TAKE IT EASY… another great quilt & giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.



Take It Easy…This designed popped in my head and I knew it would be so fun to make…Super simple…made with two jelly rolls! Quilt measures is 72”x 78” Just add more jellyrolls if you want a bigger quilt.  This is the first quilt I made with the Redwork fabric…I think a quilt can be simple and make a stunnig impact.  All the quilts we make do not have to be super hard…I like to mix in the simple one with the more intricate ones.  We all need to push our skills and learn, but there are always going to be a need for fast, get it done now quilts!

Take is Easy was named while again…listening to my playlist…and thinking….hmm this would make a great quilt name…Naming quilts is the HARDEST thing to do, if you do not have some sort of method to it…I love using song titles…so here is the song this quilt was named after…I loved Glen Frey….and the Eagles…you cannot love music and not love this song...Take It Easy  You can listen while you view the pics of this fun quilt!

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take is Easy/Primitive Gatherings
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings


Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings


Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Take It easy is a simple kit for us to make…two jelly rolls and a binding and pattern…we priced it at $90…so that is like getting the 1/2″ yds of binding free.  This kit is 10% off when you place your order by the end of April.  Or you can buy the two jelly rolls and the pattern separate…the choice is yours…I do not know what is the better deal…with the discounts…pre-cuts are 20% off.  If someone figures it out post it…I am not trying to make more money, I just have to kit everything..and have the prices ready for when they are not on sale anymore.


Click HERE to buy a kit for Take it Easy!

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All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these two quilts if you missed it… make sure you go to their posts and comment to win kits and patterns.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

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REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
I Think I’m in Love

Click here if you want to read about I think I’m in Love and enter the Give-Away!

If you want to win a kit for Take it Easy and I will also give away 6 patterns…please leave me a comment for what you do when you need a break..it is your stitching?, a walk, call someone…what do you do?  Read what I do below…Winner will be picked at the end of the Redwork Event!

On the personal side…I’ve been running down the road, trying to loosen my load, I’ve got a world of troubles on my mind…(just in case you didn’t listen to the song)

Yesterday…Nick & I and my Sister and her husband Doug went for a ride on our motorcycle…there were tons of people out riding…we stopped at parks, gas stations, sat on a bench by the lake and ate outside…I wanted to pack PB&J in our saddle bags, but I got laughed at.  With nothing open it is sad…my heart breaks for all those business that are closed.  You need places to stop when riding a bike…and we would have stopped probably 4 times during our trip yesterday at a business and spent money.  We came home to make steaks on the grill and I slept like a baby with all the fresh air.  I have a total of 360 on my ride this year..not too bad since our weather has been crappy and it’s only April!!!  I took most Sunday off…I get up early so I stitched few things on my #STITCH366.  It felt good, now I’m eager to get back to it..

400 responses to “TAKE IT EASY… another great quilt & giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.”

  1. Pat Braun Avatar
    Pat Braun

    I live in the Rocky Mountains so everywhere I walk is beautiful! It’s hard to tell which is more relaxing…walking or sewing!

  2. Carol Schallock Avatar

    Take It Easy would be an awesome quilt for a valor quilt. I need to make two this year. One will be from your Stars and Strips Gathering. I hadn’t picked out the other pattern, now I have

    1. Lindsey Christner Avatar
      Lindsey Christner

      When I need a break, I like to work on genealogy! I love the color red so when I saw this quilt, I was immediately drawn to it! I also love its simplicity. Nice job on the pattern & colors!

    2. Paula Avatar

      When I need a break I take a walk through the fields behind my house. Fresh air is a must!
      Thanks for a chance to win a kit or pattern!

  3. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    I love “Take it Easy”. – very clever pattern Lisa. Great job! I am just bouncing from project to project these days. Way too much time on my hands. Quilte frankly – I am over this! Thank you for the chance. be well and be safe.

  4. Pat Spurgeon Avatar
    Pat Spurgeon

    When I take a break from quilting, I usually grab a good book, sit on my patio, and get lost in fiction for a bit!

