Archive for the 'Block of the week' Category

23
Mar
17

Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!!

Today is my day to post!!! Yes…I know the day is young…just after 12am…I’m so excited you are visiting to see what my block looks like…Make sure you collect all 13 parts to this Mystery…

Here is my old washtub planted with my favorite all-time  wool flower to stitch…geraniums…and…nothing goes with geraniums like those little American flags…I put one in every potted geranium I have in the summer…

Now we know geraniums come in lots of colors…but really…red is the best!!  I was wondering if I would like the USA on the wash barrel and when I took it off it looked bare…so they stayed on!!!  I love Summer in Wisconsin…nothing like it…I can’t wait to decorate our new yard…but….I am planting all white flowers so my geraniums will have to be white this year, but that flag will still look awesome with white geraniums!!!!   I am looking forward to sharing/posting the flowers this year…but first it will be those tulips I planted last Fall…

Mystery Block Instruction Sheet  for my block…now you will notice my block doesn’t quite fit on the page…but I’m sure you are capable of making the block with a little of the design cut off…The blocks are 10″ and the paper is only 8 1/2″….Trust me you can do it!!!  You can order a KIT here….You can also order the threads for this block there as well…

close-up of flowers and stitching…

Geraniums look good in anything…but…all this needs is an American Flag…don’t you agree.. I’ll be looking for one of these fertilizers this summer!!!

I hope you all enjoy this Block of the Week and have a beautiful quilt finished by Summer for you to enjoy!!!

Here is the list of the other designers/block releases….

March 10- Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

http://farmhousethreads.com/

March 17- Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

http://shawn-rustycrow.blogspot.com/

March 24- Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

https://lisabongean.com/

March 31– Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

http://jenifromthewillow.blogspot.com/

April 7- Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

http://woodenspooldesigns.blogspot.com/

April 14- Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.

http://geoffsmom.blogspot.com

April 21- Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand

http://www.hearttohand.com/

April 28- Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs

http://myreddoordesignsblog.blogspot.com

May 5- Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

http://bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com/

May 12- Gloria,Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs

http://oldegreencupboard.blogspot.com/

May 19- Laural Arestad, Simply Put Plus

http://simplyputplus.blogspot.com/

May 26- Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

http://thecottageatcardifffarms.com/blog

June 2 – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads

http://farmhousethreads.com/

Have a great weekend!!! Lisa

We are having an awesome time here on the Outer Banks of NC…the views are fabulous and the ladies are having a blast…I’m making them stitch between their shopping trips and socializing!!!

11
Mar
17

Block 18 & 19 Triangle Gatherings

I hope you all are doing well this morning…I had a busy week..how about you?  So to celebrate the weekend I thought I would post two blocks and catch up to my agenda…Did I mention I LOVE seeing your blocks on Facebook!!…I am still trying to find a prize for reaching over 1000 members…hopefully we won’t have 2000 by the time that happens…I hope you are sharing your blocks with your quilting buddies and telling them how much fun it is to do these simple blocks…I know some of us are doing way more than one a week…but that’s our own fault!!!

Click here to print block-18

Click here to print block-19    I don’t know why but I really like this block…

Yesterday was “little man” day again…he was so happy and fun all day long…So we had to make “Yummies”…and again he was my helper…

Thanks for putting up with me sharing my “little man”…for a reward I’m sharing the recipe with you…This recipe is from Rose Ann Cook from Quilters Emporium in Texas…She made these for one of my workshops and they were awesome!!!  Oatmeal-Walnut-Chocolate Cookies

Also…I think the dough will freeze well to bake at another time…so I am saving a dozen to try it!!!

