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!
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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,

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

 

American Quilter Stitch Along

New for 2021- Stitch Along! Read all about it!k

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Hey Everyone!

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!!!!

So lets kick of 2021 with giving in mind….We will have give-ways, and special prizes, and so much more for everyone!

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…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!
my best…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 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!
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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