Moda Block Heads 3-Block 34-Fulfillment!

It’ my week for Moda Block Heads…and I have made something I have never done before…I have made a 1″finished star for the center of the block…now before you think I am crazy and think there is no way….

Lisa Bongean- Moda Block Head 3- Block 34 Fulfillment

Try it or….just exchange it for a plain 1 1/2″ cut square where the star is…for the 4″ size…it would be 2″ for the 6″ blocks, 2 1/2″ for the 8″ blocks and 3 1/2″ for the 12″ blocks.


You all know how to do the triangles…and know I made them using my Primitive Gatherings Half Square Triangle Papers….

You will need: 1/2″ finished for 4″ block    3/4″ for 6″ blocks    1″ for 8″ block      1 1/2″ for 12″ blocks Triangle papers for these blocks sizes.

Click HERE to print Block 34!

Here is just how tiny my “test” center “block” is…Now.. is it perfect?…no…but I think it is acceptable considering it is 1″ finished!  Also…trim the seam allowance on the tiny center after it is stitched to 1/8″ on the stitched seams, for this tiny block if you are making the 4″ finished.

I can’t wait to see your blocks on the Facebook feed!!!!!

Now since I have you all here gatherings your block patterns there are a few things I hope to share with you if you hang around a bit and read about it…I would so appreciate it!!! 

I want you all to know about my January 2021 Stitch Along!!!!  Read all about it below! It will be so much fun and you will not want to miss out!!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!

The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

Deadline for ordering Moda Block Head T-shirts is September 8th! Click HERE to see the 3 different styles you can order!

Moda Block Head T Shirt!


Also I want to point out we have been loading our YouTube Channel each week with tutorials and LIVE streams from our store our my home on the Lake in Wisconsin…Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day… and… Be AWESOME today…

Let’s kick this off by leaving me a comment…I have a few pre cuts to randomly give-away…what’s on your mind today…do you have any questions about this Stitch
Along?  I am looking forward to reading your comments about this exciting event!    So lets kick of 2021 with giving in mind….We will have give-ways, and special prizes, and so much more for everyone!
my best…Lisa,

86 responses to “Moda Block Heads 3-Block 34-Fulfillment!”

  1. Maria L Zook Avatar
    Maria L Zook

    I love the Moda Blockheads t-shirts. What a great idea. I always look forward to your blocks for the blockhead quilts. I really love this week’s block.

  2. Sue Avatar

    I think I might be one of the first to comment on your American Gatherings fabric line. I love, love, patriotic quilts. My husband is a veteran. I have made a number of patriotic quilts for our home and quite a few to donate to numerous causes such as Honor Flight. I am really looking forward to this new sew along. Thanks for your patriotism and contributions to worthy causes.

    1. Brenda Elton Avatar
      Brenda Elton

      Love your block. Looking forward to the challenge!

  3. Karen Schneider Avatar
    Karen Schneider

    Such a challenging block. Will you post BH3 33 soon?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I have not decided what to do yet.. but I’ll probably to the easy alternative

  4. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    I can’t wait for your new American Gathering line of fabric. Red, Whit, and blue have always been my favorite to work with. Thank you for all your hard work and free patterns. I am slowly keeping up but it’s ok. Work at your own pace as long as I have the pattern I’ll get there

  5. Donna Lee Lurker Avatar
    Donna Lee Lurker

    Lisa, I love ALL of your red, white, and blue fabrics! So beautiful.

  6. Sarah Alexander Avatar
    Sarah Alexander

    I love it!! Just don’t know about that TINY little star… but I’m gonna try it! <3 For the AQ Stitch Along, I purchased a fat quarter bundle, blue muslin, backing, and binding, but I didn't use the AQ Stitch Along icon when I purchased, just purchased items individually. Will I still be included in all the information? Do I need to sign up somewhere? Or just keep reading the blog?

  7. Sharon Robinson Avatar
    Sharon Robinson

    I love love, love, love patriotic quilts and decorate my home with them from Memorial Day to Labor day! I am looking forward to joining in on a new, American Gatherings quilt project!

  8. Kathleen Avatar

    How big is each block in American Gatherings?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      10×12 ish I think

      1. Pris Phillips Avatar
        Pris Phillips

        Hi Lisa… I have a question about the Sew Along quilt…

        If each flag block is about 10×12… how big is the corner block with the motifs? I was hoping at least 6” maybe?? That would help me know if I want to do this one… I love the quilt but I’m kinda scared of tiny pieced blocks! I can handle a 6” though. I really love the quilt!! And that blue Muslin is perfect!!

        Love that you’re supporting the Hogs!! Of course you are!! 😊 I might need to do an extra donation!