  5. Patti O'Donnell Avatar
    Patti O’Donnell

    I go into my studio, select a movie, this weekend it was Cary Grant, I’ll prep a few things for hand stitching and then work on a quilt. I love this one, Take it easy. I also enjoy knitting but this year it has been quilting. 7 quilts so far.

  6. Chris Avatar

    I never thought I would say this but I am loving going for a walk with my dog Mila. She is so sweet and a great companion.

  7. Carrie Cameron Avatar
    Carrie Cameron

    When I’m not hanging out in my sewing room I am usually in the kitchen . Cooking and baking are my other stress relievers and creative outlets.

  8. Jane Zagrodnik Avatar
    Jane Zagrodnik

    I love Take It Easy. Can you order the Back you want? I am sure the answer is no. I want the Needle and Thread Backing for this quilt. I have ordered the Long Way home with backing…hoping I get the RedWork back. Thank you for some easy quilts to put together

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      the answer is YES! Just put what you want in the comment section!!!!

  9. Christine Dromgoole Avatar
    Christine Dromgoole

    If I’m not sewing, I’m golfing. I’m glad the weather is good enough for you guys to get out on your bikes, great picture!!

  10. bobbie rumler Avatar
    bobbie rumler

    we used to ride but getting too old I guess, we visit with friends at their houses…I haven’t been to a grocery store in 5 weeks, husband does the shopping now..I am very prone to bronchistis…been sewing up a storm though sending only good thoughts and I love the lastest quilt

  11. Kathy Martin Avatar
    Kathy Martin

    My getaway is always at my sewing machine. If I need a break from that, I’ll sit at the computer and play a few games of Spider Solitaire. In the Spring time, my getaway is to go out in my yard & putter in the flower beds. I’m a farm girl, so my yard is my Spring & Summer therapy.

  12. oh Avatar

    Love all the quilts. Looks like a half-yard bundle on the wish list…

  13. Gayle Cowdin Avatar
    Gayle Cowdin

    Love the Redwork gatherings collection. Hope I win😁

  14. Susan Avatar

    When I take a break, I do anything that takes me outside since I sew in my basement in a room with no windows…. garden, yard work, walk, ride my bicycle- anything to get some fresh air!

  15. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar

    Love this easy quilt like I love everything else you do! Still working on organizing my studio, but am finding some time to work on small projects when I’m not working my *real* job at home! Take it Easy!

  16. Susan M Grochowski Avatar
    Susan M Grochowski

    Hi Lisa! When I need a break from quilting I usually go for a walk or do some gardening. Lately it’s been mostly walking as it’s been to cold to garden. “Take It Easy” is a fun looking quilt and looks great in reds and creams! Love your designs and patterns.

  17. Judi Reiss Avatar
    Judi Reiss

    When I need a break, I tend to read. I stich whenever possible but when I am just iterd, I read either inside or on my deck.

  18. Alice Avatar

    Sewing is my biggest escape. I try to alternate between my machine and handwork. You reall hit it out of the park with your new line! Absolutely ❤️❤️❤️ each project!

  19. Darci Strobel Avatar
    Darci Strobel

    Love that you are getting out on your bike. The new red quilts are great. I love an easy project as much as the next gal!!! Have fun!

    1. usairdoll Avatar

      Great quilt name! When I need a break I read.

  20. Deb Valentine Avatar
    Deb Valentine

    Love this design. I wander outside when I need a break. Hubby and I love to walk on the golf course.

  21. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    The quilt is gorgeous. With all this time I have been working on lots of stitching with wool projects. Very relaxing. We also took a bike ride this weekend. Got the bicycles out and did the loop the lake of little lake Buttes des Morts. It was a workout!

  22. Ann Armstrong Avatar
    Ann Armstrong

    I love the name and colors of the Take it Easy quilt. Sometimes when I need time out I will take my knitting and a good video, put my mind on nothing but the stitches and relax.

  23. Debbie Haggard Avatar
    Debbie Haggard

    Stitching of some kind, or reading. Should be outside walking more LOL. Take it Easy is a great pattern for the beginner- love it!

  24. Kim Friesen Avatar
    Kim Friesen

    when i need a break from stitching I read, my second passion.

