Garden Gatherings Trunk Show

I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready to finally get my hands on some serious yardage of my latest Moda fabric line release, Garden Gatherings. It feels like it was a lifetime ago since we started talking about the arrival of this highly anticipated new collection, so it will be nice to see it filling up space in the warehouse any day now.

Anyone who knows me also knows that aside from quilting, another one of my true passions in life is gardening. I’m especially happy with my Garden Gatherings fabric line because with it, I’m able to bring the fresh and colorful essence of a flower garden right into my home. This new collection features a timeless look and a unique color palette, including shades of Rose, Sunflower, Moss, Lavender, and Lily. These aesthetically pleasing fabrics have a primitive feel, yet they step outside the box with an added splash of vibrant color. I incorporated tiny, shirting-style prints that are perfectly suited for the small-scale piecing type projects that I love so much. Mini floral designs like Tulips, Carnations, Roses, Posies, and more, make this beautiful collection the perfect embodiment of a summer garden in full bloom.

Garden Gatherings is so pretty, I’m absolutely thrilled with how it all came together! When I first saw the strike-off’s in person so many months ago, I was immediately inspired to also design quilts specifically dedicated to the line. My Garden Gatherings book is an assembly of colorful geometric patterns, each created to go hand-in-hand with these amazing fabrics. It contains eight delightful large quilt designs – all of which are some of my personal favorites. I know, I know. You must be wondering – how can they all be my favorites? …but really, the question is more like, how can I pick just one!? Compositions range from timeless shapes like the tumbler in Seedlings, to the more contemporary feel of Flower Box.” If you’re more into the scrappy look, T-Quilt,” “Reap What You Sew,” “Party of Four,” andWild Prairie are all excellent choices.

Unsure where to start your Garden Gatherings journey? Let’s take a look at all eight of these beauties one-by-one and see what each has to offer. Listed first in the book is Change of Course.” This quilt is actually a reproduction piece designed based off an antique in my personal collection. To make this basic quilt I combined conventional Shoofly blocks with half square triangle blocks.

I love how the two different designs play off each other, making the overall design much more interesting than it would have been if they had only used just one. Despite the “white space” the scattered Shoofly blocks seem to leave behind, intricate quilting gives open areas a dimensional feel as well. Finished, Change of Course measures at 82 1/2″ x 97 1/2,” making it a great size to display on a guest bed or couch.

Next in line is Flower Box.” If you love bright, saturated colors, this is the quilt for you! This radiant quilt vividly displays all the colors of the rainbow, kicking the happiness level up a notch for anyone who looks at it.Flower Box is a larger piece at 90″ x 90″ when finished. Because of the size and square shape, I like to use Flower Box as a table runner or hanging wall décor. I think this quilt would also make a great gift for an older child or grandchild going off to college next fall, don’t you think? Eyes will be green with envy when they catch a glimpse of this cool quilt folded up on the end of a bunk, or hanging on a dorm room wall.I know I’ve been saying all the quilts in the Garden Gatherings are my favorite, but if I was forced to chose just one, it would have to be Party of Four.” This quilt is not as large as some of the others in this vibrant collection, but it makes just as much of an impact with its colorful array of multiple spinning pinwheels.

Super scrappy projects = super FUN in my book, which is another reason why this quilt is my ultimate favorite of the group. Measuring in at 72″ x 80″ when finished, this feisty scrap buster will be a stylish addition to any room in your home or guest house.

Moving along, next we have Reap What You Sew. Another awesome quilt recreation inspired by a smaller, previous version we did where I used 1″ triangles. ForReap What You Sewwe bumped the size up a bit and used 2″ triangles to create this eye-catching, large-scale masterpiece. Measuring 94″ x 112″, “Reap What You Sewis the easily the largest quilt in the Garden Gatherings book. The colorful triangle motif represents rows of garden flowers in abstract form.

This monster quilt might be on the larger side, but it’s still easy enough to do with not a lot of time required. Plus, it’s a perfect project for our Primitive Gatherings 2″ Finished Triangle Paper which will make the process ten times easier (You can find Triangle Paper on our website by clicking HERE!). The sheer size of this glorious quilt alone makes it an obvious choice if you need something that fits a King-sized bed or large couch.

Do you love shirtings? I sure do – which is why Remember When gives me the warm and fuzzies. Using mostly shirtings, this subtle design appeals to me because it has a very faded and old look to it even though it was just made.Built with big, easy, chunky blocks, this is a project perfectly geared toward beginners and seasoned quilters alike. Remember Whenis not as big as some of the other quilts in the book, but it’s still a good size at 77 1/2″ x 77 1/2″ when finished.

