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!
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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,

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

MBH3 Block 31

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 31

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 Wednesday…and I have my block done for our  Moda Block Heads 3

QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

… BY Betsy Chutchian

MBH3 Block 31

Pattern Link for Block 31

This is a nice simple fun block…some days you need this type of block…and today it was a blessing to have this…Thanks Betsy’s for a great block! 

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

Moda Block Heads 3- block 28

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 28

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

The broken dishes… BY Joanna figueroa

Moda Block Heads 3- block 28
Moda Block Heads 3- block 28 by Lisa Bongean, Urban & Indigo Gatherings fabrics.

This Moda Blockhead 3-Block 28 designed by Joanna sure was fun…I will give you the measurements for a 4″ block as I don’t see them on my pattern…you will still have to visit Joanna’s site to get the pattern and then I am showing you the 4″ measurements for all the letters here…

4" measurements for MBH3-28
Measurements for 4″ block.

 

Pattern Link for Block 28

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

 
 

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 27- The Proposal

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

The Proposal… BY JEN KINGWELL

THE PROPOSAL designed by Jen Kingwell-pieced by Lisa Bongean-Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics by Moda

This Moda Blockhead 3-Block 27 was super fun to stitch! My block only took about 1/2 an hour to complete!  I tried to make it look like a sparkly big diamond!  Of course this diamond is all about the 4 c’s….cut-yes..I did lots of cutting when making this diamond, clarity– it was very clear that I love to stitch, carrot weight-this diamond is pretty small 4″, but it was made with so much love that is what really matters… and color-love those Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics!….

Pattern Link for Block 27

Jen has a really cute story this week so make sure you visit her blog to read all about it….In honor of Jen & Richard’s Wedding Anniversary…here is our Wedding Picture!  Nick & I have been married 22 years! I know a lot of you know Nick from the quilt shows and from our LIVE videos…It’s never a dull moment….well, maybe sometimes when all he wants to do is hold the couch down and watch TV but only like fishing/hunting and now re-runs of sports…I cannot get him to watch a Netfix series….but that’s when I retreat to MY room, to STITCH!

Nick & Lisa April 18th 1998
We are discussing the fact that there were two State Troopers outside waiting for us…someday I will tell that story!

Happenings at Primitive Gatherings!

This project here is the perfect hand made wedding gift!!!

My Whole Life Pillow
This pillow is the perfect hand made wedding gift!

Our new video is now on YouTube it’s all about Stitching Words! Click the previous link to visit YouTube but make sure you SUBSCRIBE as well when you are there!  We also have kits available for this project as well!  My Whole Life Pillow

My Whole Life pillow
Close up of Stem Stitching Words
My Whole Life Pillow
YouTube video on Stem Stitching words by hand.

STITCH with Lisa Bongean….Is our newest Facebook group where we post lots of info, you can ask for help, Live videos from our Primitive Gatherings Shops and my Home…join us if you are not already a member, we would love to have you!  You need to Join STITCH on Facebook and then you can view this link.  Our latest LIVE video can be found here.

This summer with all orders over $30 or in shop purchases we are giving away FREE block kits!  IMG_6081

 

Hurry and go see all the wedding photos!!!!
  Plus their version of Moda Block Heads 3- Block 27! 
I can’t wait to visit them all!
 

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 26

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

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  

Zig-Zags by Janet Claire

MBH3-26
Moda Block Heads 3 block 26 pieced by Lisa Bongean, using Moda Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and a Bella Solid.

            I guess I also have an alternative to the directions…I made 1/2″ HSTs for my block.   I used the layout for the 8″ block.  All you need to do for this 4″ finished block to look like the 8″ block is 16 HSTs of each unit.  Here the easiest way to do it… You will need:

2 -5″ squares of all 4 fabrics A-D.

4 –1/2″ HSTS papers. This link brings you to ALL the Triangle Papers…you will need the 1/2″ Finished for Charm Squares for this block if you want the same as shown here. There is also a Variety pack for the Charms with all four sizes included…

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The light is my A, the grey with the black print is my B, the geometric grey/ black is my C and D is my dark grey.

Make all the HST according to the directions on the HST papers. You will have 2 extra from this…the sheets make 18 HSTs each.

Set one is A/B, set two is A/C, set three is B/D and set four is C/D, just like the pattern reads.

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Start stitching the rows together…It is really pretty easy.  Also you if you look close it is very easy to be one thread off and it looks like a lot more…I do not sweat this…let it go…it is almost impossible to get them all perfect making them this small.

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My sister gave me this little weight the last time we were out shopping…it is perfect for flattening my stitched pieces.IMG_9440IMG_8173 5

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It came out exactly 4 1/2″.  I know it looks bigger here but it is because it is not lying flat, it is raised up more toward the camera…makes an illusion, like when you catch a fish and hold it out closer to the camera, it looks much bigger…same thing here…ask me how I know the fish thing???

Here is the back, showing the seams pressed open.

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I do not know why I could not make the 1″ HSTs…I guess it’s just the way I am…

I hope you try the 4″ block with the 1/2″ HSTs…I can’t wait to see them!  Send me a pic…on social media…there could be a reward!

Pattern Link for Block 26

COMING UP THIS WEEK at Primitive Gatherings!

Look for our newest video on Stitching Words!

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Did any of you get a sticker in your order from Primitive Gatherings?

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STITCH with Lisa Bongean,

Is our newest Facebook group where we post lots of info, you can ask for help, Live videos from our Primitive Gatherings Shops and my Home…join us if you are not already a member, we would love to have you! 

This summer with all orders or in shop purchases we are giving away FREE block kits!  IMG_6081

 

Happy Block Head Wednesday!…

Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so for their version of Moda Block Heads 3- Block 26!
 

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