Block 54 MBH3 Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 54

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

Block 54 MBH3 Lisa Bongean

 Block 54 -Windmills-is from Moda fabric designer Janet Clare.  I love looking at the blocks and wondering why the designer gave each one its name, this one is pretty obvious.  I pieced this block a little different than the pattern and in doing so I did not get the triangles correct in my center square in a square…but oh well, it is fine for me…I did not have time to fix it so it’s staying! 

Pattern Link for Block 54

Only two more books next and Block Heads 3 is finishing up soon…make sure you have downloaded all the blocks.   I will be posting my finishing soon!   Thank you and have a great rest of the week!

If you need to access the Moda Block Head 3 Archive Click HERE

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

All for now…Lisa

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 53

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!  Moda Block Head Day!

 Block 53 -Bear Cubs Round the Campfire-is from Moda fabric designer Robin Pickens.  You have to stop by her blog and see how much fun she had with color making her blocks! Click the button below for easy travel to her site.  Robin has a new fabric line called Thatched coming in feb.  more colors added to her basics.  You have to see what Robin does for each of the MBH3 blocks.  Here color studies are amazing!

Pattern Link for Block 53

Block Heads 3 is finishing up soon…make sure you have downloaded all the blocks.   I will be posting my finishing soon!   Thank you and have a great rest of the week!

If you need to access the Moda Block Head 3 Archive Click HERE

Click HERE to join the Moda Block Heads Facebook group

To visit any or all the other Moda designers click the links below:

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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

All for now…Lisa

2021…A New Year…a New beginning…

Happy New Year Everyone!

I know this blog post is not posting on Jan 1.  I find that you either love a new year or are not impressed with having to make new resolutions. I feel that you can make resolutions, goals, commitments, or whatever you want to call them… any time of the year can be new beginning.

In January…I do make my lists, figure out my goals and I start organizing.  This all takes a lot of time and thought.  I do not rush it. I want to feel comfortable with them and make sure they are not too big, too small, attainable, or completely out of reach.  Am I pushing myself enough?  Or am I taking the easy or simple way out?

I hope you hang out with me this year…Here on my blog, on my YouTube Channel- Stitch with Lisa Bongean, or on our Stitch with Lisa Facebook group.  We are excited about 2021.  Here is a rough list of what will be going on with me and Primitive Gatherings in 2021. Stay tuned for all the FUN!

101 Itty Bitty Stitch Along– Books are here and we will be shipping them soon!

Every day deserves to be celebrated, and with 101 Itty Bitties to choose from, it’s easy to make that happen. Use wool scraps and a bit of hand stitching to create 2″ squares with motifs and sayings for holidays, seasons, sports, gardening, pets, and more. The designs are quick to complete and make perfect take-along projects. Tuck the tiny treasures into vignettes, turn them into wearable art, add a magnet and display them on your refrigerator, tie them to a gift, or send one to a friend to brighten their day–the possibilities are endless. Make an Itty Bitty (or 101!) and make every day a celebration!

101 Itty Bitty Celebrations

American Quilter’s Stitch Along– Starts Feb 1st- Fingers crossed the fabric come in, in January.  You will need a FAT QUARTER bundle of American Gatherings fabric.  Patterns will be free downloads.  We will be raising money for veterans with each bundle sold and auctions and donationsLisa Bongean's Stitch Along

Moda Block Heads 3 is finishing up- I will be posting my layout soon.

Moda Block Heads 3 -Block 20
Lisa Bongean Moda Block Heaeds 3 Block 20- Contribution

Sewcialites with the Fat Quarter Shop- I am keeping up and doing two sizes  3″ & 9″.

Sewcialites-2-Loyal Lisa Bongean
3″Moda Bella Solids & Urban Farmhouse Gatherings I & II

Ready will be starting another monthly Wool Stitch Along?  Early Spring 2021.

We will continue to offer Video Tutorials on techniques and projects.– Let us know if you have any suggestions that are not on our list.  We are learning and buying better equipment for 2021.  Please share our videos and comment, “Like” and subscribe to our channel.  We are starting to make a little money on these videos, however, it takes lots of watched hours to make it add up.  The more who watch it, the more we can do… and it will help pay for what it takes for us to keep creating these videos!  STITCH WITH LISA BONGEAN is our YouTube Channel

Here is our latest video on Prepping, Stitching and Connecting wool pennies for wool applique.

star spangles pennie mat

Wool Box subscription– I am working on designing and completing our projects way ahead of our ship dates.  A lot of planning has to go into these with our subscription at 1300.  If I  use an FQ of flannel or wool…that is 325 total yards…just so you can understand what this means.  This subscription is closed.  We just added more spots and are filled up at this time.  Watch our group for info on when you will be able to join if we have some openings.

Photos from previous wool boxes.

