Day 11 Needful Things…Fabric-Indigo Gatherings

Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!…Are you decking your halls today? Are you shopping? Are you Stitching?  So much to do…right?  But make sure you get some of those things crossed off the list today!!!


Quilter’s always need Fabric..and I just happen to have a new line coming out in January.IMG_9055

Indigo blue and white, not bright white but cream which I consider white. Everyone loves blue and white quilts…It is the most sought after in the collecting of antique quilts…and there is a lot of buzz with blue and white right now…Houston just had a big blue and white quilt show…There is a Blue & White book coming out this month by Lissa Alexander by Martingale.

 We are going to put all our Indigo quilt kits 10% off, Patterns $1.00 off and the pre cuts 20% off!.  The discount will be taken at the end when you check out…and please make sure the Indigo Gatherings is the only thing on your order in your cart at the time of check out…They will ship probably 3rd week in January.  And hopefully they will be on time!  Thank you!

Blockheads Logo for LisaAnd..before I get too far into Indigo Gatherings…I just want to announce that Moda Block Heads 3 is starting in January and I am going to let you in a little secret before I announce to the 30,000 subscribers in the Moda Block Heads Facebook group that I will be using Indigo Gatherings and Urban Farmhouse Gatherings in my MBH3 project!  MBH3 will be different because….you can choose what size blocks to make…4,6,8 or 12″ blocks…I will be making 4″ and using Layer cakes of both lines.  If you want to make the two bigger size blocks I would get FQs..the middle sizes you probably can use F8s.  Just making sure you have first chance at the precuts coming in or what have left of Urban Farmhouse Gatherings.  I am going to mix them together to come up with another great quilt for you all…and this is all I can reveal at this time…no blocks yet!  Jan 15 MBH3 starts!

But back to Indigo Gatherings

Here are the quilt kits we have made with Indigo Gatherings…

Blue Monday…This 40″ quilt can be a baby quilt or a table quilt.  You can make it blue with a white star or cream with a blue star…which one do you like best?  The two quilt kits are different because there are only 10 light and 30 blue so that makes a difference in how they are kitted.  Trust me on this.

IMG_8933IMG_8960Oshkosh means “on the water”  I live on the outskirts of Oshkosh and love how we made the storm at sea blocks with ease…this quilt is made of several units…when all the units are done…stitch them together and we have a gorgeous quilt!IMG_9003

Indicon…The scrappy quilt uses all 40 skus in the line…It looks hard but really it is not…it is made in 4 different blocks…and the four blocks put together make this fabulous quilt.  It can be used on a bed or as a lap quilt…IMG_8973

Deep Blue...This fun quilt starts out with a block and then we just surrounded it with every fabric in the line again….but there’s a secret way to put this together …and it’s not one at a time!  This quilt is a Moda kit and it comes in a beautifully designed box!



Indiana Indigo…is a complex looking project that really is just a bunch of Half Square Triangles and then another unit with squares on point and then stitched together with some sashing strips and we end up with this little masterpiece…This project again is super scrappy using every fabric in the group…


Baeyer StarIs named after the Johan…who won the Nobel Prize for his work with Indigo dyes…where would us Americans be without our bluejeans?  Here he is…just a little history lesson…

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer (German: [ˈbaɪɐ]; 31 October 1835 – 20 August 1917) was a German chemist who synthesised indigo,[1]developed a nomenclature for cyclic compounds (that was subsequently extended and adopted as part of the IUPAC organic nomenclature). He was ennobled in the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1885 and was the 1905 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.



I love this quilt on my bed…it is simple and cool at the same time….The quilt is just 16 big star blocks and then pieced border is the same FG unit as the star block…

We could not have a photo shoot without Jeter doing his job of quilt model….here he is in one of his fine poses…IMG_9023

and best of all…Kali who helps me with the photography is on leave with Baby #4 Drew…and…he came along with Mama, and of coarse he had to test drive the baby quilt!  Meet Baby Drew…he has a beautiful head of dark hair and blue eyes that are staying blue!  Must have been that Indigo dye doing it’s thing…IMG_8976

Trust me Grandma, Auntie, GiGi, Mimi and Nana’s. what every your name or title is…this quilt is perfect!  Don’t you just want to wrap him up and rock him…just for a little while?

also..last but not least…Indigo Gatherings precuts are on sale as well!!! They all are 20% off and are preorders…They will be coming in January and we are thinking that if you order for your MBH3 they will just be a week or so late…so not too bad…Here are all the precuts offered.IMG_9034

Please leave a comment to win some Indigo Gatherings precuts on January 1st!!!

What is your greatest accomplishment as a quilter/stitcher?

I can’t wait to read these…All for now…Come back tomorrow for another Needful Thing…Lisa





267 responses to “Day 11 Needful Things…Fabric-Indigo Gatherings”

  1. Gale W. S. Avatar
    Gale W. S.

    Learning to needle turn appliqué and do it well!