  25. Jan B. Avatar
    Jan B.

    When I need a break, I usually sew or read or cross stitch which I’m just getting back into after 30+ years. It was my first love but has been replaced by quilting. Love the Take it Easy pattern & redwork gatherings fabrics! Yummy! I, too, am an Eagles fan & have downloaded most of their music to listen to when I’m sewing!

    1. Judy Shapleigh Avatar
      Judy Shapleigh

      I sew every day and take it easy by curling up with a book or playing a word game on my phone.

  26. moosebaymusings Avatar

    Love this quilt! When I need a break, I walk my dog. We do two long walks everyday and I usually listen to a book on tape while walking.

  27. Robin McGuire Avatar
    Robin McGuire

    Gorgeous fabrics and quilts! I quilt, of course, and take breaks to read and take a walk. Music is also a wonderful way I relax!

  28. Deborah Andry Avatar
    Deborah Andry

    When I am stressed I call one of my 5 sisters for support. If none of them are available, I eat potato chips! Yes. I really do!

  29. Cathy C Avatar
    Cathy C

    Wow Lisa, you have your own bike? So cool. Nothing feels freer then riding on a motorcycle! Although, these days, mine is just a scooter. Hahaha. When I need to take a break from stitching, I usually do something physical like yard work, or cleaning or ride my bicycle.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes…each year I try to learn something…and three years ago is was to ride my own bike…Nick was having some health issues and I didn’t want to give it up!

  30. Martha Merder Avatar
    Martha Merder

    I’ve been quilting a lot since the quarantine. My sewing room is upstairs in one of my son’s bedrooms that became a sewing room after he married. I can see out the windows across our lawn to our pond & neighboring corn fields. For a break I go out & walk the pond perimeter & pull a few weeds from my flower beds. There seem to always be weeds! I also FaceTime with my grandchildren. I miss hugging them so much! Thanks for your blog & other designers who’re helping us through these trying times.

  31. Pat Avatar

    What WOULD we do without those great songs in our ❤️ and minds
    Love your red quilts. You inspired me to go the blue indigo
    Can’t wait to go RED❣️
    Foreigner I want to know what love is. We can all be showing it 😊

  32. Karen Jordan Avatar
    Karen Jordan

    trying to tame my scraps!

  33. Stephanie Kluk Avatar
    Stephanie Kluk

    Love this quilt. When I need a break I dive into a good novel…..takes me away!

  34. Marilyn Hopkins Avatar
    Marilyn Hopkins

    For a break? Love to take a walk with my Corgi whose name is Rocky. Neither of us can move too fast, so it works out fine for both of us!

  35. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    I love your quilts. The reds I just want them all. So glad you had time for yourself and family to keep you grounded. Always wishing you the very best.
    Geri Sherwood

  36. Melanie B Avatar
    Melanie B

    When I need a break, I love to curl up with a good book!!

  37. Kathy Oppelt Avatar
    Kathy Oppelt

    Packing up to move and can’t wait to have a new sewing room all set up! I’m a coral/turquoise kinda gal, but soooo loving all the red that I know it will feature in the new house…with your great new patterns….keep them coming! My packing break would be the blogs, emails, online jigsaw puzzles, etc


    I love this quilt Take It Easy. I just love red and white (cream) quilts. Red is my favorite color. These days I find myself hiding in my sewing studio. It feels safe and is very healing for me. After my father passed away, I found this little sign “Sewing mends the soul”. That is what I like to do (making quilts) when things are stressful. This quilt makes me feel hopeful.

  39. Sara Tondini Avatar
    Sara Tondini

    At Lisa’s suggestion: If you buy the kit, it is $90. If you buy 2 JR, a pattern and 1/2yd binding, it is $79. But, if you buy backing with kit, it is $154.80. But, if bought separately, 2 JR, 7-1/4 for binding and backing and pattern, it is $160.00. Thanks for making me do math. 🙂

  40. mary h Avatar
    mary h

    I have options- I either go sew or read or go out in my flower gardens. They are looking pretty good this year with all this home time. I too like to swap between easy and hard quilts. But it’s getting lonely. I am a nurse so my outing is to a hospital- ack!