 

All for now…How many of you are doing the MODA Blockhead blocks??? We are all crazy quilters!!! Stitch away!!! Who will post the first ones finished?

xoxox

Lisa

 

08
Mar
17

Blockhead Block 1

It’s week no. 1!!! Today Lynne from Kansas Trouble Quilts has posted her Whirligig block!!!  You need to go there for the pattern…I have taken fabrics from all of us and mixed them up…making blocks scrappy!!!  I love using everyone fabrics!!! We don’t get to do this very often…so it’s exciting!!!   I  am using Aurifil 2370 to piece these blocks together….Make sure you starch your fabrics before cutting as these are 6″ blocks!!  They will come out much better if this is done…

Then I am making another set of blocks from my newest fabric line…Liberty Gatherings…I can’t wait till my week to show you how I am going to set my blocks…so look for that…My first block is block 5…If you want to make a beautiful patriotic version you can purchase fabric like the block shown….you can buy a LAYERCAKE if you want to make the just the blocks…but if you want more fabric for setting them…buy a FQ TOWER...and again I will show you on Block 5 how I’m going to set them…I used Auriful 2310 to stitch with the Liberty Gatherings fabrics…

Happy Piecing!!!

my best

Lisa

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

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

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

Lisa Bongean  –
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/An

Lynne Hagmeier –
Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KansasTroublesQuilters/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Moda’s Collections for a Cause by Carrie Nelson –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/

Can’t wait for all the fun to begin!!!  We will be using the #modablockheads  for this BOW!

 

 

15
Feb
17

Questions…

Ok…so I know some of you are new to this stitch-along sorta thing…but here is the info again…

If you want to sign up for the blog posts- this will be emailed to you…you go to the blog

lisabongean.com and on the side bar on the right…look for this… img_9933

See where it says…you are following this blog…If I wasn’t it should say…sign up and you would enter your email here…This is on the blog…it is easier to find this on the computer than your phone…

now also some of you are asking about blocks you cannot find…they are also on the blog…lisabongean.com run through the posts…

you may need to look through a few posts…where by the way  there is a lot of info…block 11 was posted with the winners for block 10…img_9934

Some of you are asking about starching still…again…it is all in the blog posts…There is also a search button on the side bar too…this will help you find certain things… not all the info is on Facebook…

If you are not sure if you are signed up for the blog…or you have but have not received the emails…I can sign you up…but you still have to accept when it sends you an email back…please send me your email…in the comment section here…

 

Just to clear up another question…I know Jess just posted about the block heads BOW starting in March 8…moda2017blockheadsthumbThere is no place to sign up it is FREE…except to make sure you are following each of the designer blogs that were listed on the original post…again on my blog…search blockheads and it will show up..  If you want to purchase our fabrics which we most certainly appreciate you can do so at each designers blog as well…hope this helps…

Jess also told be about a heated discussion on one of the FB groups/posts….This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and you will be removed/unfriended if it continues…Quilting is about fun…there is no fun in snide comments.

So back to the fun….I’m still looking forward to seeing your Magic of Christmas blocks!!!img_9939

Look at this beauty!!! I know some of you are not on IG so just wanted to share this quilt with you!!! Can’t wait to see a bunch of quilting in those spaces…make sure you are still posting your blocks/finishing tops/quilts  in FB as well and IG!!!

Have a good day!!! I am picking fabrics for one of my fabric lines…Needle & Thread Gatherings!!! Wish I could show you they are wonderful!!!…LB

09
Jan
17

Block 2…Triangle Gatherings & starch tutorial

There are some questions on starching…here is how I do it…

I lay them flat on my ironing board on a towel…

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I starch them completely wet…saturated…I use a Faultless Heavy Starch( inexpensive) in a can and add a spray paint handle for easier spraying…

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I then move them to the drying rack to dry completely…do not iron them with the iron to dry…they will be stiffer and shrink less if you let them air dry..

I have several of these portable drying racks at home in my sewing room.

If you have yardage to starch I layout the 45″ across this ironing surface…I starch what is on the surface…I then pull up and lay the next section on the already wet fabric…I starch again…and continue to starch and pile until it is starched completely wet…hand and let dry on the rack folded or full out on a clothesline.
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Once they are dry I pair them up light/dark and iron them together.  I then put the paper on the light side and start stitching the triangle paper.block-2

Click here for a printable pattern: Block 2

Thank you to those of you who the ordered/purchased Triangle Papers from me…I really appreciate it!!! I don’t know why some people think it’s cool to tell me they are going to use they Triangles on a Roll, hurts that one feeling I still have left…….and then a bunch of you also ordered fabric Charms squares from our site as well…again much appreciated.

12 DAYS OF NEEDFUL THINGS UPDATE:

Amy has let me know that the remainder of the giveaways have been sent out today…we were waiting for ruler boxes…so you should all have your prizes before the end of the week….