  2. moosebaymusings Avatar

    Love Indigo Gatherings! I think my biggest accomplishment would be learning to use my mid-arm quilting machine!

    1. Kathy Goff Avatar
      Kathy Goff

      May I ask what mid arm quilting machine you use? I have the block rocket which is made by Greece company. I’ve had a lot of problems with it. It has been a frustrating machine! I finally think I have it under control but it is still very finicky. Just wondering if u had same machine.

      1. lisabongean Avatar

        We have a Bernina Q24

    2. Amy Nienhusser Avatar
      Amy Nienhusser

      The indigo fabrics are just gorgeous! My greatest accomplishment was actually completing a quilt as I enjoy piecing more than the actual quilting part.

  3. Gayle Lacey Avatar
    Gayle Lacey

    Darn you, Lisa! Just when I think I’m going to ‘slow w down’ with my fabric purchases, you come out with still another beautiful line of fabric that I NEED! My greatest accomplishment as a quilter has been to provide joy to others … especially my two little grandsons … when I give them a quilt I’ve made. My Littles immediately wrap themselves up in the quilt for grandma hugs. All of my quilt labels always include a Bible verse, chosen specifically for the person, as my way to share God’s love to them as long as they have the quilt. Thank you for your designs and inspiration.

    1. Jan Avatar

      Love the idea of the Bible verse. May start that myself. Thanks

  4. Pam Avatar

    Wow! Those fabrics are beautiful. Well my greatest accomplishment would be that I have made wedding quilts for my nieces and nephews and baby quilts for their children. I’m not an award winning quilter but they were very excited to receive them. Thanks Lisa! I always look forward to your 12 days of Christmas!

  5. Connie Boulay Avatar

    Probably making my Dear Jane quilt, and then doing the machine quilting. I had it appraised, and the appraiser really liked the quilting. Not sure if we can do links, but this photo is the best one I have seen, not mine, unfortunately.

    1. Bonni Brooks Avatar
      Bonni Brooks

      My greatest accomplishment is learning how to put the borders on correctly…no more wonky quilts! LOL!

  6. Colleen Swesey Avatar
    Colleen Swesey

    My greatest achievement as a quilter was creating a log cabin quilt for my sister. She hung it in her house and it inspired her to quilt! Now my sister and I both quilt and inspire each other. My quilts hang on the walls but she makes them to put on the beds. I love blue and white and am really excited about this new line. Thank you, Lisa. Happy holidays from San Diego! Colleen Swesey

    On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!…Are you decking > your halls today? Are you shopping? Are you Stitching? So much to > do…right? But make sure you get some of those things crossed off the > list today!!! Quilter’s always need Fabric..and I just happen ” >

  7. Emmarie Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment is realizing that my style of quilting/stiching is not everyone else’s style, nor is mine what is the latest trend, but it is mine to enjoy!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes!!! Do what makes your heart sing?

  8. Kristy Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter would probably be seen by many as my quilt related works being published as patterns. I however, find it to be seeing each member of my family being wrapped in handmade quilts by me. And BTW blue is my favorite color…just ask my grandchildren! They will say Grandma, is that because it matches our eyes?

  9. Sandi McDaniel Avatar
    Sandi McDaniel

    Hand quilting a king size quilt!

  10. June Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment would be the Dear Jane Quilt!


    Beautiful Indigo fabric collection. My dream has always has been to make a double wedding ring quilt in indigo and cream (white). This would be perfect. I made another double wedding ring in red and cream as a wedding gift for someone. It was hard to see it go out the door because it was so beautiful. Now I want to make one in indigo and cream. My greatest accomplishment is to applique using wool. Several of your quilts won blue ribbons. Thanks for all you do for quilters.

    1. shadesofrandom Avatar

      I haven’t been quilting very long. I’d say my greatest accomplishment has been to actually design a quilt and make it. That was quite a learning experience and I am glad that I did it.

  12. Kathy Goff Avatar
    Kathy Goff

    Love your new blue indigo fabrics! Also enjoyed the history lesson😉. I think my “postage due“ pattern quilt was my biggest challenge to date. I’ve only been quilting for seven years. I worked on this quilt at a class at Primative Gatherings in California. Couldn’t have done it without the help of Tina, our instructor.

  13. Joanne Avatar

    Oh WOW! These fabrics are gorgeous and I love blue and white quilts. I think I have a lot to learn as a quilter yet, but my greatest accomplishments are the quilts I’ve made for family and friends. There have been 50th Anniversary, birthday, baby, new home, holiday… each one made with love and the person in mind when they were created and stitched. Thank you for all the inspiration through the years.

  14. Debbie Ballard Avatar
    Debbie Ballard

    My greatest accomplishment is kHaving the grandkids love my quilts!!