We have five Moda fabric lines coming this year…American  Gatherings, Urban  Farmhouse 2, Yuletide Gatherings-Flannel, Homestead Gatherings-Wovens & Starlight Gatherings.American Gatherings- January arrival- probably February…36 SKUs

urban farmhouse gatheringws

Urban Farmhouse 2- Arriving April 2021-40-SKUS

Yuletide Gatherings

Yuletide Gatherings Flannels- Arriving July 2021-40 SKUS

Homestead Gathering Wovens- wait for more info-Arriving September- 40 SKUs

Starlight Gatherings…wait for more info…arriving October 2021

 

Primitive Gatherings is  BUILDING a new store/warehouse and retreat house…all set to be finished in May/June 2021 Visit this page to see updates on a regular basis.  Or look on my blog header for THE BUILD.

Today we have a LIVE so join us at 2pm CST…that is 3PM East Coast, 1 MST and 12 PST….see you then…We will be live on Youtube..link is above.

I know this is a lot of information…Know that you helped make this all possible..Can’t wait to share our year together…Love Lisa

 

MBH3 Block 51

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 51 & 52

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!  Moda Block Head Day!

Now don’t fall over…but I have my block(s) done and I am up to date.  It is a NEW YEAR, and I think I am ready for it.  It takes me a bit to get there.  I do not rush into it…as I believe anytime is a good time to start fresh.  But, naturally the first of the year is a very normal time to start new things or to finally “get your s&%t together”  I know some of my friends/family will laugh at this…because I sometimes have to tell them this.  Do not think this is mean, sometimes the ones we love need help and it comes from a place of love and concern for them.  We all need to get our stuff in order to live a healthier, less stressful life.  The more organized you are the less stress and drama life contains.  The point here is to make your plan, and do not let anything de-rail you completely..get back on the track everyday and focus on the destination.  Ok…wait I got way off topic here….but more on that another time.  Let’s get back to the blocks.MODA BLOCK HEADS BLOCK 52

 Block 52 -Intersection-is from Moda fabric designer Stacy Iest Hsu.  It is a  fun and easy block to make…like.. I had this done is 5 min.  I know I sometimes make it much harder on you.  But we need all kinds of blocks, simple and easy…and hard and more complicated to grow and be challenged, but I know we all love an easy block…especially when we are catching up! 

Pattern Link for Block 52

MBH3 Block 51Yes, those are my PJs…must have forgotten to crop this one…lol…

 Block 51 -SPARK PLUG-is from Moda fabric designer Vanessa, Lella Boutique.  Now, this is pretty challenging at 4″ and especially when you think you do not have to have a seam in the edge rectangles…so I “fudged” this block a bit… I just love this block!, Thanks Vanessa for a very creative block and a challenge!  I am currently working on a quilt with Vanessa’s fabric and mine together, can’t wait to show you!!!

Click Here for the Pattern for Block 51

If you need to access the Moda Block Head 3 Archive Click HERE

Click HERE to join the Moda Block Heads Facebook group

To visit any or all the other Moda designers click the links below:

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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

All for now…Lisa

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 48

Moda Block Heads 3-Block 48

Hey There!

It’s Block Head day…and today it is MY block!  (Finally got this to work…)

Block 48- Purpose…

Moda Block Heads 3 Block 48
Moda Block Heads 3 Block 48

Click HERE to Print your Pattern for Block 48

Purpose is not an easy block…(esp 4″) but It can be very manageable with triangle papers…

The above photo shows the triangle papers used for the 4″ block…If you are doing the larger blocks you will need to change the sizes of TP for your 6,8, &12″ blocks..

If you need Triangle papers you can get them HERE

Here is a quote that I thought would be great for us quilters…

All for now! Lisa

I want you all to know about my January 2021 Stitch Along!!!!  Read all about it below! It will be so much fun and you will not want to miss out!!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!
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The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

Also, I want to point out we have been loading our YouTube Channel each week with tutorials and LIVE streams from our store our my home on the Lake in Wisconsin…Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day… and… Be AWESOME today…my best…Lisa,

Moda Block Heads 3-Blocks 40-42

Hey there….It’s been awhile since I have been here…my world is pretty crazy and I find that I wanted to take the time to come here…and do something that was familiar…I have posted some of my blockhead blocks in our facebook page, but I wish for life to have some resemblance of pre-corona virus…and that will be a little blogging every week…so hopefully I can accomplish that….

Today’s block is from Fig Tree Quilts…click HERE to get the pattern and see Joanna’s gorgeous block you will need this in conjunction with my measurements below.

I did notice right away that Joanna’s block this week did not have 4″ measurements…so this was my version those doing the 4″ finished sizes.Here is my block all cut and ready to piece together after I trim my HSTs.

Block 41 was from Jen Kingwell…here block is SO BEAUTIFUL! y

you have to see it…but I could not do the applique with our 4″ size…so here is an alternate pieced version you can make for Block 41 if you desire.

Lisa Bognean/ Alt Block 41

Please forgive the rough directions…we are working on so many deadlines that there is no time for me to stop my graphic person to help me with this…I know you will understand…directions for block 41

Block 40 was from Janet Clare.…I simplified mine and I love it!

Block 40

 

I want you all to know about my January 2021 Stitch Along!!!!  Read all about it below! It will be so much fun and you will not want to miss out!!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!
IMG_8126

The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

 

 

Also I want to point out we have been loading our YouTube Channel each week with tutorials and LIVE streams from our store our my home on the Lake in Wisconsin…Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day… and… Be AWESOME today…my best…Lisa,