Moda Block Heads 2 – Block 12

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Hey Everyone!!! Glad you stopped by my blog today for the Moda Block Heads 2…Today is MY day and I am super excited that you are here…I am one of the original 6 Blockheads!  I am glad we added a few more designers to the party this year…after all the more the merrier!!! My name is Lisa Bongean and  I am Primitive Gatherings!  I have been a Moda Fabric Designer for 8 years already…whoa time flies when your having a blast!!!  Click HERE and you will see an upclose look at my next fabric line that is coming in October!!! I can’t wait…Hopefully you will see a fabric or two that you will need to add to your personal collection…But in the meantime while I wait for Flower Garden Gatherings to arrive I am working on designs for our state’s shop hop fabric line for Wisconsin…I know probably not that thilling if you have nothing to do with Wisconsin…but it is REALLY exciting for us…in lots of ways.AfterlightImage.JPG Then my designer yardage for my Quilt Market line has come in and we are frantically starching and plotting all the quilts…here is a peek at that line…which we will have a book coming out with the same name…Star & Stripe Gatherings…..the book will include 10 quilts and a bunch of other things like pillows, wool mats, punchneedle and so on…Star & Stripe Gatherings.jpg

This is one of the stitchery projects too…lisa bongean S&S.jpgNow back to the MBH2-Block 12 is called Jace’s Star named after my only Grandson at least for only a couple of months…when we will be welcoming ‘little man 2″.  We are so pumped about this…Big Brother Jace will be amost 4 when 2 comes along at Christmas time….here is Jace…aka “little man” painting his MiMi a masterpiece…IMG_4098img_4495.jpg

Click HERE to print the pattern

Here are all my blocks…(except 10)  I just did not find the time to get it done…see it’s ok to be behind…they are all piled up here … 6’s 12’s and a 24″er…I love these blocks…I love that there some easy one that only take a very short time to complete…because I know I am not the only one who has lots to stitch and am not just waiting for the the next BH to come out on Wedenesday…I am currently hand stitching these wool appliques for our summer project called Twilight Garden…which will be a Block of the Month soon…Lisa Bongean.jpg

AND…I am at the machine piecing 240 of these blocks call Star Studded Event which will also be another Block of the month..I am at 180 so I have ONLY…(lol) 60 more to go…star Stud .jpgSo those of you who know me know I “sometimes” do things just a little more challenging then most… when you see my block next to the others here  you will see is it 6″…but just take your time…starch your fabrics first and then cut and piece as accurate as you can…and you will have a beautiful block!!!  IMG_4498

Thank You for hanging around here this long listening to me ramble about what is going on around here so let’s do a give-away to celebrate my 1st block for MBH2 …If you are new to the blog…please leave a comment/ or subscribe to my blog and say HI! and where your are from…and anything you want to share with the group….if you are already signed up please still comment  and I will pick a winner for these two charms packs of my next line that you cannot buy yet!!!  The rainbow colors (all shown in the header on the top of the blog) and the backgrounds!!!  Good LuckFGG.jpg

Make sure you visit all the designers and see their version of Jace’s Star…

Now get started on the block…who will be the first one done?  Go to the FaceBook group and see!!

bye for now…LB

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

330 thoughts on “Moda Block Heads 2 – Block 12

  1. Oh sooo pretty! You make the prettiest babies and by that I mean fabric, and they all grow up to be fabulous quilts!
    Love your Blog.

  2. Your next line of fabrics look like they will be perfect for quilts of valor. I plan on making a few of those in the future.

  3. Congratulations on grandson #2 Lisa and hope hubby is doing well after all he has been through. Your Twilight Garden is just beautiful…you are so talented! We met in Maine, I took one of your classes and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Lisa Twilight Garden is stunning! What a tease with those charm squares!!! I want to see them all. Loving the new line and everything you do!!! Inspiration overload!

  5. Hi from NY. I love your block and am anxious to get back to piecing Blockheads 2. I am a little behind but will catch up. Summer is fast coming to an end which is sad, but then I can have some more quilting time.

  6. So glad all is well with your family! You’ve had quite a year! Love this block! It reminds me of your winter star, which is my husband’s favorite!

  7. Excitement all around. Baby boy #2 on the way. A new red, white & blue line on the way. Looking forward to baby pics & looking forward to using the new R-W-B fabrics. Thanks for the give away.

  8. Just saw the link to Flower Garden Gatherings, LOL. Awesome! I’m working on that little Jacob’s Ladder quilt I bought as a kit at your store the last time I was there. Love those mini’s. I’m from the UP of Michigan where it’s starting to feel like fall. If it gets too hot down there come on up!

  9. I’ve been following you for sometime now, though I don’t always comment. Love your fabric and patterns!

  10. Everytime I see your newest fabric line, I think it is my favorite. Now the Stars and Stripes are going to be my new favorite. Can’t wait to see the book that goes with. I live in Green Bay, so the Wisconsin Shop Hop fabric will be a treat too. Thanks for all you do for us quilters.

  11. Love the block!!! I am behind as well, very behind, but planning to play a lot of catch up starting this weekend!! Hope all is well with the family and I love the new line!

  12. Your new line looks wonderful, Lisa! And I LOVE the greys, blacks, and creams you’re using for your Blockhead 2 quilt. You always inspire us to make better and smaller blocks! 🙂

  13. I too have a grandson named Jace. Love the Flower Garden Gatherings, as well as all of your other fabrics.

  14. Thanks for the continued inspiration! I live in San Antonio, Texas so I only get a chance to see you and your family at the Houston Quilt Festival. Can’t wait until November!

