Light Bulb Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Christmas in July…at Primitive Gatherings

Do you want to do a better job at being ready for Christmas?

Let’s face it when you give a hand made gift, the person who receives it…remembers it, cherishes it and maybe you think they might not like them, but I think as people evolve they do love those gifts made with love are way better than the gift card to the department store.  Are you someone who has given a hand made gift and have been let down when you don’t get the reaction you thought you were going to get?  I think this also hinders hand made gift giving…but remember…it’s a gift…give it freely and let it go after that…if they love it great!! if they don’t…that’s ok too…you gave it from your heart and someday it may mean a little more to them than it did at the time you gifted it…

With this in mind it is July and Christmas in July is a big topic, so let’s get going on the planning and working on what we want to give this Christmas…Do we want to make hand stitched ornaments to all?  Do we want to make Christmas quilt for the Grandbabies? What is it we want to give this year?

I hope Primitive Gatherings can give you some great ideas…some things will be on Sale, some will not, to stay in business we can’t always have everything on sale…We try to give you good decent prices ALL the time, instead of inflating and then being deceived by always having a sale…we have to re-train ourselves that because that may work for some companies…it does not work for small business aka…Mom and Pop shops…

This is a small recap of some of the wooly things I talked about in my LIVE facebook video in our group STITCH with Lisa Bongean on 7/14/2020 Here is the video..if the link does not work you need to join our group in which we would LOVE to have you…

Christmas in July Specials  Click the red button below to take you to the page where the book and all the kits can be found…if you do not want a book, a lot of the items are available in pattern form as well but our Book is on special for $22.50 in July for 20 projects- not just one….Also, if you place an order for 100$ or more you get a choice of one of these amazing books…Flannel Gatherings, Nine-Patch Gatherings and A Quilter’s Journal…you may put which one you want in the comment section on your order form, don’t forget!

Click to View CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS BOOK OFFERINGSChristmas Gatherings Book by Primitive Gatherings

Peace on earth…a nice mat for your table…for primitive or any decor this mat is a stunner on a nicely decorated table.  See more info HEREPeace On Earth Sheep…wool ornament…

I love this little wool sheep who is all decorated for the Christmas celebration…this is a nice ornament to make as a gift for your favorite woolie friend…Click HERE for more details.sheep ornament Perfect little tree skirt…or see my up coming post on making a full sized one for your next holiday tree….For more info click HERE

Angel Tree Skirt
Everyone needs a Christmas Journal to keep track of what gifts they bought who…what you made for that special Christmas dinner and who visited each year during the holidays….Has pocket for pictures, pencil and recipes…For more information click HERE.Christmas Journal by Primitive Gatherings

The reason for the season….another great idea for ornaments…sheperd and his sheep and the manger…perfect gifts and easy stitching…Click HERE for more details.oh holy night ornaments

Poinsettia table mat…You’ll have this stunning mat stitched in no time…the middle poinsettia is big easy stitching and then the 16 tongues will be done before you know it…Click HERE for more details.
Poinsettia table matJoy stocking…..updated wool stocking in todays more contemporary look….who wouldn’t love this stocking!  This stocking looks way more complicated then it really is…anyone can make this!!!  Click HERE for more info.Joy Stocking Light bulb ornies anyone…how cute? These are just irresistable..you’ll want to stitch many of these one for everyone…your hair dresser, the mailman…the ups guy/gal, your neighbors and your family…also would make nice addition as a tag on a gift…light up someones Christmas with these ornies!  Click HERE for more info.
light bulb ornies by primitive gatherings Chrismas in July

This Christmas picture will decorate the walls…a great quote from Hugh Downs…the famous broadcaster from an earlier time…this quote lines the salvage on each of the fabrics in Christmas Gatherings….Click HERE to for more details.Old Fashioned Christmas
Now how cute is this guy?  He is on two simple table mat/tree skirts…now these both stitch up pretty fast and then add a candle and it make the perfect center piece….or add you little tree and it adds just a simple touch to the little tree!  Click HERE for more details.
Holiday Table Mat Christmas in JulyYou can never have enough ornaments….these simple, simple stacked wool squares are fun and the whole family can make one, even Dad!!!! Click HERE to order lots of different colors

Stacked wool tree ornament
Stacked Tree Ornaments by Primitive Gatherings

Look for more Christmas in July coming soon…

STITCH Everyday!

Lisa

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 26

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:  

Zig-Zags by Janet Claire

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Moda Block Heads 3 block 26 pieced by Lisa Bongean, using Moda Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and a Bella Solid.

            I guess I also have an alternative to the directions…I made 1/2″ HSTs for my block.   I used the layout for the 8″ block.  All you need to do for this 4″ finished block to look like the 8″ block is 16 HSTs of each unit.  Here the easiest way to do it… You will need:

2 -5″ squares of all 4 fabrics A-D.

4 –1/2″ HSTS papers. This link brings you to ALL the Triangle Papers…you will need the 1/2″ Finished for Charm Squares for this block if you want the same as shown here. There is also a Variety pack for the Charms with all four sizes included…

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The light is my A, the grey with the black print is my B, the geometric grey/ black is my C and D is my dark grey.

