A Gift for You on My Birthday!

Yep! I’m turning 29 once again today, and as promised I have a gift for all of you to help me celebrate! In honor of us October babies – and anyone else who LOVES to decorate for the scariest night of the year – I’d like to introduce my latest little Halloween treat! Inspired by a stunning piece of wool my super talented wool dyer Tyler recently came up with, is this ultra spook-tacular and crazy adorable wool appliqué haunted house project.

I don’t have an official name for it yet, and as much as I love pillows, I’m not quite sure if I want it to be that or a framed piece… What I DO know is, it’s adorable and I love it! Simple as that. And speaking of simple – this project is not only both fun and festive, it’s super easy too, making it the perfect Halloween-themed pick for beginners and seasoned pros alike. If you’re new to wool appliqué, my best recommendation is using a white liquid chalk marker to mark the stitching details. It’s really not hard… You can pretty much just eyeball it – it doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s a haunted house, after all!

The pattern for this project will remain posted as a FREE download through October 31st, 2023 by clicking the button above. It will then be available for purchase under its official name on our website thereafter. I’ll let you know what we decide on for a final name once I’m back in town from TX. Until then, happy birthday to me and to YOU – enjoy! No printer? No problem! You can purchase a paper copy of the pattern by clicking HERE.

We can’t forget that I’m not the only one sporting a birthday this month. PG is also on the b-day pedestal celebrating 20 years in business, and two years here in our new Larsen, WI location. To keep the party going we’re adding to the goodie basket by taking 20% OFF all fabric pre-cuts and yardage in stock NOW through Sunday, October 29th, 2023 (sorry, sale does NOT include Tilda or pre-order items).

Also, a quick heads up… If you didn’t already hear, there will be NO CommentSold tomorrow, Tuesday October 24th, 2023. Kali and the girls will be gone out on location at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay shooting photos for the American Gatherings II Project Book (available to pre-order now by clicking HERE!). Exciting, right!? Hopefully they’ll remember to grab a few snapshots between quilt photos so the rest of us can be flies on the wall. It’s always interesting to see the process… Anyway, to make up for it there was a special Monday episode of CommentSold today, which you can still watch through the Primitive Gatherings CommentSold app, or in the VIDEOS area of our Facebook page. If you’re stash needs a little help, I highly recommend checking it out!

For those of you who already saw today’s shenanigans, The next CommentSold will be at the usual time (appx 2:15 p.m. CST) this Thursday directly following STITCH with Lisa, which airs at 1:00 p.m. CST on YouTube. I will do my best to hang out in the comments so I hope to see you there! If not, I will see you all next week when I’m back on WI ground. Bye for now! ~LHB

48 responses to “A Gift for You on My Birthday!”

  1. Anita Hyman Avatar
    Anita Hyman

    Cutest thing ever! Can we purchase the fabric?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thanks, Anita! I had a blast designing it. We have kits available here! https://primitivegatherings.us/search.php?search_query=joyful%20gatherings%20block%201&section=product

  2. Irene Avatar

    Happy Blessed Birthday Lisa! Wishing you a magical day 🥰🥰 Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us! Many hugzzzz from craftyirina on YouTube! 🥰🥰

  3. Diane Avatar

    Thank you and Happy Birthday

  4. Sylvia Mills Avatar
    Sylvia Mills

    Happy Birthday Lisa! Thank you for the Halloween pattern!

  5. An Cooper Avatar
    An Cooper

    Hope you are having a fantastic birthday. Your gift to us is spectacular, wish I put up Halloween decorations because it would be so fun to make. The only friend I have that puts up lots of Halloween stuff is unfortunately allergic to wool so that won’t work either. So depressing, but I am thankful for all you do!

  6. Carmen M. Avatar
    Carmen M.

    Thank You Lisa, hope you have a wonderful time in Texas and take time to celebrate your birthday day and of course the rest of your birthday month!

  7. Amy M Avatar
    Amy M

    Thanks Lisa

  8. Cathy Avatar

    Happy birthday!

  9. Pam Avatar

    Thank you, Lisa and happy, happy birthday!🎈🎂🎁

  10. Theresa Doyon Avatar
    Theresa Doyon

    Hello- love this design. Will the background wool be available for purchase?
    Thank you.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Theresa. Thanks for your interest in this! As of right now, it is not. We are focusing on filling kit orders first. Once we’re caught up I will consider putting just the background up for purchase.

  11. Sarah (Sally) Murray Avatar

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for cool haunted house.

  12. Claudia Sobocinski Avatar
    Claudia Sobocinski

    Thank you so much Birthday girl! ❤️

  13. Kathleen Blakey Avatar
    Kathleen Blakey

    Happy Birthday fellow Libra!!!
    Thank you for such an amazing gift!

  14. Diana Avatar

    Love, love, love the design and so generous of you to share the pattern. Thank you from another October baby.