  41. Judith Diani Avatar
    Judith Diani

    We have become beginning beekeepers! So I divide my time between quilting (making bee quilt now of course) and checking our bees. So fun that they go together! Sure keeps a positive spin on life renewing itself!

  42. Maureen Fry Avatar
    Maureen Fry

    To take a break I love to spend time with my grandchildren, however that is impossible right now. So I talk to them on the phone and we email back and forth. Love the quilt, I love all your quilts.

  43. Jan M Avatar
    Jan M

    I love doing hand work! Whether it’s appliqué, wool appliqué, knitting. Throw some baking, reading and visiting with friends in there too.

  44. Lynne Avatar

    Live on a ranch, so actually, quilting is my break! Plenty to do here, and walking to check on things is the best!
    Thank you for all your creativity and inspiration!

  45. khutson2@cox.net Avatar

    I have never used jelly rolls for a quilt before so take it easy will be my first! Thank you Lisa for all the tips and tricks and everything that you do for quilters of the world!

  46. jrp53 Avatar

    Since I am still working from home full time with a full pay check, (Thank God!), when I need a break I go to the sewing room and stitch a bit or at least fondle the fabric. I am working on quilting a queen size quilt for my granddaughter on a sit down long arm, a Christmas present to me. i am debating the fat quarter bundle or the jelly roll of the beautiful redwork gatherings to mix with the other primitive gatherings fabrics in my stash. Whatever I do they will work together beautifully! Thanks for keeping us sane during this most unusual time.

  47. SUSIE BROWN Avatar

    Of all of the new patterns, this is my favorite. I spied it on your video and wondered how it was made…..jelly rolls! How easy! I love the versalitility of red and white quilts
    I decorate seasonally ccx and my red and white quilts are wonderful for Christmas, Valentines Day and patriotic summer decorating! O love the new fabric and can’t wait foe this one.

  48. Cheryl G Avatar
    Cheryl G

    Now days I talk on the phone with grandkids after sewing a few hours on mask for the community. I can’t wait to get back to quilting and big hugs. The pattern Take it Easy is cute and will take our minds off of everything else.

  49. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    Even the simple quilts are a feast for the eyes, especially in two colors.

  50. stephzw Avatar

    A break? What is a break? I have to stitch fast if I hope to live long enough to finish my stash! Seriously, I take a nap. I live alone so no one is harmed, and the telemarketers won’t let me sleep too long.

  51. Felice Avatar

    Creating has always been my escape – whether it’s quilting, hooking, punching, stitching or scrapbooking. Handwork is always best for me, or taking a walk and listening to the world outside. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  52. Joy White Avatar
    Joy White

    Love the colors of your new line red is my favorite color. When I need a break I usually take a bike ride or if my break is to get out of myself I have my grandkids come over and we do all kinds of crazy things they are the best. No time to worry about the what ifs.

  53. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    I really like the look of the Take it easy quilt. When I need a break, I like to go for a walk in the woods. I find it very calming. I also play clarinet in a local concert band. When I am playing, nothing else matters but the music, which gives me a break from everything else.

  54. Deb Magerkurth Avatar
    Deb Magerkurth

    I’m so inspired by your redwork fabrics and patterns! When I get bogged down I call a friend or eat! I think I need more friends because I seem to fall back on eating more than anything. I better check how high my bathroom scale goes before it breaks! ICKES! I guess I need more fabric! 🙂

  55. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    My usual go-to is reading, but it might be a walk or a phone call or an email. Anything that takes my mind off of eating! And your redworks is the BEST ever! And that is saying a LOT!

  56. Rachel Childress Avatar
    Rachel Childress

    I usually sit and stitch something while watching a movie if I just need to “chill”. I also love to take walks…the weather has not been as cooperative!! Boo. Looking forward to all the redwork!!

  57. Sarah P in AL Avatar
    Sarah P in AL

    I spend time outside with my dogs. If it weren’t for those crazy two mutts, I might not get to enjoy the sunshine, and the birds, and the animals they chase. (No bunnies or squirrels can linger in my yard.) I love the simplicity of this pattern. Great job, as always!

    1. Susan Avatar

      I like to read, walk, or kick back in the recliner with my tablet when I want a break.