Make all the HST according to the directions on the HST papers. You will have 2 extra from this…the sheets make 18 HSTs each.

Set one is A/B, set two is A/C, set three is B/D and set four is C/D, just like the pattern reads.

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Start stitching the rows together…It is really pretty easy.  Also you if you look close it is very easy to be one thread off and it looks like a lot more…I do not sweat this…let it go…it is almost impossible to get them all perfect making them this small.

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My sister gave me this little weight the last time we were out shopping…it is perfect for flattening my stitched pieces.IMG_9440IMG_8173 5

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It came out exactly 4 1/2″.  I know it looks bigger here but it is because it is not lying flat, it is raised up more toward the camera…makes an illusion, like when you catch a fish and hold it out closer to the camera, it looks much bigger…same thing here…ask me how I know the fish thing???

Here is the back, showing the seams pressed open.

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I do not know why I could not make the 1″ HSTs…I guess it’s just the way I am…

I hope you try the 4″ block with the 1/2″ HSTs…I can’t wait to see them!  Send me a pic…on social media…there could be a reward!

Pattern Link for Block 26

COMING UP THIS WEEK at Primitive Gatherings!

Look for our newest video on Stitching Words!

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Did any of you get a sticker in your order from Primitive Gatherings?

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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! 

This summer with all orders or in shop purchases we are giving away FREE block kits!  IMG_6081

 

Happy Block Head Wednesday!…

Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so for their version of Moda Block Heads 3- Block 26!
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

55 & life to go… another great Quilt Giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.

 

I love re-creating quilts…but when you start re-creating your own? 

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

55 & Life to Go…this 55”x 55” quilt is a re-creation of one of the first quilts I designed as a Moda fabric designer. I know 10 years doesn’t make an antique…but I couldn’t help myself….I wanted to see this design in red & white…

Now… I may have been jumping the gun just a bit…when I made the 45 & Life to Go quilt, I was going to be 45 years old…kind of a middle of life age…but what I thought was 10 years is not quite so I won’t looking at 55 for at least another year…by the time this fabric comes out…oh, well I think that happens when you make it this far…can’t remember everything…45 was made is two sizes..55″ and 110″  so if anyone wants a king size that is the pattern they need to get…just in case you are thinking that you want this on your bed!  I named this quilt because it has 45 star blocks in it…kind of like candles on a cake…but way better!

So…now almost 10 years later, ok not 10, but close enough …I have recreated this quilt in red & white…but I also have to admit..I did not actually stitch this quilt…Dawn Cornell, my friend pieced this for me…I cannot do them all…I know I want to, but it is just not possible…So I have some wonderful stitchers who can make some money making quilts for Primitive Gatherings…I did put the binding on!  I’ll talk more about the quilting in my quilting post of Redwork Quilts!..

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

These little stars are only 5″.  But strip piecing makes the centers possible in a snap!

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…close-up
Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to Go…even closer
Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

We have kits and patterns available for this quilt!  It would make a great quilt for a ladder, it’s small enough to be a wall hanging and hang on the wall…or even folded up and hung just about anywhere!

Click HERE to buy a kit 55 & Life to go!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings.

All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these three 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!

If you want to win a kit for Take it Easy and I will also give away 6 patterns…please leave me a comment for what you do when you need a break..it is your stitching?, a walk, call someone…what do you do?  Read what I do below…Winner will be picked at the end of the Redwork Event!

Take it easy is the easiest quilt of them all here…for a chance to win a kit and or patterns click HERE if you did not already comment on this post.

55 & Life to go with Salesman fabrics

If you wish to win this kit and one of the 6 patterns I will be giving away…leave me a comment and tell me what you have learned during this time of pandemic…nothing political please…but we have time to think and I been thinking a lot…I want to know if we all think alike or are we all different?

I am trying to catch up after Jace spent the day and overnight!!!  So I need to get one more post in about the Redwork Quilt…coming soon…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Long, Long Way From Home… Quilting GiveAway

Redwork Gatherings

Long, Long Way from Home!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Long, Long Way from Home… is a tribute to my time on the road away from home teaching quilting. The name of this quilt is a song title, this one from Foreigner, another song from my youth and still on my playlist today. The quilt measures 44”x 44”.

The Redwork panel in the line also makes a great backing because you do not have to piece anything…this quilt needs at least 52″x 52″ back for the Long Armer.  A yard and a half is prefect!  The panel is 58″ wide.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way from Home Back

I had Jake quilt this quilt in a honeycomb pattern with red thread.  Do you stitch a red & white quilt in red or light thread?  Well… you will get to see some of the other quilts quilted in light thread.   I will do a whole post on What color THREAD should I(or have my) quilt, quilted with?  I think this is in a more important question than what pattern should I quilt…

How to use a small quilt if you don’t need a baby quilt?