        Pris (in Idaho)

  9. Karen S. Avatar

    You rock, Lisa! That one-inch star is amazing!! And I love the color combination in Block 34. My American Gatherings fat quarter bundle is ordered. That’s such a wonderful quilt! Eagerly awaiting the quilt-along.

  10. Kari Avatar

    Cant wait for the stitch a long in January. My house is red white blue and yellow so this quilt will be right at home. Thanks Lisa for all you do for us. I also thank you so much for putting your second store in Murrieta so I can see all the pretty things close to home

  11. Leann Baumhover Avatar
    Leann Baumhover

    I’m very excited about the new Stitch Along! Something to look forward to while dealing with this COVID 19 mess. You are so good to all of us, providing so much inspiration and encouragement…and all those tips and projects! Your gift of introducing us to Tara has helped me change my life and lose 13 lbs so far! And my project today is to look through my Primitive Gatherings patterns and books, and the website to find a small quilt to make for a very special baby girl born at 2:35 this morning!! I love how you use words, so I’m going to try to add her name to it as well!! THANK YOU for all that you do Lisa!!!!

  12. Melody Brown Avatar
    Melody Brown

    Love all your patriotic quilts!! But American Gatherings might be my favorite!

  13. Darlene Wegrynowski Avatar
    Darlene Wegrynowski

    Looking forward to your next sew along. Thrilled that it is red, white and blue. I love gardening, but am so looking forward to cooler temps so I can spend more time sewing and doing my hand work, much easier on the body! Patiently waiting for your red and white line!

  14. Joan Avatar

    Oh my gosh….your stitching is amazing on such a small block! 😳 Love your new fabric line!

  15. Jan Avatar

    Hi Lisa, I looked up the Hogs for Heroes group & can see how they can be dear to you. I like organizations that realize people don’t always need money thrown at them but need a boost to their morale, someone interested in them. Congratulations on the new fabric line & your SAL.

  16. Mary Kolb Avatar

    The dark setting borders for the sew along look perfect!

  17. Ann Avatar

    My birthday is July 5th so I have always loved red, white and blue things! The QAL would be fun. One of my plans for this summer was to finally visit your shop. I live in the UP and had a road trip planned with some quilt friends. Once again…delayed but still a sometime destination!

  18. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    Your creativity never ends! Love this and I’m really enjoying the live events. Keep them coming!

  19. carol Avatar

    I just subscribed to your YouTube Channel. Ready for lots of tips.

  20. Pat Avatar

    Love the red white and blue pattern primitive gatherings designs are a favorite
    When will the preordered red work gatherings be shipped?

  21. Leigh Ann P Avatar
    Leigh Ann P

    I love the quilt and hope to make 2- one for QOV & one for me!!! Can’t wait!! Thanks Lisa!!

  22. Pat Spirgeon Avatar
    Pat Spirgeon

    It will be so nice to have a positive beginning to 2021!

  23. Sally Christiansen Avatar

    Love the new fabric coming out and the quilt is fantastic1

  24. Pam H. Avatar
    Pam H.

    What a fun project to look forward to start during our Wisconsin winters!

  25. Janet Avatar

    I love a good stitch along! Have all ready ordered my fabric!!!! jmh

  26. Hildy Avatar

    First, I love your MBH3 block and probably I’m the odd one but I love to make hsts and flying geese. I don’t know if I ever made a 1″ finished star … since I love tiny piecing it could be.
    Second, althought I’m not American I look forward to your sew-along it sounds like a fun one!

  27. Kathy Johnson Avatar
    Kathy Johnson

    I love this new fabric and the flag blocks! Can’t wait to start!

  28. Kay Romahn Avatar
    Kay Romahn

    Lisa you are so very talented. I love your Block 34, but I think I will skip the tiny star. lol Looking forward to your new fabric line!

  29. Deborah Thomas Avatar
    Deborah Thomas

    My grandson is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. This new fabric line will be perfect to make him a quilt honoring his achievements. I’ve ordered my FQ bundle and I’m looking forward to the stitch along. Thanks Lisa.

  30. Ginger Jackson Avatar
    Ginger Jackson

    Love, love all your stuff! And you! I’m on my way, a few miles up the freeway, to drop off 5 more isolation quilts. My total now is around 10+, I think since March. Will also curbside B&B Quilt Shop for an order I placed with them this week. No fabrics just threads for sewing machine. Have a good one, Lisa!

  31. Susan Salo Avatar
    Susan Salo

    I really like this new collection! I haven’t seen your others but love the white instead of tan that one often sees.

  32. Nancy Thone Avatar

    The qal in January is on my list! Both my husband and I love patriotic quilts. It’s almost too long to wait, Lisa! In these unsettled times the qal is something for me to look forward to. Love Hogs for Heros! As a retiree of H-D, I know how generous riders are. Thank you!

