Author Archive for Lisa Bongean

22
Jun
17

Cleaned up Alternate 16

Click here to print…BlockHead #16

Here is the “pretty” version of block 16…

Thank you… to those who let me know they appreciate these alternate blocks…It’s nice to hear…I appreciate you and your comments…:)

LB

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22
Jun
17

AQS FALL Paducah Classes and a little more!!!

As promised I am letting you know you can now sign up for my classes in Paducah this Fall/September…Here are the projects I am teaching…Click HERE to get the full details…I only have a few teaching opportunities outside of Primitive Gatherings left to do until maybe 2019…so don’t put this off as I may just stay home from now on!!!

It is raining here today…and when that happens I seem to get a lot of more done…I have some quilters coming to the house as well as a photo shoot for a book publisher coming up….so I have been trying to “pick up”….The “fisherman” came in my sewing room and went…”whoa…you picked up???” so if he noticed… thats good right?…This area is where I alway dump bins, bags and whatever I am carrying…so I feel good about my “start”…I do a little something everyday….Oh…did anyone notice?  I got that thermostat moved…so I could “finish” my ruler hangers…all the way…

Yesterday I taught one of my favorite classes…”Big Stitch” quilting…Mary here was my star student…but all the ladies did well…no flunkies!

This quilt was brought in…now it’s all basted and ready to hand quilt!!!

Are any of you seeing our Summer Block of the Week projects?…If you are still on the fence and thinking about signing up we have an End date of June 25th before we quit taking any more signups… and if we have any left we run a block of the month…but the price and the freebie make doing the SBOW soooo worth doing it now..Join us and on our Facebook groups for each project!!!

One of twelve “free” house blocks…included with the Summer blocks of the week!!! Click HERE to see the other options…Hexi Haven and Starlit Skies… 

Well I think it’s time to go to the store and get a beef roast…get it in the oven…and then back to stitching…

my best…Lisa

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21
Jun
17

Moda Blockheads…Block 16

 

It’s Blockhead Wednesday!….and this time hopefully I will be posting on the right day…I’m not even going to try and explain how I posted on Tuesday..instead of Wednesday…but hopefully I got my days straight now…

Todays block is no. 16 from Jan Patek!!! We all love our flag…I’m waiting to see all the “other” countries flags done…that should be real interesting…Click HERE to go to Jan’s blog for the flags pattern..

This is also super cool…Carrie has created a spot on the Moda Cutting Table Blog for BLOCKHEADS…where you can get all the blocks in one spot…I have activated the button on my blog page to also take you there if you click on it..

Now for my Flags Block…I added some embroidery stitches to my flag…Here is my Alternate block for the appliqué block…I am going to appologize as I do not have a great PDF done yet, which I will probably have finished sometime Wednesday when you are reading this…I will upload a pretty version asap…but for now…those of you who can cipher my instructions here they are:

BlockHead #16

 

I can’t believe how many people who have joined in our FB group and are making blocks..It’s pretty mind-blowing!!! I hope you have a great day…and remember to please visit all the sites to see the other versions!!!

Lynne –
Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KansasTroublesQuilters/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/
Betsy –
Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/
Lisa B –
Blog – https://lisabongean.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/primitivegatherings.quiltshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/  or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_quiltshop/  or  https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_ca/Jan –
Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/Moda –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/

 

 

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20
Jun
17

Triangle Gatherings…Block 44-repost

I do not know where this post went…but here it is again…

Hey Everyone…I hope you all all doing well this evening… I have just landed in CA…It’s retreat week!!! We are going to have fun!… 40 of us for 4 days…starting tomorrow!!! I snuck in a little MiMi time before I left…Little Man is getting big!!! and fun…We went to the park where MiMi went down the slide 4 times….and sharpened my “under duck” skills…We watched the baby wild life at the Lakehouse…Little Man is also starting to play by himself…so MiMi could stitch on her freebie block….and…he’s smitten with my sewing machine…scolded Mommy that he wasn’t done stitching yet when it was time to go…he pushes the patches and makes a sewing sound, super cute… the day went by fast and then it’s time for MiMi to get back to work….Enjoy your block 44…Click Here to print Block 44

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18
Jun
17

Triangle Gatherings Block 45

I hope you are all having a wonderful Father’s Day…I’m guessing most of us do not have “our” Fathers with us yet…but…if you do…that’s AWESOME…enjoy every minute of being with him…I’m really envious…But I’m sure there are a lot of you spending Father’s Day with your husband & children and hopefully having a party!!!