  15. Lisa, you blow me away! I have trouble even READING about all you do and get done! Do you find more than 24 hours in a day? Your new fabricline is GORGEOUS! I also am a SBOW Twilight member and was thrilled to see the center. Breathless in the NW!

  16. I’m really enjoying the Block Heads–1 and 2! Your blocks are challenging, but that is how we learn! Congratulations on the new addition, will be twice the fun!

  17. Lisa, I love your new line of fabric, it’s beautiful. Can’t wait to purchase.
    I’m so happy for you. Little Man will always be number one, but you will
    love number two as much. Thank you Lisa for all that you do. Happiness and
    best wishes.

  18. I love everything you do…I have been a follower of your Summer BOWs for a few years now – I am far behind on completing any of them, but I retire in 15 months…and then I can devote some serious time to them. I love the details in all your patterns and am always looking forward to what you come up with next. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  19. Congrats on the new grandchild! Grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin but moved to Ontario, Canada as a young woman and never left!

  20. I love reading your blogs . I have learned a lot from you! I am working on Moon Garden and love it. I love all your postings with Jace . Grandkids are the best ! Treasure those moments.

  21. You must be the busiest person on earth with all that you do. Congrats on the new grandchild on the way. I can’t imagine how you’d react when a girl comes along. Love your new fabric line. Your talent is amazing and thank you for share it with the world.

  22. OOH, love the new line of fabric and can’t wait for the new book. I have 2 grandsons and they are the best!!!

  23. Lisa, I have been subscribed for quite some time and I am in awe of all you manage to get finished! I feel such a strong pull from your fabrics as they are the colors and style I really love to see in quilts.I can hardly wait to get some of the new line in my stash! Best wishes for you and your (growing) family and what a GREAT Christmas present. Hope you are on the other side of Nick’s troubles and he continues to be ok.

  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE your patterns, fabric, blogs, videos, Facebook groups, and sew alongs! I can not get enough! You have also inspired me to give appliqué a try! Looking forward to seeing you at the Houston Quilt show! Maybe I will get to WI and visit your shop! Hope so!!

  25. Wow! Love the next fabric line. They’ll look great a quilt of valor. Will need to watch impatiently at my favorite quilt shop in Indianapolis for them to arrive:)

  26. Hi! I’m in central Illinois, about 30 miles from what they call the center of U.S. I’m working on that lovely Twilight Garden, they are all prepped but only #1 is finished. I think I’ll start the center as soon as the kit arrives. Grandkids are the best, I also have 2 grandsons.

  27. I signed up to follow your site. I love your Block Head block. Your blocks are so sharp and crisp. I’m from MO. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Love your fabric lines! I struggle with all of the small pieces but “done” is better than perfect. I’m getting a lot of practice. Thanks for the challenge! Also, as an ex-Wisconsinite I will have to have some of the 2019 Shop Hop fabric that you are designing. Planning my summer trip early!

  29. I tried to sign up to get your posts but it says you are already signed up. I was signed up and looked forward to receiving them but they suddenly stopped and I can’t seem to get them back. Probably been more than a year now. I hate to miss anything from you, love what you do, thanks for sharing your talent with the world! Maybe you could have someone look into why I don’t get your blogs anymore?

  30. Hi Lisa! I’m doing BH 2 with the same fabrics that you’re using and I LOVE it! Also from Wisconsin and looking forward to your Shop Hop fabs coming out. Got a sneak peak on the WI Shop Hop facebook page and they’re beautiful. Thanks for all you do . . .

  31. Looking forward to my time with you at the Black Stallion? Wouldn’t I be the hit of the party if I had the new line,

  32. Love new fabrics! From Normal IL and I’m still working on my 4 inch Triangle Gatherings blocks. Truly enjoy tiny piecing!!

  33. I’m from SW Iowa. It feels like fall here. Love the fall season. I really enjoyed your post this morning. Your primitive heart speaks to my primitive heart. Thanks for the giveaway. Have a great Wed.

  34. Another great line coming, can’t wait! Congratulations on #2. If I had known grandkids were this much fun, I would have had them first!

  35. Hi, I’m from Lake County, CA. I went to Quiltstock in Dallas and learned so much from you. I’m now not afraid to starch my fabric. I love your fabric and patterns.

  36. I’m so excited for flower garden gatherings. I hav been admiring you blog header and wondering about those fabrics. Now I know! Can’t wait

  37. Lisa you continue to wow me beyond words! How you accomplish even 1% of what you do amazes me… your designing, perfect piecing, cooking, canning, gardening… when I “grow up” (my next life???) I want to be just like you!!! I love love love your new line! It’s so exciting to see such wonderful background fabrics again and the rich colors! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!!! Congrats and thank you for all you do for the quilting world! You still have the best wool out there!!! I’m happy to see Nick doing better too!

  38. Working with a navy/grey/cream color theme from your fabrics. I am not using the EXACT fabrics in the same places, but I do love seeing your blocks for inspiration! Thanks for all your efforts.

