Archive for January, 2017

31
Jan
17

Block 8 Triangle Gatherings

block-8 I know you are all waiting for the next block!!!! Printable version here—block-8lisa bongean

I spent yesterday straightening out everything from being gone 15 days…and then caught up on the 2″ & 3″ blocks…I did notice some of you had a triangle turned in a block..isn’t it nice to be told now than when its in the quilt?  And…how come we don’t notice it????lisa bongeanHere is my pic of all my blocks on my closet design wall, yes it really is in the media closet…I don’t have very much wall space in my studio…so it is what it is…those lower blocks I made previous to starting this a long time ago…so to make sure I made this triangle quilt I made it a stitch along…so it will get done…and it is much more fun to stitch with all of YOU!!!

img_9705On the left  and in back are all the brains/tv-internet-security- of the house..so its a nice closet for me to stick my 4x8foot wall in…my carry-on and my sewing machine carrier are also tucked in here along with my drying racks that are not in use…

We are almost to 10 blocks and our first give-away…I better start rounding something up….If you want a chance to win….post all 10 of your blocks(after we post them) and you may be the lucky one to win!!!

Stitch away!!!

Please remember to post on FB and IG!!!

LB

27
Jan
17

Block 7 Triangle Gatherings

Happy Friday!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful week! I am still on the Oregon Coast until Sunday and I am having a ball…stayed up till 3am last nigh to finish this project for the NC retreat in March! Do you want to come!!!fullsizerender-7 I took a wonderful walk on the beach this morning…44 degrees is wonderful for walking…img_9633 img_9632 img_9631 img_9630

 

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Remember to post your pics!!!   I look several times a day to see who’s posting…sorry for the short post…the beach WIFI is not letting me post it wants me to stitch!!!  Have a good weekend and stitch some blocks! LB

24
Jan
17

Block 6 Triangle Gatherings

block-6Print here block-6   My 6″ block below…

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Today I am taking it easy…hanging out with Luke and Brooke…making White chicken chili for them and visiting with the baby Emus…here I am holding my two “grandchicks”… there is also a cute video of them walking on Brooke’s IG…archieandbubbles…named after the two parots….they are so cute just learning to walk…
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Never a dull moment here in rainy California!!! Yup it’s still raining…I also have a few pics from the quilt show…PG design spottings…img_9593Betty Dinan’s A Primitive Garden…hung high in the entry hall to the show…it was really bright in the hall..don’t know why this turned out so dark…img_9595 img_9596

I did not get a “designer” credit on this one besides the vendor booth…I’m sure Karen just “spaced” the Design Basis part….No biggie..I do love this quilt and we now are able to re-kit it again…both sizes…55″ and 110″ square quilts…with our newest Moda fabric line…Little Gatherings II…contact the shop if you have to have one.920-722-7233.  It’s called 45 and light to go!

Well… its up and early tomorrow morning to go to Portland OR…have fun stitching block 6!

20
Jan
17

Block 5 Triangle Gatherings

Hey!!! I writing today from rainy southern California…yes, that is not a typo…it has rained almost everyday…but I am happy for the Californian’s they love the rain…

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img_9567PRINT   block-5    Keep posting on Facebook   TRIANGLE GATHERINGS and Instagram  #trianglegatherings   I love seeing your block and especially when they have babies!!!

Today has been a nice easy day…Monday I had two classes, Tuesday I had one class and a fabric appointment with a salesperson that lasted too long…Then Wednesday we had two wonderful buses full of quilters from AZ and Country Heritage tours…I taught a fast pincushion class to two groups of the AZ quilters and then went up to the R2Cali quilt show and did dinner and a lecture/trunk show with them…Great bunch of ladies…LOVED spending time with them!!! Thursday was the first day of the show…and again I got to visit with lots of friends I see year after year and then a dinner date with my machine quilter Val and her family who are also vending at the show, Hearts to Holly is their booth…Today, Doug Leko and I headed back to the shop and he is teaching a table runner class!img_9568 img_9569 The project is from his hot off the press book Scrap it UP! and can be ordered by calling 951-304-9787…we have not had time to put it on our website yet! It is $16.00.
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I am hoping those of you who think you have not been getting the email get this…let me know if you do not get them automatically and I’ll see if I can manually add your email…

