Honey Bunny Pattern-CORRECTION

Hey Everyone!….We have a mix up in the Honey Bunny Pattern…The Honey Bunny Pattern has the Buster layout and tracing diagram in it… The kit is correct but we need to send you the right tracing sheets...

We will be emailing you starting tomorrow.
We will be using the email on your order.

If you have any other concerns about this issue please email us at primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com and we will fix this issue the best we can.

PLEASE except our sincere apology for this…we do not know how it happened…crazy, crazy, stuff happening…Easter is coming…we want you to get your bunny’s stitched!

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Friday Quilting Giveaway!


Quilting giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting give-away….

is going to be a FREE download.  I want everyone to know how special and vital you all are to the people in your life.  I sometimes think we forget about this.  So… know you are needed and if not now, someday will appreciated for all you do.  With that on my mind I want to give this quilt pattern called Red Tulip Basket to everyone today.

This little baby measures 16 “x 18″.  It is sooooooo adorable…the size makes it so you have to look at it and and say…”How small are those pieces?”   Then add Linda’s beautiful quilting and your got yourself a little masterpiece. I know some of you can do this kind of quilting.. and some will do simple cross hatch quilting and it will look good too!  Needs to be about every half inch though….  I am hoping to see this done in some different color ways from some of you.  I myself, will probably make a couple of white tulip blocks.  Maybe a little 4 block quilt.  There are lots of possibilities with this little guy than what you see here….If you have your 1/2″ finished Triangle papers you will be so happy.  I hate trying to trim blocks down to 1″.  But if you need 1/2″ Triangle papers we have them.  Remember they are in the small variety packs as well where you have 4 sizes in those.

Click Here to Print Red Tulip Basket Pattern

No need to leave a comment on the blog this week, unless you want to...I do love reading them…but enjoy this little spring pattern and I hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!

Stay healthy my friends…

XXX Lisa

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Primitive Gatherings Orders

Hey Everyone…just a couple of things to keep you informed…

Due to the recent shut down of non-essential business in our State of Wisconsin we have been operating at very limited basis.  We are taking the best measures we can to keep our employees safe as well as our families.  Our store is closed to the public but our website is up and still accepting orders.  We will do everything in our power to get you your Bunny, Tulip kits & patterns out to you.  However, please know that our shipping dept. is now 1 person. She is amazing and can get large amounts out in day, but out of stock items will hold up shipping.

We SO appreciate that you are still placing orders but please keep in mind that if you order things that we do not produce, like other designers patterns we might not be able to get them out in a timely manner.  If you choose to buy Primitive Gatherings kits, patterns, wools that we will able to do with more success. 

We had a ton of pillow forms purchased, way more than we and the pillow supplier had in stock.  We will ship your kits and then ship your pillow forms separately when they come in, the first week in April.  This will basically cost us more to ship twice, but we do not want to hold a bunny kit order.  We want you to be able to stitch it and have it ready to enjoy this Spring.  The pillow forms are out of stock now on the website, however if you want one you can order it…just know it will take longer than usual.

Luckily, we have one wool dyer still working because she works from home and if we have to put kits together that will be a skeleton crew as well…so I guess I am just saying we will operate the best we can in the situation as it is.

Thank you so much for all the Bunny & Tulip Orders!  We did have a nice stock of them when we put them up on the website and I know Jess stated 100 orders went out yesterday…

Our phone rings off the hook…so please keep in mind we are not always there now to answer it.  If you have an important question please email us.

The shops email is primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com   This will also probably be answered from a home office and if you are just wondering when your order will arrive, that may not be possible to answer.  So I guess what I am stating here is please, please, please have extra patience at this time…If we are answering phone calls and emails….we are not making kits and shipping.

I am trying to avoid shutting down the website all together.  If we do not have too many upset people calling I will keep it up…So please be kind and know we are doing the best we can with what we have…

I am looking forward to making some masks…I have some elastic and lots of fabric to choose from.

Please stay safe, however that looks for you…and again..I can’t say how much we appreciate you placing orders at this critical time.  I will keep posting as long as I don’t run out of things to do/say… Look for another Free piecing pattern next…tomorrow is Friday Give-Away Day!

Lisa Bongean & the Staff of Primitive Gatherings.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Block 11: Blooming Love Quilt Block


Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block:  BlOOMING LOVE BLOCK


My 4″ Blooming Love quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings.  

I LOVE how my block turned out…I did kind of plan the pinwheel in the middle so your eyes had something to focus on…Thanks Robin for such a fun beautiful block!

BUT…I do have to admit when I made this block I did not see the “heart” in it…and that is why I made the pinwheel. It looked like the whole block was scrappy.  I guess I should look at it in color instead of black & white.   Now that I see Robin’s block it makes perfect sense!  Oh, well….that’s the way it goes!!!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

This week’s Blooming Love quilt block was designed by, Robin Pickens.

Robin Pickens with her new Fabric line at Road to California Quilt show



Our Selfie…

Click this link to visit Robins Website!

I have posted a bunch in the last week or so…CLICK HERE to visit the older posts

I also have to share this today…this makes me smile.

Cindy Hart Crowell’s Pillows!

We now have the bunnies pillows for Easter/Spring!  Makes me want to stitch a bunch!

xxx Lisa

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Triumph Tulips Wool Applique Mats

Triumph Tulip Wool Applique Mats

Spring is coming! (I think it is anyways.)