I am home now for 5 weeks straight!!! So happy about that!!! I am hoping on getting a lot accomplished…

We celebrated Great Grandma’s 70th birthday with a fish fry…Went on a boat ride and swim where “little man” had so much fun jumping off the boat…and learning to “close his mouth” in doing so….We fished off the dock and MiMi taught Jace to “cast” his pole…that means releasing the button at the correct time…and then we pumped up the water trampoline and he had another thing to keep him laughing for awhile….I didn’t get any pics of that…but there’s a whole lot of summer ahead of us to do so…

Papa got a break from driving the boat…”little man” and big man took over”

and just when you think all is going well…”little man” decides he wants to paint…a mural I’m guessing…Well that’s the latest from Anchor Point…today is very windy…so I’m unpacking all my “stuff” from traveling…and figuring out what to work on next…but you can work on this…my best…Lisa

Click here to print Block 45

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13
Jun
17

Moda Blockhead Block 15

Today’s  block is Jo’s– T Block……I stitched these blocks last night at Retreat with an AWESOME bunch of ladies sewing their hearts out…Its hard not sewing in your own space, so do not look too close at these blocks…

Go here to get the pattern...Jo’s Blog

 

The question of the week…June 14 – Is there a quilter whose work always inspires you?  I am inspired by so many quilters and students to name…each time I look at a quilt, I’m inspired about something…They speak to me…no seriously they do…My students are always making me think about things that could be done next time….Here’s a few that I feel have inspired me on my way to  becoming a  professional quilter in no particular order…Jan Patek & Linda Brannock…Sue Garman…Jo Morton…Bonnie Hunter…Sandy Gervais, Cheri Saffiote- Payne, Jeana Kimball…I know I probably forgot a bunch but these are the first ones off the top of my stuffed up head…Don’t know if I caught something on the plane or if the air/foliage  in CA bothers me…so I’m outa here for now…take care my friends…LB

Remember to visit all the other sites available to you!

Lynne –
Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KansasTroublesQuilters/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/
Betsy –
Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/
Lisa B –
Blog – https://lisabongean.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/primitivegatherings.quiltshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/  or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_quiltshop/  or  https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_ca/Jan –
Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Moda –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/

05
Jun
17

triangle gatherings…block 42 & 43

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We had a great Summer weekend!!! Luke & Brooke & Corey were home…Jace and Lauren were over and we just had some stay at home fun..I did manage to sneak in a little stitching but not much…I have some deadlines I’m working on and then the SBOW is starting so it seems like I always have something that has to be done…but for some reason lately I will take some days off and not enter the work realm…and then it’s back to reality!!

Click here to print Block 42

Click Here to print  Block 43


 

Time to pick up my sewing room…so I can think straight!!!

Have a nice night…LB

31
May
17

moda blockheads…block 13

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I don’t know about you but are the weeks flying by fast???  I am still not caught up…ok…I might have taken a few days off over the weekend but holy cow…seems like its always Tuesday and I have to get the Blockhead blocks done!!!   But this weeks block is from Lynne from Kansas Troubles Quilters…The Bowtie Quartet!!! Super sweet!…Click HERE to get the pattern from Lynne’s blog..I made my block a little different…just added 1 1/4″ squares to the light squares by stitching across them and then pressing them back..trim away the excess and then stitch the blocks together…Here are both my versions…


I have had lots of practice making bowties with this quilt…These are 2″ bowties, so fun so cute!!!  We did this as a Summer BOW…go see what this years pieced SBOW is!!!  Click HERE

Betsy –  http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa B – 
https://lisabongean.com/
Jan –  
http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Jo – 
http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Carrie – 
http://blog.modafabrics.com/

This week the questions is…What is the best tip you ever learned?  I really don’t know when I learned it but I love pressing my seams open especially when stitching little pieces!!!

I know I promised to do an alternative to block 10… a pieced version…I am still working on Jan’s appliqué block…so I’m hoping it will be done by next Wednesday…but…I did get the pieced one done…Click to print Alternate Block 10

This block again will be a little bit of a challenge but it is so worth it!!! Take your time and have some fun!!! Lots of little pieces for a 6″ block!!