This little quilt will make a nice wall hanging or a little baby quilt that could be loved and loved, the more you wash it the better it will look!  I also think this size quilt is very functional for home decorating…

If you have that little boring corner like I do…you can just add something simple like a ladder or drying rack with a folded quilt…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts… Red & White

Bring some color into the kitchen or dining room…look what this quilt does to this neutral space…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts …Red & White

They also fit beautifully as an accent on a chair in the living room.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts…Red & White

Or sometimes you just need quilts for the STACK IN the cupboard!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Stack of Red & White Quilts

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWell…I hope you enjoyed my post about Long, Long Way from Home…

If you would like to order a pattern, or kit…This kit is really generous…you will have lots of fabric left over…the kit includes the pattern and binding as well.  So if you like these fabrics and love it when you have extra left over this kit is for you…If you want to order a Jellyroll & Charm pack and add some fabric from your collection …you could probably pull this off..without too much trouble…the Kits are on sale for 10% off and the Pre-cuts are 20% off...The sale is good til the end of April.  The sale price is added at the end of your order.  REMEMBER this is for August delivery and keep in mind we have free shipping on over $100 and only Redwork Gatherings items can be on this order…

Click Here to Pre-Order a Kit or Pattern!

Pre-order- Redwork Gatherings Pre-Cuts

I would like to give away 6 patterns and 1 kit/pattern for this project…COMMENT below and tell me how you would use this little quilt!

Winners for this quilting giveaway are determined at the end of the Redwork Gatherings campaign…Thanks for hanging out and reading my blog…Good Luck!

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabrics

 

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Here are the 30 prints in Redwork Gatherings….I tried to get a close up of all of them…instead of showing them all individual…and driving you totally crazy…but these reds are AWESOME reds…true red, a little tomato red and then a deep red…the lights are cream, not white…but they look white in the quilts.  This is my description of the colors.

Now for the prints…they are all collected from my antique quilts…I search through my quilts and pick some little tiny motifs, some geometrics, stripes and some big & small florals and that rounds out the group.  There are 20 red prints and 10 cream prints counting the panel.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Packaging

Otherwise known as precuts…Moda packages precuts of my line…and one of the fun things about this is…the smaller cuts like. Mini charms (2 1/2″ squares), Charms (5″ squares), & Layercakes (10″ squares)… they have 42 fabrics in them…so there are 21 lights and 21 reds…so an even amount!  I like this when it happens, I may even plan it that way…it is easy to design when this happens…

We double the lights fabrics  and the reds are singles.  To come up with 21 lights & 21 darks  a few are added.    The 4 fabrics off to the right are the extra ones to make the 42 total fabrics in these precuts.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Honeybuns (1 1/2″ wide x WOF ) and Jellyrolls (2 1/2″ wide x WOF) also have double the lights…so there will be 20 reds and 20 lights…for a total of 40 fabrics.

The Fat Eighth (F8) bundle (I like to call them towers). Does not contain the panel…It has 29 F8ths.  The Fat Quarter (FQ) bundle includes all 29 fat quarters and the whole panel 1 yd long by 58″ wide.

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This is a short but hopefully helpful explanation of the fabrics….and what they contain.

Now the BEST news…All the precuts in this line and any precuts on our website are 20% off.  Please remember that the Redwork precuts are pre- orders and they cannot have anything but this line on the order.  Our Redwork precuts will only be on sale until the end of this month (April).  Any Redwork Gathering purchase receives a special sticker sheet with their order.Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Short cut to Redwork Gatherings Precuts

Any other precuts can include other items from our website.

These precuts are only on sale until tomorrow the 18th.

All MODA precuts of any designer & any size Primitive Gatherings Precuts are on sale HERE

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
3 1/2″ & 5″ Assorted Charms Packaged by Primitive Gatherings

A couple of Shop Notes to share with you…

Jen Kingwell & Debbie Maddy’s May and June works shops are being rescheduled.  We will be informing you all soon when the dates will be.  If you would like us to refund your class fee we can, but we would really really really appreciate it if you would take a SHOP CREDIT at this time as any money we do not have to lose at this time is much appreciated or just keep your class sign up spot secure and do nothing.  Those of you stay signed up will have first options for the classes.  Please be patient as the details with the other destinations the designers were also visiting can be firmed up and our plan in place..we THANK YOU all so much for understanding this.

Our WI Governor has lifted some of our limitations for Arts & Craft stores…We will have someone at the store starting April 27th to help with call in orders and curbside pickups and behind the scenes work. 

Our April & May Blocks of the month will be sent out at the same time to be more efficient with our resources. This will help us get back on track much faster and we again appreciate your understanding in these un-forseen circumstances.

Now back to our regular schedule Redwork Gatherings posts…If you wish to win a pre-cut of Redwork Gatherings…leave a comment and tell me what your favorite precut is and why…that may be your prize if you win!

Remember I will be picking winners at the end of the ALL the redwork posts…all at one time…so you have several chances to win some fun things on each of these posts!

Enjoy some more Red & White fun!

Friday Quilting Giveaway: Redwork Gatherings Quilting Fabric from Moda, a giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Stacks of cream Redwork Fabrics
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork prints being starched for a quilt.
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
The perfect red
Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Coming Soon Binding tutorial.

 

 

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…