April is on its way…

Tomorrow…actually, I am not big on the April fools thing so I decided not to compete with all that and post today with my April Pillow and Quilt combo…I hope you love seeing some of my antique quilts on the bed in these posts…as I love using them to decorate…These quilts being made all those years ago…and us in this modern world still loving and appreciating them…my heart is full when I am admiring and appreciating this person’s work…created with her hands and with all the love they put into their work…PGApril LB
How about this purple and white quilt?  Bet you didn’t think that was going to happen! But this quilt is in perfect condition and expertly quilted, easily pieced/re-designed with our HST papers…LB PG april
Hopefully these pics show this exceptional workmanship…
Now for my part…designing a pillow to coordinate…This pillow was easy enough…purple quilt…what purple in spring? Lilacs…and you all know I love stitching those flowers in wool like geraniums, hydrangeas and now Lilacs…Here are some closer ups…Bongean AprilTo replicate the quilt Moda has the perfect Bella color to pull off the reproduction…you can see I used it in the pillow as a accent sashing…CLICK HERE to order quilt or pillow or both..
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Jess is also making a more “homey-warm-versions using these two fabrics…I am almost certain these are the two fabrics, but if you want to order the dustier version they are on our website…They are the Flower Garden Gatherings line from Primitive Gatherings…If you want us to put together a kit for you using Jess’s fabrics please call or email us and we will help you out…here is a LINK to the fabric

The pattern will be for both quilt and the pillow together…
Here are all the details..
Step Into Spring Quilt
Size 84×84
Kit and Pattern: $88
Pattern Only: $12
Backing: $40 (7 yards-special pricing)
Combo Kits: $96.00  both kit for quilt and pillow
Early Bird Pillow
finished size: 14×22
Kit and Pattern: $32.00
Pattern: $12.00
Pillow Form: $12.00
Threads:  $50.00
Threads Used:
#12:  0541, 1645, 2, 0534, 01901, 0196
#8: P2, M80
#5: 0217
I also wanted to make another little banner for Easter as I have for Feb & March…PrimitiveGatherings_EasterBunny.Clipboard
So here is April…I just loved this green plaid wool and how fast this went together…I know some of you will appreciate how “colorful” this one is…
Pattern only: $9.00
Kit and Pattern: $20.00
Kit Only: $11.00
Thread kit: $44.00
Threads used:
#8: H202,  P4,  841
#12:  143, 1315, 82, 0562, 2
Size: 8 1/2″ X 11″
Now that the business is over for the day…it’s back to cruising…I am on the Atlantic Ocean somewhere on our way to Europe…IMG_1556
Picture from my balcony pulling away from the dock…this is Miami…Ship is nicer than I thought is was going to be…you know after you been on one of the biggest…you think he others will not be as great…but I actually like that its not huge…sitting by the pool and being entertained, and getting a bit of sun…ahhh SUN!IMG_1336
My sweet tooth is getting a workout…IMG_7605
Here I am with some my “homies” waiting to get on the ship…it was fun…Hair is getting lighter….most did not recognize me…HA!…I love it! Well I have to admit…I still don’t recognize me in the mirror…IMG_1552-1
IMG_9117Did a little stitching yesterday….LOOK at Vickie’s Twighlight Garden!!!
and then…Heather made me a Jeter…replica!!!!  How thoughtful…How sweet!!!IMG_2160Speaking of Jeter…I miss him…and Nick too…they are both at home…holding down the fort, making sure it doesn’t flood with the spring melting… here is our quilt model doing his job…again.April Pillow LBall for now….
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3 week vacation?

For Real…I am in Miami….for the trip of a lifetime…We (Olde Green Cupboard Girls) are bring 50 some quilters along with some significant others (about 80 total) on a transatlantic trip from Miami to Rome…2 weeks…with stops along the way…I can’t wait to tell you all about it here…I have been working like a maniac to stay ahead because I will gone and I am exhausted and ready for some fun! I cannot even tell you all the things that we are currently working on! I think Debbie at Moda passed out that she received our “stuff” for Spring market ahead of the deadline! Because I will be gone…lots of stuff like this…we also have three lines of fabric that we are working with that is not even being sold yet!!! Spring Market Fabric called Urban Farmhouse Gatherings….Farmhouse Flannels July release…. and our Shop Hop fabric has landed and we are busy trying to come up with some fun Wisconsin stuff…and then we recently sent back out Fall Market line…Indigo Gatherings!!!! Wool boxes and book deadlines….and on and on!!! This vacation is a necessity!!!