  58. Dana M Haskell Avatar
    Dana M Haskell

    Love ‘Take It Easy’! My break is usually playing in the sewing room, but this past week has a been a rough one with a fibromyalgia flare. So the back up plan is catching up on recorded shows.

  59. Lisa Mikel Avatar
    Lisa Mikel

    Your quilt is very cute. When I want to relax my favorite activity is sewing and having a nice cup of tea.

  60. K Avatar

    I love yourTake it Easy quilt and and song by The Eagles & Don Henley. I also love two color quilts and doing my Moda Blockhead 3 with your Indigo Gatherings. I lost my job on 17th, so job search prep, mask making, gardening, cooking and sewing on quilt projects takes up my day. I will buy the jelly rolls & pattern after I find a new job.

  61. Susan Koscielak Avatar
    Susan Koscielak

    When I take a break from sewing, I like to work in my flower and vegetable garden. I even like pulling weeds! I like being outside in the sun and fresh air, listening to the wind and life around me.

  62. Essie Avatar

    Lisa … thank you for sharing about your motorcycle ride with hubby & family … my husband and I used to ride and you brought back many wonderful memories of our travels … he never could pass up an ice cream stand … love your fabric and this quilt … when I need a break, I usually sew or watch HDTV and if the dog needs a break, we go for a walk! Thank you!!!

  63. Nancy Thone Avatar

    I’m retired, and I have to say I am doing a lot more quilting and cooking these days! My schedule is still somewhat “normal” because our son and DIL are in essential businesses, so I babysit the twin grands 2 days a week. That’s my resoite from this quarantine and makes me so happy! Love your new fabric line and your patterns. Take Me Away is on my “make” list! Stay safe and well!

  64. Joyce Bouy Avatar
    Joyce Bouy

    Love 5he quilt. I love red and white. Grandson is because of the 🏠 shut down, so going for a walk with him and Toby our dog. The weather is going to be in the 80s. Maybe some ATV rides.

  65. Sandy G. Avatar
    Sandy G.

    I spend my breaks talking to friends or reading. Love the Take it Easy quilt and the Redwork fabric line. This is going on my to do list!

  66. Kathy Avatar

    Stitching is pretty much my go-to, and eating chocolate. Love the new redwork quilts.

  67. Mary Kolb Avatar
    Mary Kolb

    When I need a break I often times head for a walk around the neighborhood.

  68. Denise Cabral Avatar
    Denise Cabral

    When I need a break, it’s into my quilt room and piece piece piece!

  69. Lisa Bremer Avatar
    Lisa Bremer

    You’ve got another winner with Take It Easy quilt, love the fabric. When I need a break, baking relaxes me and then I have yummy treats to eat and share, of course.

  70. Sandy Holder Avatar
    Sandy Holder

    Quilting is my stress reliever. I try to sew at least a few minutes everyday to reset my gears for the next day. I love your Take It Easy pattern! I have always wanted to make a two color quilt and have admired your display of red/shirting quilts.

  71. EllenB Avatar

    We usually walk around the neighborhood, but to break the everyday monotony, we’ve found so many natural areas around here. Didn’t realize there were so many nature, fossil, and Indian mound areas so close!

  72. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I’m in a friendship group that meets every Wednesday, since we are all sheltering in place at home we are meeting on Zoom instead. It’s fun to catch up and see what everyone is working on. Otherwise, I’m in my yard enjoying a cup of tea and my garden or reading a book.

  73. Nancy Kintzel Avatar
    Nancy Kintzel

    Take It Easy is another great ted/white quilt! I love the “mindless sewing” that easy patterns provide. I’ve been taking a lot of walks to clear my mind or get lost in a good book. Can’t wait for these fabrics!!

  74. Jane K Avatar
    Jane K

    My taking it easy is going to the cabin sitting out on the deck with some hand stitching and a glass of wine lol. Love all the redwork!

