Do you remember the Magic of Christmas blocks/Stitch A-long?

Here is my finished quilt from our 25 red & white/cream-6″ blocks…Magic of Christmas Stitch A-Long we ran here before our Triangle Gatherings blocks… How many of you are still working on your blocks?

Or… how many of you have seen some of the quilts made from this SAL and have patiently been waiting for our book?!!!

Well the wait is over!!!

Our spiral bound block book includes 25 pieced blocks that finish 6″.   Directions for 3 different layouts and then a gallery of other layouts from 9 different quilters who participated in our SAL!!!! The quilts all vary in size from wall/lap quilts to large bed quilts…It is so fun to publish other quilters finished designs!!! They all are great and we “thank” them for sewing along with us by letting us show the world their beautiful finished quilts in our book!!!  The books are $16 and can be purchased HERE

And the winner is….

  1. My first thought when I saw the plaid pillows was Outlander and Jamie Frasier. Go figure. I love your house Lisa, it’s beautiful and so welcoming.

    Rita…send me your address…I’ll send you a prize…send it to:  Tell Amy it is for the pillow prize and we will send you something fun!

Yesterday I talked about Spring decorating and what the wool pillows on my couch represented….and right away Rita figured it out….they are the wool tartan clan plaid from Outlander…the Mckenzie Clan plaid of Jamie’s Mother…here is a photo of him wearing it…See I know think you want your own pillows…right?….now If you are interested in history and a good story I strongly suggest the Outlander series of books and at least the show on STARZ or DVD to catch the last 3 seasons…I mostly listened to them on audio tape so I could still stitch and would really wake up run to my sewing room so I could get back in the story….Here is a little blurb to get you interested…

Outlander (Cross Stitch in the UK) is the first in the OutlanderSeries of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The book focuses on two main characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, and takes place in Scotland in the 18th and 20th centuries.

While Outlander follows a few basic tropes of the romance novel, it deviates from them just as often, and could be accurately described as a work of historical fiction, science fiction, and adventure, among other genres. Diana Gabaldon has asserted that the series as whole is the story of a long, successful marriage, so while Outlander certainly involves the typical courtship story of a romance novel, it is the only installment of the series to do so.

The story of Claire and Jamie continues with seven sequels, a handful of companion stories, and a spin-off series.

Now…I’m warning you this is addicting… so…if you need  hours of entertainment to get that stitching done this is it…and remember…Audio so you can still work on your stitching at the same time!!!! …Click HERE  to get yours now…. this is the 1st book in the series…and the narrator Davina Porter is awesome too!!

My crazy cousin Mary got me hooked on Outlander AND she is the one who bought me those lovely wool plaid pillows that started this whole thing…we have lots of fun…hours of conversations about the books…and maybe a trip to Scotland…

Have a great day everyone!!






21 responses to “Do you remember the Magic of Christmas blocks/Stitch A-long?”


    Love this! Glad to know I was right even though I wasn’t the winner. At least I know we have the same tastes! 😉

  2. Cathy Clark Avatar
    Cathy Clark

    I too, am an Outlander fan. I have to wait for season 3 to come out on DVD as I don’t get starz. It is so addicting, we watched season 2 in 2 days!! I did participate in the Magic of Christmas, which yours is beautiful. Mine not done. I’ve been waiting for the book for the settings. Looks great & thanks for the book.

  3. Denise Avatar

    My FAVORITE book series!! I have read it many times. I love the quilt. So gorgeous and yes, still working on Triangle gatherings. Mine is navy and whites.

  4. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Would that be a QUILT TRIP TI SCOTLAND? If so, I’m saving my pennies….

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I wonder if that could be possible???

  5. Brooke Winters Avatar
    Brooke Winters

    What timing. I’m currently finishing my setting blocks, for The Magic of Christmas SAL blocks I finished in December. I’ve made mine a “Magic of Christmas in July”! I’ll send a photo when it’s complete…. hopefully by the end of the month.

  6. Carolyn V Avatar
    Carolyn V

    I too love the Outlander series. For me the second book was pretty hard to get through. I am referring to the portion when Jamie is in prison. Forewarned so that you don’t turn off to all the books that follow, which are great.

  7. Carolyn V Avatar
    Carolyn V

    Oh forgot, my quilt is done. It was a great stitch along.

  8. Gretchen brinks Avatar
    Gretchen brinks

    I am so excited about the magic of Christmas book. I will order one today. I finished the triangle gatherings square and have them all assembled. Not sure I can attach a picture here

  9. JanetF Avatar

    My top’s done, and it’s in line to be quilted. This was a lot of fun and LOVE the finished top!

  10. Anne Avatar

    Sounds … and looks … YUMMY!

  11. Joan Robinson Avatar
    Joan Robinson

    I finished my quilt “The Magic of Christmas” and it was accepted into the juried exhibit “Traditional and Midwest and Canadian Quilts”. It will be displayed at Quilt Festival in Chicago.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yay!!! Can’t wait to see it!!!

  12. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    Anchor point looks amazing……………….love those green and white quilts:) Hope spring weather comes your way soon. Happy Sewing!

  13. Kristie Avatar

    Love the audio books with Davina Porter narrating – I listen to them while I clean and during my daily commute. I’m currently on book 7 – An Echo in the Bone. My husband got hooked on the TV series with me and tries to pump me for spoilers, since I’m ahead in the storyline. LOL

    If you put together a Scotland Highlands stitching trip/tour, I’d be mighty interested.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      right….I’m in as well…

  14. Patricia A. Adams Avatar
    Patricia A. Adams

    Your Magic of Christmasis absolutely stunning….and also thanx for my gifts.I love the booklet. And I am proud to see my quilt in it….Thanx a bunch…Happy St.Patricks Day. Patti Adams

  15. Dolly yarborough Avatar
    Dolly yarborough

    I am a big fan of Outlander. I listened to the books using Audible, loved the reader Davina Porter. I also watch the series on STARZ. Your Magic of Christmas piece is stunning.

  16. Diane Avatar

    Just waiting patiently for ideas for Triangle Gatherings — my blocks are crying out to be “done up” and put into a quilt!!!

  17. Janett McGinnis Avatar
    Janett McGinnis

    Wondering where Lisa’s blog is? Have not geared from her for a couple of weeks.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Lisa’s blog is still where it has always been. You just posted on her blog. She changed up the background on her blog for a more Springy look. Her Last post was on March 8. She has been away at Sea on a teaching cruise for 10 days so she did not have access to a good internet. Thank you for understanding. jessica

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