all for now…LB

16
Jan
17

Block 4 Triangle Gatherings…

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img_9519I did not have time to do my other size blocks yet…as I am now in CA…I had a bunch of wool things to get laid down before I left for hand stitching!!!  But  Luke and Brooke have moved into a little
California farmette and I am started setting up a little sewing area last night…but still have to uncover where all the supplies are…I am in CA for 10 days and then onto OR for a personal retreat on the beach with some awesome professional quilting friends for the weekend.  Enjoy block 4..we will keep in touch…LB

13
Jan
17

Block 3- Triangle Gatherings

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Printable block-3

I hope you all are excited!  I know some of you are waiting for triangle papers and fabric charms…I can tell you we are shipping like fools to get all your items to you… Also If you are waiting for a snowman mug..those came in yesterday too!!!  It suddenly dawned on me the other day if we are doing 87 blocks…(that’s how many I have as of now)…that’s 7.25 blocks a month…so I have to post two a week sometimes!!! or two at a time???

Don’t worry if you are waiting..these are real fast to stitch up…right?….those of you who are stitching them?  I love seeing your blocks on Facebook and Instagram!!! If you want to join the FB group just search Triangle Gatherings and ask to join and I’ll get you in asap!  If you are not on these social media platforms and want to share you blocks…every now and then group your blocks together shoot me an email and I’ll post them for you…but please..not every block, everytime..lol!

Also for Instagram use the hashtag #trianglegatherings…and let see all the awesome blocks…

Here are my 3″  blocks…
fullsizerender-6Remember this pic?img_9423Well.. Jeter was wondering what was going on in his room…which we no longer need…We had to put Presley down in September…so that is why you have only been seeing Jeter…This was the dogs room…it is 7×12…so now it’s going to be quilt storage!!! It’s hard to photograph because it’s so small..img_9446It is shelved on three sides…10 foot ceilings so I’m hoping it will house lots quilts!  I will show you again when it’s full!!!  I had “little man” today…we had lots of fun putting away the Christmas stuff…and hiding on MiMi…img_9501Have a good weekend!! LB

09
Jan
17

Block 2…Triangle Gatherings & starch tutorial

There are some questions on starching…here is how I do it…

I lay them flat on my ironing board on a towel…

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I starch them completely wet…saturated…I use a Faultless Heavy Starch( inexpensive) in a can and add a spray paint handle for easier spraying…

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I then move them to the drying rack to dry completely…do not iron them with the iron to dry…they will be stiffer and shrink less if you let them air dry..

I have several of these portable drying racks at home in my sewing room.

If you have yardage to starch I layout the 45″ across this ironing surface…I starch what is on the surface…I then pull up and lay the next section on the already wet fabric…I starch again…and continue to starch and pile until it is starched completely wet…hand and let dry on the rack folded or full out on a clothesline.
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Once they are dry I pair them up light/dark and iron them together.  I then put the paper on the light side and start stitching the triangle paper.block-2

Click here for a printable pattern: Block 2

Thank you to those of you who the ordered/purchased Triangle Papers from me…I really appreciate it!!! I don’t know why some people think it’s cool to tell me they are going to use they Triangles on a Roll, hurts that one feeling I still have left…….and then a bunch of you also ordered fabric Charms squares from our site as well…again much appreciated.

12 DAYS OF NEEDFUL THINGS UPDATE:

Amy has let me know that the remainder of the giveaways have been sent out today…we were waiting for ruler boxes…so you should all have your prizes before the end of the week….

We are getting the second shipment of Juki’s tomorrow so those will go out as soon as they come in…I’m hoping  this is the remainder of them…I placed three separate orders, but hoping the last two will be coming together.  Will keep you updated…

Lisa




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