  39. OH WOW!! Lisa, your new line, Flower Garden Gathering is just breath takingly beatiful!!!! 😍
    Thank you for offering the opportunity to win not one but TWO CHARM PACKS from your newest line. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  40. Congrats on new lines of fabric, new grandbaby, blockheads blocks, SBOWs! I enjoy your patterns, fabrics and tips 👍😁

  41. I’m in Wisconsin…and doing both MBH2 and your awesomely beautiful wool SBOW. Want you to know I bypassed traveling with my husband to Alaska and compensated by treating myself to your wool SBOW.

  42. Your blocks are wonderful. I love your new line of fabric too. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some. Grandbabies are just wonderful. Enjoy them to the fullest, lots of hugs and rocking time. They grow up way to fast. Our youngest grandbaby is in college and we have 13 great grandchildren!!

  43. Love the block, and so glad that you will soon have little man #2. I see that Jace is a budding artist, just like his grandmother.

  44. So pretty and I love your colour choice. I keep looking at the Block heads blocks that pop into my mailbox each week and then look at my “need to finish” pile …but your block has got me and well….the “need to finish” pile can wait a day. I need to make this block lol.

  45. These fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for introducing me to them! I used to live in Hudson, WI, so I understand your WI excitement! I live in Mooresville, NC–not far from Charlotte!

  46. Terri Oklahoma I’m doing the SBOW and yes I’m behind but loving the pattern thinking winter might not be long enough to get this all done. LOL

  47. You already know what a PG fabrics zealot I am, lol! All that badgering I did to find out when the new line is being released… the closer it gets, the more I think I NEED! 🤣

  48. Great block this week! Also am loving the Twilight Garden, it’s absolutely gorgeous!! I’m doing Moon Garden now and I’m keeping up!

  49. OMG. I love the center block of Twilight Garden. I’ve even been keeping up for the first time. I must say, I can’t say that about some of my other SBOW .

  50. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new fabric line…..would love to win!!!! Can’t wait for it to hit our local quilt store!!!!
    Deb

  51. I love your fabric, can’t get enough! I especially love the new line Flower Garden Gatherings, can’t wait till it comes out!! Thanks for all the BOM’S you do for us, and for a chance to win charm packs from your new line. Congratulations on Grandson #2 and a Christmas baby at that, Too Wonderful!!!

  52. Oh I will be looking forward to the new line. I’m so enjoying the sbow but I can’t stay caught up.
    Too many projects going on at one time and also doing blockheads too. Keep up great work, you are amazing!

  53. I love your blog and your fabrics! I always seek you out the first day of the Paducah quilt show, and spend an hour or more browsing in your booth. Thank you for designing fabric we all love!

  54. Hello, Lisa. I’ve been an admirer of your fabric and patterns for many years. My current project is Moon Garden and I’m enjoying the patterns. It’s my first wool to cotton applique project. Thanks for the peek at your new fabric lines. Flower Garden Gatherings colors are stunning.

  55. Love seeing and reading about everything you do. Glad nick is better. Enjoy your grandkids. Just finished 2 of last years SBWs on to something new.

  56. Don’t know how you can keep up with all the activities and taking care of Hubby. BTW how is he doing? Love your new line of fabric. Take care.

  57. Congratulations on the new grandbaby! Grandchildren are so much fun. LOVE both the Stars and Stripes Gatherings and Flower Garden Gathering fabric lines. Twilight Garden is definitely a show stopper.

  58. Hi from NY. Congratulations on grandson #2 being on the way. It is interesting seeing what you are up to, what projects your working on. Beautiful rainbow fabrics. Nice pinwheel star for blockheads 2.

  59. Love the colors of the Oct line….. and then the red white and blue caught my eye as well. Where to find these lines in the metroplex? So many shops have cut back on inventory. I guess it is time to go get some starch……. count me in on the charm packs please.

  60. I can’t wait to do your block! Your new fabrics look beautiful, they will make perfect quilts! Thank you for all your hard work!

  61. Hi! Mindy here from Spring Hill, Kansas. Love your fabrics but even more, I love your wool applique projects. Can’t wait to see the new book!

  62. Jace’s Star is a beautiful block. I am so impressed with all you are working on and completing. Prayers for you and Nick.

    P.S. How can painter Jace stay so clean without an apron!

  63. I don’t know how you do all that you do—- but I’m so happy that you do!! Love all your designs and your energy!

  64. Hi from Nevada. I am always so glad when I check my email early in the morning, and there is a blog post from you. It’s so great that we can all be a part of a group, no matter where we live, across our great country and world. Keep up the great quilting.

  65. Congrats on grandbaby #2! Love your patterns and fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win some of your latest fabric!

  66. Hi Lisa! Love your block – thank you! I moved from Murrieta to Colorado Springs in 2015. I miss my quilting friends and the outdoor quilt show, but I remain active with quilting here. Looking forward to your new fabric line and hearing about your grandsons!

  67. Lisa, you are truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your God-given gifts with the rest of the world. I am continuing to pray for your husband and that new grandson! Congratulations!

  68. Hi! I’m from southern Pennsylvania and I have been following your blog now for awhile. I love all the eye candy, projects, and news/pics about you and your family. Thank you!

  69. Lisa you are one busy lady! Oh the beauty of everything you have a hand in! I am so excited for the WI fabric, I will surely plan for the shop hop next year. I am very excited about the red, white and blue fabrics coming. I have a couple of grandsons I’m looking to make quilts for and that’s just what I’ve been looking for.

  70. Hi Lisa! Robin from Pittsburgh here. The new line looks like a winner (And I feel another big addition to my ‘collection’ of Primitive Gatherings fabrics and patterns…..)

  71. Hi Lisa! Love all your fabrics and patterns, my home is filled with them!
    I am from Groveland, Florida.

  72. Hey y’all… Debbie here from Defiance OH. Fairly new to quilting and I’m having a ball running across and meeting a class of people I never knew existed. I’m so glad to be a part. Sign me up for this giveaway!

  73. Love the Star and Stripe Line – Patriotic is always a favorite of mine. Twilight is my all time favorite right now. Keep up doing the great things you do!

  74. Love the Star and Stripe Line – Patriotic is always a favorite of mine. Twilight is my all time favorite right now. Keep up doing the great things you do!

  75. Love your blocks. I’ve learned a lot about piercing from them. Also love your fabric lines! Would love to have these little stacks!

  76. I am a better quilter due to you as you challenge me to try more difficult things all the time. I think these 2 little charm packs would be perfect with some of your triangle papers!

  77. Looking forward to all you have in store for us (especially Twilight Garden!). Blessings to you and your family from your friends in Iowa!

  78. So much beautiful fabric and patterns! They are all gorgeous! I am really looking forward to seeing the Star Studded Event BOM, it looks wonderful!

  79. I aspire to piece the way you do! I’m pulling out the spray starch and trying it your way!! Thanks a bunch for all you do!

  80. Lisa, your work is amazing. I love everything you do. I will see you next month in NC at your retreat with the ladies from Olde Green Cupboard. Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats on your 2nd grand baby. Hope Nick continues to heal.

  81. Lisa, your star block looks like a challenge but I love it and can see it in my future quilts, as well as, Blockheads 2.
    My husband, Jim, is retired military and a member of a veterans group here in Southeast Texas, that does military funerals. It is their priviledge to do nearly 300 funerals a year honoring their fellow veterans.
    Our church’s Ladies Aid group makes honor quilts for our members who are veterans. Your new fabric line will be ideal for them. I can’t wait umtil we can get our hands on some!
    Thank you for your designs and input.

  82. Love your fabric lines and patterns ;o) I’m doing the Star Studded BOW and love it. People think I’m crazy for doing it but they love it too. Starch is the key with this quilt ;o)

  83. Love the new line! Believe it or not, I’m actually caught up on my mbh2’s! (Except for today’s block, that is!)😉 Looking forward to see how it all goes together. Have a blessed day!

  84. I’m new to your blog, reading from the UK, but I’ll definitely follow from now on. I love your block, and I’m sure Jace is thrilled to have his own star.

  85. Congratulations on the soon arrival of Grand #2…..they are wonderful! I have 15 and LOVE each and everyone of them! I love your fabrics and designs…..so very beautiful and they just speak to me.

  86. I love your fabrics since they work so well for small pieces. I look forward to your SBOW each year and have a few iI am working on and one I have completed. They are always wonderful.

  87. Always look forward to your blog. Love trying out the challenging blocks you come up with!! Also love your new fabric line. I look forward to the time it is available.
    Melba Burnham

  88. Congratulations on your next grandson. Can’t wait for your next line of fabric to come out, I want to make a picnic quilt I decorate Americana all year.

  89. Hello from California!! Flower Garden Gatherings is beautiful. Star and Stripe Gatherings looks amazing too!! Always love your patriotic collections!!

  90. Oh, your block is wonderful,as always! I love all the little pieces! I made all the blocks from Blockheads 1 in both the 6 inch and a 3 inch size. They are adorable!

  91. I ❤️ reading your blog posts and hearing about everything going on. I almost feel like part of the family ;). Love the new line of fabric, so excited about #2, and love your block. Greetings from California.

  92. Love the new fabrics coming out. Can’t wait to buy some! Now, which ones do I want? ALL OF THEM!! Love your blog and blocks.

  93. So excited, so excited, so excited!! I’m so happy that you’ll be doing these quilts as BOM’s – I missed out on them this summer and I’ve been regretting it ever since! And a new book???? and two new fabric lines???? Yes, please 😀 They look wonderful and I can’t wait to dive in – LOL

  94. Little man is so cute, hard to believe how fast they grow. I love all your fabric lines, can’t wait for Stars and Stripes to come out. I am also in love with those flower garden backgrounds. I will have to look into when the Wisconsin shop hop is and get some of that Wisconsin fabric for a quilt I am planning for a nephew.

  95. What wonderful news of the upcoming little brother to Jace! Congrats to all! I hope that Nick is also doing well. I love the Stars & Stripes Gatherings and look forward to seeing it soon!

  96. Can’t wait for the Stars and Stripe! I come from a very patriotic family and excited to the projects in the new book🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸
    Thanks for all you do.
    Shannon from Echo Oregon

  97. Hello from a long time follower in California.
    Great block! Can’t wait to see this quilt. You all are so creative.
    I am busy working on your SBOW, one of many that I have purchased. Always wonderful. Thank you for those.
    Now looking forward to the new fabric line.

  98. Wow that flower garden quilt is stunning and congratulations on a baby to come! Your square made me do a double take-oh this is going to be a challenge! Thank you for that!

  99. Can’t wait for your new line, BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for challenging us, you help inspire our creativity!