  15. Gerry Shipton Avatar
    Gerry Shipton

    My greatest accomplishment was making an appliqued baby quilt for each of my four grandbabies.

    On Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 11:50 AM Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!…Are you decking > your halls today? Are you shopping? Are you Stitching? So much to > do…right? But make sure you get some of those things crossed off the > list today!!! Quilter’s always need Fabric..and I just happen ” >

  16. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    Loving the Indigo Gatherings fabric. My greatest accomplishment is whenever I finish a Primitive Gatherings wool applique quilt. Then it is on to the next Primitive Gatherings masterpiece.

  17. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    These fabrics are gorgeous! My biggest accomplishment in quilting is taking my quilting on a domestic machine to a long arm machine.

  18. Robin Riley Avatar
    Robin Riley

    I love blue and white and you Indigo Gatherings line is just beautiful! I think my biggest accomplishment as a quilter is just getting the quilt finished 🙂 I am still pretty green at quilting so just finishing makes me happy.

  19. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    My greatest accomplishment is finishing Twilight Garden and I’m honored to have Starlite Skies in Road to California.

  20. Martha Followill Avatar

    I have not been a fan of blue and white quilts, but yours are making me want to make one. Love the fabric. I have tons of fabric and want to make several quilts. My greatest accomplish is getting busy. One other thing, the pears in the dish in one picture. Did you make them or is there a pattern for them. They are so beautiful and I would love to have a bowl full. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  21. Diane Juskelis Avatar
    Diane Juskelis

    My best accomplishment was winning Best Of Show in a local judged quilt show about 4 years ago

  22. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    OMG I have to get this collection. Love them.
    My accomplishment is my style of quilting. Not everyone loves what I do. But that is OK by me.

  23. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter is seeing how excited my grandchildren are to receive a quilt made specifically for them!

  24. Shirley Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment is working with wool a whole new experience. I love the stitches.

  25. Marilynn Avatar

    greatest accomplishment is just having the courage to start a quilt! especially when I have a dear friend
    who is a fantastic quilter and is forever gifting me with special quilted treasures!

  26. tmkbjk Avatar

    Beauties in blue!!!

    Sent from my iPad….”Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. “


  27. Joan Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment this year was taking my very first quilt, which was an appliqué quilt which I did over 20 years ago, to a longarm quilter to finish it. My mom always loved it and wondered why I never finished it! I surprised her with it this year when she moved to an assisted living unit! She is always taking people in to show them her bed! The smile on her face I will never forget!

  28. Susan Stanton Avatar
    Susan Stanton

    My greatest accomplishment is teaching my granddaughter how to quilt so that the tradition will be carried on by the next generation. She is a very precise piecer and enjoys creating things with fabric!

  29. Jane Lamborn Avatar
    Jane Lamborn

    What beautiful blues! Must add some to my stash. My biggest accomplishment is the quilt classes I’ve taught inspiring others to be hooked on quilting! Love the relationships I have with other quilters. They are the best!

    1. Lj Avatar

      Every new quilt pattern started, finished, and given away to see them use and enjoy is my greatest accomplishment. My learning something new and being able to share the love with others. This new line is beautiful! On my list!!

      1. Marcy Avatar

        My biggest accomplishment as of today I would have to say is finishing unfinished projects that have been a work in progress for many years. I enjoy hand work and honing my skills as well as learning new techniques from other sewers.

    2. Vikki Chenette Avatar
      Vikki Chenette

      Helping start our local quilt club over 20 years ago now – where lifelong friendships among women from different backgrounds continue, and members make and donate beautifuk comfort quilts to at-risk youth, hospice patients and veterans- and teach all ages to quilt – is my greatest accomplishment.

  30. 4dapples Avatar

    my greatest was doing a entire needle turn quilt.

  31. Marianne Udell Avatar

    First of all, my birthday is January first! Second, my bedroom has been navy and white for over 20 years. Third, I traveled to an indigo textile dye studio in Kyoto, Japan and fell in love with indigo. My greatest accomplishment was handmaking a hexagon quilt in reds, golds and greens. It took me 4 years to accomplish and won a prize at my guild quilt show. I will keep my fingers crossed so I can make a Storm At Sea quilt for my bedroom wall.

  32. Joan Grove Avatar
    Joan Grove

    Love, Love, Love, the blues! So glad you did them!

  33. Janet Avatar

    Your indigo collection is just in time for my daughter’s move to the lakes of Michigan. My greatest accomplishment has learning how to quilt on my long arm. jmh

  34. Karen Schneider Avatar
    Karen Schneider

    To finally have conquered piecing very small quilts with Lisa’ s hint about using starch. I will no longer piece quilts without srarch.

  35. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    I don’t fell like a have a greatest accomplishment yet. It maybe your SBOW wool quilt . I’m on block 6 on one and haven’t started the others yet. I’m slow or really to much to do. But I love your wool quilts. These blues are awesome. Will probably have a new kit to add to my to do list.

