown x
    November 26, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I posted on FB but have no idea if you can find it. Here’s what I wrote… Lisa Hoefler Bongean I’m so excited that we now have the first 20 Christmas blocks! I look everyday for the next post. I’m working on the Splendid Sampler which ends early February. Then I plan to start my 25 blocks of Christmas magic by you! I will be doing the country version. I love reading your blog and seeing your pictures. Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity to win a secret prize. ~kindly

    On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 10:38 PM, Lisa Bongean’s Weblog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Happy Black Friday…so…did you go to the mall > today? No way…not me…I went to the antique mall and to the Ye Old > Goat…bought some new things to decorate the new house with for > Christmas…and Yes…I will post my Christmas decorating…I promise..” >

  13. 14 gayleburton
    November 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hi Lisa – In the picture you shared of your sewing room, I noticed that your Juki sits flush with the the surface of your table. This is what I’ve been wanting too, so I was wondering if you could share what table you have? Maybe send me a couple close up photos? I sure would appreciate it….. Gayle Burton Clinton, UT

  14. November 26, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Hi LiSA, Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I Love the snowball quilt and would love to have a kit. Are you planning to make a kit?

  15. 17 Mary Ripper
    November 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Love your snowball quilt. Did you hand quilt it? Still not sure about hand quilting Clara’s star. Will bring it tomorrow for temecula, would love your comments on quilting it. I have to say that your projects are so wonderful. They touch my sole. I hope to get the blocks in Crazy life hand stitched this week in Temecula. Not even bringing a machine. I don’t think I will ever take on all three of your blocks of the week again. I love every one of them and have enjoyed the project, i just have to space them out a bit. (That is what I get for getting old and not being able to make up my mind as to which one I wanted to do. So I chose them all) Will be good to see you again on Sunday. Safe travels. Mary Lou Ripper Calif

  16. 18 Mary Andra
    November 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Love work in progress.

  17. 19 Cindy Pannemann
    November 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you so much for The Magic of Christmas. I haven’t started it yet but after the holidays for sure. Its a long winter here in Wisconsin. I love your snowball quilt..

  18. 21 LC Caldwell
    November 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the Magic of Christmas. Your Snowball Quilt is super fantastic …..quite lovely.

  19. 22 Judith Dietrich
    November 27, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Your snowball quilt is gorgeous. The hand quilting really makes a difference!! Glad you got it done. I bet you will be able to find something new, to go in the hoop. I love to hand quilt–so peaceful. Thanks for more fun blocks.

  20. 23 Denise French
    November 27, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Hi Lisa I have no way to post to instagram so am trying this. So glad to be using up my reds.

    Thank you Denise

  21. 24 Diane
    November 29, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Love the snowball quilt!

  22. 25 patti rabe
    November 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    hello – i can’t find block 18 – can you help please – patti

  23. 26 marthe jones
    December 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Love the snowball quilt….also…do you have info on your floors in that room? Who they are by, and the color? I know they would look great in my house. I LOVE your house and the MOC blocks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 10,442 other followers

Visit my store!

Follow Me!

Follow Me!

Check out my MODA fabric lines!!!

October 2016

#moongarden ....my next stitch-a-long... details coming soon!!!!#lisabongean #primitivegatherings #modafabrics #woolapplique #woolstitchalong #valdanithreads

Click to get all the blocks!!!

Our newest book! 20 projects!

Thread book!

A new little book filled with info on Wool Appliqué and finally a method to keep track of your Valdani Threads!

NEW BOOK! Click to see our project!

Click to see our quilt in this great new book!

Click to see our quilt in book!

see our quilt in book

Blog Stats

  • 5,495,902 hits
The numbers generated by this widget come from RANDOM.ORG's true random number generator.

%d bloggers like this: