Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August

This Spring Quilt Market in May would have marked my 20th Spring  Quilt Market…I had some fun things planned…but as they say…Life Happens…so I will just have to have the fun right here on this Blog!!  I am going to slowly discuss/explain this fabric line and the quilts we have made with it… We have the time…I am going to enjoy it as I talk about them over the next week or two…  Twenty years is a long time…I have had a blast…I think this is really what I was meant to do…even though it wasn’t in my plans...sometimes it just happens that way.  I am grateful for everything and especially those of you who have followed me through the years… and I am not done yet…there is still so much to do…

Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Gatherings

…is my Moda fabric line based on my antique quilt collection.

My favorite quilts in my collection are the Red & White ones…I love red & white quilts so much that I knew I had to create fabrics inspired by these quilts. A treasured antique Redwork quilt inspired the main panel in this line and it can be used for so many things…Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

If you love slow-stitching –and you know I do- the blocks can be stitched over the top of the printed lines or they can be left as they are. The designs can also be used as the center squares of pieced blocks, or just add a feather stitch between the blocks and it will be like the inspiration quilt…the possibilities are endless.  The panel is 58″ wide with a 36″ repeat.  I do not have a real pic of the panel.  Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanCan you see how we made it look like it is stitched already?Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Our panel is made up of only flowers & birds.

Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I also have a few small baby quilts with redwork designs on them…  There is something so sweet about redwork stitching.Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIf you can’t wait for me to explain all the fabrics and quilts…they are already on the site for pre-order.  The pre-cuts are 20% off the kits are 10% off and the backings if purchase with the kit are 20% off.  But there will be more posts with chances for you to WIN stuff…I will pick winners at the end of all the Redwork Gatherings posts… but I will pick a winner from EACH post.  So PLEASE stick around and put up with me taking the time I usually don’t have to share the quilts and fabrics with you…

All REDWORK pre-orders will receive this cute sticker sheet that I was going to give out at Market..until we run out of them, I don’t think we will run out we have 300 of them…but if we do we will order more to cover our pre-orders…I don’t think we will have 300 pre-orders but I would be overjoyed if that would happen!  We have limited quantities left of the STITCH stickers as we did put them in the Bunny kit orders….we have already re-ordered them so please be patient as the sticker company is NOT working right now…but we will have them again soon.Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

And a simple reminder that you will not be able to put anything that is not a pre-order on the same order…all preorders for kits or pre-cuts will be shipped when all the items have been received from Moda.  Click the following button to go to our pre-order category.

Redwork Gatherings Pre-Order 

Next post… the Redwork Gatherings fabrics!

Redwork Gatherings: the Next MODA Quilt Fabric Line Coming in August featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanLeave me a quick comment if you have ever done any red-work or something similar… Do you like to stem-stitch?  Do you love handwork?  Could you ever do a whole cloth Redwork Sampler like the antique?  A chance to win a Redwork Gatherings prize for your comment…

 

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda

This week’s quilting giveaway….

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Next week you will all be bombarded with posts from my newest line called Redwork Gatherings…I will have quilts to show and many many details of fabrics as well.  So I apologize in advance for the over-posting…but right now… I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter…however that may look this year for you…make the best of it!

You can leave a comment on this quilting giveaway post and any post next week to win a pre-cut of our beautiful Redwork Gatherings that will not be available in shops until..August 2020.  

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Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Block:The Holly & the Ivy..

 

Welcome All to our Mystery Stitch-Along…Rhonda always throws a fabulous party!! I hear you are all buying kits like crazy!!!!  WE love that you are so supportive of our Mystery… This is block 2 in the series…there will be 12 total and then Rhonda will have a finishing layout for you as well…

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I chose to stitch the Christmas Carol…”The Holly & the Ivy”…and I had so much fun…designing and stitching this block…click the link below and after the ad, it will start in five seconds…

It is a British Carol… Click Here to Play it!

As you can see…I stitched this comfortably while Jace is playing with all his toys…Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

For my block I used…the following…I have linked the products to our website for easy ordering if you need these items.

Heat & Bond Feather light fusible web…

White Clover Liquid Chalk marking pen

#22 & #24 Chenille needles

The following threads…#12- 5, O575, O775, O519 & M81

#8 wt. O775 and 3Strand floss in O775– using only one strand…I used this on the letters…so they #12 wt would not make the letters “chubbier”.  The one strand of 3SF covers the edge but doesn’t take over..

We do not have an endless supply of threads…we have picked out some subs that will work just as well…so if you do not get the exact thread listed know we picked a sub.  I

I will post a STEM STITCH video in our Facebook group…

To download the pattern click HERE

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If you missed the first block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL TOO!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

 

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

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WI-www.primitivegatherings.us  Again I appreciate you hope you are happy and healthy!