  100. Flower Garden Gatherings is beautiful. I can’t wait for Star and Stripe Gatherings and love the stitchery project. Thanks for sharing your life with us. You are a very talented and inspiring lady!

  101. Congrats on Little Man 2! I am in love with Flower Garden Gatherings! Those colors are absolutely gorgeous. Everything you do is spot on!!!

  102. Love seeing Jace creating his own masterpiece. Creativity runs in the family. I have enjoyed the MBH2, it has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone try new techniques. Reading the designer blogs with their insight is inspiring too. Looking forward to seeing all the new fabric lines this fall. Happy Wednesday MBH2 from Dublin, OH

  103. Thanks for your participation in our enjoyable hobby, for us anyway. I look forward to the notice of presage of your new fabrics. Now that I have sorted in the fabric storage closet, there is lots of room waiting!

  104. Your colors are always yummy ! But the red is so wonderful !
    Can not wait to buy Stars and Stripes! Thank you for sharing all
    Your great talent with us !!

  105. Soooo excited about Stars and Stripes! I am currently working on Moon Garden and Twighlight on Navy. I am in love with both projects!

  106. Hello from upstate NY! The first time I saw Flower Garden Gatherings I knew I just had to have some and I have been anxiously awaiting it’s release. I wasn’t able to join in on the Summer Block Star Quilt and I am still drooling over it. Will that pattern be released after the Summer Block of the month is over? Hoping you will say yes so I can eventually see that quilt in my own home! You are an inspiration to many and I follow your blog without fail.

  107. anxiously awaiting the arrival of that gogeous garden group! .. and loving those pictures of your ‘little man”!

  108. I enjoy seeing your designs and fabrics. I would enjoy working with the Flower Gathering fabrics. Thanks.

  109. Hello from the heart of Texas where we are still in our long streak of 100+ degrees every day. So one stays inside and does more quilting! I’ve been following your blog since before BH 1, and expect now that your blocks will have a wee bit more challenge to them which I appreciate. I have 5 grandsons with another to arrive in January (we have 4 children). They are lots of fun. Thanks for helping us improve our stash with your fabric lines and keeping us on our toes with your helpful hints!

  110. I love your blog, love the current projects and the peek at the new projects coming up, and as always your fabric lines are gorgeous and some if not all will end up in my collection too. I want your clothes pins they are adorable, are they available for purchase?

  111. Many blessings to you for all that you do!!! Thanks for the sneak peak on SBOW…I joined because my hubby asked me to make it to remind us our time in New England as kids and teens…he was Rhode Island and I was Massachusetts. We now are in West Tennessee and I m currently with my brand new grandbaby many congrats to you and yours!!!! Thanks for inspiring me to work with wool in a different medium. I once heard a Priest in his homily say thay the goal was to live a life with God where youbwould use up all your talents and gifts in life that he gave you…..you are a living example of living that statement…thank you for being you!!!!

  112. You are so creative! I am drawn to all of your fabric lines..and am looking forward to your new one! Thank you for sharing your talents and bringing out the creativity in each of us❤️

  113. Wow! I love your new fabric line. Perfect timing as I’ve been wanting to make a new quilt. Can’t wait to see you new book,

  114. I have read your blog for years, spent lots of $$$ at your booths at Hampton Va and Fredericksburg Va. Your designs speak my name. I love seeing what you do. Keep it up.

  115. Your blocks were my favorite from MB Round 1 and I started following you back then. I’ve been excited to see your first block for round 2, and it didn’t disappoint – it’s another great one!

  116. Looking forward to your new fabric line. I am presently working on the moon garden BOM and loving it!

  117. Hi Lisa! Love your blog! I have visited your California store and was overwhelmed with all it’s goodness!! I am from Southern Ontario in Canada and would LOVE to win one of your prizes!!

  118. I’m from Nebraska and I love Jace’s Star! Congratulations on ‘Little Man 2’ – you will have double the fun!! Love the new fabric line – beautiful!! Star Studded Event sounds fun! I will watch for it. Thanks for all the wonderful designs!

  119. I am in Montana. Love your block. Your line of fabric is really nice. Can’t wait to see your new book! Love your site! Visit regularly!!

  120. I so enjoy your blogs and the continuing story of you and your family. I so miss my trips to Primitive Gatherings since my move to California. The store has such a wonderful welcoming energy…..and I’m a bit too far away for a visit to your California store. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your family with your fiber friends.

  121. Love the new line, can’t wait to see it in the California store. Working on the Moon Garden BOM, loving it..Love all the videos and helpful hints. You will so enjoy your second grandchild – it just gets better and better. Thank you for all the fun things you post on your blog.

  122. Hi! I am from PA and I just wanted to say thank you for doing what you do. You inspire so many of us! Love all of your fabric lines, and the new one looks fabulous! Thank you!

  123. Flower Garden Gatherings is fabulous!! That is definitely a half yard bundle purchase. Congrats on the next grandchild, being a grandparent is the best reward we can ever receive after raising our children. I’m enjoying Moda Blockheads 2, loving the 6 1/2″ blocks. Hope to see you again at Grand Hotel Needlearts Seminars in the future, you taught me to starch my fabric before cutting and I have had great success with piecing with that little tip. Thanks!

  124. Love your fabric, can’t wait to see the new line. Thanks for all you do for the quilting world, I appreciate it!!! Congratulations on grandchild #2, they are a blessing!

