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MBH 3 Stitch Along Quilt Blocks- Block 18 & Christmas Carol Mystery

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

Happy Moda Block Heads 3 Wednesday!  Today’s block is another great quilt Block Moda Stitch along: Bird & Urn BY JAN PATEK!

Click HERE to get Jan’s pattern!

I will be sharing my ALTERNATE BLOCK on FRIDAY!

 

I also want to remind you to go and check out the newest block in the Christmas Carole Mystery Stitch Along! Click the link here….

SIMPLY PUT PLUS

Each block is a Christmas Song!

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AWAY IN THE MANGER

So you have two fun and free patterns today…one pieced block and another wool appliqué block

Have a great day everyone…

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so!
 

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Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Quilt… another great quilt & giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.

 

The REDWORK Quilt that inspired it All…

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 can be used for so many things…

If you love slow-stitching –and you know I do- the blocks can be stitched 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.

Redwork Gatherings is a small but timeless quilt that uses the main redwork panel, small shoo fly blocks and a fun pieced outer border. The quilt is 57×74 and is the perfect combination of piecing and hand stitching (if you want to that is…)

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Quilt

Sorry for the not-so perfect photo…It has been so windy that I could not get a great full shot of this quilt outside…so I just shot it in my studio. 

The traditional baptist fan quilting is beautiful on this quilt and was a no-brainer because of how basic and a not so overpowering, kind of design.

The Redwork Quilt is made using simple shoo fly blocks and all 54 of the redwork designs from the redwork panel.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Panel

Some closeups from the Antique Redwork quilt.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI love this cow face!!!

details of our REdwork Quilt

Shown here is the beautiful backing we picked from a previous Primitive Gatherings line…it works beautifully and if you would like this same backing we have some nice yardage of it yet…but it will not last long and I have showed in a couple of photos already…It is running the right way on the back, but since I have it turn up it looks like it is running the wrong way…since the quilt is directions and the backing is as well so pay attention or remind your quilter that you want them both to be the same direction.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I thought we would originally stitch all these blocks with a stem-stitch and red thread…but they looked so good we decided we did not need to…Sometimes you just have to take the easy way out…\

When you work with deadlines like we do, it is a tough life.  Trying to balance having a life or working all the time when trying to put out the best things possible with the time you are given…

There is not a lot of time with Market lines…so I gracefully accepted that these panels where beautiful as is and there was no need to try and break our necks, fingers and hands trying to get these stitched by hand.Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWe have kits and patterns available for this quilt!  Or if you want to create your own, the panel sells for just $12 for all the 54 designs.  The quilts are still 10% off for a little bit…and the pre-cuts are 20% off.  The sale will end on Wednesday…so that gives you a couple more days to decide what you need.

Click HERE to buy a kit for the Redwork Quilt!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings or to order the panel.

All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these four quilts if you missed it… make sure you go to their posts and comment to win kits and patterns.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Here is the post for Long Long Way from home give-aways

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
I Think I’m in Love

Click here if you want to read about I think I’m in Love and enter the Give-Away!

 

Easy/Primitive Gatherings

Take it easy is the easiest quilt of them all here…for a chance to win a kit and or patterns click HERE .

55 & Life to go with Salesman fabrics

Click HERE to read the 55 & Life post…

Redwork Quilt

I loved reading your comments about what you have leaned during our pandemic…It’s funny how things like this change the world, and how grateful we can be now, knowing some of the simplest things we took for granted really mean so much…

If you wish to win this kit and one of the 6 patterns I will be giving away…

I know you are all probably tired of commenting, but I want you all to know that you are important part of this blog…If you do not comment, or read, or join in the fun at Primitive Gatherings, I would not get to talk about all the quilts, the stitches and life in general…so THANK YOU!!!  I am GRATEFUL that you are here!  Comment with one word what you are feeling GRATEFUL for.  I will pick winners for ALL REDWORK blog posts on Friday!!!!  I am able to give-away kits and patterns because you have already so generously supported Primitive Gathering in pre-order buying patterns, kits and fabrics…

SIDE NOTE: We are going LIVE today at 6PM CST on our Facebook Group…

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

FREE! Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along… WK-4

Christmas Quilt Block Stitch-Along

Just want to update and make sure you have seen and printed all the blocks to date so far…

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

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free quilt block 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 if you wish to support the hard work of each of the designers.  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

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

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

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

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

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

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

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

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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Please know that we only have one person shipping but she is super fast…but If you orders take a little bit longer than usual this is why.  Also we have orders that are waiting for threads and fusible, so if you have not received your order yet THIS IS WHY…We will ship ASAP…NO NEED to CALL our shop…this slows us down…THANK YOU  for your understanding!
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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.  

Click HERE to Visit Primitive Gatherings Website!

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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

Click Here to Order a Kit or Pattern

 

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

Tell your friends about our Sew-A-Long so they can follow along with you!
Join our Facebook Group to be in the know and share with others following this sew-a-long
 
Please know that we only have one person shipping but she is super fast…but If you orders take a little bit longer than usual this is why.
I would so appreciate you following me on this blog…enter your email and the posts will come to you! Also here are my other social media accounts..
Instagramlisabongean
Facebook-Lisa Hoefler Bongean– look for the page, with he crazy quilt background…my personal page cannot accept any more friends…
Pinterest-Lisa Bongean/ Primitive Gatherings
 
We have two shops one in  CA…website- http://www.primitivegatheringsca.com
WI-www.primitivegatherings.us  Again I appreciate you hope you are happy and healthy!

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