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

MBH 3-Block 8 Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block

 

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

Happy Block Heads Day! Here is another great Quilt Block!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

 

This week’s quilt block is from Laurie, the quilting half of Minick & Simpson!  I love the red/white/blues of Laurie’s Fabrics…

Here is my version of Lauries’s Uneven Nine Patch Quilt Block:

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

 

This uneven 9 patch quilt block is made with  Indigo Gatherings, Urban Farmhouse Gatherings & Bella Solid… all Moda fabrics for sure!!!

Since this week’s block is kinda about a nine patch… I wanted to share my thoughts about a nine patch…I think it is the most versatile and fun block there is to stitch…the possibilities are endless and no one is ever too good for a 9 patch quilt block.  They are so precious and fun to matter what your skill level is!

I this cool book called Nine Patch Gatherings, with a slick technique making 2 perfect– nine patch blocks from 2 squares…It makes one positive (dark corners) and one negative (light corners) nine patches at the same time…Our 50 light and 50 dark Charm square pack in 3 1/2″ and 5 are perfect for this….You even could do 100 shirtings and 100 darks as well if you like the lighter prints…

2- 5″ squares make3″ finished blocks and 2- 3 1/2″ squares make 1 1/2″ finished Nine-Patches.  The pre cuts are great for not tearing apart your fabric collection for just a square of a bunch of different fabrics……or if you have Moda 5″ charms they would work fine too with a Bella Solid!…

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3 1/2″ & 5″ Assorted Charms Packaged by Primitive Gatherings
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Side view of PG Charms-all the different Moda –                              Primitive Gatherings Fabrics

The best thing about the book besides the method is the 13 quilts you can make using the nine patch blocks that are created by using the method.

To jump start our Spring Cleaning here at Primitive Gatherings….If you purchase any 2-3 1/2″ or 5″ Charm packs… we will give you the 9 patch book for FREE!       REMEMBER 2 CHARMS PACKS IS THE MAGIC NUMBER!                                                    No need to order book if you order the Charm packs… we will just put it in your order.Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

If you do not want to order fabric but still want the book we have put it on sale for only $10! That’s half off – 50 % off or just plain’ol 10 bucks!

OFFER GOOD TIL SUNDAY 03/08/20!

 

 

Here are my blocks in the layout… they are probably not in the spot they will end up in but you get the idea of it all…

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings Layout
Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
My Blocks so far…

Thank you all for visiting today!!  WE really appreciate you ALL for supporting Moda fabric and it’s designers!  xxx Lisa

 

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MBH 3-Block 7 & Winner of last week’s give-away!

 

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Happy Block Heads Day! Here is another great Quilt Block!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

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This week’s quilt block is from the super sweet, super talented Lissa Alexander!  I would not be doing my job if I did not inform you that she has been the brains behind all of the Moda All Star books and she has published a few of her own…Sisterhood of Scraps is the newest, and Oh, Scrap was introduced pervious…If you are a scrap quilter like Lissa…you will love these books…she uses mixes and use a ton of Moda lines in her quilts…things that probably shouldn’t  go together but they do!

Here is my version of Lissa’s quilt block…ZEST

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In addition to ZEST,I have also made Lissa’s alternate quilt block…4″….look how big those seam allowances look!

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…and now the winner of last week’s give-away!

Jill Johnson— with an email…yooperjill just in case there are more Jill J’s

I love your no-nonsense tutorials! And I want to add you are lickity-split sewing one handed, and whipping thru cutting those cuties! Thank you for a beautiful block – I can’t wait to get started!

Jill-please contact this email and Amy will ship out your prize!!!! ahoefler@new.rr.com and we ask that when you receive your prize you send us a pic or post on your social media and tag us!

Here is a photo of everyone else who has signed this wonderful little bag!

 

Last of all… THANKS to all the Moda “peeps” & designers who participated in making this such a cool give-away!

Lisa Bongean

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Moda Blockhead 3- Block 6

NOTE…MY ORIGINAL POST SOMEHOW DISAPPEARED SO I AM RECREATING IT…it is just the basics…no extra fluff…lol

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CLICK HERE TO PRINT PATTERN

Here are all my blocks so far!

