Twilight Stars Quilt-Along – Block Release 21

Anyone else feeling like this week has been one big giant game of catch up? I feel like I have been running around non-stop, scrambling to find “normal” again after being away from home for a while. You all know how that goes… It sure doesn’t take very long for things to fall out of “order” when the matriarch of the household/business is away, even if only for a few days. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to laying low at home this weekend with just me, Nick, that goofy dog of ours, and maybe the grand boys if I’m lucky. I’ll have to let you know if that actually works out for me…

I hate to say it, but I’ve been so busy this week that I almost completely forgot that it’s Twilight Stars Block Release day. Whoops! No worries, though. Like usual, I had my block numbers selected and pieced ahead of time, so that helped. I just needed to find a few spare minutes between running errands this morning, dealing with the cable guy, and giving a quick tour over lunch, in order to get them assembled in time for this post. If you’re on task with the QAL schedule you should have 40 completed blocks in your stack at this point, with the next two on deck. Block releases for Week #21 of the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along are #37 and #84.

Just discovering the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along and wondering how to get started? Patterns 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 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!

Hopefully by this stage of the game you all know the drill on how to use your skills and participation in the Twilight Stars Quilt-Along as a way to win yourself a nice little prize! All you have to do is post a photo of your completed blocks each week before the release of the next batch, including the required book Triangle Gatherings and Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper in the picture. Please also include the hashtag #TwilightStarsQAL in your post! Heidi will choose a winner each week until the end of the QAL, which we will announce during my LIVE show on Thursday. The prize for sharing Week #20 blocks goes to Nicole Morrell! Nice job Nicole… Dapper Mr. Winston Churchill III looks especially happy about the prize coming your way!

As long as we’re on the subject of prizes, let’s talk about how you can also win something just for reading my blog. There’s a good reason why I always remind you to leave me a comment after my posts. It really does help us thrive in the big bad world of social media and algorithms – which just a fancy way of saying it helps us to show up when people do a search for the things we’re associated with. Techy mumbo-jumbo aside, it’s also nice to hear your thoughts on whatever it is you’d like to share with me! Don’t be shy… Comment away! You might even win something for it like Wanda W. and Kimberly Anne B. just did. Thank you and congratulations, stitchers! You both have a prize coming your way (if you think you are one of these lucky winners, please check your email for a prize confirmation letter from!)!

Whew! Are we there yet? I think I’ve had just about enough work for this week. And since I’m the boss, I think I just decided to blow this popsicle stand – for today, anyway. LOL! Before I go, just a heads up to all of you – it’s that time of year again, which means that fall hours start this coming Monday, November 6th, 2023.

PLEASE make note of these hours so you don’t find yourself sitting all alone in the parking lot in the dark, wondering where everyone else is at… That’s the last thing we want! Come see us when we’re open – it’s way more fun that way, I promise! On that note, I wish you all a warm, cozy, relaxing, safe, and STITCHful weekend. See you Monday! ~LHB

24 responses to “Twilight Stars Quilt-Along – Block Release 21”

  1. Ellen Turner Avatar
    Ellen Turner

    Ok kids….it has been a wk went to see Grands &a game in Harrisonburg Va., came home on Sun
    Husband got a cold then tested + for Covid….I’ve been sewing my Christmas trees, a little slow
    but I’ll get there.
    Just a FYI love the planning brds from you guys, can lay out trees & stitch away, also the dodad for opening your seams, haven’t cooked a finger once!
    Have a Great wkend …..
    Thanks for all you do Lisa

  2. Deb Jablonski Avatar
    Deb Jablonski

    Have a great weekend Lisa!

  3. Jo Anne Lane Avatar
    Jo Anne Lane

    Hi Lisa, I am I sync with you! What a crazy catch up week! I just finished last week’s twilight stars blocks this morning- just in time for this week’s blocks. Also, I am up to date on joyful gatherings tree blocks as of yesterday, and I cut pieces for one of this week’s trees this afternoon. Today was busy- plus getting a COVID shot and giving my howling yellow labs a bath… 😂🤪 Thanks for sharing your expertise with all of us. I enjoyed your recent wool blanket stitch and cross stitch video!

  4. Stephanie Avatar

    Enjoyed reading your blog. I am out of town and unable to stitch or quilt. Having withdrawals.