On the other end of the color spectrum from Remember When isSeedlings.” This traditional style quilt was designed using a classic tumbler shape. In case you’re not familiar, tumblers are 1-patch units that are easy and fun to make. These historic shapes are created with the top being narrower than the base and the sides being of equal length.

Don’t worry, if you’re not quite yet a master at the Tumbler shape, we have included a couple of templates in the book in case you’d like to use them. Don’t let it intimidate you, it’s easier than it looks! Trust me, you’ll get the hang of it – and once you do, you’ll get yourself on a roll and be done before you know it!

If you like the bright colors and geometric style of Seedlings,” “T-Quilt is bound to be right up your ally as well. I was particularly excited about this one because I’ve always wanted to do a T-Quilt, and until now, I just never have.I found this style of quilt to be super easy and simple to make. You basically just lay out your rows, make your T’s, flip them, and sew them together! I didn’t use an acrylic template for my tumbler shapes. I really didn’t feel the need since even when using a paper template, this pattern is a snap (several paper templates are included in the book for your convenience). Finished, T-Quilt is 74″ x 90.”

The last quilt in this book is really a dandy. If bright, bold, saturated colors are your thing, Wild Prairie will not disappoint. This project is especially appealing if you like to do different style units throughout your piece. The center has a quarter square triangle square in the middle, with half square triangles around the outside edge that create a vivid and aesthetically pleasing motif that screams, “here I am!”

Measuring 70 3/4″ x 82″, Wild Prairieis not an overly large quilt, but still a nice size to display in several ways around the house. Wow, what a stunner!

Well? See anything you like so far??? I know you do… And hey! I actually have more good news to add. If you’ve been following my blog over the last few months you’re probably already aware that in addition to my Garden Gatherings quilt pattern book release, we’ve also got a really awesome Quilt-Along planned! Meet Me in the Garden is a summer Quilt-Along that will feature a custom quilt project designed by my good friend Val Krueger – exclusively with my Garden Gatherings fabrics in mind. Check it out!Completed "Meet Me in the Garden" Quilt

I seriously can’t wait for this Quilt-Along to start! I have so much going on right now, but I don’t even care! This quilt is so exquisite, there’s no way I’d miss out on this one.

If you would like to participate in our, Meet Me in the Garden Quilt-Along, we’d love to have you! We will post more information on how to join once we have a better idea of when the collection is going to arrive here at Primitive Gatherings. We will also be doing a post on what you’ll need for the Quilt-Along closer to the event that includes pattern & ruler details, so keep an eye on my blog for that.

Remember, the Garden Gatherings line doesn’t release until late April/May, 2022, but you can pre-order what you’ll need for the Quilt-Along in advance! DON’T WAIT – PRE-ORDERS of GARDEN GATHERINGS fabric are 20% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! These fabrics will go back to being listed as full-price soon, so if you plan to participate in the Quilt-Along, stock up now! You will need the FQ Bundles of each Garden Gatherings and Garden Gatherings Shirtings, along with a Layer Cake of the shirtings as well. (please remember each pre-order needs to be ordered separately as an individual order – it should be the only item in your cart).

Alright, time to get back to my sewing room where I have plenty to do and not a lot of time to do it! I will see you all tomorrow during Shop Talk with Shelley.” Shelley and the girls will be showcasing a couple of super cute  kid’s quilts that we have in the shop right now, along with some great quilt book suggestions for your sewing room collection. She also has some recommendations on a helpful notion or two, specifically designed to make your quilting life easier – yes please! Catch us LIVE at 9AM CST tomorrow by clicking the link below! And don’t forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win a cool prize! We love it when you win, so keep those comments coming! See you soon ~Lisa

27 responses to “Garden Gatherings Trunk Show”

  1. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Sew excited to get my hands on Garden Gatherings… I’ve pre-ordered and now that I see what’s in the book I just may need to order some more!

  2. Anita Hyman Avatar
    Anita Hyman

    Love your Garden Gatherings line.

  3. Cheryl Gherna Avatar
    Cheryl Gherna

    I love the bright vibrant colors! Very summer looking.

  4. Nancy Morone Avatar
    Nancy Morone

    Lisa, I wish I had your energy lol.. You are so creative and produce so many beautiful projects I don’t think I would ever be able to keep up. Thank you for sharing all your amazing visions.