We are getting the second shipment of Juki’s tomorrow so those will go out as soon as they come in…I’m hoping  this is the remainder of them…I placed three separate orders, but hoping the last two will be coming together.  Will keep you updated…

Lisa

07
Jan
17

Triangle Gatherings..a few things..

triangle-gatheringsSo there have been some questions…not too many but a few…so here we go..

first..I do not know how I’m going to set the blocks yet…I will be personally making 3 sizes and will be doing each one different…

I want to make a runner with the 2″ blocks…and a quilt with the 3 inch blocks…and I am going to do scrappy scrappy with the 6″ blocks with these charm square packs..I will get 50 blocks from these two packs…as the 6″ blocks need 2 light/2 dark charms…using the 1 1/2 HST papers..  DARK  OR LIGHT    CHARM PACKS.

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The Charm Triangle Papers come 60 sheets so that will make 60 blocks if making 2″,and 3″and 30 blocks if make 4″ or 6″

We will be making 1 1/4″ Triangle Papers to make 5″ blocks…

Just have fun with this and you don’t have to make every decision now…you can just make blocks and decide about other things later…I’ll turn you all into designers…

QUILT SHOPS & those of you who TEACH at shops…you can run this at your shops..IF and only IF you and your participants use Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper Charm/Sheets AND you and they use Primitive Gatherings fabric from Moda…not any Moda…must be a Primitive Gathering Fabric…don’t have any? Well.. visit unitednotions.com, and look under Fabrics, Designers and then Primitive Gatherings!!!  Or call our Moda Rep they would love to help you!  This will make an easy kit…help you use up your fabrics on your shelves and make sure you display your blocks where everyone can see them!!! If you have any questions you can contact me… Don’t try to sneak and use what ever you have…its a very small world with social media…so please respect my time/efforts and follow my simple rules. Triangle Paper for Charms and in full Sheets can be purchased through your distributors or you can support us directly by buy from us..at primitivegatheringswholesale.com

We made it easier to find our our Charm & Triangle Papers on our site …but they are jumbled so make sure you pick charm papers if that is what you want to purchase...Charm & Triangle Papers

Also…I keep all my “works in progress” WIPs in a tall cabinet with wide skinny drawers…her is my Triangle Gatherings drawer…I have a feeling it might grow into two…those 2″ers are so stinkin cute!!!img_9419Do you notice anything in this pic?  Want more than 80 blocks?  Switch the values around…see my 3″ blocks..they are both Block 1…This is how you can make more blocks…

And see those fabrics?…all of them were never printed….they are the rejects off of  Lakeside Gatherings and some Snowman 1/2/3…so a one of a kind quilt…but these rejected fabrics start to pile up!!! So I want to make them into something as there is nothing wrong with them…just didn’t make the show…

Can’t wait to show you what’s going on in the house today…Jeter is watching as it is being done in “his” old room…img_9420img_9423

This Stitch-Along is going to be so fun… please tell every quilter you know!!! I want to see lots of quilts in 2018!!! We’ll do a book!!! Your quilt could be in it!!  So exciting!!

Ok..time for US to go stitch today!!!

LB

 

06
Jan
17

Block 1 Triangle Gatherings-I know you want to start asap…

block-1

 

Click here for a printable pattern:   block-1

This is your pattern…so whether you are doing 2″, 3″ or 4″ blocks…doesn’t matter…You stitch the HST like this demo…Click HERE…and then stitch them into 4 rows…stitch the 4 rows into the block.  Press row seams open.img_9390

If you are going to be stitching with the NEW scant 1/4″ foot…you will need to pin like this shown above…I have always pinned this way…but for some I know its hard to switch…Pin so the tip is just missing the 1/4″ and you will never hit one..

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I am using the 3/4″ and so my block measures 3 1/2″ at this point…it looks bigger here but the edges are curling up and making it look a little larger in the photo…img_9393

Back…I pressed all the seam open

So each week and sometimes twice a week I will post a block – making 1 block takes so little time, so give yourself at least time to make one block a week…we want to figure out every way possible to make a block with 16 HSTs.

Can’t wait to see your blocks… our hashtag will be #trianglegatherings




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