Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!!

Today is my day to post!!! Yes…I know the day is young…just after 12am…I’m so excited you are visiting to see what my block looks like…Make sure you collect all 13 parts to this Mystery…

Here is my old washtub planted with my favorite all-time  wool flower to stitch…geraniums…and…nothing goes with geraniums like those little American flags…I put one in every potted geranium I have in the summer…

Now we know geraniums come in lots of colors…but really…red is the best!!  I was wondering if I would like the USA on the wash barrel and when I took it off it looked bare…so they stayed on!!!  I love Summer in Wisconsin…nothing like it…I can’t wait to decorate our new yard…but….I am planting all white flowers so my geraniums will have to be white this year, but that flag will still look awesome with white geraniums!!!!   I am looking forward to sharing/posting the flowers this year…but first it will be those tulips I planted last Fall…

Mystery Block Instruction Sheet  for my block…now you will notice my block doesn’t quite fit on the page…but I’m sure you are capable of making the block with a little of the design cut off…The blocks are 10″ and the paper is only 8 1/2″….Trust me you can do it!!!  You can order a KIT here….You can also order the threads for this block there as well…

close-up of flowers and stitching…

Geraniums look good in anything…but…all this needs is an American Flag…don’t you agree.. I’ll be looking for one of these fertilizers this summer!!!

I hope you all enjoy this Block of the Week and have a beautiful quilt finished by Summer for you to enjoy!!!

Here is the list of the other designers/block releases….

March 10- Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

March 17- Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

March 24- Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

March 31– Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

April 7- Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

April 14- Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.

April 21- Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand

April 28- Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs

May 5- Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

May 12- Gloria,Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs

May 19- Laural Arestad, Simply Put Plus

May 26- Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

June 2 – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads

Have a great weekend!!! Lisa

We are having an awesome time here on the Outer Banks of NC…the views are fabulous and the ladies are having a blast…I’m making them stitch between their shopping trips and socializing!!!

21 responses to “Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!!”

  1. Deborah Avatar

    Yay! My first summer hop bom and I so look forward to Fridays to order my kit. It’s a beautiful design. Thanks Lisa – what a talent.

  2. Sharon Cofran Avatar
    Sharon Cofran

    Lisa, this block is beautiful…So cheerful and wonderfully patriotic! Can’t wait for my kit to arrive!

  3. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    Working on another of your geranium projects. And experiencing great difficulty cutting out the petals…..fusible is not staying put while I cut around it! Any advice? I also tried freezer paper….same issue.

    1. Jakey Avatar

      If steam a seam 2 light – try tapping for 3 seconds with a hot (cotton setting) dry iron.

  4. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    thank you thank you thank you Lisa! I love this…

  5. suejean1 Avatar

    Lisa, I love your block. Thank-you so much! Up late tonight because my daughter is in labor tonight. A new granddaughter on the way.

  6. Jakey Avatar

    Hi Lisa, Wow, you’re up late! I love your geranium block, and yes the fertilizer pic needs a flag. We’ve been spoiled with 70 degree weather here in CO for several weeks and all my Crocus bulbs bloomed that I planted last fall. Tonight it’s supposed to snow from 2am-11am, so hoping it’s light and doesn’t stunt all the trees blooms too. It’s now 3/24 so it’s precut sale time… Yay!!! Hugs, Jakey

  7. Barb Onken Avatar
    Barb Onken

    Oh my gosh I love this Block! I want to get up and start it right now. Thank you for this fun Summer Mystery Blog Hop.

  8. Peggy Welchert Avatar
    Peggy Welchert

    I would like advice about how to keep the petals from fraying. I love the look, but it scares me.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I use fusible web with all my wool appliqués… and quality wools !

  9. Ginger Jackson Avatar
    Ginger Jackson

    Love your block! I’ve been excited to see what you designed, knowing it would be great! Thks for not making us search and search and search for the instructions and pattern!

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  10. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    Your block is adorable. I love geraniums! Don’t know how you have time to do all that you do. Been praying for Nick – hope he is feeling better. Have fun in NC! Edie

    From: Lisa Bongean’s Weblog To: Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:13 AM Subject: [New post] Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!! #yiv5023024660 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5023024660 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5023024660 a.yiv5023024660primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5023024660 a.yiv5023024660primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5023024660 a.yiv5023024660primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5023024660 a.yiv5023024660primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5023024660 | lisabongean posted: “Today is my day to post!!! Yes…I know the day is young…just after 12am…I’m so excited you are visiting to see what my block looks like…Make sure you collect all 13 parts to this Mystery…Here is my old washtub planted with my favorite all-tim” | |

  11. Janet O. Avatar

    Your block is WONDERFUL! I don’t do large wool applique quilts because I have nowhere to hang them, but I think I will be making a small wall hanging out of this block!

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  13. Carol Huelsman Avatar
    Carol Huelsman

    Lisa, you out did your self! I love it!!

    1. Carol Huelsman Avatar
      Carol Huelsman

      I meant for the 3rd block

  14. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    Love your block. Thank you so much !!!

  15. Cathy Avatar

    Your wool Geraniums are prettier then the real thing! So very nice.

  16. Dora Goodfellow Avatar
    Dora Goodfellow

    Not finding the MAY 5 Blog Hop picture??

  17. Sandi Weiss Avatar
    Sandi Weiss

    Can’t find the block from

    Sandi Weiss

  18. Sandi Weiss Avatar
    Sandi Weiss

    Sorry, I just read about Kathy Cardiff’s husband.

    Sandi Weiss

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