  125. Lisa, I love your designs and can’t wait for the new line to come out! Thank you for sharing your experience and advice with all of us. I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you!

  126. Hi! So many great things coming up! I’m enjoying the SBOW “My Fussy Cut Fantasy” as well as the “Moon Garden “ BOM! Keep up the good work! Thanks for being an inspiration.

  127. I am addicted to your SBOWs. This is only my second year and keeping current is a real challenge. I just completed the 200th block and only two weeks left. I haven’t done any wool work yet so I give the freebies to a dear friend who loves them. Can’t wait for your new backgrounds to come out as well as the patriotic prints – gorgeous. I love scrappy quilts and have collected all the charm packs you have on your site so far. I hope to see more in the future.

  128. Hi Lisa. Congrats on grand baby #2! I love checking your blog and seeing all the fun things you do with “little man”.
    Can’t wait to see the new line.
    😊 Carol.

  129. Super incredible, as usual !! Lovely addition to the BH2 group. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂
    Peggy in Alaska

  130. Hi from Minnesota ~ ohhhh your header with the rulers + fabric just MADE my day! 🙂 Can’t wait for your new collection to be available!

  131. I love your block this week!
    Not to make anyone “jellie” as my kids would say but I’m going to San Diego next week and talked my husband into a trip to PG in CA, so excited!!!

  132. Love love love your new line of fabrics coming out!!! Will be anxiously awaiting their arrival! Congratulations on grandbaby coming soon too! They are such a blessing 🙂

  133. Love your block and fabrics. Enjoy this beautiful day here in Wisconsin. I hope to see you at Quilt Expo in Madison this September. 🐝

  134. Hello, Lisa

    Love the block and your fabric lines. Wish the fabric wasn’t so hard to get up here in British Columbia, Canada

  135. Congratulations on your new grandchild. I love your fabrics and patterns.
    I’ve tried subscribing to your blog, but my computer doesn’t allow WordPress and I don’t know how to change it.

  136. Great block! You challenge our quilting skills. Love your new line. I’m from Marietta, GA. Southerner love color!

  137. Love seeing all the new blocks. Your new line is fabulous–already have one picked out for borders I need to finish a patriotic quilt. Thanks for all you do.
    I’m from Emporia, Kansas

  138. I love hearing from you and all that is going on in your world. Love your fabrics and patterns (so much so that I have realized I have three – yes three – star penny pinkeep kits!! Discovered this while reorganizing my stash of kits!!!)

  139. So excited, traveling from South Carolina up to visit Primitive Gathering in a week. Thanks for being a true Wisconsinite!

  140. Hi from Illinois! I’m loving your blocks and i am super happy to have purchased your fabric kit for this year’s Blockheads – the colors are simply gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what you have planned next!

  141. I love seeing up your blocks. I will be traveling to see new grandson over Labor Day. This makes #2 for me,too. Can’t wait to see your new fabric.

  142. I love the previews of your new fabric & I can’t wait to see the book to! I’m currently using the Liberty Gatherings fabric for my Blockheads II blocks. Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby – do you know if it’s a girl or boy?

  143. Hi! My name is Tami and I am from NY. I love hand stitching and do a lot of work with wool and always enjoy Primitive Gathering patterns. I am starting to make quilts and use my sewing machine more. I’m still a beginner at that though. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your beautiful fabric 🙂

  144. Love BlockHeads!! Introduces me to new designers, and colorways. I am from the Sierra foothills in California, and I am a lurker! I am swamped with other projects. 🙂

  145. I was new to quilting last year and learned sooo much from those 6″ blocks in Blockheads #1. Still working on the setting of that quilt. I have “cut off some points”, but guess what; “I don’t care”….I think it will be beautiful! Working on BH #2 and improving each week with every new block. Not nearly as many points cut off LOL and I’m enjoying the challenge. I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing so much with us. Best wishes to your family from Thompson, Ohio

  146. Thanks for the hint about using starch! I really like the look of this block…now to get my ufo done so I can get started!

  147. Lovely block. I was wondering if you had changed a setting as it comes up as picture rather just link to your blog on my blog cutting out some of my post. Is there some way I can correct this or do you need to do it from your blogger! I usually have to delete when happen before but don`t want to do this to your lovely blog as enjoy visiting with you.
    Thanks and happy stitching.

  148. I’m almost finished a queen size bed quilt made out of Snowmen Gathering 1 and 2!! I am soooo ready to try a mini quilt (that isn’t so blue….shhhh!) for a change of pace and Flower Garden Gathering charm packs would be a breath of fresh air! Really Lisa, thanks for designing such sweet snowmen!

  149. Just visited Primitive Gathering booth at AQS show in Grand Rapids. Purchases included Valdani thread, needles (including embellishment needles) wool and the new wool ironing mat. Loved the booth. Lisa you need to come and teach a class at AQS in Grand Rapids. Please come.

  150. Looking forward to the release of you new fabric line. Also love the block – am also behind a bit with piecing them. Thanks for all you do.

  151. Congrats on the new grandson coming. I love your block and the 6″ looks great to me. I love small, too. I am retired, from Nashville,TN but now living in the mountains of central Mexico. Your new line looks beautiful. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

  152. LOVE this weeks block! Little is always the cutest! Just want to say THANKS for the inspiration you give us, as well as all the knowledge you share! Can’t wait for the new lines to come out and Congrats on grandbaby #2!

