Hey everyone! Wow, what an absolute poster child of a WI autumn day out there! The sun is shining and the sky is blue, with just a hint of stormy purple rain clouds retreating off into the distance. Many of the trees are coming into their peak of fall color while others are still mostly green, making the natural palette of the landscape a vivid rainbow that’s nothing short of mesmerizing to look at. It’s almost like there is a certain sparkle in the air on perfect autumn days like this… It’s hard to explain what I mean, but I guess if you know, you know. It’s sad to think that in just a few short weeks the trees will be bare and rain will be replaced with snow… but let’s not focus on that quite yet. There is still plenty of fall left to enjoy, with the brunt of the harvest season in full swing as we speak.
Even though I had a hard time saying goodbye to the summer, I’ve just about made it through my mourning period and have shifted my energy toward the colder seasons and upcoming holidays. In fact, I have a few new autumn-themed projects that I will be releasing soon, so make sure to watch for them both here on the blog, and on my LIVE show STITCH with Lisa Bongean. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a fall project and haven’t started the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along yet, this might just be the perfect time to get on board. Not only is the quilt designed with all the right colors for fall in mind, it’s also a fun way to keep yourself on track toward working a project all the way through to the finish, and avoiding that infamous UFO pile.
Patterns for the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along can be found in my book Triangle Gatherings (required to participate along with a few other items), which can be purchased on the Primitive Gatherings website by clicking HERE. Blocks will be posted every Friday around NOON Central Standard Time, with a correlating blog post shortly after. Block releases can be found both here on the blog and in the “Quilt-Along” area under “Twilight Stars” at http://www.lisabongean.com. Never even heard of Twilight Stars? You can read all about it by clicking HERE. In addition, a full list of details and required supplies can be found at the Twilight Stars Info Page by hitting the button below!
Now, for those of you who are already participating in the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along, it’s time to give you what you came here for… Your next assignment! Block releases for week 19 are #69 and #72.
How are you doing with all the half-square triangles in this quilt? If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times… If you find half-square triangles to be a challenge, Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper is the solution! For those of you new to using triangle paper, I highly recommend them as do many of my fellow stitchers. In fact, if you love my Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper and want to share why you do with the folks who don’t want to take my word for it, let them know what they’re missing in the comments! There might even be a prize in it for you… Need help getting started using Triangle Paper? Follow my list of tips and tricks to help you get going in the right direction:
As always, we can’t let Friday come to a close without giving out a few prizes to kickstart the weekend. To get things going, I want to send a big shout-out to this week’s Twilight Stars Quilt-Along block share winner, Nettie Caporiccio and her handsome new helper. Thank you both for sharing your work. Your charm pack and caramels are on the way!
In honor of our 20th anniversary AND the fact that I accidentally skipped out on comment prizes all together a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was a good week for double prizes – woo hoo! So, without further ado, congratulations to Angie H., Patricia R., Mary L., and Kim E.! You can add yourselves to the lucky winner list for your comments on the blog last week (if you think you are one of these lucky winners, please check your email for a prize confirmation letter from firstname.lastname@example.org!). Thank you all!!!
Well friends, that’s just about it for another week. I have a tour of PG to give yet today and then I’m heading home to finishing packing for my trip – first to CA to see my fellow quilt designer Alysha, and then over to TX for the International Quilt Market… which reminds me… I will be out of town next week so Jess, Kali, and Heidi will be taking over both CommentSold and STITCH with Lisa. That being said, due to the girls being out of the studio shooting photos on location for my American Gatherings II project book on Tuesday, the first CommentSold of the week will be Monday, October 23rd, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Then as usual, STITCH with Lisa (Jess) will air on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST on YouTube. Jess will be introducing some new fall projects and will give you a sneak peek of what’s currently on her own sewing room table. Then, directly following STITCH, they will hop over to CommentSold at appx 2:15 p.m. where we continue to celebrate our 20th Anniversary sale. Tune in to find out what’s 20% OFF for the week and more! I will do my best to join you in the comments. See you soon! ~Lisa