  36. Miriam Avatar

    My biggest achievement in quilting, is making the 2” finished bow tie quilt in king size. At one time I didn’t think I’d ever get it done. I was working on it in 2012. My dad was having heart surgery, so I brought my Featherweight sewing machine to have at the hotel. I thought it would be great to have while he was recuperating. Well, sorry to say he didn’t make it. I was so devastated that I put the boxes of bow ties away. In 2018 I finally had the strength to bring this quilt back out. I worked so hard to get this done, I finished it in honor of my dad. It still can bring tears to my eyes when I look at it, but it also brings me joy. So yes…this was my biggest achievement!

  37. Jan Avatar

    Those new blues & creams are beautiful. The Blue & White Quilt Book is on my to buy list. Maybe after Christmas? Last year I made a baby quilt for our neighbor who we had watched growing up from a baby to college to wedding to buying her parents’ house. The nursery theme was jungle & I had bought monkey panels on a whim years ago. Can I say the quilt was a hit?

  38. Jan Snyder Avatar

    Love the new blue and white line. Can’t wait to start sewing with it. My biggest achievement so far is a king size hand applique wool quilt for our bed. It took over a year to stitch all the blocks, but it is beautiful!.

  39. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    I am not sure I have just one. The longer I quilt the smaller the pieces I am confident in making. My tastes of patterns have changed and at on point was very proud of my ability to do applique thanks to Karen Buckley, local teacher and good friend. I love love this new line.

  40. Cheryl Avatar

    I love indigo’s and definitely will be adding your new collection to my fabric stash for creating beautiful indigo quilts. My biggest accomplishment is finding joy in creating beautiful quilts and the friendships made along the journey.

  41. Cathy B. Avatar
    Cathy B.

    What gorgeous fabrics – yet again! I love handwork but have only dabbled in wool so far, so I would have to say my biggest accomplishments (so far!) are some Crabapple Hill embroidered quilt patterns and learning to EPP.

  42. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter is completely finishing a few! Many UFO’s in the closet. My greatest gift is the company of fellow quilters in my quilt group.

  43. Beth Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment is learning to take my time and being proud of each project. I also count continuing to learn and improve pretty close to the top of the list to. I’m a true fan of anything blue and this line is calling my name.

  44. Pam Hintze Avatar
    Pam Hintze

    Having a quilt in your Triangle Gatherings book. Also, for about four years I have been mailing small quilt blocks or just fabric squares to my six year old granddaughter. They are kept in a decorated box and she will arrange them on the floor. This is my gently planting the quilting seed!

  45. Kathy Hatz Avatar
    Kathy Hatz

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter would be instilling the love of quilting in my niece, What is more important that continuing this historic and lovely art form!?! This new line of fabric may have to take over my home, I LOVE this line, as blue is my color. Can’t wait to purchase loads of it!

  46. Lisa Avatar

    Love this new line and the projects that go with them. Can’t decide between the Farmhouse Gatherings or these to be my new favs for some upcoming projects.

  47. Karen Avatar

    Just having the feeling of actually finishing a quilt!!!

  48. Joy P Avatar

    I designed (on the go) a medallion quilt with a Tree of Life block for the center. It took about a year – more from indecision about what to add next – but I love it. I consider it my heirloom quilt.

  49. Deb C. Avatar
    Deb C.

    I LOVE everything PG! A personal visit to the shop is on my bucket list. My biggest accomplishment… this point as a Quilter…….is making 2 mini quilts (a 3rd on is in process) using PG thimble template.. thank you , Lisa and staff !

  50. Shelly Turner Avatar
    Shelly Turner

    My greatest accomplishment is making baby quilts for impoverished newborns and my family

  51. Patricia Sparks Avatar
    Patricia Sparks

    Oh my love it

  52. Julie Avatar

    I feel my greatest accomplishment would be teaching my best friend how to sew/quilt and watching her love for quilting grow! Next will be teaching my granddaughters. It is fun to pass it on.

  53. Maryella Rawnsley Avatar
    Maryella Rawnsley

    I started to quilt seriously when I retired 20 years ago. I am now 82 and have 3 married children.They have been gifted 2 quilts each and numerous table runners and stitchery items. I also have 7 grandchildren and they all received 2 quilts each over the years. Now 4 of these grands are married and they all received wedding quilts. The other 3 grands have wedding quilts waiting for them when the time comes! I love each process of quilt making. Thank you Lisa.

  54. Linda Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter (so far) is probably making a cuddle blanket for my little granddaughter. That cuddle fabric is very difficult to sew on! Your indigo fabrics are just beautiful! I would love to win some, and thank you for the opportunity. Merry Christmas!

  55. Clara Chandler Avatar

    I recently taught my first Beginner quilting class with 4 attendees and each one of them completed the project. The 12.5 inch blocks were basics: 9-patch, churn dash, rail fence and sawtooth star. It was a rewarding experience.