What is especially cool about this cruise is even though it is a quilting cruise…it is a UFO, bring your own project…which translates for me….nothing to bring…no kits, no projects, nothing…just what I have to stitch on…I will be available to help them with their projects and we will have conference room for stitching…but no official class times and such….we can just have a blast quilting and vacationing!!!!!

This 14 day cruise was super cheap…1400$ for a balcony!!! So things like this do not happen very often…It is a repositioning cruise…meaning we will not sail back…once we get to Rome….we are renting an apartment and staying 5 days and then flying home…with my ticket home it was under $2K…again…did you hear me say great opportunity.

We do a couple of events a year as a group…Here are the next two up…

You will need to contact Gloria to sign up, my shop does not handle this.

In September…we are going to sunny Jacksonville Florida….here are the details of this trip…I copied their post…so I do not miss anything…the retreat is over half full already…we offered it first to the girls who lost out on our Outer Banks retreat last year….so if you think you want to attend…do not wait!

September 2019 “Sunny Florida Retreat” – Lisa Bongean – Primitive Gatherings

Lisa Bongean – Primitive Gathering 
and Olde Green Cupboard Designs
“FUN IN THE SUN!” Retreat
8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS
 
www.primitivegatherings.us                                           www.oldegreencupboard.com
September 8 – 15, 2019
Join us at our
“Fun in The Sun Florida Quilting Retreat” 
at the NEW and  GORGEOUS
Hyatt Place Hotel
4742 Town Center Parkway, Jacksonville FL  32256
 
 PLUS additional details on retreat and hotel information.
Limited to 50 students only!!!
Imagine yourself and your favorite sewing friends gathering together in beautiful Florida for an eight day getaway learning from one of the top instructors in our quilting industry… Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings, Menasha WI.
 
 
 
The location of this retreat is being held in the newly completed Hyatt Hotel with beautiful rooms and our conference center looking out over the water.  It’s located right in the middle of the dynamic St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL with HUNDREDS of GREAT stores and amazing restaurants.  Enjoy the wonderful outdoor areas where you can sit and stitch by the water, chat, relax, shop, swim eat…. what a perfect location to do what we love – sew, quilt, stitch and be with our old and NEW friends!”.   We can just hear all the laughter and fun already! It’s joy to our ears!! 
 
 
 
Not only will you have three days of classes with three fun projects  (kits included), but we have planned several other fun events for you.  We have also reserved a night out at Jacksonville’s Dinner Theater to see the ever popular live show of “MAMMA MIA”!!! A Pool Party, and  a “FREE DAY” to play… you can choose to go to one of our wonderful beaches that are very close, search out many of our quilt shops here in the Jacksonville area, visit the historic city of St. Augustine, sit and sew, go antiquing,  it’s your day… so just play!
 
Join us in attending Lisa’s new seminar –  
“Antique Quilts Recreated” 
while we enjoy a YUMMY ice cream social.
Lisa is bringing her vending booth!!  
Exclusive shopping for enrolled students! 
 
We will be offering through our website/blog/email – Lisa’s Seminar and shopping in her booth  to those that are unable to attend the retreat ($20 admittance fee) Date and time will be sent to our email group once we have finalized our weekly agenda.  Lisa will be “on-site” to sign any book(s) or pattern(s)  purchased too!
The retreat will also feature –  
Door Prizes… Games…Free WIFI… Free Parking
Free Breakfast…Starbucks….Restaurant and Bar…

For those of you that would like to attend the retreat – but choose to commute from your homes – you may enroll once all hotel/beverage room requirements have been met per hotel contract.  An additional one-time only commuting fee of $50 will be added to your retreat fee.

Because of the limitation of students available… don’t wait to register… We don’t want you to miss out on the fun!!

For additional questions, contact:  Gloria Parsons (904)742-1100 
or email at:  oldgreencupboard@aol.com
Lisa’s projects will be posted to our website  approximately 30 days prior to first day of the retreat.  Lisa loves to use her new fabric lines when designing for her retreats – so they are exclusively NEW just for those that attend.  They will then be published at a later date.

Even if you live in the surrounding area….. sign up today and stay at the hotel with us and enjoy this week long  get-a-way and be a part of the FUN & SUN and a SUPER GREAT TIME!  

 

Excursion #2. Hawaii September 2020

This cruise if filling up nicely as well…so let’s go have some fun!!!!


Cruise to Hawaii with Lisa Bongean, 
Primitive Gatherings 
and Olde Green Cupboard Designs!
September 6, 2020 – September 18, 2020 
Royal Caribbean – Serenade of the Seas
Vancouver, British Columbia to Honolulu, Hawaii
We’ll leave from the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia and cruise for five days.  Our first stop will be Hilo, Hawaii – then we’ll on to Kauai –  Kona, Maui (two days) and on to Oahu, Honolulu.  From Oahu you may want to extend your stay or make your flight arrangements from Honolulu for your flight back home!  Enjoy beautiful weather, wonderful choices of excursions, the scent of flowers everywhere, crystal clear  water,  and beauty beyond belief.  Check this trip off your bucket list and join us!