  5. Jeanne Giebe Avatar
    Jeanne Giebe

    Can’t wait for the fabric and the SAL to begin!

  6. Jen Roth Avatar
    Jen Roth

    Honestly, I am very torn on what to make beyond Remember When as I ordered this kit several weeks ago. I keep debating what else to make as this line of fabric speaks to me. It is like a true garden with the variety of color in the summertime. And summer is my favorite season! I also love how patterns from the prior line are being brought back too. Hopefully lots of sharing on ideas of what everyone is creating. Thank you for designing such a great line.

  7. Patty Jones Avatar

    Beautiful fabrics and beautiful quilts!!

  8. Ruthann Lindsay Avatar
    Ruthann Lindsay

    Love Rember When…..will there be a kit for it?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Ruthann! You can get the kit, backing, and book all at this link!

  9. Laura B Avatar
    Laura B

    I love a summery fabric line. Just like you quilting and gardening are 2 things I really enjoy with wool appliqué being my current favorite. So many things and so little time or maybe it’s energy to do them

  10. June Avatar

    Love Garden Gatherings fabrics!!! The quilts are all beautiful, my “favorite ” is also Party of Four but so very hard to pick just one- love them all!

  11. Mary Ruth Moran Avatar
    Mary Ruth Moran

    Lisa, Every time you release a new fabric line, I think, “This one is the best ever!” I’m so excited to make my Garden Gatherings quilts — especially “Meet Me in the Garden.” I hope there’s a PG SAL every summer; I adored last year’s and I can’t wait for this year’s (and, of course, I’m doing “Oh Say, Can You Sew” in the meantime 😁).

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      That’s funny Mary Ruth – I always think the same thing! Thanks so much for supporting Primitive Gatherings. I couldn’t do it without my fellow stitchers there to back me up! Have a great day. ~Lisa

  12. Pamela D Miller Avatar
    Pamela D Miller

    I love your new garden gatherings fabric line and pre-ordered a fat quarter bundle last night. The bright colors are cheerful and fun. Can’t wait to get them. Pam

  13. Stephanie Tabares Avatar
    Stephanie Tabares

    Love those quilts.

  14. bobbie rumler Avatar
    bobbie rumler

    Reap what you sew and Change of course are the finest quilt patterns I am working on a baby bow tie quilt and a flying geese quilt…with 1 3/4 by 3 inches and the baby bow tie with three inch blocks made the old fashion way Y seams…

  15. Jan Avatar

    Can’t wait to see the fabric as your new quilt designs are refreshing.

  16. Pat Avatar

    I have not cut into any of my Flower garden gatherings yardage or jelly roll. Will the new fabrics go with or blend at all with the older colors and the more beige tans of those neutrals these fabrics look so pretty ! Great Quilts

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Pat! The Flower Gatherings line has a bit more of a “dusty” feel as Jess puts it, but yes – they blend beautifully with the Garden Gatherings fabrics!

  17. Arlene Avatar

    I’d love to do the Meet Me in the Garden quilt! Besides the fabric what will be the cost for the pattern, etc.? I am trying to see if this is something affordable for me and don’t want to miss the fabric sale. Love this quilt!


    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Arlene! I’m so happy you’re considering joining me for the Meet Me in the Garden QAL. Unfortunately, the pattern and final details are still in the works, so I don’t have any additional information on the exact rulers you’ll need or what the final cost will be quite yet. The best I can do is tell you to keep watching my blog and LIVE broadcasts on YouTube for more information as it becomes available. Hang in there! ~Lisa

  18. linda d bechtel Avatar
    linda d bechtel

    Can’t wait for the Garden Gatherings QAL!!! Sounds like a lot of fun! It will be worth the wait! Maybe I can complete a few things while waiting!!! LOL NOT!!!!!

  19. KIM ANDERSON Avatar

    The T quilt is a must do for my grandson Teddy! Now to choose fabrics!

  20. Karla Pickhinke Avatar
    Karla Pickhinke

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of them❤️❤️
    I remember seeing those Garden Gatherings fabric swatches at your open house, they are Beautiful in person🥰🥰
    All of your quilts are so Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  21. JennyM Avatar

    I’ve been waiting to see what you created with this wonderful fabric. Now to pick a favorite to make for myself!

  22. Sherilyn Wethington Avatar
    Sherilyn Wethington

    Love all the new fabric! So creative!

  23. Kimberly Avatar

    Lisa, Garden Gatherings is gorgeous, hard part is deciding which quilt to make!

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