  75. Bonnie Larson Avatar
    Bonnie Larson

    My go to is either sewing or hand stitching to destress. Thanks Lisa. Awesome pattern

  76. Karen Gaither Avatar
    Karen Gaither

    I love Your Take it Easy Quilt and all the Eagles & Don Henley’s songs. I think two color quilts are so beautiful and doing my Moda Blockhead 3 in Indigo Gatherings. I lost my job on 17th, so job search will move to front burner, then making masks for family & friends, cooking, gardening, organizing sewing room and working on quilt projects. Once I get a job,I will order Take it Easy pattern & Redwork Jelly Rolls!

  77. checkingthelistblog Avatar

    Love this new kit! Nice way to give the mind and body a peaceful escape during these uncertain times.

  78. Kathleen Reed Avatar
    Kathleen Reed

    I’m loving Redwork Gatherings fabric. When I need a break, I go out and dig and tend my garden.

  79. Caryn S Avatar
    Caryn S

    Either go for a walk or a drive. We have a wetlands area behind our house or we drive down to a town south of us. I agree it is sad that we can’t just stop and eat. There is a restaurant we love as well as an antique shop down there.

    I’ve been doing some baking as well.

  80. Rita jones Avatar
    Rita jones

    Can someone tell me the size block you get from the “embroidered” blocks in the new red work fabric line?

  81. Toby Avatar

    When I need a break, I sit down in my great room & watch the birds in my backyard. I have a bird feeder that attracts cardinals, blue jays, tufted titmouses, etc…, plus a suet feeder that attracts lots of woodpeckers, & a thistle feeder for the finches. Always interesting times observing the birds. Thank you for the opportunity to win the beautiful kit or pattern. Be safe & stay healthy!

  82. Marie Beers Avatar
    Marie Beers

    I go for a walk and then visit my flower garden. Well, I thought for sure your bike would be red.

  83. Christine L Avatar
    Christine L

    Since I am in the group of folks who can still work full time from home, stitching is my way to step back from all of the stuff going on. But I do get out with the husband every day between work and stitching for a long walk to let the chair imprint marks fade away!

  84. Jan Avatar

    I walk my dogs everyday if not raining. We love to go for a ride too, but have to take lunch along. Things will change soon.

  85. Marty Toale Avatar
    Marty Toale

    When I need a break I go out to my porch and turn on music. Sometimes I read, sometimes I just sit there and enjoy everything around me. Living in the country, sometimes its just nice to sit and listen to the quietness and enjoy the birds and country sounds.

  86. Clara Avatar

    Simple is beautiful!! My garden is the next best thing to quilting and when stressed, I pull weeds. Love this pattern, Lisa. clara-chandler@att.net

  87. Linda E Avatar
    Linda E

    Love that this quilt is jellyroll friendly! A winner for sure!
    Take it Easy for me is a nap or piddling in my flowers.

  88. Jan Avatar

    Sewing is my break from my other duties. Working in my gardens, veggie & flower, is another method of taking a break even if it’s weeding. Love this quilt. Gonna have to get on the laptop to do your price comparisons, kit or piece by piece. I can see this quilt in a lot of fabric patterns. Thanks for all the chances to win something in your new line.

  89. Carolyn BC Avatar
    Carolyn BC

    When I need a break my go to is hand stitching. It gives me time to work things out in my mind and I stitch until my mind is clear! My second choice is working in the yard and garden. Nothing like some physical labor to recharge your batteries!


    I always wanted a bike. But I’m too old to get one now. Looks like fun. The quilt fabric is great. I’m working on one of your kits now. I can’t think of the name. It is keeping me calm. Take care and we will all be fine. Thanks, Nancy P.

  91. Tish Avatar

    Hah! As soon as Take it Easy started playing , via ur link, it took me back to the 70’s when I was in the Army hanging out with some girlfriends! Wow, miss those days! I take a break by going out to my gazebo style area where wisteria grows above the frame and smells wonderful. I sit out and read, or just watch and listen to all the sounds of nature, so soothing. Lisa, thank you for another great quilt pattern!

  92. heartnurse1959 Avatar

    Stitching has always been relaxing and therapeutic for me. During this time is has a great way to get my mind off of the events today. Thank you for everything you’re doing to keep us occupied!