Below are the triangle papers I use for making HSTs…they are a must for making perfect small triangles…yes you can make them larger and them trim them…but that takes forever!!!!! So this method works the best!  See the videos below..The following 4 part videos are how I make these little HSTs perfectly!

Click HERE to ORDER Triangle Papers!

Now you will need to know the finished size of you HSTs that will determine what size paper you use…

Here is what to use for our Moda Block Heads 3- Block 6.

If you are making: = size of triangle papers to use

4″ blocks =1/2″ triangle paper

6″ block=3/4″ triangle paper

8″blocks=1″ triangle paper

12″ blocks – 1 1/2″ triangle paper

You can also print this Chart:

 

 

Here is a rough draft of my layout using 4″ blocks

Please leave a comment to win this prize!  UPDATE…PRIZE WINNER IS JILL JOHNSON!!! (YOOPERJILL)

 

 

 

Border Correction…for Happy Home….Summer 2017 Freebie pattern….and the start of Fall Quilt Market!!!!

I wanted to let everyone who bought the Freebie Finishing kit “Happy Home” that we wrote the directions for adding the border the wrong way…well.. we wrote them for how a border normally goes on…sides and then top and bottom…but I put this border on log cabin style…so if you cut both your sides the same size you will not have enough for the top fabric….It was caught early but if you cut yours already please call us at the shop. (920-722-7233) and we will take care of it….

Happy Home Correction     I have also added it to our corrections page..

Thank you as some “mistakes” are not easily caught!!!

I am in Houston…all set up for the show!!!

Patterns will be coming soon for the quilts and the little things…Fulltime/Partime is the name of the blue quilt…Sticks & Stones the quilt on the left bunched up…and Checked Out the quilt on the ladder…

Sentiments of Home…These can be framed, pillowed or put on a funky clip board!!

Chenille Pillows…who remembers making chenille back in the “homespun” crazy days?…this technique is so easy and fun…I’ll be doing a video soon on how to make them!!!  You can insert your favorite word…home…family…faith…or an Initial…or a symbol…like the heart, anchor…I can see a stag…star…pumpkin…cross…do you see all the possibilities???  See the above 1st for more pillows…

Sweethearts…I always wanted to stitch some hearts…perfect for upcoming Valentine’s Day or really…everyday!!!

I’ll be doing some more posting…also see FB & IG!!!

take care…LB

 

AQS FALL Paducah Classes and a little more!!!

As promised I am letting you know you can now sign up for my classes in Paducah this Fall/September…Here are the projects I am teaching…Click HERE to get the full details…I only have a few teaching opportunities outside of Primitive Gatherings left to do until maybe 2019…so don’t put this off as I may just stay home from now on!!!

It is raining here today…and when that happens I seem to get a lot of more done…I have some quilters coming to the house as well as a photo shoot for a book publisher coming up….so I have been trying to “pick up”….The “fisherman” came in my sewing room and went…”whoa…you picked up???” so if he noticed… thats good right?…This area is where I alway dump bins, bags and whatever I am carrying…so I feel good about my “start”…I do a little something everyday….Oh…did anyone notice?  I got that thermostat moved…so I could “finish” my ruler hangers…all the way…

Yesterday I taught one of my favorite classes…”Big Stitch” quilting…Mary here was my star student…but all the ladies did well…no flunkies!

This quilt was brought in…now it’s all basted and ready to hand quilt!!!

Are any of you seeing our Summer Block of the Week projects?…If you are still on the fence and thinking about signing up we have an End date of June 25th before we quit taking any more signups… and if we have any left we run a block of the month…but the price and the freebie make doing the SBOW soooo worth doing it now..Join us and on our Facebook groups for each project!!!

One of twelve “free” house blocks…included with the Summer blocks of the week!!! Click HERE to see the other options…Hexi Haven and Starlit Skies… 

Well I think it’s time to go to the store and get a beef roast…get it in the oven…and then back to stitching…

my best…Lisa

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