Sewcialites-2-Loyal Lisa Bongean

Do you want to be a Sewcialite?

Stitch Alongs are so addicting!  You will want to sew along with this one for sure… Kimberly and staff at Fat Quarter Shop have done it again with a wonderful new project.  Each Friday there will be a new block posting…it is available in three sizes, 3, 6 & 9″ blocks.  A beautiful finishing layout, a facebook group to hangout for advice, inspiration and place to share your blocks…

Click HERE for all the info on this great project!

Click Here for a link for block 1 & 2.  I will be sharing my all my blocks each week and I started with my block so…next week I will share 1 & 3.  You all get it, sometimes we have too much and have to get what has to be done first…

Block 2 –Loyal is my block…

I am sewing 3 & 9″ blocks…

Sewcialites-2-Loyal Lisa Bongean 3″-Moda Bella Solids & 9″-Urban Farmhouse Gatherings I & II

If you wish to make your block using the same fabric I am…Here are the links…

Urban Farmhouse 1 Urban Farmhouse two is coming next Spring….Bella Solids

Here are the yardage requirements…




Ready to chat? Meet us in the Sewcialites Lounge

Meet your fellow Sewcialites by joining the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook (where we will also be posting weekly updates and where you can ask questions). Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates and share your progress with the #SewcialitesQAL hashtag so we can see and share your work!

The FQS team has put a lot of thought into this sew-along…I hope you join in!!!

I have a little give away planned so stay tuned as I post my blocks here each week I will be announcing soon!

my best…



Wooly Block Adventure 2020!

It’s Wooly block time….the THEME this year is….INTO THE WOODS…

WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE/PRIMITIVE GATHERINGSVisit this link for the  Wooly Block Adventure to see ALL the blocks from each 34 Quilt Shop’s participating….October 1st through November 30th. 

Once you are there you choose which blocks you want to collect or purchase kits for to make YOUR Into the woods quilt.  Another great Stitch Along for you to join in on…

Our block is up for sale on our website…Click this link below and discover your options.

Primitive Gatherings Wool Block 2020


Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow

12 Weeks of Christmas!

I hope you all have been following along with our 12 Weeks of Christmas! 

I think I am number 5 in the line up this time…

Here is what is happening for this event…All 12 designer design a Christmas project…which you can download the pattern for $1.  Yes only one dollar!!!  This $1 will support all the hard work that goes into something like this…so if you think about it…you will have 12 Christmas patterns and support all 12 designers for ONLY $12. Visit the links at the bottom for the schedule.

But…if you want to go further and buy our kits…we have pulled together another project as a reward that links together…we are making a Village…I guess it is a Christmas village…(I missed that memo) that we are including kits for when you order our project kit…So you get two kits and only pay for one.  The patterns for the village blocks are not available any other way right now…So that is the scoop for this event…here are the 4 previous Village blocks…they are all AWESOME!

now on to MY Christmas project!

This 22″ pillow is beautiful and easy to stitch pattern…The words are hand stitched and as well as some of the accents…Primitive Gatherings beautiful hand dyed wools make this project come alive for a perfect gift or addition to your own decorating!

Here is a YOUTube video  for you to view on how I stitch words on fabric!  Please subscribe to our YOUTube Channel…STITCH with Lisa Bongean…we would love to have you and help us build our channel on this teaching platform.

Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow
This fun pillow is an awesome addition to you Christmas Decor, on a bed, the couch or a chair…you’ll love it anywhere!

Click HERE to Download the Pattern!

Click to ORDER the kit that includes the free Village kit/pattern


The Quilt ShopIf you need the same threads we used, those are also offered for your convenience as an option.  Click HEREto visit and join the Facebook group to see all the other projects and village blocks. 

Join in the fun you will be glad you did!  Also remember you will be supporting designers who usually have quilt shows to go to, to support their business but we all know they have all been cancelled and who knows when they will resume…and you can help tremendously with just $12 for the downloads!

Here is the rest of the schedule…

Keep Quilting & Stitch Alive in America!

Lisa Bongean's 4" Moda Block Heads Block 34

Moda Block Heads 3-Block 34-Fulfillment!

It’ my week for Moda Block Heads…and I have made something I have never done before…I have made a 1″finished star for the center of the block…now before you think I am crazy and think there is no way….

Lisa Bongean- Moda Block Head 3- Block 34 Fulfillment

Try it or….just exchange it for a plain 1 1/2″ cut square where the star is…for the 4″ size…it would be 2″ for the 6″ blocks, 2 1/2″ for the 8″ blocks and 3 1/2″ for the 12″ blocks.


You all know how to do the triangles…and know I made them using my Primitive Gatherings Half Square Triangle Papers….