  93. Cathy B. Avatar
    Cathy B.

    My stitching – and especially hand work – have been my sanity these days. Pulling out old WIPs and finishing them off is giving me a good sense of accomplishment & morale boost. Especially these days there is always a place for easy patterns that don’t tax the brain too much! Would love to win a pattern!

  94. Carol Gepford Avatar
    Carol Gepford

    Hi Lisa,

    The red work fabric line is gorgeous. when I’m taking a break if the weather is warm I like to go outside and take a walk to my garden or just down the drive(we live back in the woods) and look at the trees, flowers and listen to the birds singing and seeing what birds i can identify by sight or song.


    Carol Gepford

  95. meltontb Avatar

    “Take it Easy” is exactly what I do when I need a break from everything! I take a walk, tend to my seedlings or just do some Pinteresting to feed my soul. I love this new pattern & look forward to the release of this fabric-line!

  96. Karen S Avatar
    Karen S

    Love that song. We start singing it any time we head west on I-40, driving past Winslow, AZ. Great music by the Eagles. And another beautiful quilt. I love walking and doing jigsaw puzzles when I need a break!

  97. Linda Stone Avatar
    Linda Stone

    When I need a change of pace I get out a project and cut the fabric. It clears my mind and gets my next project
    started. Lisa, thank you for creating this beautiful fabric!

  98. Kris Avatar

    I like to go for long walks with my hubby (and sometimes with my kids if they are in the mood to walk) I have been working on a red and white quilt and almost finished. Would love to win the kit to work on for my next red and white project. Stay safe and healthy!

  99. Laurie Parsons Avatar
    Laurie Parsons

    When I take a break, I like to read a good book, outside if the weather cooperates. I already have the Take it Easy kit in my cart, but would love to win it instead! When I was debating on which kit to pick, I thought this pattern looked the easiest, and since I am working on a couple complicated patterns right now, I thought this would be a nice break! But I love “I Think I’m in Love” too, so I may have to get 2!

  100. Kathy Harris Avatar
    Kathy Harris

    Take it easy is a wonderful pattern and I love the fabric. To take a break, I like to do some stitching or read a book.

  101. Laurel Avatar

    Hi Lisa….this was an easy question! This time of the year, I work in the yard to take a break from sewing, and then I’m anxious to take a break from all the yard work by getting back to my sewing!!

  102. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    I usually either hand stitch or read a book on my screened in porch in nice weather or in my sewing room in colder weather

  103. Peg Younger Avatar
    Peg Younger

    Love the Take it Easy quilt….no triangles 💕😉. My best thing to get away is to read. I get lost in someone else’s world, and can close out the crazy in ours right now.

  104. Diane Poirier Avatar
    Diane Poirier

    When I take a break I like to work on my stitching or go with my sweetie and friends to a local tavern for some drinks and laughs. Alas, the only breaks I can take at this time are stitching. I so do miss the company of others!! Soon, I hope we will get back to some sense of normalcy!!

  105. LeLa sijtsma Avatar
    LeLa sijtsma

    I love the way you name your quilts. I love simple, they are usually the most striking ones.

  106. Pris Phillips Avatar
    Pris Phillips

    I too have returned to cross stitching… I have a project I’m making to hang in my sewing studio. Lately I have found a lot of peace in the slow stitching of hand needlework. (I enjoy EPP too.) There is something very soothing to my soul in the rhythm of the needle and thread creating something of beauty. Simple piecing of a quilt has also been soothing. In this uncertain time, my brain has been foggy and I find it hard to concentrate… so a simple project like Take it Easy is just perfect.

  107. Janet Avatar

    Definitely my yard…….I live in the country so I virtually self isolate ALL the time. But the yard is where I go when I just need to unwind…..hang in there. Your love for small business is true. Praying they can all hang in there until we are able to get out there and spend spend spend!!!! jmh

  108. Louise M Haddon Avatar
    Louise M Haddon

    A walk would be my break but not really as I walk all the time. Sewing is probably my real break beause it relaxes me.

  109. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Taking a break = Willow (our new puppy) and I take a nice long walk

  110. Nancy McFall Avatar
    Nancy McFall

    Mostly I read for enjoyment when I’m not sewing or crocheting. I’ve resurrected an old cross stitch picture to finish also.