  56. Karen Gibson Avatar
    Karen Gibson

    I made my son (and his now wife of 4 yrs) a king Wedding Star quilt by Quiltworx for one of their wedding gifts. AND it was finished a month before the big day!! I spent 2-1/2 hrs in my favorite shop selecting the 6 color ways and then 5 months of some pretty solid cutting and sewing. (I work f/t too). Seeing it still takes my breath away!

  57. Laura Amlott Avatar

    I’ve made a number of lovely quilts but my greatest accomplishment has been giving my friends and neighbors the confidence to push themselves to create more than they thought possible.

  58. Wendy P Avatar
    Wendy P

    Greatest accomplishment. Seeing the joy on someone’s face when you gift them with a quilty item that you made yourself.

  59. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    Blue is my favorite color!! Just love the indigo gatherings line!
    My greatest accomplishment with quilting is teaching my daughters how to sew/quilt and them learn to love it!! Now I hope to pass it on to the next generation, I’ve been blessed with 4 little granddaughters!

  60. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    My greatest accomplishment recently is that I have finally mastered sewing my bindings on by machine. It saves so much time and I feel it’s much more durable for the quilts that are used over and over and washed and washed. Yay for me!!!

  61. Sarah F. Avatar
    Sarah F.

    The one accomplishment I wanted to achieve as a quilter was to have a quilt juried into the Paducah AQS show. And I did! In 2003 my Dear Jane was accepted into the show and I was absolutely astonished when it placed. Never dreamed it would win 2nd place in its category.

  62. Pat Nordahl Avatar
    Pat Nordahl

    My greatest achievement is creating a group and gave each person who wanted to work on the quilt to honor the 90th birthday of one of our weekly quilt group. The quilt was The Cardinal Quilt by CarrieGolias in the spring 2018 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.A blue and white quilt is on my bucket list and the precuts of you Blue Indigo fabrics would be the perfect choice.

  63. carol thomas Avatar

    After losing my left eye sight, I it was a challenge to do anything quilting. I have “learned” how to adjust and not give up, find alternative methods, and not give up. I may not be perfect but I am so fortuniate to be able to continue with quilting. I didn’t give up and that is my greatest accomplishment. I am thankful for one eye.

  64. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    With your guidance as a mentor, teacher, designer, my greatest accomplishment as a quitter is that I have found a love of something to do, which Provides me with a hobby that enables me to create a variety of gifts toGive with love and the fact that it has certainly helped me to tone down my perfectionist attitude. The recipient always loves the gift and that makes my heart happy.

  65. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I learned & completed an appliqué quilt with Kim Diehl’s method & im hooked!!!!

  66. Teri Avatar

    Love all the quilts in these fabrics! My greatest accomplishment in quilting might be finishing a quilt for my grandson.

  67. Caryl Brix Avatar
    Caryl Brix

    I finished a Dear Jane quilt, pieced and quilted by hand!


    Wonderful blue fabric for Jan. Looking forward to getting some. You do such a great job. Thanks, Nancy Pleimann

  69. Sally Christiansen Avatar
    Sally Christiansen

    Love your new line of fabric! My greatest accomplishment has been to make a quilt for a church raffle that went for $250.00.

  70. Vickie Olsen Avatar
    Vickie Olsen

    Mmm. all projects look great. Already preordered a FQ bundle earlier, but just had to order one more kit!, like I need it, but I do want it., so I will splurge and order that too!

  71. Jacque B. Avatar
    Jacque B.

    In April, 25 years ago, I decided to make an appliqué Christmas quilt. Then as I was cutting blocks out, I decided I might as well make four of them, just alike. I did most of the piecing by hand, but time constraints stepped in and I put the big blocks together by machine. Then a wonderful friend custom quilted all of them and they were ready in time for Christmas.
    I would love to make four more quilts In one of your blue and white patterns, but time has taken its toll on my fingers. Maybe I’ll attempt one!

  72. jubama Avatar

    merci pour ce jeu , très beaux tissus ! mes réalisations préférées sont celles faites à mes enfants et petits enfants !

  73. Sharon Browne Avatar
    Sharon Browne

    Actually finishing a quilt from beginning to end!

  74. Judiann Avatar

    I think my greatest personal quilting accomplishment is learning different techniques of quilting. But as I reflect on what happens after the quilt is finished and has been given away is that some homemade love is the best gift.

  75. Jan Avatar

    Your new line is beautiful. Love two color quilt to decorate with. My greatest accomplishment is my grandmothers garden. Many of the flowers where made on bus trips with cotton road tours, visiting quilt stores and sightseeing all across the U.S.A.

  76. Judy Wilson Avatar
    Judy Wilson

    My accomplishment was finishing a quilt for my grandson’s High School graduation.