Make sure you go and see the other bowtie blocks…I bet Betsy has another cool mini too for you!!!

Betsy –
Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Jan –
Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Moda –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/

 

 

28
May
17

triangle gatherings…blocks 39, 40 & 41…

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I hope you all are enjoying your Holiday weekend…and if it is not a Holiday weekend for you then you need to make it one anyway…as all weekends should be fun..

It’s a rainy morning here so I had a chance to sneak in my sewing room and get three blocks done…now we are back on schedule…Click here to print Block 39Click here to print Block 40Click here to print Block 41PaPa and I had “little man” for a couple of days…and boy did we have some fun…fishing….and he was reeling in his own fish by the time he had to leave..

…playing…planting flowers…well…I planted flowers while the little monkey decided he wanting his “light up” fish from his bath to swim in the water fall… we went shopping for a kiddie pool…

and when he spotted this there was no way MiMi was going to break his heart and not bring it home for him!!!

We baked “yummies” (cookies) and the went for a boat ride…well maybe a boat nap…Still a couple more days to the weekend…so we’ll see what more fun we can have!!!  Hope you “create” some fun of your own…whether in your sewing room or out with your families and friends!!!

LB

24
May
17

block 12 moda blockhead stitch along

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Click here to go to the Moda Blog to get Carries Block Pattern… – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Lots of fun making this one…it was a little harder picking fabrics on this one…so I can’t wait to see what you all do!!

Here is my Moda Designers Block using everyone’s fabrics…

Then the patriotic version…Yay…I got them both done!! but…I know I still have week 10 and one of the patriotic versions of 11 to do yet…and I worked on typing the pattern for alternate pieced version for 10 today…

May 24 –  What is your favorite quilt pattern ever that you didn’t design – as in, the one you wish you’d designed?

I love the “Swoon” pattern by Camille for a pieced quilt…I lust after that quilt…we have made many versions of it in our shop…one was even flannel…and sold many many patterns…here is one of them made with reproduction fabrics…I also love patchwork swoon”…so beautiful!

Hope you all have a great HOLIDAY weekend!!! Make sure you stitch or do something for yourself!!!
See all the other versions of Carries Block on the other Moda Designers blogs…
22
May
17

triangle gatherings…blocks 37 & 38

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I am so happy to be home for three weeks!!! before I have to go to the CA store…but that’s like going home only hotter!!!! I spent some time outside today…We have two nesting families….our Mourning Dove who am assuming is the same one we had with the old house…if you look close you can see her head….And then we have a nesting Robin…who we tried very hard to deter from building her nest, but being gone a  week,  we came home to this…      Then we have a pair of Mallard Ducks hanging around close to the house and when I tried to photograph them the wind took the door and slammed it so I did not get their pic…so it’s a very fun to watch all the bird action going on here…St. Louis was a blast…which I will be posting about this week…but first we need to catch up on our blocks….we are behind schedule a bit…so two today!!! My sewing room looks like a tornado hit it…but I can pick up tomorrow…right?  I’ll just shove the debris aside to get these blocks done!!!  Click here to print Block 37

Click here to print Block 38

So stitch these up fast…there will be more coming soon!!!

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10
Jun
17

Triangle Gatherings…Block 44

Hey Everyone…I hope you all all doing well this evening… I have just landed in CA…It’s retreat week!!! We are going to have fun!… 40 of us for 4 days…starting tomorrow!!! I snuck in a little MiMi time before I left…Little Man is getting big!!! and fun…We went to the park where MiMi went down the slide 4 times….and sharpened my “under duck” skills…We watched the baby wild life at the Lakehouse…Little Man is also starting to play by himself…so MiMi could stitch on her freebie block….and…he’s smitten with my sewing machine…scolded Mommy that he wasn’t done stitching yet when it was time to go…he pushes the patches and makes a sewing sound, super cute… the day went by fast and then it’s time for MiMi to get back to work….Enjoy your block 44…Click Here to print Block 44

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Our newest book! 20 projects!

Thread book!

A new little book filled with info on Wool Appliqué and finally a method to keep track of your Valdani Threads!

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