  5. Lynda Parker Avatar
    Lynda Parker

    Welcome home! I hope you get some time with your grands – it really is the best. Hug your husband and your doggo, everything else will wait til Monday 😊

  6. Vicki M Avatar
    Vicki M

    It has been a week. My hubby heading north for the weekend so I hope to get some good stitching done…. In between raking leaves, of course.

  7. Lisa J Avatar
    Lisa J

    Thanks for the beautiful blocks!

  8. Deb Worthman Avatar
    Deb Worthman

    Really enjoying the blocks. Thanks for all the work you and your crew do to make this happen.

  9. Karren Mitchell Avatar
    Karren Mitchell

    Loving this QAL! You amaze me with all you get done when you running a business, traveling, coming up with new projects. Do you ever sleep?

  10. Linda Dahlheimer Avatar
    Linda Dahlheimer

    I didn’t go anywhere this week, and I keep falling behind with my projects!! And now I’m gatherings fabrics for Celebration. Love this pattern. Thanks so much for this pattern 😊

  11. Darci Strobel Avatar
    Darci Strobel

    Hey lady!! I am sewing a quilt together in diagonal strips that I used the new Tilda fabric in!!! I am in love with it!!
    Super simple pattern to highlight her Hibernation series. So had you had the blenders available as I needed more!
    I’m using up the scraps with a miniature version for my brother’s tiny preemie granddaughter, then this big
    identical one for when she needs that!
    I’ll post on Stitch with Lisa Bongean on FB when the tops are done. So excited!

  12. Lori Graham Avatar
    Lori Graham

    Lisa, I hope you get some much needed down time at home this weekend! Enjoy!

  13. Harriet m Avatar
    Harriet m

    I’m sitting in the Hilton waiting to go to my daughter’s home after having been at festival 3 days. I don’t head to my place for another 3 days. It’s always so good to be at home though even after having so much fun. I’ve spent way too much money, but had a blast! I’ll be a little behind this week on my blocks, but it’s ok. Already have papers torn for the blocks. ThNks again for all you do!

  14. Katheren Lindsay Avatar
    Katheren Lindsay

    Love the Twilightstars QAL. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. Linda Mahoney Avatar
    Linda Mahoney

    Lisa, I don’t know how you keep up with everything! You do a fabulous job. I enjoyed your Stitch presentation on Thursday. You seemed revitalized after your attendance to Quilt Market. Have a good week!

  16. Laura Krasinski Avatar
    Laura Krasinski

    I’m making the 4 x 4 for a wall hanging. I love making these blocks. This is so out of my comfort zone. Thanks for all you do for the quilting community. See you in February for retreat.

  17. Mary Lynn Lutenski Avatar
    Mary Lynn Lutenski

    Hello from Michigan,

    Thank you for all of your sew alongs and your cheery positive attitude! You make it all look so easy. I’m doing the SAL Joyful. Well I’m collecting the patterns and my fabric is all starched🍁

  18. Sharron Luck Avatar
    Sharron Luck

    You’re a very busy gal! Thanks for everything you do. I enjoy your you tube also! How many more weeks for the twilight quilt a long?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hey Sharon! Twilight Stars is a year-long QAL so we are just shy of halfway through at week 21. Appx 31 weeks (or 62 blocks) left to go!

  19. Pam H Avatar
    Pam H

    Having fun with the Twilight Star blocks. I am keeping up so far!! Make it a great week, do a little stitching.

  20. Donna Schulz Avatar
    Donna Schulz

    I’m finally able to catch up with your Blog & U-Tube videos. I’ve been in the woods sitting with my husband while he’s deer hunting. He has Parkinson & is falling quite often now. This will be his last season, I believe. But I did not want to deprive him of this year. It eats into my stitching time, but I love him deeply. I miss watching you live. I need to order Stitch N’ Flip Sewing Machine tape. Great idea! Looking at the Beam N Read light too. You create so many useful items & ideas. Thanks!

  21. Alice Avatar

    So inspired by everyone’s block posts… I still need to decide which PG fabric I’m going to use! 😁

  22. wanda woodrell Avatar
    wanda woodrell

    I was notified i was a winner. Thank you so much. I’m looking forward to see my surprise!. I enjoy reading your blog, and watching your vidios. Glad you made it back safe from market. Hope you have a good weekend, as well.

  23. Karren Mitchell Avatar
    Karren Mitchell

    You’re keeping me on my toes!!

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