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!

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Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 11: Blooming Love Quilt Block featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 11: Blooming Love 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 Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:  BlOOMING LOVE BLOCK

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 11:  Blooming Love Quilt Block featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ Blooming Love quilt block was made with   Urban Farmhouse Gatherings.  

I LOVE how my block turned out…I did kind of plan the pinwheel in the middle so your eyes had something to focus on…Thanks Robin for such a fun beautiful block!

BUT… I do have to admit when I made this quilt along project block I did not see the “heart” in it… and that is why I made the pinwheel. It looked like the whole block was scrappy.  I guess I should look at it in color instead of black & white.   Now that I see Robin’s block it makes perfect sense!  Oh, well…. that’s the way it goes!!! Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 11:  Blooming Love Quilt Block featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

This week’s Blooming Love quilt block was designed by, Robin Pickens.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 11:  Blooming Love Quilt Block featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Robin Pickens with her new Fabric line at Road to California Quilt show

 

 

Our Selfie…

Click this link to visit Robins Website!

I have posted a bunch in the last week or so…CLICK HERE to visit the older posts

I also have to share this today…this makes me smile.

Cindy Hart Crowell’s Pillows!

We now have the bunnies pillows for Easter/Spring!  Makes me want to stitch a bunch!

 

xxx Lisa

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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

 

 

 

My latest obsession?

This might surprise you a bit…but then again maybe not…As you know I have this beautiful kitchen and that makes be want everything in it to be awesome as well…

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image_d6f97f41-cb53-4818-8ac2-11fd25eac33f.img_5641so here it is….

I am obsessed  with Pyrex!

Not only because it is better/healthier way for storing your food than in plastic, it’s also so pretty!  I have included quick  links to go to Pyrex if you wish to purchase some of these as well…I do not make any money from pyrex…I just love it their product…Maybe  they will send me some to give away?

Here is some eye candy…and the first two are my current favorites!IMG_3325

Really…they are killing me with these new ones! Click HERE

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and then look at the patterns…are these kinda quilty or am I the only one who thinks so?IMG_3329

Can you say Aqua?  How sweet are these? To order these from Pyrex click HERE

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Sophisticated blue & white…Click HERE to purchase

IMG_3327and then…seasonal of course!  These are all sold individually on their site.

pumpkins, mummies and haunted houses…my pet peeve…where did my lid go?

Nick, what cabinet did you put it in?  I know I’ll have to check the highest ones in the kitchen, the ones where I have to get the stool out for…that’s where he puts them…do you think he does it on purpose or is he just trying to put things away as fast and he can and whatever…

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Christmas…where is the gingerbread house one…the third one to this set?  I found it…see next pic…IMG_6464

here is an action shot…in use…a look into the fridge…notice I didn’t show the whole thing?

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They also come in plain if plain and simple is your thing… and you can customize your lid colors or get replacement ones…uh-hem (see above)!! I just found this out…click HERE if you want to browse Amazon

If you want to start a collection of Pyrex… Click HERE for their whole website.  I did send them an email to say I was going to do a post about these and see if they would sponsor a give-away but …no reply…so I will do my own giveaway.

If you are an Amazon groupie they have some there but not the cool pretty ones shown above…and of course Walmart does have them and the decorated ones from the Pioneer Woman some of her patterns are shown here in the fridge..

I was not going to post this until tomorrow but…I guess there was a random post of my kitchen that got sent out into the inter-space…so now you see the whole post…I was uploading photos to my /computer  from my phone  to blog and somehow they published?????????

Leave me a comment to win the live, love, share set of containers…and have a great day…oh…make sure you stitch something today as well…after you clean your fridge while waiting for your new containers….LB

 

summer fun…

It’s time to post some pictures of family fun…the 4th of July week and this last weekend have been my scheduled vacation since January…I love summer…I love the heat…the summer nights especially the sunsets on Anchor Point…for those of you who are new here we named our home we build 3 years ago Anchor Point.  I have not been able to spend lots of time here so when I get 5 weeks home…I truly try to make the best of it…

I love the wild life of living on the lake…there is always something to watch…

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We live near an old railroad bed that has been converted into a recreational trail…Jake and Lauren and the boys joined Jeter and I for a midmorning walk…

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Baby O is 7 months old and is finally somewhat liking people other than Mama…so it was nice to spend some quality time with him as well…He is a happy baby…and his Papa loves to make him smile as much as he can.

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Mimi (that’s me) tried to get a photo of the two of them together…not an easy task..

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I try to keep Jace busy with activities…so I am alway looking for something different…these were sidewalk paints…they were different but didn’t go very far…they ran out of chalk paint way to soon…IMG_4086

We also visited out old neighbors and what had once been adult only parties has now turned into very kid friendly…Jace had a ball on their water slide, we need to up our game in that department.  Our slip & slide I bought was pretty lame….Larry & Diane had a regular playground of things to do for our combined 4 grandchildren along with a house full of food.  It was nice to see them and our old house…(shown here in the background)

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The kids couldn’t wait for the fireworks…but the weather did not hold up for us…we shot a few of leftover fireworks we had found from last year…and then watched them over the lake instead of being in Winneconne on the water.   I didn’t realize how close and good you could see them from the house because we are always there…but we knew we were going to see them on Saturday so it was not too disappointing…

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Lauren was all prepared for Baby O…to watch the fireworks…see next photo.