  77. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts Avatar

    Wow!!! Just give me a moment to get my jaw off of my keyboard…. ahhh…. your quilts are all just gorgeous!! GORGEOUS!!! I set out to make a quilt for every bed, and I did it. Now I’m so hooked I need to think up a new goal. LOL Actually, I view my best accomplishments as the quilts of love I have made for those who are suffering, whether from a loss, a surgery, illness or heartache. Thanks for the fun!

  78. Barbara Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter might just be the year that I had of finishes all Christmas Quilts for gifts, all 4 of my grandchildren are getting new bed quilts tailored to their likes, my twin a wall hanging, my sons and wives Christmas quilts and table runner sets, my husband a flannel cozy quilt, I’m proud of the year I’ve had and can’t wait to see these quilts received and being used. Love your new fabric lines.Merry Christmas

  79. Cynthia Wood Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment is (hopefully) coming soon. A clean workplace where I can find everything. And, each one has it’s own place.

  80. Raquel Garcia Avatar

    I just love giving my quilts away! And since no one in my family is a quilter, they don’t know that those points are supposed to meet! They can have a multitude of mistakes and no one is the wiser.

  81. Susan Avatar

    These fabrics are fabulous! I love blue and white quilts the best. I think that I will start with the fat quarter pack then add yardage. All of these projects are lovely, what to do first…..

  82. Mary Kolb Avatar

    I’m about to complete my greatest quilting accomplishment any day now! I will have made quilts for all ten of my grandchildren and they are age nine doe to age one and that is the quilt I am finishing.
    I will come and rock little Drew anytime – I’m just across the border in MN!❣️

  83. Glenna C Denman Avatar
    Glenna C Denman

    My greatest technical accomplishment as a quilter has been to win the “Fine Home Machine Quilting” award at my guild’s quilt show. But my greatest personal accomplishment as been to make quilts for all our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Everyone in the family can sleep under a quilt if they wish to. Thank you for your drawing for Indigo Gatherings fabrics, they are beautiful.

  84. Karen Seitz Avatar
    Karen Seitz

    A couple of things come to mind, but the most recent is that I just finished hand quilting a quilt for the first time, and I love how it tuned out! It is made up of all blue and tan HSTs and is about 80 x 88″. It has wool batting and I did big stitch quilting on the boro wovens and other quilting cottons and love how soft and squishy it is.

  85. Sandy Carlson Avatar

    I think my greatest accomplishment has been the ability to bless so many others with quilts over the years. My Guild wants to do a quilt show with each person showing 5 quilts. I have given so many away, I’m scrambling to come up with that many! Love your quilts. A storm at sea is on my bucket list…

  86. bobbie Rumler Avatar
    bobbie Rumler

    I love the quilts, any quilt, and my best accomplishment is doing the feathered star quilt blocks. My favorite quilt block are stars I have them everywhere. I have so many quilts to do I don’t think I’ll get them all done….Blue and Cream (white) is my favorite…but who has a favorite child!!

  87. EllenB Avatar

    Making and finishing 2 king sized,foundation pieced quilts, machine quilted with a small domestic machine on the dining room table. A Carolina Lily and a Feathered Star, both made in 1999. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and order your beautiful indigos!

  88. Kelly Avatar

    I love the Indigo Blue fabric, but I love all your fabric! I think my biggest accomplishment is hand quilting a queen size quilt. It was a project I worked on put away pulled it out…and finally finished. It is one of my favorite.

  89. suejean1 Avatar

    Oh my goodness, your Indigo Gatherings fabric is fabulous. I believe my greatest accomplishment was winning best of show at our local quilt show. I submitted my Words to Live By quilt. Everyone that came to the show voted on their favorite and my quilt won. Thank you Lisa for your fabulous designs.

  90. melinda Avatar

    Indigo and cream are my favorite colors. Will be pre-ordering some of your beautiful new line…continued from all your other beautiful lines!!! and patterns. My greatest accomplishment is almost done…Hook, Line, and Sinker quilt for my fisherman son…(colored w/crayon and hand embroidered blocks with pieced border). It contains some Primitive Gathering fabrics! thanks for sharing your talents! m

  91. Tammy Penley Avatar

    Hi Lisa, my accomplishment to date is finishing 3 baby quilts by the due dates of the babies! Two girls and a boy. Love this blue fabric line! Thanks for a chance to win..☺️👍

  92. Rose J Avatar
    Rose J

    Having a quilt going to Quilt Con this February

  93. Carol Avatar

    I have been working hard to overcome my fear of the long arm machine! I’m not afraid of imperfections, I’m afraid of all the horror stories I read on the long arm sites that are supposed to be helpful… but mainly, when I see needles in fingers and broken bits and bobs and the price tags for repairs…. it makes me quake and shake! Still working on the fear factor but it’s easier to overcome when you stop reading the blogs!
    Off to my studio… a quilt to finish long arming before Santa shows up!

