MBH3 Block 31

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 31

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

It’s Wednesday…and I have my block done for our  Moda Block Heads 3


… BY Betsy Chutchian

MBH3 Block 31

Pattern Link for Block 31

This is a nice simple fun block…some days you need this type of block…and today it was a blessing to have this…Thanks Betsy’s for a great block! 

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All for now…Lisa

Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12

Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Hey Everyone!!! Glad you stopped by my blog today for the Moda Block Heads 2…Today is MY day and I am super excited that you are here…I am one of the original 6 Blockheads!  I am glad we added a few more designers to the party this year…after all the more the merrier!!! My name is Lisa Bongean and  I am Primitive Gatherings!  I have been a Moda Fabric Designer for 8 years already…whoa time flies when your having a blast!!!  Click HERE and you will see an upclose look at my next fabric line that is coming in October!!! I can’t wait…Hopefully you will see a fabric or two that you will need to add to your personal collection…But in the meantime while I wait for Flower Garden Gatherings to arrive I am working on designs for our state’s shop hop fabric line for Wisconsin…I know probably not that thilling if you have nothing to do with Wisconsin…but it is REALLY exciting for us…in lots of ways.Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Then my designer yardage for my Quilt Market line has come in and we are frantically starching and plotting all the quilts…here is a peek at that line…which we will have a book coming out with the same name…Star & Stripe Gatherings…..the book will include 10 quilts and a bunch of other things like pillows, wool mats, punchneedle and so on…Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This is one of the stitchery projects too…Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanNow back to the MBH2-Block 12 is called Jace’s Star named after my only Grandson at least for only a couple of months…when we will be welcoming ‘little man 2″.  We are so pumped about this…Big Brother Jace will be amost 4 when 2 comes along at Christmas time….here is Jace…aka “little man” painting his MiMi a masterpiece…Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanModa Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Click HERE to print the pattern

Here are all my blocks…(except 10)  I just did not find the time to get it done…see it’s ok to be behind…they are all piled up here … 6’s 12’s and a 24″er…I love these blocks…I love that there some easy one that only take a very short time to complete…because I know I am not the only one who has lots to stitch and am not just waiting for the the next BH to come out on Wedenesday…I am currently hand stitching these wool appliques for our summer project called Twilight Garden…which will be a Block of the Month soon…Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

AND…I am at the machine piecing 240 of these blocks call Star Studded Event which will also be another Block of the month..I am at 180 so I have ONLY…(lol) 60 more to go…Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanSo those of you who know me know I “sometimes” do things just a little more challenging then most… when you see my block next to the others here  you will see is it 6″…but just take your time…starch your fabrics first and then cut and piece as accurate as you can…and you will have a beautiful block!!!  Moda Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Thank You for hanging around here this long listening to me ramble about what is going on around here so let’s do a give-away to celebrate my 1st block for MBH2 …If you are new to the blog…please leave a comment/ or subscribe to my blog and say HI! and where your are from…and anything you want to share with the group….if you are already signed up please still comment  and I will pick a winner for these two charms packs of my next line that you cannot buy yet!!!  The rainbow colors (all shown in the header on the top of the blog) and the backgrounds!!!  Good LuckModa Blockheads 2 Quilt Along Project: Block 12 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Make sure you visit all the designers and see their version of Jace’s Star…

Now get started on the block…who will be the first one done?  Go to the FaceBook group and see!!

bye for now…LB

Moda Block Heads Block 6 & 7


Thank you all for the much needed prayers for Nick and I during this difficult time…It’s funny but with his first surgery we were scared to death and asked for lots of prayers as we needed all the help we could get…then with the second surgery we decided not to bother anyone and just try and fly under the radar with it and let life go on…then we encounter all the complications…I again asked for your prays and it all gets better real fast…so if that is not a testimony that prayer works I don’t know what is…

Today’s block is Spin Cycle from Stacy lest Hsu-Click HERE to get the pattern.  th.jpegStacy is the Moda designer that makes those cute little cut and stitch dollies…I loved teh mermaid…so adorable…I hope you spend some time at her blog reading and discovering more about her and her business..th-1