  15. Connie Barnett Avatar
    Connie Barnett

    Thank you for the “Haunted House” wall hanging, it is just too cool.

  16. Deborah Bundy Avatar
    Deborah Bundy

    Thank you

  17. Mary Linderud Avatar
    Mary Linderud

    Thanks so much lisa for this gift. I think it would be beautiful framed. I hope you have some time to celebrate your 29th birthday! Thanks for all you do. We love you

  18. Allison Fletcher Rollinson Avatar
    Allison Fletcher Rollinson

    Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope your day is as awesome as you are! Love the pattern and thank you!

  19. Lynne Fitzpatrick Avatar
    Lynne Fitzpatrick

    Thank you, Lisa and a very happy birthday to you! You are looking great for 29!

  20. Connie Ryan Avatar
    Connie Ryan

    Fabric is perfect for that.

  21. Teresa M Evenhouse Avatar
    Teresa M Evenhouse

    I just want to say that this wool project is so freakin cool! I just love it!!! Oh! And the happiest of birthdays to you as well!!! 🎂

  22. jmarcia35 Avatar

    Thank you so much. It’s spooktacular! My birthday is Thursday so I enjoy your love of the season. Happy Birthday 🎈

  23. Deborah M Kloss Avatar
    Deborah M Kloss

    Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope you have a lovely 29th!

  24. Brenda Barr Avatar
    Brenda Barr

    Happy birthday, dear Lisa!!@

  25. alice vail Avatar

    Happy Birthday, Lisa – “29 again” is the best!! Your continued generosity to share this pattern along with your other quilt along patterns is beyond belief. Thank you for everything you do (and share) to make each of us better. Stay 29 forever it looks great on you!

  26. Deborah Koetter Avatar
    Deborah Koetter

    Happy birthday to you. Love the haunted house stitchery.

  27. lynn bourgeois Avatar
    lynn bourgeois

    This is a fun pattern. Thanks for your gift to us. Happy Birthday!

  28. vicky thatcher Avatar
    vicky thatcher

    Thank You , n Happy Birthday🎁

  29. Audrey Moore Avatar
    Audrey Moore

    Thank you, Lisa! As a fellow October Baby, I am excited to take on this project! So fun!

  30. Marta Johnson Avatar
    Marta Johnson

    Thanks Lisa!! Happy happy birthday to you. I am an October baby as well

  31. Toni Anne Potter Avatar
    Toni Anne Potter

    Happy 29th Birthday Lisa!!! I hope you have great day and a big piece of cake. Thank you for the Haunted House pattern, it’s so generous of you. I love Halloween it’s my favorite holiday.

  32. Theresa Avatar

    What an adorable pattern….can’t wait for the kit!!! Thanks so much for this cute pattern.

    Happy and blessed birthday esp for a wonderful year.

    Many blessings!!!!

  33. Cathy Clark Avatar
    Cathy Clark

    Happy Birthday!!! & Thank you Lisa for the great Halloween Haunted House!

  34. Robin Avatar

    Thank you very much for the October free patterns.

  35. Harriett murray Avatar
    Harriett murray

    So glad you r only 29! Enjoy those 20’s;-)!
    Hope it was a blessed day.

  36. Anita Hartgerink Avatar
    Anita Hartgerink

    Thank you for the really neat pattern! Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope you had a great day!

  37. Lori Avatar

    We share the same birthday (and I suspect the same year)! I’m also 29 with several years experience. Here’s to another rotation around the sun! 🥂🍻

  38. Kathy Frances Avatar
    Kathy Frances

    Happy Birthday to you 🎁🎂🎉🎉

  39. Stephanie R Avatar
    Stephanie R

    I wish you the happiest of birthdays! It is us who should give you gifts! You are always showering us with freebies even on your birthday!

  40. Sharon S Avatar
    Sharon S

    Happy 29th Birthday, Lisa! So generous of you to give US a free pattern but that is so YOU! And, it is sew cute. Thank you.

  41. Sharlene Andoe Avatar
    Sharlene Andoe

    Sending wishes for a very HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY, Lisa! Hope your day is AWESOME! Thank you for the AWESOME Haunted House Pattern! You are always so CARING to us quilter’s!

  42. Dortha Braat Avatar
    Dortha Braat

    Thanks for sharing your birthday with us. It’s a very fun pattern! Enjoy your day!

  43. Kim Baker Avatar
    Kim Baker

    Happy Happy Birthday Lisa 🎉🥳🎉🥳
    Thank You For Letting us Celebrate With You.
    With The Free Haunted House.Pattern..

    Enjoy Your Special Day


  44. Kimberly Avatar

    A fun pattern! Thank you so much! Happy Halloween

  45. usairdoll Avatar

    Thank you for sharing a gift with us on your birthday! Hope you had an amazing day. Happy Birthday again 🥳

  46. Rosemary Avatar

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Lisa happy birthday to you!

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