  94. BarbBBQOnnen Avatar

    WOW ! Your blues and whites are so cool. My biggest accomplishments to date are: 1. Completing a Quiltworx paper pieced quilt (love paper piecing) and liking it with the fabric I selected (don’t like picking out fabric for a project – usually buy a kit) 2. Finishing an assortment of UFOs or PIGs or whatever you call them 3. Loving and mastering wool applique with many of your kits.

  95. Leanne Mal Avatar
    Leanne Mal

    Lisa, my greatest accomplishment in quilting is my “Magic of Christmas” Quilt! It was a quilt-a-long you had a few years back. To date it is my favorite quilt❤️ I look at it now and I still can’t believe I made that quilt as I was fairly new to quilting at the time.
    I absolutely love your “Indicon” and “Baeyer Star” quilts! I feel you hit it out of the ballpark with Indigo Gatherings…Gorgeous!!

  96. Cindy Siefferlen Avatar
    Cindy Siefferlen

    My greatest achievement is teaching my daughter how to create with needle and thread. She teaches and we use it to help to cope with the daily challenges.

    On Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 11:50 AM Lisa Bongean’s Web Blog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Happy Saturday Morning Everyone!…Are you decking > your halls today? Are you shopping? Are you Stitching? So much to > do…right? But make sure you get some of those things crossed off the > list today!!! Quilter’s always need Fabric..and I just happen ” >

  97. Debra Reber Avatar
    Debra Reber

    I think I’m still waiting for my greatest accomplishment!! But out of what I’ve made so far, it would probably be the mermaid quilt I made for my granddaughter. I had to make a lot of changes to the blocks to make it look like I wanted it to look, so it was very challenging. I love the picture of Jeter!

  98. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    Lisa-Another star studded line of fabric and quilt designs! My greatest accomplishment besides finishing the quilts I start would be sewing the bindings on some quilts when I had back health issues and could no sit or stand so sewed the bindings on while laying on my back. Quilting gave me comfort and the will to keep going!

  99. Katherine Avatar

    I have made hundreds of quilts but I think the one that is my greatest accomplishment is the queen-sized one I made as a gift for my son when he graduated from medical school. We both love Amish quilts and he selected one from a book of antique Amish quilts for me to replicate. I shipped the quilt to him a few weeks before graduation and he called me to tell me it arrived safely. He also told me that each of his three roommates (also med students) had received a quilt from someone in their family. Apparently a “competition” developed but my son announced with a chuckle “ Don’t worry Mom, mine won. It was the only one that was hand quilted”.

  100. Rita Gillis Avatar
    Rita Gillis

    I love the new Indigo fabric! I would have to say my greatest accomplishment as a quilter would be completing your The Magic of Christmas stitch a long. It won 1st place in the quilt show. Now I want to learn wool appliqué. Taking a wool appliqué class from you is on my bucket list!

  101. Larine Dunham Avatar
    Larine Dunham

    Wow! Love your Indigo Gatherings, now to decide which precuts to order … mind you I already have too much fabric (if there is such a thing!), but this collection will be to good to pass up! My greatest accomplishment would have to be my Moda Blockheads I quilt, I learned to just love the 6″ blocks with all the many small pieces. I learned precision! Those skills I can use in any other quilt I ever make regardless of the block size. Also, so thrilled Blockheads III is on the way! Merry Christmas Lisa!!

  102. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    My greatest accomplishment is being able to quilt my own quilts. I don’t have a fancy long arm machine. I use my Juki that sits on a carriage that I move around myself on a quilt rack. I don’t do a lot of stitching, mostly meandering. The quilts look great and I’m proud that I can make a quilt from start to finish.

  103. Brenda C Avatar
    Brenda C

    I simply love indigo and can’t wait to see this line. My greatest accomplishment might be the Just Takes Two by Gail Boomers and Brenda P., which was a 100 block tribute to the New York City show of red and white quilts. My Hand applique and hand quilted sampler is another quilt that was an accomplishment.

  104. Cheri Phillips Avatar

    I think my greatest accomplishment as a quilter is making a baby quilt for each new grandchild — and actually getting it done to give them at birth!

  105. Kathy Harris Avatar
    Kathy Harris

    Love those blues and whites. My greatest quilting accomplishment is my millennium quilt, king size and the whole quilt was paper pieced.

  106. Kim Kopac Avatar
    Kim Kopac

    I always loved blues, these are beautiful!!

  107. Terry Avatar

    Love the new line. My greatest accomplishment is having my step daughter start quilting!

  108. Maggie R. Avatar
    Maggie R.

    I designed a quilt and then had it quilted by a friend named Tammy Finkler for the Grand Rapids, MI guild show and I won for best quilt in my category and she won for best machine quilting. Which if you know Tammy that’s no surprise she’s fantastic!

  109. Tamara Williams Avatar
    Tamara Williams

    Star quilts are my favorite, 2 color scrap favorite color combination. So this line is a win-win!