It’s going to be a trip of your lifetime!

 

 Student Pricing per Person: 

  • Balcony Ocean View            $ 2232.33
  • Non-Student Pricing Per Person: deduct $500
  • For Single Cabin, Suite and 3 to 4 persons per room – Ask for availability and pricing.
  Call Gloria  –  904-742-1100    or   Vicky  –  904-610-0597  or
email: oldgreencupboard@aol.com 
Includes: 
  • Three HANDWORK classes – instructed by Lisa Bongean.  No machines required – you may bring machines for personal use during open sewing times
  •  Olde Green Cupboard Designs will share demo’s, demo’s & more demo’s, make-it-take-it projects and our “favorite” things!
  • Group Photo                                      
  • Stateroom (double occupancy) 
  • Entertainment                                         
  • Travel cruise insurance                                                           
  • Five consecutive classroom cruising days for sewing
  • FUN group adventures on board! 
  • Dining 
  • All Kits  
  • Gratuities  
  • Surprises
  • Port fees & taxes
  • Door Prizes
  • On board applicable amenities

All travel expenses to/from the ship and any additional lodging required is the responsibility of each attendee. 

It’s time to sign up!!          Print Registration Form 

Moon Garden Block 12…and finishing options…revised again

So… all good things must come to an end… I’m sad this I almost over but then… we are starting to plan another if this ends well…look for it starting in Fall…

Please read the whole post before ordering…to make sure you have seen everything.

 

I want to make sure you have seen the finishing options for patterns and kits… for both a pieced version and an appliqué version…this was in the block kits we sent out last month…

If you are just downloading the patterns each month and using your own fabrics that is wonderful…but here is your chance to support us for doing this Stitch Along…You can order the finishing patterns or any of the kits if they will work with your blocks….We really appreciate your support of our shop and we want to continue to be able to do these fun adventures…there are so many shops and designers closing up shop…we do not want to be one of them…if you do not need anything from us for Moon Garden…order something else to help us out!

Thanks for showing us your blocks on FB and for hanging out allowing all to see what you create!

WARNING:  Finishing Kits will be shipping in May…if you have ordered promptly.(like already have done so)..If you have lingered it will take longer, because we will have to order more fabric…and all of that takes time when you have to order in bulk…We will be cutting off all finishing kit orders around April 15th…for last call…but your finishing kits will take longer if you keep putting it off…just letting you know ahead of time, or there are no surprises or sad customers.

 

The pieced version is back from Maggie, the Long arm quilter and it simple but fantastic!!!  You do not see much in those busy backgrounds…

The appliqué version is in the process of being hand stitched yet… but here is a closeup of the wools and how beautiful they are…

Also…I have had lots of inquiries on making the appliqué version with the printed backgrounds…so here is a computer mock- up of that…I have added black muslin sashing around each block.  The blocks will have to be cut down a little smaller to adjust the border to fit…I think it looks great as well, but we need to carry some of the black muslin in the center of the quilt for co-heisiveness.

You will just have to order the appliqué border option and then 2 extra yards for the sashing…this is so it will not have to be pieced…We will add a quick addition to the pattern to any order appliqué border option that has the 2 yds of muslin on it.  Do not trim your blocks until you have the pattern…as we had to adjust it to fit..

We also have great pricing on backings if you order that at the same time.

CLICK for finishing options on our website?

 

Click this link for a quick link for ordering the extra muslin or it is 1040-26 in the search engine...Correct link for the PG Black Muslin…not the flannel whoops…

thumbnailBlock 12 …yes I put it down here so you HAD to at least seen we had the finishing options!!     Click this link for the downloadable pattern.  Moon Garden Block 12 Blog

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Again…thanks for being apart of this great SAL…we will see you on our Moon Garden Facebook Group…we keep cheering each other on…

Lisa & the Amazing Staff at Primitive Gatherings!

Moon Garden Block 12…and finishing options…

So… all good things must come to an end… I’m sad this I almost over but then… we are starting to plan another if this ends well…look for it starting in Fall…

Please read the whole post before ordering…to make sure you have seen everything.

 

I want to make sure you have seen the finishing options for patterns and kits… for both a pieced version and an appliqué version…this was in the block kits we sent out last month…

If you are just downloading the patterns each month and using your own fabrics that is wonderful…but here is your chance to support us for doing this Stitch Along…You can order the finishing patterns or any of the kits if they will work with your blocks….We really appreciate your support of our shop and we want to continue to be able to do these fun adventures…there are so many shops and designers closing up shop…we do not want to be one of them…if you do not need anything from us for Moon Garden…order something else to help us out!