  111. Linda Jarnecke Avatar
    Linda Jarnecke

    Lisa….Please, please, please make just the pattern available to buy. I have two blue jelly rolls that I really want to make this pattern out of. Oh…and a PDF would be wonderful.

  112. Cindy Shope Avatar
    Cindy Shope

    Love the red and white quilts. I will have to make one someday. Love the picture of you on your bike. We sold ours a couple of years ago. We have some great trips in the years we rode. The coast of Oregon I think was the best. Ride safe.

  113. Linda Schipper-Jarnecke Avatar
    Linda Schipper-Jarnecke

    Lisa, Please, please, please make just the pattern available for purchase. I have two blue (favorite color) jelly rolls that would be perfect for this and I already have 2 red quilts. A PDF would be wonderful!! Please!!

  114. Kathy Avatar

    For a break I either take one of our chow shows for a walk (we have 3) or I head to my sewing room to work on UFO quilt or stitching projects. Needlework has always been a way to relax as it gives that feeling of accomplishing something when maybe things at work are not coming together.

  115. Judy Kubit Avatar
    Judy Kubit

    I love the Take it Easy quilt – what a fun one to make. I looks great in redwork. Usually when I take a break, I go outside – take a walk in the park, go to lunch with a friend, sit on the patio & enjoy the weather. I also like to Skype with my grandchildren – they always make me happy. Sometimes I do wool applique or cross stitch. Thanks for the music.

  116. Sharon Browne Avatar

    Sewing is the best outlet for stress relief for me, anyways. I try to prep something before going to bed so I can start right in the next day whenever I want . Thank you for this giveaway.

  117. Carol Garner Avatar
    Carol Garner

    When I need a break from life, I like to go for a long walk, have done many of those these days, they help remove all the noise, and then I’m ready to get back to stitching, I never run out of any of that to do. I also enjoy cooking, so that too is a good release when weather doesn’t permit a walk. This red fabric is so pretty, and love the simplicity of this pattern. Thank you for all you do.

  118. Lori Thomas Avatar
    Lori Thomas

    When I need a break and relax I will either look through the recipes I have saved for something new to eat or I will get the hand quilting out and stitch a little while. I love the quilts for the new red work fabric especially take it easy. Looks hard but looks like it’s probably strip quilting. Thanks Lisa, you and the fam stay safe.

  119. Dori Bockbrader Avatar

    When I need a break I take a little walk in the woods on my property.

  120. Constance Boulay Avatar
    Constance Boulay

    Love “Take it Easy”! I am thinking this would be great in lots of things besides red and white, like blue and white, blue and yellow, can you tell I like blue? To relax I sew, knit, cook, go outside and enjoy my backyard (the other side of relaxing is weeding in the backyard, they never end!)

  121. Lisa Angel Avatar
    Lisa Angel

    Love the pattern, music and the fabric line. The only time I feel I get a break and can truly kick back is when I’m at the beach.

  122. Ellen Fox Avatar
    Ellen Fox

    I love to quilt, but when I need a break I will either cross stitch or do some genealogy work. I love your red& white quilts. I can see some busy times ahead. Thank you for all that you do.

  123. Cindy G. Avatar
    Cindy G.

    I enjoy reading and working in the yard. Unfortunately it is still a few weeks off before we can plant the garden.

  124. Beth Byerssmall Avatar
    Beth Byerssmall

    My sewing machine is the center of my home but when I need a break, I move to handwork, take a walk or watch a Hallmark Movie. Take It Easy is a delightful pattern (and name).

  125. Joanne Avatar

    Paddle boarding or kayak time are my getaway time. It’s so peaceful and clears my mind. I love working on quilts and that fills my creative side, but I definitely have to pay attention and put my brain to work!😱. I am so in love with this RedWork line and the quilts you are offering. Thank you for all your creative ideas. Hope you have many more “biking” days ahead of you.

  126. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    When I need a break, I love to take a walk and listen to relaxing music or just the sound of nature. Love the Take it Easy quilt!

  127. Ann Avatar

    This would be a great addition to display in my quilting studio. I love redwork and red/white quilts.

  128. Phyllis Beneditz Avatar