  153. I look forward to ALL of your blog post and read them over and over. You are such a talented designer. I worry about you because I just don’t know HOW you get so much accomplished and still have time to SLEEP! Tell me your secret! The new lines of fabric are beautiful just like EVERYTHING at Primitive Gatherings.

  154. I love your new fabric lines. I have been a fan for many years and continue to participate in your programs. I love the Moon Garden and am enjoying the challenge to complete each monthly block.

    1. I previously emailed that i was getting multiples of Lisa’s blog….but now looking more closely, I realize I’m getting emails back from everyone who comments on Lisa’s blog. I need to change my preferences to NOT see all these as email messages.

  155. Love your newest fabric line – actually love all PG fabrics! Congratulations on the future Little Man 2 !!

  156. Love your Jace’s block – the colors are just perfect!
    Your new fabric line is beautiful – I look forward to it being available.

  157. Love the little half square triangles to add a punch to a basic star. I also know that starching the fabric is the key!

    1. Why is this email repeatedly showing up in my inbox? today I had over 50 of this same email….and now, tonight, it’s back with multiples again? Any idea? This is the first time this has happened.

      Connie Thompson

      On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog… wrote:

      > LeAnn Goettel commented: “Love the little half square triangles to add a > punch to a basic star. I also know that starching the fabric is the key!” >

  158. Hi, am looking forward to the new line in October. I live in NW WI but grew up in Appleton & lived in Menasha until 5th grade. In fact, I took dance lessons down the street from your shop (like 65 years ago)! One more thing – we have spent part of our winters on Cape San Blas – love it.

  159. Lisa, I love reading your blog and always look forward to it. I had the awesome opportunity to meet you for a few minutes at your booth last year in Houston. Please keep designing, sewing and blogging.

  160. Love your style! I am participating in the Twilight Garden SBOW- it is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win the charm packs- they look like they are wonderful fabrics!

  161. I have been excited for the new line of fabric to arrive in quilt shops and now there is another line to anticipate. Can’t decide which is my favorite! Keep up the good work, you are appreciated.

  162. Just joined your blog. I’ve taken a wool appliqué class from you at an annual Minnesota Quilters Show several years ago. I enjoy it but quikting is my passion. Love your patterns.
    I’m a MiMi as well and it’s the greatest gig ever!
    Marcia
    Eagan, MN

  163. I love reading about all you’re doing. Boy, you have a lot of energy. Thanks for having a give away. I don’t enjoy the cutting out part of quilting, so I am in love with precuts,

  164. I have been following you for awhile and don’t know how you do all that you do! I love your fabrics and can’t wait to see the new collection…love the colors!

  165. I love this new line that you have coming up: gorgeous colors!!! I’m from Healdsburg, Ca, 60 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and have had too much of large fires in the last year. The Tubbs fire last fall was only 15 miles away, and now the Mendocino Complex fire has clouded our skies for the last week or so and made us have to take our allergy meds because of the smoke in the air. But I’m blessed that our home has always been safe, though we did pack up our irreplaceable things last fall, just in case we had to evacuate. Love your Moon Garden quilt!!! I’m still working on the SBOW from 2 years ago!! 🙂

  166. Your new line is beautiful. Next year- how about an Autumn Gatherings line??
    Little turkeys, acorns, leaves ( and remake those little pumpkins ). That pumpkin fabric is one of my favorites !! I backed a quilt with that fabric.

  167. Love all you do. Love your fabrics and quilt designs. Keep up the great work. It is an inspiration to all of us. I love in MA.

  168. I’m pretty new to quilting and loving it or obsessing iover it when I was searching for some gray, white and black prints for my next project when you started posting your blocks….they are perfect! I’m still working on the right combination but love what you are doing. I am also drawn to the primitive fabrics ( my husband likes the look too and that helps a lot 🙂 I look forward to buying so of your prints….your new line looks fantastic and I like your other lines. Thanks for your inspiration and for posting your hard work.
    Your grandson is a cutie too…couldn’t ask for a greater joy and to have a second coming is exciting!!

  169. Your Twilight Garden wool appliqué is a stunner. But I know to expect that from you I love everything you do!

  170. Star n stripes gatherings looks awsome; can’t wait to feel it!! I will b a new (1st) Grammy n October 😊 We are over the moon with excitement. Continued prayers for your husband n family.

  171. Loving what you did with the new fabric line, the quilts are gorgeous. Enjoy all the info and patterns on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  172. Anxiously awaiting your next line. Love, Love, Love all the “gatherings”. The colors are marvelous! and the quilts fabulous! Enjoy looking at all your pics. You bring us into your life. Wonderful.

  173. Hi Lisa, I’ve been following you for many years, and just love your style and your fabric lines. Looking forward to your next line and everything you do. Loving Moon Garden and Twilight Garden is just strumming. Hope Nick is doing well and congratulations on LM2.

  174. Love everything you do! Can’t wait for the next line of fabric to come out. Love reading and seeing pics of little man and what’s going in your life.

  175. I just love your new fabric line. I’ve been drooling over it every time I open your blog. I’d love to win the charm packs so I could see the colors in person. I have a large quilt in mind but hate to wait until I come to your shop in November to see the fabrics in person. This would be a win win for me. You accomplish so much in a day. I need a nap just reading this.LOL!

  176. Always enjoy reading what you are up to -makes me tired!! Love all your designs. Like the suggestion of other commenter – a fall/autumn gathering.