I love tulips. I am part Dutch 1/4 to be exact and come from a little town that has a huge actual size windmill gracing it’s downtown.  This was not there when I was running the streets of Little Chute WI as a kid…but every other yard had a kissing Dutch Boy and Girl.  Some of you who have been following me know I planted a Moon Garden when we built our home.  Moon garden, meaning all my blooms are white or shades of white…I will be home the whole time this Spring to see my tulips in all their glory!  Social Isolation has some perks!

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Our “moon” garden was the inspiration for our Triumph Tulips Table Mat.  I designed this project for our North Carolina Retreat.  But that isn’t happening and we have over 100 kits of each version so I am putting them out here for everyone.  This will be the last new item we have for awhile as our Gov. had shut down our state of WI.  We will get our Bunny kits, tumblers and Tulip kits out and then shut it down until we can open.  Hopefully after Easter…like Pres. Trump wants..

I also have included a little video on how to stitch the Triple Alternating Blanket Stitch!


Here are the two options for the Tulip mats.

Dark Triumph Tulip Mat is 22″ x 22″…This color option is perfect for those new home owners where everything is a shades of grey.  This looks amazing in my home and hopefully someday it can live there after it has run it’s coarse at the shop, fingers crossed.  The embellishing stitch just adds a little extra zing and a few more hours of stitching but it is worth it!

This mat is a stunner for sure…

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The traditional color way.

Growing up I only remember red and yellow tulips in our town.  This more traditional color way is still a stunner and the new red wool we used it super cool.

I am still working on stitching this version…because I wanted it to show in our workshop all the stitching options for this mat…so that is why it is not finished yet.  It is still  beautiful and fun and I will have plenty of time to get it done now…Ttulip:LB1TTulip:LBL

If you wish to purchase our Tulip mats click the button below.  We have all the optional notions you will need as well listed in related products.  Make sure you have everything you need to get started on this.  You need a piece of 24″ wide fusible web…just a reminder.

Triumph Tulip Table Mats

I hope you all can put a dent in your collection of sewing supplies!  This is why we have what we have…as long as I can stitch…I am HAPPY!  You agree?

NOTE: Please know we are working with a minimal crew…If you are calling to check on your order the girls cannot be shipping.  So please wait a reasonable time before calling to check on your order.  We promise to have the bunny pillows out before the end of this week for all orders placed by 3/25.

I have some fun new STICKERS. We will be putting one in every order for Bunnies, drink ware and Tulips and every order or until we run out!  Stickers are about 4″ and are very nice vinyl can be used outdoor and you will LOVE them!  If you wish to order more stickers they are $3 each. They are easy to apply, durable,  weather proof  & dishwasher safe. Click HERE for Stickers.


Things to do to keep yourself busy…during social Iso


Join our STITCH with Lisa Bongean Facebook group.

We have over 1400 people in less than a week.

Stitch masks for your family or people who need them.

Organize your sewing room, studio or bins.

This is very satisfying. You find lots of good things you forgot you had or at least this happens to me…

Cook and try new recipes.

I love Ashley…she is so inspirational.  Everything that she makes looks amazing!

Join & Stitch Moda Block Heads 3 Blocks post on Wednesdays

Learn something new!  I am going to practice lettering…

All for now my Stitchers!







Spring Wool Projects

Spring Bunny Pillows

I have a couple of wool projects that I want to get out to you before the season is over.  These simple bunny pillows only take a couple of hours to stitch, so you will be able to have them done before Easter!  They would also make the perfect gift for a neighbor or the person who is hosting Easter dinner.  The are wool appliqued onto flannel.  The bunnies are then hand stitched with perle cotton. 

The first pillow is Buster the Bunny... is sitting pretty…he is shown a little dark in this photo, he looks much better in person and he was the favorite of the staff….

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Then the two pillows shown with the same design are called Honey Bunny.  I could not make up my mind so I did one on the pretty tan plaid with a natural wool.  The other is on a dark grey flannel with a light wool texture.  You get a choice between these two options.  All these pillows are 18″ finished.

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Click HERE–Like Mother, Like Daughter Pillow

You do remember this right?...Like Father, Like Son Pillow.  We can’t leave the girls out! So I used these cute bunnies for the “girl” version of Like Father, Like Son, called Like Mother, Like Daughter  You could also add a little bow on the little girl bunny, I did not however…no clothes on animals for me….This pillow finishes at 16″.

All the threads have been listed in the related products as well as pillow forms.  We have nice priced on our pillows and I know this because while I was in CA with Dru we had to stop at one of the big box craft stores to get one and they were outrageous, 23 dollars or something…I suppose because of their coupon…I can tell you ours are cheaper even after you would use a coupon..

Visit my Hidden Zipper Tutorial HERE

If you use a zipper in your pillow back you can stop buy pillows or stuffing.  You can just change the pillow cover!

I hope all is well with everyone one of you…and none of you have the COVOID-19.

 Keep stitch AWAY everyone…I know we did not wish for this virus…but we kind of all wished we could be locked in our sewing rooms for a long time…and now…it’s time to do our thing!  It’s fun to see everyone making masks…I think they are great for our own personal protection.  I may have to stitch a few up.  They may be the new fashion rage this year.  Later on I am going to ask everyone to post a pic with their mask on.  I know I am trying to make lite about it all and have a good attitude but It is scary…health wise this takes a toll on our mental health…worrying about our family, finances and…hoping it does not last long and we and our country can recover quickly.

stay safe…all for now…LB