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Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Friday Quilting Giveaway: WOOL, NEEDLE & THREAD book and wool kits !

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting giveaway….

I am running two quilting giveaways today…one here on the blog…

and one HERE in a Facebook Group called Mystery Quilt Sew A Long.

So… you have more than one chance to snag the prize…I know I need to post more about MY book Wool, Needle & Thread The go-to Guide for Wool Stitchery...I feel like you all have it already and that I should stop talking about it.  But the truth is I get new members here everyday and I should be educating them the best I can.  With this in mind if you already have my book you still can win something…read on.

Why this book again?  To celebrate… it’s getting reprinted…again!!

I have heard our book is still selling like crazy so we have to celebrate that!!!Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanOrder this book now!

For those of you who are new here…I have a book out (released-October 2019) telling all my secrets about Wool applique, that means, the right tools, the explanations, the tips, the stitches and STEP by STEP PHOTOS!  This is THE next best thing to having me right there by you guiding you through it all…Now…here is my disclaimer…this is MY way to do this…there are other ways…but I have been teaching for over 20 years and my work has won a few prizes…I will sign every book purchased too!

Here’s a peek into the book…

How to get started…Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

How to put a homepsun back on and then stitch the edge without any knots showing…

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Step by Step photos of how to do each stitch…12 of the most popular embroidery stitches..

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

You will always have it…it is a reference book..

We still added a few patterns for you to test your new skills and stitches!

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Autumn Tablemat Kit Available

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

White Geraniums Tablemat kit

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanPosey Pincushion Kit

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanGeranium Sewing Essentials Kit

Quilting Giveaway Prizes

A signed book with a kit attached.- for those who do not have book…PS if you order it .. and then win it..we will add another kit. So don’t be afraid to order it!

A nice couple of nice wool bundles-for those who already have the book.

An Autumn Table mat kit or your choice..-for anyone

Now, make sure you also go to the FACEBOOK group… yes you have to join, or if you are already a member you good…but there are different prizes there as well.

If you do not have the book and would like to win it…please comment with what you are working on during our #isewlation…If you are not in #isewlation please tell us what you are doing, exampl…I know meany of you are nurses…and We all THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for what you do!

If you do already HAVE the book comment about what it is about the book you like best!

I can’t wait to read your comments…Winners for this quilting giveaway picked on Monday….hugs and smooches to you all..

 

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Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Spring Wool Projects

Spring Bunny Pillows

I have a couple of wool projects that I want to get out to you before the season is over.  These simple bunny pillows only take a couple of hours to stitch, so you will be able to have them done before Easter!  They would also make the perfect gift for a neighbor or the person who is hosting Easter dinner.  The are wool appliqued onto flannel.  The bunnies are then hand stitched with perle cotton. 

The first pillow is Buster the Bunny... is sitting pretty…he is shown a little dark in this photo, he looks much better in person and he was the favorite of the staff….

Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.Click for Buster the Bunny Pillow

Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.Then the two pillows shown with the same design are called Honey Bunny.  I could not make up my mind so I did one on the pretty tan plaid with a natural wool.  The other is on a dark grey flannel with a light wool texture.  You get a choice between these two options.  All these pillows are 18″ finished.Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Click for Honey Bunny Pillow

Spring wool projects featured by top US quilting and sewing blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Click HERE–Like Mother, Like Daughter Pillow

You do remember this right?...Like Father, Like Son Pillow.  We can’t leave the girls out! So I used these cute bunnies for the “girl” version of Like Father, Like Son, called Like Mother, Like Daughter  You could also add a little bow on the little girl bunny, I did not however…no clothes on animals for me….This pillow finishes at 16″.

All the threads have been listed in the related products as well as pillow forms.  We have nice priced on our pillows and I know this because while I was in CA with Dru we had to stop at one of the big box craft stores to get one and they were outrageous, 23 dollars or something…I suppose because of their coupon…I can tell you ours are cheaper even after you would use a coupon..

Visit my Hidden Zipper Tutorial HERE

If you use a zipper in your pillow back you can stop buy pillows or stuffing.  You can just change the pillow cover!

I hope all is well with everyone one of you…and none of you have the COVOID-19.

 Keep stitching AWAY everyone…I know we did not wish for this virus…but we kind of all wished we could be locked in our sewing rooms for a long time…and now…it’s time to do our thing!  It’s fun to see everyone making masks…I think they are great for our own personal protection.  I may have to stitch a few up.  They may be the new fashion rage this year.  Later on I am going to ask everyone to post a pic with their mask on.  I know I am trying to make lite about it all and have a good attitude but It is scary…health wise this takes a toll on our mental health…worrying about our family, finances and…hoping it does not last long and we and our country can recover quickly.

stay safe…all for now…LB