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Here are some pic of our fireworks on Saturday when Scott & Jody invited us to Royal Vista for fireworks…Nick & I took the motorcycle there for an evening ride which was a nice bonus as well.

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Baby O slept through them all….IMG_4238

Waiting to see the show…

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Little Man and his Daddy…..Jake is such a good Dad…even when Little Man is a handful…he gets tired and cranky sometimes…but Jake has lots of patience…more than Papa for sure…

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We sat on a beach with a ton of others but it was really awesome!

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Then it was time to get ready for our weekend for my family to come and stay…I put the finishing touches on the cleaning of our converted boathouse for my brother Brad & Tina and the boys to stay in…It was nice to see it all cleaned up instead of a storage spot for all the “stuff” we have.  I don’t remember scrubbing a floor on my hand and knees to be such a chore…but the results were worth the effort…I do not think I showed the boat house before so I included some pics here…

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The Thursday before everyone arrived was just amazingly beautiful, the work and prepping all done…hoping for great weekend weather as well…

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imageI gave mugs as a keepsake for all who came and shared the weekend with us.  White for girls navy for boys…

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Papa blew up all the floating creatures and Jace had to try one out right away on Friday!

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Romey…loves the water and is waiting his turn to jump in!

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My niece Kaity spent lots of time in the water with the kids….Jace and  (niece) Addie…IMG_5491.JPG

A content Baby…not missing a thing…

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Tina (who is the Master wool- dyer for PG) and her son Tyler and Rudy (the Corgie) playing cornhole…

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GG…Great Grandma…taking a nap on the Crock-agator…IMG_4405

Jake made wood fish for everyone to paint…I can’t wait to show you what I am going to do with them….

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Saturday was boat ride day on Lake Winneconne/ Lake Poygan…Baby O slept through the whole thing…again.

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GG with Little Man…blowing bubblesIMG_4427 2

We all helped with the chores…Brad…grilling the corn.

imageLittle man eating the corn…..one of my favorite things is photographing this little man…

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can you tell?  Jace painted lots of fish…IMG_4408 2

Cribbage?

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and night-time poker…which I won $7 in case you were wondering…IMG_4433

Ok…I love to photograph Baby O as well!!!

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Jace and Papa fishing…sorry Papa…but look I got your new tattoo!

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There was lots of food and treats…

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GG and Baby O..(Owen if I didn’t mention that yet…but he is finally enjoying being held by someone other than his Mama…

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GG-and both her boys…

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Some of the floating critters…on the last day.

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IMG_4462Slow down Sunday as I like to call it…my sister Lisa came with her daughter Jenni…for a visit and some sun…

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As you can see Jace welcomed her right into the family with an octopus tentacle hug!

IMG_4465I had a great time…it went very well…my only regret??? I missed some photos ..I missed a group shot…but everyone was not here for all of it or at the same time…I missed a photo of the 5 dogs that were here…keeping Nick on his toes..one dog, Romey..had to go stay the weekend with Amy..as he, the littlest one…does not always like lots of dog company.  We had 16 people guests total…and a lot of fun!

Thanks for a great time for those who came…I guess there is no reason not to do it again next year!

As for my quilting friends…this is a look into why I work so hard…so I can enjoy what we have with my family and friends…hope you loved seeing more of Baby O…all for now…

I need to get back to my work!  The summer weeks fly by so fast!  Lisa

Welcome to Spring Quilt Market 2019!

I would love to share with you all what we have been working on to get to this great event!  Lots of hours late night  & weekend stitching along with overnight shipping from our fabulous machine quilters to make this all possible…

Here is the Primitive Gatherings booth…Featuring the all Quilts & Pillows from Farmhouse Gatherings...which is a beautiful flannel line of fabrics…everyone who see this line…falls deeply in love with it…especially the men.

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I just want to dive in…and nap..really.IMG_2803IMG_2802IMG_2801IMG_2800

all of the above quilt and pillow kits will be going on our website soon for you to order…everything is coming…book and fabric in July….so kits will be ready shortly after.

IMG_2799Then here are the quilts from Val’s new book we are publishing for her…Fun, Friends & Fat Quarters…12 quilts from 12 Fat quarters…plus an extra bonus quilt to make 13…I will post more in detail about this book and projects in another post…

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Twighlight Garden…in all it’s glory…I will be posting soon about this summer’s block of the month…IMG_2798

then..next…my Moda designer booth featuring Urban Farmhouse Gatherings…another book with 6 quilt and 6 pillows…featuring regular cotton fabrics vintage prints and colored for todays home decorating…Coming in October...I know..that’s a long time away…

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IMG_2824I am having a blast visiting and promoting our offerings but It is really quite easy this time…seeing these quilts in person just draws everyone in…this grey fabric line does not do justice with photos…but in person it is spectacular…and different…So it is really fun when they discover this is PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS.

I am having a little contest in the booth to test the designing skills of some of the QM attendees….here is the SOME of the fun from day one…more to come as I could load any more pics today…must have some kind of limit! Dumb computers…or operator error???IMG_2832IMG_2834IMG_2836IMG_2838IMG_2840IMG_2843IMG_2845IMG_2846IMG_2848IMG_2850IMG_2851IMG_2852

I am so glad you all loved the Pillow Tutorial yesterday…now you know why you will need it!  I think I can make that zipper back blind folded and with one arm tied behind my back after making ALL these pillows!!!

Thanks to all for taking time out of you day to read our posts…Lisa