You will need: 1/2″ finished for 4″ block    3/4″ for 6″ blocks    1″ for 8″ block      1 1/2″ for 12″ blocks Triangle papers for these blocks sizes.

Click HERE to print Block 34!

Here is just how tiny my “test” center “block” is…Now.. is it perfect?…no…but I think it is acceptable considering it is 1″ finished!  Also…trim the seam allowance on the tiny center after it is stitched to 1/8″ on the stitched seams, for this tiny block if you are making the 4″ finished.

I can’t wait to see your blocks on the Facebook feed!!!!!

Now since I have you all here gatherings your block patterns there are a few things I hope to share with you if you hang around a bit and read about it…I would so appreciate it!!! 

I want you all to know about my January 2021 Stitch Along!!!!  Read all about it below! It will be so much fun and you will not want to miss out!!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!

The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

Deadline for ordering Moda Block Head T-shirts is September 8th! Click HERE to see the 3 different styles you can order!

Moda Block Head T Shirt!


Also I want to point out we have been loading our YouTube Channel each week with tutorials and LIVE streams from our store our my home on the Lake in Wisconsin…Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day… and… Be AWESOME today…

Let’s kick this off by leaving me a comment…I have a few pre cuts to randomly give-away…what’s on your mind today…do you have any questions about this Stitch
Along?  I am looking forward to reading your comments about this exciting event!    So lets kick of 2021 with giving in mind….We will have give-ways, and special prizes, and so much more for everyone!
my best…Lisa,

12 Weeks of Christmas…this week Farmhouse Threads!

It’s time to begin our 12 WEEKS OF Christmas!  Farmhouse Threads kicks us off with this adorable pillow!  She used red table runner fabric!!!!

I love Farmhouse Threads designs!  They make me so happy when I look at them!

Visit this first website and read up on the program.  It’s so cool how we are working our 12 Weeks of Christmas Program this season – you could end up with 12 NEW PROJECTS and an additional 12 FREE BLOCK KITS to make a newly designed Christmas Village Quilt.  The village’s first shop is the OLD COUNTRY STORE.  Each store in the Village will be decked out for Christmas!   Is this not adorable?

Be sure to visit  Farmhouse Threads Website scroll down on the HOME PAGE and click on the LOGO – 12 Weeks of Christmas!

Have a blast with us while getting ready for the 2020 Holiday Season.  We all need some fun after these past few months.

We so appreciate your support in joining our Mystery Sew-a-long Projects.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for each TUESDAY – that’s when new blocks will be posted by a new designer!  While on the Farmhouse Threads website – don’t forget to join our Facebook page!  You can post your completed projects and find out all types of great ideas and fun things from all of the 12 designers!  Spread the word and share these great projects with your family and friends.  All they need to do is request to join and we’ll take care of the rest.  They can then join in with you in making projects for the 2020 Mystery 12 Weeks of Christmas!

I can’t wait to see all the projects!!!

Here is the schedule, Mark your calendar!!

2020 “12 Weeks of Christmas” schedule

September 1 Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

September 8 Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

September 15 Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

September 22 Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand

September 29 Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

October 6 Laural Arestad, Simply Put Plus

October 13 Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

October 20 Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard Designs

October 27 Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

November 3 Rita Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches

November 10 Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

November 17 Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished

Stitch On my friends!!!   Lisa


T-shirt Winner & MBH3-Block 32-Alternate!

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

It’s Friday..and I can post my alternative block for Block 32!

I can tell by our MBH Facebook page that you all love to fuzzy cut….so the center of this star is the perfect place to find just the right fabric.  The reason this post is so late is because, I forgot about the other sizes than my 4″ blocks…so that is why…If you are behind I will post a new and better pattern for you to print later…if you are caught up and want the block now you get the sloppy copy…thanks for understanding…my graphic person does not work on Friday.

Pattern Link for 4″-Block 32-Alternate 

Pattern link for 6,8 & 12 ” Block-32 

Taking the Chance as long as you are here to tell you about my new Stitch Along coming January 2021!  It’s time for us American Quilters to come together, show off what we can do…follow us on this journey….I am counting on you!

We will be donating a portion of our American Gatherings fabric proceeds to Hogs for Heros, and $10 per FQ Bundle sold through our website.  Read more about it HERE!

Congratulations!!!!  The winner for our Moda- Block Head T- shirt is Brenda W.  with this comment….

Brenda Who wouldn’t Love to win one of those shirts!! I know I would. Thanks for the chance.


Moda Block Head T Shirt!

Thanks for all your wonderful comments…and Congratulations to Brenda…If you have not yet pre-ordered on of our three styles of Ts you can do so HERE!

If you need to access the Moda Block Head 3 Archive Click HERE

Click HERE to join the Moda Block Heads Facebook group

To visit any or all the other Moda designers click the links below:

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

All for now…Lisa