It’s time…

It’s time to start blogging again…Since Quilt market and before I’ve been in a “funk” for lack of a good word…I think it is because my world had too much going on and that had to be done and my sewing room was a complete MESS!!!  When that happens I cannot function properly…so on Thursday I stayed home and sorted through the carnage of what was once my beautiful sewing studio..and have sifted, sorted, organized my way back to the calm that it should be…and now I can begin again…now I can start sewing again…Are you like this or can you stitch in the eye of the storm?Piecing 1/2″ x 1″ finished Flying Geese units…to these 20 2″ finishd star blocks…in just a short time…

Also…had some “little man” time…introduced him to his first “margarita”…I also found the time to get the garden planted with some annuals…flea market find…perfect old cart…

notice the new “barn quilt”

can’t wait to see them grow…

Inside I have a few things I have not ever shown you…my “anchor collection” in the lower outdoor living porch…the photo is taken through the window screen so it appears fuzzy…but I spend a lot of time in this room Spring through Fall…

then…I placed this tulip quilt near the front foyer…Theresa’s Tulips is the pattern…Next up…I’m on my way to CANADA to Lindsay ONT, which is 1 1/2 hours NE of Toronto.  This is my first time to Canada!!! I am super excited for these ladies love Primitive Gatherings and have supported me all through the years… I have met them at our WI store, our retreat house “The Gathering” where some of them have stayed, in CA at our store and at the Needle Arts seminar at the Grand Hotel in MI in May when I teach there and at quilt shows.  I especially love them because they are so similar to myself…we talk pretty much the same way and we live a life of lots of cold weather…the also means we get lots of quilting done!!! So if you live near Toronto…come see me next week…contact Chrissy Altelaar on FB messenger to see if you can come!

 

 

 

2018 Summer Blocks of the Week

Hey All…

It’s that time again…my favorite time of the year when I get to create these new projects for you…it means I have spent lots of time planning and stitching and who wouldn’t love THAT job!!!

WOOL- SUMMER BLOCK OF THE WEEK (SBOW) – TWILIGHT GARDEN

Shown here with the navy flannel background…we also are offering it on a medium muted blue as well and we had some red backgrounds but those have all been purchased with those who have been in previous SBOW groups…
The 12 Blocks are 18″ inches with our hand dyed wools and the best (MODA) flannel in the world… This is going to be a show stopper, mouth hanging wide open quilt.   You know I don’t usually say things like this but I believe it on this and it might be because…I know already how this quilt will finish…which BTW is a first…and I believe this may be the best SBOW to date.  This is my opinion but EVERYONE quilter or non-quilter loves this when they see it…so if you’re “on the fence” this is not the year to teeter…FYI there will be a wool finishing kit for it available at a later date when we have all that figured out…but you will already have the flannel…if you choose to set yours differently, you can use the extra flannel for something else or for backing.

Here is one of the blocks while I was stitching…

If you are interested click HERE  for ALL the pesky details that I don’t take care of…

PIECED SUMMER BLOCK OF THE WEEK- STAR STUDDED EVENT

I know I have lots of you who love scrappy quilts!!! This I why we keep doing lots of SBOW’s…You will make 20 of them each time…Each weekly kit contains 120 fabrics- for 1440 for the whole quilt…we will try and not duplicate but we may run out of fabrics so there could be some that are in more than once….but we are talking about a strip!!! We will stick with a certain color scheme…no purple or green…so very 1880’s. There are no triangles- so no papers on this one…once we make those cool little stars the rest is “a piece a cake”…I will be doing a video on our FB group on how to stitch these little stars like a pro so there is nothing to be afraid of!

HERE is the post about those pesky details again….for the PIECED and the next HAND PIECED or EPP project.

ENGLISH PAPER PIECED- SUMMER BLOCK (ROW) OF THE WEEKI love this…because…I think I am much more likely to finish this because the shapes change…Joanne Blank has basically designed and made this quilt in record time…I will corral her to do a video in our FB group on her method.  She is an awesome person, as well as a quilter, and has been an employee/stitcher with Primitive Gathering from it’s beginning.  So look forward to meeting her…ALL the details for this project are in the above link as well.

So there is a quick snapshot of our summer BOWS.  Thank you to all our loyal SBOW-ERS and if you are NEW you will find out why we have such a great group of stitchers who continue to come back to us for these great offerings and did you think I was not going to mention the FREEBIE!!!

I think this is the best REASON you should join…you get FREE blocks with each kit…I know you all loved the “houses” from last year, but this one is going to be “clever” you will know what I mean by this when you get week two!!!

I am taking a weekend class/course…So I have to run…I’ll let you what it is soon!!!

Be Happy, Be Kind and Be Sttiching!!!    Lisa