Here is my Spin Cycle block…IMG_3630and if you are very observant you will notice mine is spinning in the opposite directions…which is “ok”…most of you would not have noticed…

then here is the family so far…it’s so hard to capture the real color of these blocks…the one above is too blue…these are too dark…the navy is reading black on my screen….but I also know that all of our color setting are not the same so…that is why it is nice to see fabric in PERSON if we can…IMG_3632Since I did not post Betsy’s block last week I am sneaking that in here as well…”Path through the woods” I think was the name of this block…IMG_3628It is funny but I think this pic really show’s it actual color the best so far….this block was a stunner!!! I love it…of course it might have to do with the fact that I am totally in love with those three sided shapes the most…If you need the pattern for this block HERE is the link to Besty’s block 6 post. She actually has a tutorial there for this block and I actually pieced it the exact same way….with cutting the bigger triangle larger and trimming them after they are stitched on.  Betsy is an original Block Headth-3


We love her fabrics and patterns and carry them in our Primitive Gatherings shops…Primitive GatheringsCA

So… now I am caught up for the moment…but I can tell you right now that I was able to leave and attend the ReStore and Quilt Stock events in Dallas where we will have shop owners and consumers retreats back to back this week and next…so next week’s block may be late for me…It’s Jan’s block and an applique one…I have not decided yet if I am going to do the applique one…I will make my decision while I am here…

Nick was doing very well and he has lots of care takers at home making sure he follows  his doc’s orders, and that nothing crazy happens, which it won’t becaue of all those prayers…I would love to be home taking care of him but I MUST work to be able to pay all those doctor and everyday bills….when I make a commitment I follow through…life goes on…and I would not have left Nick if it was not possible.  I also am going to admit here that I need a break back into normal life…my stress level needs rest…I needed to stitch these blocks and do what I love and that is to teach this awesome art of quilting…

Last night…after a flight to Dallas and some set up we were treated to a chocolate making class with Kate Weiser ….We made these fancy BonBons…they were works of ART!!!  Lots of work/love go into each and every piece…I will gladly PAY for them than make them, but they are worth every penny…and I learned a few things about chocolate, ganache and coconut butter and lots of other things…but this girl was humble, funny and just a joy to take a class from…if you wish to order them…I would wait to until Dallas is a little cooler… I received these for Christmas one year from Moda and they were amazing!   I think I may have one (ok maybe two) for breakfast!!!IMG_0258 2

IMG_9692IMG_3659IMG_4822IMG_2217 3IMG_6684IMG_9462Thanks Carrie for thinking of this great “break” from all the work to come and the before prep it takes to pull of a crazy awesome event like this!!!

Make sure you visit all the other blogs to see their blocks!!!

Have a great week Block Heads!!!

Betsy Chutchian




Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic




Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts




Jan Patek




Jo Morton




Laurie Simpson




Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings




Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles




Me & My Sister Designs

Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson




Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life




Stacy Iest Hsu


Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique



Carrie Nelson




Moda Block Heads 2…Block 5

Hey Everyone…this week’s block is from Vanessa fromLella Boutique.  Click that link to go to her account for the info on this week’s pattern.  Vanessa’ is one of the prettiest “redheads” I know….She could be Jamie’s Daughter “Brianna” in the Oulander books…just my opinion…lol.th.jpeg

This was a huge block…and mine came out perfect!!! It was awesome how it fit together…the toughest part of this block is where to place what fabric…I draw out my patterns to see if I like the placement, then I start cutting.

Here is my 24″ block.img_3386.jpg

It was a lot of fun to stitch… and then here are all my blocks all together…they make quite the family…sorry about that sun peaking though on my photo…I did not see it until I am writing this post…notice how the colors change in photos??? Some also think these blocks have black in them…it is actually navy.IMG_7202

Moda Block Heads II… Block 3

Happy Wednesday Everyone…

I hope you all are enjoying these blocks…I think I like how simple and fast some of them are at this moment in my world…they take no time to complete…more time to pick the fabrics than to cut and stitch them…

Today’s block is from Carrie…Click HERE to see her post…and get the pattern for this block.

I made this block while on a teaching retreat in sunny hot southern California…I am hoping the sun comes out today here in dreary Wisconsin…we have had several rainy days in a row, lots of flooding going on in the state so it is definately time for the SUN!

Can’t wait to see all your blocks on FB! Keep sharing it makes all this super fun to see all the blocks getting sewn…Here is a pic of my set of three so far…so you can see how they are “getting along” together…I know we sold lots of kits and they will be landing soon…good thing these blocks are not hard…you’ll catch up fast…and those little triangles are leftovers from the 1st block cut offs from the folded corners…so I will have to make something with them with I get a spare moment…

All for now…have a GREAT rest of the week…Lisa