  110. Sandy Avatar

    Love the Indigo!! Greatest accomplishment was teaching a wool class at quilt guild! I was a little nervous but it was fine and the group started a Wool Bee…we call ourselves The Wool-a-Bees. So much fun!

  111. Judi Goldammer Avatar
    Judi Goldammer

    Best color combinations ever! Greatest accomplishment is passing on the sewing gene to my 21 yr old daughter. We sew different things but love the creative outlet.

  112. Jean W Pope Avatar
    Jean W Pope

    I love this blue fabric and all the quilts. Very tempting.

  113. Sharlet Simmons Avatar
    Sharlet Simmons

    I do have to say that I love applique quilts. I started as a “piecer” and use to call applique “crapilque”, Then I tried doing applique and I quickly began to love the process and the look. However, the Indigo Gatherings just might make me into a “piecer” once again!

  114. Mary Jo Avatar
    Mary Jo

    Love the blue and white especially because blue is my favorite color. My greatest accomplishment is a Texas Star quilt that I totally hand pieced and quilted. It was truly a labor of love. It started out small but I just couldn’t stop.

  115. Lois Wilhelm Avatar
    Lois Wilhelm

    Stunning quilts! My greatest accomplishments have been compliments by fellow quilters on presentations I have made and classes I have taught.

  116. Ruth Ann Avatar
    Ruth Ann

    Hmmm, probably my bed size quilt that I hand quilted is my biggest accomplishment that is finished. Love the blues!

  117. Sandi Avatar

    Thank you for blessing my Saturday with your blog post. Am excited for the new fabric lines coming.

  118. Ellen Reibling Avatar
    Ellen Reibling

    The hydrangea wool mat by PG is one of my favorite finishings and my sister commented she thought it was from Pottery Barn.. I love that sweet mat

  119. needleminder Avatar

    I was a finalist in the McCalls Quilting magazine Original Design Star competition, and also a Finalist in American Patchwork and Quilting magazines Design Challenge. But my greatest accomplishment as a quilter is making my family and friends lives and homes more comfortable with the things that I make. ❤️

  120. Belinda Jones Avatar
    Belinda Jones

    My greatest accomplishment as a quilter lies in teaching others to quilt. I have two dear friends who sewed beautifully but had never made a quilt. After introducing them to quilting, they are just as much in love with quilting as I am! It always gives me pleasure to pass along what I know about quilting to others. How exciting it is to watch others grow in their passion for creating!

  121. Robin T. Avatar
    Robin T.

    Thank you for the beautiful indigo fabrics! My greatest accomplishment is in the past with my involvement at the local quilt guild and the annual shows we organized with everyone showing off their quilts. Over 30 years of quilting I have met so many wonderful people.

  122. Marie Avatar

    Learning to use my longarm. Now to get actually get good at it…

  123. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    I am a very proud grandmother. I am most grateful for the opportunity this year to assist my two oldest grandsons (ages 8 and 6) in making their first quilts. Piecing and quilting! They love my sewing machine.

  124. lcdds217 Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment today is finishing Twilight Garden!! I just got back from taking it to my longarm artist – she’s about 1 hour away and worth every minute of the drive! We will be reunited in February – I am already looking forward to it! Thank you for the challenge Lisa – it was a great journey!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Where we meeting up in February?

      1. lcdds217 Avatar

        Sorry -i meant my quilt and I – I wouldn’t mind celebrating with you too if you’re in the Buffalo NY area!

  125. Sandy Dahlgren Avatar

    My greatest accomplishment in quilting it has allowed me to show my children that you can find something you love to do and get great satisfaction with your life through quilting or whatever hobby that inspires them.
    I have also gotten the best, closes friends of all ages from our quilting quild, that I would not trade for the world. The pleasure of making a quilt top is just an added bonus.

  126. Lisa Barcomb Avatar
    Lisa Barcomb

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the indigo!!

    1. Lisa Barcomb Avatar
      Lisa Barcomb

      My greatest accomplishment is to simply share my love of quilting with my 2 young daughters… and when I finish Twilight Garden, that will be my next greatest accomplishment!

  127. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    Oh, I love the Indigo Gatherings fabric! I’m collecting indigo and cream fabrics to reproduce a fragile antique quilt that was left behind in our 1908 summer cottage. My greatest accomplishment as a quilter is getting my granddaughter interested in quilting.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Is love to see that quilt

  128. Deb G in VA Avatar
    Deb G in VA

    My biggest accomplishment would be finishing a large quilt, which I gave yet to do! I love your fabric and patterns!

  129. Marilyn H Avatar
    Marilyn H

    My greatest accomplishment is conquering the quarter inch seam accurately every time! Other things just seemed to fall into place. And…to follow the pattern correctly takes rereading at least three times and that is fine with me since I do not like to unsew!