  177. Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so much for the fantastic “Stitch” sewing machine scissor keeper invention you gave us at Quiltstock. I tried to add a photo of it in action as I quilt my Opening Day quilt — made with Litte Gatherings 😊—so others could see it, but wasn’t able to. Maybe you can? It is so handy I know others will love it too. It is too clever to keep a secret.

    Mary Ellen

  178. It is because of you that I have become a “starcher” of fabrics. After making all the blocks from the first series, I am pleased at how precise my piecing has become. Thank you, Lisa!

  179. Hello, Lisa! I first visited your shop in the late 1980s and fell in love! Since then I’ve delighted in your success (lots and lots of hard work!) It’s been amazing to follow you on instagram and via your blog. And to visit your always humming booth at quilt shows. Now I’m a resident of the great state of Wisconsin and was over the moon to hear that you were going to design our state wide shop hop fabrics for 2019. Can’t wait to see them. Thanks for everything.

  180. I am not new. But thanks for the chance to win. I like your start block very much. How exciting you have another grandson on the way. I am expecting my third baby in the middle of September so we are anticipating that soon. However, I do not have lots of time to sew right now, but I do manage to stitch a few things here and there.

  181. I am new to Blockheads, and to your blog. I am loving both the Blockheads, and following the blogs. Looking forward to more blocks!

  182. My sister and I have been working together on some of your projects for quite a while now. I love working with the wool (I am a first timer) and the stitching is a great relaxation technique after a busy day. I am also become a starcher of fabrics and have picked up a few other techniques as well. All of your patterns are quite beautiful and sometimes it is hard to choose what to start on next. I have two quilts I am working on at the moment and just finished up two small projects for my daughter-in-laws. Since working on your quilt kits I have delegated more time to quilting as I love working with colors.

  183. Hi
    I’m new to your blog, I’m from California ☀️ Your fabric is beautiful and so are your mini stars!

  184. Hi from a different lake in WI! I started following you on IG and I love your blog. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

  185. You are a busy gal! You are so talented and I love all you create. Can’t wait to see more!
    My fingers are crossed! Thanks for a chance to win. Oh, I am a follower ;-D

  186. Can’t wait to see both new lines! Very excited for you, but also for us as customers! Of course we will need these in our stash!

  187. Love, love, love the star block! Those tiny, little half square triangles are my favorite type of shape to put into a block!!

  188. Love your style. Your fabrics are always a must for me. I visited your WI shop while my husband & brother fished a tournament in early 2000s (’03-ish?) before I knew you but loved your shop so much!!!! Great memory!

  189. Flower Garden Gatherings is beautiful. I can’t wait. I have been admiring the fabrics on the top of your blog since they were posted. Can’t wait! (can you tell I’m excited!) Even though I don’t live in Wisconsin (use to) I’m excited to see 2019 shop hop fabric! So enjoy the BH and the creativity each of you designers put into each block!
    Thanks so much!

  190. Your new fabric line is yummy–and it looks so sweet hanging at the top of your blog! I would love to be locked away in my sewing studio with these charm packs!

  191. Congratulations on grandbaby #2 ! I have a friend that once told me when I was expecting my first grandchild…she said once they start coming they keep coming ! I now have #5 beauties ! Awesome name for your star block !! I have been a follower / purchaser of beautiful things for a long time. Thank you !

  192. Love your new line of fabrics coming out..red, white and blue are perfect! You are an inspiration my dear!!!

  193. Another great BH block, I’ve enjoyed them all. I’m also looking forward to your new lines, it’s fun that they’re not matchy-matchy from one to another. I just finished a quilt top with snowman gatherings, finally. Thanks for the giveaway.

  194. Love your fabrics! I’ve been making another designers pattern that starts with 11/2 “ squares, so this block will help tweak my little piecing of triangles!

  195. Hi LIsa,!!!
    I so enjoy reading your blog and creating your fabulous designs!!! I am so excited for your new line to come out and can’t wait to make the Fly Away quilt. I am just as excited for your liberty line of fabrics too!!!!! Thanks so much for the offer of the charm packs and congratulations on the news of the upcoming arrival in your family. How exciting!!!!

  196. I am doing my Blockheads2 in black, white and grey. I love your blocks. I am behind because of health reasons but plan to be caught up soon. Thanks for telling us you are slightly behind also. It helps to know it happens. I love love love your blocks and am so glad my friend Pat Rupp Chleboski convinced me to join in the fun. Your blocks continue to inspire me.

  197. Congratulations on your newest blessing to the family. Drooling over Twilight Garden and your new line will be perfect for our guild to start a QAV project. What fun to see the blossoms hanging on your header, yumminess!

  198. Hi Lisa! I did BH1 and now I am doing BH2. Currently working on your block, Jace’s Star. It is a challenge! But the block is so striking. I have been using Needle and Thread Gatherings in most of my blocks. I thought I bought a FQ bundle, but it was just a fat eight! So I’ve mixed in fabric from other designers working on BH2. They all go well together, especially your reds. Thank you for coming back to BH2!

  199. Lisa, I have been a fan of yours since I took a class from you at Gwinnett Quilters Guild a few years ago. I’m doing Twilight Garden SBOW in navy and am thrilled with it! It’s so much fun. Your new line is just beautiful. I’m thinking about how I’m going to use this beautiful fabric!

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