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!!!

20 Responses to “Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!!”

  1. 1 Deborah
    March 23, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    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. 2 Stephanie Kluk
    March 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    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.

  3. 4 gijane279-Liz
    March 24, 2017 at 12:37 am

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

  4. 5 suejean1
    March 24, 2017 at 12:52 am

    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.

  5. 6 Jakey
    March 24, 2017 at 1:13 am

    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

  6. 7 Barb Onken
    March 24, 2017 at 1:58 am

    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.

  7. 8 Peggy Welchert
    March 24, 2017 at 6:12 am

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

  8. 10 Ginger Jackson
    March 24, 2017 at 8:22 am

    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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  9. 11 Edie Frasier
    March 24, 2017 at 8:37 am

    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: eyvfrasier@yahoo.com 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 WordPress.com | 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” | |

  10. March 24, 2017 at 10:15 am

    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!

  11. 14 Carol Huelsman
    March 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm

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

  12. 16 Cheryl Keown
    March 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Love your block. Thank you so much !!!

  13. 17 Cathy
    March 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

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

  14. 18 Dora Goodfellow
    May 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Not finding the MAY 5 Blog Hop picture??

  15. 19 Sandi Weiss
    May 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Can’t find the block from http://thecottageatcardifffarms.com/blog

    Sandi Weiss

  16. 20 Sandi Weiss
    May 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

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

    Sandi Weiss

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