  33. Patti Mac Avatar

    Oh my gosh look how tiny that star is! I am a bit jealous today as I have a pinched nerve in my neck so I am laid up for a bit. The upcoming sew-a-long looks like so much spirited fun!

  34. Bev Johnson Avatar
    Bev Johnson

    Super cute new line of fabric 🇺🇸 I love stitch alongs❤️ Thanks for helping us look forward 👀 to some fun! Love your live videos, too!

  35. Julie Avatar

    I love the new fabric line. Trying to decide if I can justify starting another project without finishing the THREE I’m currently working on. Your 1″ star is terrific. Wowzah

  36. Shari K. Avatar
    Shari K.

    Looking forward to the new Stitch Along! Can’t go wrong with Red, White and Blue!

  37. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    Looks like a great project! Thank you for your generosity and sharing .

  38. Dani Van Winkle Avatar
    Dani Van Winkle

    I’m a new(ish) quilter and I have never done an American themed quilt! Maybe this will be my first. I love your fabric line and also your talent with tiny pieces!! I recently embraced your starching techniques and it has made all the difference in my accuracy! Thanks 😊

  39. Carrie Cameron Avatar
    Carrie Cameron

    Hi Lisa, You have truly inspired me onto a whole new quilting Stitching adventure. I love your drive and amazing creativity. Wish you much success with you new line of fabric.

  40. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    Just amazed at how you get things done and so so many things. What energy you must have. Would love to see all your blockhead blocks together

  41. Karen Ann Cottom Avatar
    Karen Ann Cottom

    Trying hard to resist the sew- along But I LOVE the fabric!!!!
    I’ll go can my spaghetti sauce and ponder!!!!

    1. Bev F Avatar
      Bev F

      Looks like a great sew along. I’m sure this fabric collection will be just as great as your past patriotic ones!
      Thanks for all your beautiful designs.

  42. debra y long Avatar
    debra y long

    As a 29-year Veteran I LOVE LOVE LOVE this line! I so look forward to seeing it in person. So excited about another QAL – Thanks for all you bring to the Quilting Community in these difficult times!

  43. Angie Booth Avatar
    Angie Booth

    Will the American Gatherings bundle be available in the UK? We love anything American and this looks amazing thanks Angie xxx

  44. Janice R Avatar
    Janice R

    Love the block and the new fabrics and the SAL. Question: Will the Liberty Fabrics “play” nicely with Indigo Gatherings and Redwork Gatherings (when it is released)?

  45. moosebaymusings Avatar

    I’m a total sucker for a sew along–the fabrics are awesome!

  46. Terri Mulinix Avatar
    Terri Mulinix

    love the fabric, anything we can do as a group and stand strong is good for us all. thanks for all your hard work

  47. Bobbie Z. Avatar
    Bobbie Z.

    I love your Blockhead design and am looking forward to the sew along, Lisa. Your fabric line is beautiful too. Have a blessed day.

  48. Carol Avatar

    Great block! That small size does scare me, but I am going to try it with some starched fabric and see how it goes. I can’t wait for the sew along in January (my least favorite month of the year). It will be nice for something to look forward to in the dead of winter after the holidays are over.

  49. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    I adore all of your fabric lines, especially as a veteran the patriotic lines and American Gatherings will be another home run! I’m heading over to the website to place my order hopefully you’ll have 1/2 or one yard bundles available too! Great choice for your charity, Ride Safe! Love and hugs

  50. Bonni Brooks Avatar
    Bonni Brooks

    I’m working on finishing UFOs, even one I had the urge to throw away more than once & it turned out great! Thanks for keeping us inspired to stitch, stitch, stitch!

  51. Tanya Sullivent Avatar
    Tanya Sullivent

    I LOVE Patriotic quilts and am so looking forward to this sew along. Thanks for providing free content to go with your beautiful fabric lines.

  52. Jane Avatar

    I need another project like a whole in the head! However this moves me! I have several red, white and blue quilts, however this one seem special to me, especially all what is going on!

  53. danielle keenan Avatar

    my husband and I are both veterans and I’ve always loved Americana style items. Quilts are my favorite.

  54. Traci slomba Avatar
    Traci slomba

    I come from a military family. I married my husband straight out of high school, grad in June and married in July! We are from N.Y., he was stationed in CA so we drove cross country for our honeymoon and have been married for 30 years now. Being on a military base was an adjustment but I became a part of a new family. 20 years later we had a Army reunion and it was like we just picked up where we left off. The bond is like they say, a brotherhood, and it’s amazing to be a part of that. So l will be participating and as a usually gift my quilts, this one will go to one of our brothers and his dear wife. Thank you for offering this to us and all of your generosity.

  55. susangrochowski Avatar

    Would love some red, white and blue fabric. Thanks for the contest! Red, white and blue quilts are so pretty!!