Thanks for showing us your blocks on FB and for hanging out allowing all to see what you create!

WARNING:  Finishing Kits will be shipping in May…if you have ordered promptly.(like already have done so)..If you have lingered it will take longer, because we will have to order more fabric…and all of that takes time when you have to order in bulk…We will be cutting off all finishing kit orders around April 15th…for last call…but your finishing kits will take longer if you keep putting it off…just letting you know ahead of time, or there are no surprises or sad customers.

 

The pieced version is back from Maggie, the Long arm quilter and it simple but fantastic!!!  You do not see much in those busy backgrounds…

The appliqué version is in the process of being hand stitched yet… but here is a closeup of the wools and how beautiful they are…

Also…I have had lots of inquiries on making the appliqué version with the printed backgrounds…so here is a computer mock- up of that…I have added black muslin sashing around each block.  The blocks will have to be cut down a little smaller to adjust the border to fit…I think it looks great as well, but we need to carry some of the black muslin in the center of the quilt for co-heisiveness.

You will just have to order the appliqué border option and then 2 extra yards for the sashing…this is so it will not have to be pieced…We will add a quick addition to the pattern to any order appliqué border option that has the 2 yds of muslin on it.  Do not trim your blocks until you have the pattern…as we had to adjust it to fit..

We also have great pricing on backings if you order that at the same time.

CLICK for finishing options on our website?

 

Click this link for a quick link for ordering the extra muslin or it is 1040-26 in the search engine… Black Primitive Muslin

thumbnailBlock 12 …yes I put it down here so you HAD to at least seen we had the finishing options!!     Click this link for the downloadable pattern.  Moon Garden Block 12 Blog

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Again…thanks for being apart of this great SAL…we will see you on our Moon Garden Facebook Group…we keep cheering each other on…

Lisa & the Amazing Staff at Primitive Gatherings!

March…just madness

It’s ALREADY March…so even though a lot of us are still having crazy weather we know Spring HAS to come soon …

I am still working on my blog post about Nashville, and Daytona…so you will see that soon…but here is March’s Quilt & Pillow offerings…and a little Spring decorating…It is so much fun decorating the bed each month! What do you think about this idea?

I made two wool pillows with homespun backing…and we patterned the Ocean Wave antique quilt on the bed…IMG_0959IMG_0956Do you like the pillows together or apart?…Did you see on IG…this pic of my table…I found a bunch more of those green vases…so added them all around the house…like by my nightstand…they are literally 2-4$each…this quilt is an antique lone star.IMG_0817

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This quilt is much smaller than my bed…but I just use it as an accent…the under quilt is the main quilt for warmth…If you want to make the quilt bigger…just add more blocks or a big border…I think we have extra white to make the borders much wider in the kits…IMG_0965So If you wish to order this months quilt and pillow you can do so HERE…just an FYI…if you order the kit for the pillows or just the quilt or both..the pattern is FREE…if you just want the pattern it is $12 and includes both pillows and the quilt.  The pillows are wool appliqué on wool background…the wool was the perfect color, there was no flannel that wasn’t olive toned…so that is why I used wool on wool…the backing is homespun…Also keep in mind that the fabric will be a bit more saturated, not faded like the antique…but the fabrics that we picked out and the wool pillows will go nicely together….much better than mine do here…but I don’t have to have everything matchy, matchy.

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Now…just another design to decorate the couch…This is a flannel with wool applique pillow. ( I used the same pillow form from the Let’s Snuggle pillow)…I will get a video/tutorial out next on putting in a zipper in the back- so you do not have to have a bunch of pillows and can keep switching them out using a zipper.IMG_0975

I pulled out the black and white buffalo check pillows…IMG_0979

Also looks nice on a chair…or a bench when you walk in the room…  Click HERE if you wish to order this pillow.IMG_0973

Jeter just can’t help himself…he knows you all want to see him too!IMG_0971

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I love go antiquing/junking…AND….I cannot believe I found this old truck and trailer for $40!  IMG_0966

Also…I noticed…Jess has planned a whole category for March on our site…see what else the shop has for you HEREStay warm, and dry my friends…

OH! One last thing….I got a couple of comments that I have not posted much about “Baby O”yet…well.. you are all in for a treat here…remember…he is only 2 1/2 months, borns 3 weeks early, when you watch this…being MiMi is the best…now that I am back home I can go see this is person!  If it gets above zero degrees soon…