  56. Gretchen Avatar

    I had extra coffee this morning so maybe I’m up to conquering a tiny star center for this block. Thanks for the challenge.

  57. Kim Friesen Avatar
    Kim Friesen

    Wow! that center block is amazing. I did some 1.5″ finished friendship star blocks and it about did me in. I don’t think I will tackle this one. Maybe I am too much of a perfectionist.

  58. Kim A. Avatar
    Kim A.

    Love that teeny tiny middle block. May have to give it a try…you’ve inspired me!

  59. Barb Avatar

    I love this new line! After living out of the US for almost 25 years, it’s so wonderful living in this great country once again! It’s truly the best.

  60. Kimberly Avatar

    Those Red,White, and Blues get me every time! Can’t wait for American Quilters to begin.

  61. Vicki Sprain Avatar
    Vicki Sprain

    Love patriotic anything! I come from a long line of patriotic Americans in WI. My Grandpa R. decorated an old Chevy with with red, white & blue, flags, huge signs saluting military & farmers and entered it in every parade he could find in the Fox River Valley/New London area back in the 1970’s.It was awesome for us grandkids to see Grandpa so proud to be an American! In my home, I have decorated our downstairs bathroom with an American theme and have received many compliments on it. I’m looking forward to seeing American Gatherings too!

  62. Caryn S Avatar
    Caryn S

    I can’t wait to start. My son is in the Army and I belong to a QOV group, so I will probably donate this quilt after I complete it. I also love the Moda T-shirt.

  63. Rhonda Avatar

    Thank you!! I’m so excited for the sewalong. I can’t wait. Love your fabrics!!

  64. Debbie Sousa Avatar
    Debbie Sousa

    Our local Veterans Home In Barstow, California, faced closure recently. With much action from the community, it has been kept open for the time being.

  65. Kathy R Avatar

    Can’t wait to make Block 34 in the 4″ size. I do like small quilts and small piecing but that one is pretty small. I like a challenge though! I love the red, white and blues so I’ll getting my order in soon!

  66. Janet Dickson Avatar
    Janet Dickson

    I’m super impressed with your tiny star, such a challenge but you rocked it! I’m excited for the new line of fabric as well as the stitch along, thank you for your generosity.

  67. see mary stamp Avatar
    see mary stamp

    Love your tiny 1″ star. Love that you are a proud American quilter and love your new fabric line. Any sneak peeks of what the quilt will look like?

  68. Dans Avatar

    Thanks for the reminder about the stitch along – I need to get my order in! I am really looking forward to both this new line and Redwork Gatherings!

  69. Debbie Magerkurth Avatar
    Debbie Magerkurth

    I can’t wait for this new fabric line and pattern! I absolutely love my country despite some negativity and treasure our red, white and blue. So proud of everything USA and the opportunities our country allows us and Lisa’s generosity and creativity. Looking forward to Lisa’s BOM and more to come.

  70. Linda S Avatar

    The fabric for the quilt along looks wonderful!

  71. Jennifer Hansen Avatar
    Jennifer Hansen

    Oh my goodness I got to see the fabric in person today when my Moda rep came to visit and we just loved it so much, had to order it all! Very excited for the stitch along!

  72. Barbara Jo Bayer Avatar
    Barbara Jo Bayer

    Looking forward to the new line of fabric and the stitch along.

  73. Lola Newman Avatar
    Lola Newman

    I love the Moda tee shirt and the red, white and blue fabrics. Cannot wait to use them.

  74. Kyra Franz Avatar
    Kyra Franz

    What a beautiful quilt and tribute to our country! Thank you, Lisa!

  75. Janet Shotwell Avatar
    Janet Shotwell

    I love stitch alongs!

  76. Carol Avatar

    I joined Moda BH for the first time in 2020 with BH3 and love… love your 4” blocks. It brought me to your Wisconsin store and back several times, seeing as I’m in the upper peninsula of Michigan your store is just a few hours away. I’m waiting for delivery of my Redwork Pre-order. I’ll have to look at the new American line coming in 2021… just in time to join a new quilt along.

  77. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    The Stitch a long is going to be a great winter project! Thank you for being so AWESOME!

  78. Pam Mueller Avatar
    Pam Mueller

    Hi Lisa – what did you do for block 33? Did you do the original or alternate block?

  79. Jacque Wilkins Avatar
    Jacque Wilkins

    I really like this block! I would probably try one of the larger versions as I find smaller blocks a bit too challenging as an intermediate quilter. I love primitive gathering fabric lines!

  80. Debby P Avatar
    Debby P

    Hi Lisa! Looking forward to the quilt along! I’m loving that sometimes there are alternate blocks for the BH3 so people can make choices. Your new fabrics look yummy.

  81. Judy Avatar

    On your blockheads I must have missed seeing the other designers blocks. Usually they are posted.

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