Moda Block Heads 3 Finish!

 

Thank you all for visiting today….Today I am revealing my Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt!  

 The patterns and the layout are located at the end of this post…

Please sign up for my blog subscription because…THIS is how you will get the FREE pattens for our American Gatherings Stitch Along starting as soon as those best selling MODA AB fat quarter bundles arrive..


ALL the Moda Block Patterns

Finishing Page for this Layout

s!  

American Quilter Stitch Along
Join us in MAY 2021 to kick off the summer giving back to our veterans…

Click to Read about HOGS FOR HEROS

Also we be hosting video for this SAL as well on my YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cq4Hks2qq8Wk8ckuyFxRA

My best…

Lisa

 

Let it Snow! Farmhouse Friends Mystery -FREE Patterns

Hey Everyone I am Lisa Bongean from Primtiive Gatherings…I am so glad you are here. Today is my day to post my block…I love how this stitch-along is coming along!!  My block is block 5…It is 121/2″x 12 1/2″ and features Moda grunge background and our wintery-looking wools from Primitive Gatherings….Let It Snow- playtime

Click HERE for FREE pattern

If the pattern doesn’t open for …it may go directly to your download folder. 
Check there…In some browsers it goes there directly…and if you keep pressing the link it downloads lots of times!  Also…we know some of you do not have printers or color ones and you want us to print it for you…all those options are below.

Click HERE to get yourself a KIT!

If this is all NEW to you…here are the previous blocks

BLOCK 1 is from our leader Rhonda who had designed the quilt and I love the layout!  All we have to do insert blocks…some of us have 12 x 12  some 12 x 18  some  6×42  or something like that… Farmhouse Friends BLK1

Click HERE to go to Rhonda’s site.

BLOCK 2 Is from Rita from Reets to Rags…These girls are so talented!Reets to Rags BLK3 Click HERE to go to REETS RAGS TO STITCHES

BLOCK 3 is from Kathy-Heart to Hand…How Fun!Kathy-Heart to Hand BLK2 Click HERE to go to HEART to HAND

BLOCK 4 is from Bits & Pieces by Joan…a nice winter night….

Block 4 Let it snow!

Click HERE to visit Bits & Pieces

BLOCK 5 is from Gloria at OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD   Even snowman must do laundry!OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD BLK4 Click HERE to go to OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD

There is so much going on…I hope you take advantage of the FREE downloads and also support the designers by purchasing their kits before they’re all sold out!  Or before we have to sub background fabrics!! LOL, good problems!

Please feel free to  join this blog  subscription and my YouTUBE &Facebook groupS STITCH with Lisa Bongean…we have lots of fun sharing quits and wool projects!  Last week we did a Spring bed turning…check it out here below!

Remember to Subscribe!!!

 

primitive gatherings

Two Quilting Retreats- Can you come to one? Join the fun!

It’s time to go on with our retreats!  We have two special retreats with my Moda sisters! (who I miss very much)  Now the one in Kansas has very limited space….and the other in WI has more but still over half full.

Please read all of Lynne’s details below…get your shot and let’s start getting back to normal…June/August is still a ways away, but I am definitely ready to see all your smiling faces!  I love this quilt that I am teaching!!!  I canoe…can you?

I think it may stay here in this spot until it has to go to Kansas!

KT & Friends Retreat

Bennington, Kansas – June 22-25, 2021

It’s time to kick into high gear preparing for our June KT & Friends Retreat in Bennington this year. After missing last summer’s gathering, we’re so excited to see our returning quilters and all the new faces who are joining us.

Robert and Joy have been fielding questions at the store, so I thought I would answer them here for everyone.

What you need to know:

In April, you will receive an email from KTQ with questions about who you’re attending with, where you’re from, are you open to rooming with another quilter coming alone, etc. Please make sure Robert has your email address. We will also send a supply list of basic supplies needed for all workshops in May.

Covid-19 – We recommend each quilter receive a Covid vaccine before attending our retreat. Please bring a mask. Mask and social distancing requirements will be determined based on CDC recommendations at the time.

Hotel/Transportation – Please make your own travel/hotel reservations. Airports are in Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Kansas.

Sewing Machines – We are unable to provide sewing machines for rent. Please make arrangements with the KT Quilt Shop if you wish to ship your sewing machine to the store to arrive before the retreat.

Payments – Robert will be available for you to make credit card payments for the retreats beginning April 1st. You may call the store 785-488-2120 Tuesday thru Friday 10am-5pm CST, Saturday 10am-3pm to work out the details. We are happy to split the payment into two charges, if you prefer  – 1/2 in April, 1/2 in May.

Registration – June 22 – 11-12:30pm – Each classroom group will be assigned a color. You will register/unload during specific times based on your color group. Don’t worry, everyone will be in their places before the workshops begin at 1:00pm.

Workshops – Workshops begin at 8:30am each morning Wed, Thur, Fri. Doors open at 8am. You will be in two workshops with each instructor over the 3 days of the retreat for a total of 6 workshops plus project kits. We will each teach a lap size quilt project and a small Make ‘n Take project. We hope you’ll have three things finished before you leave. So fun!

Sewing Time – Each color group will have free time one afternoon (Wed, Thur or Fri) to sew or shop as they wish. We are allowed to be in the school until 9pm each day Tues-Thurs.

Food/Drinks – Food/drinks will be available in the kitchen only. We will have coffee, tea and water available all day beginning at 8am. You must use the travel mugs provided for drinks to avoid spills in the classrooms/halls. No food is allowed outside the cafeteria. Please eat breakfast, if desired, before arriving each morning. Lunch & dinner will be served.

Shopping – Each designer will take a turn sharing their quilts in a trunk show before dinner each evening. The KT Quilt Shop will be open throughout the day except during meals. Lisa and Debbie will have items for sale after their trunk shows and during classes.

Unloading/Loading – We will have at least one teen to help unload/load your sewing machines & supplies.  Aleece did a great job at the first retreat and is looking forward to seeing you all again this year. Tips are appreciated.

Shipping – If you need to ship any goodies home, we are happy to provide a box at the KT Quilt Shop. Robert  will send your items and charge your credit card for actual shipping costs.

 

Okay, now that all the business is taken care of, let’s see what you’ll be making at the retreat!

Lisa Bongean will share tips on making her Canoe Trip quilt (66″ x 66″). Perfect for summer picnics and the man in your life.

 

 

Debbie Maddy will introduce her lovely Shibori prints to make this beautiful quilt (63″ x 63″) that will bring a bright and cheery note to your home.

 

Lynne features a Prairie Dreams Layer Cake to make large blocks in Prairie Stars (68″ x 68″). Cuddle up with someone you love under your Prairie Stars quilt.

If you’re signed up for our retreat, THANK YOU! We can’t wait to meet you. If you haven’t signed up yet, grab and friend and don’t delay. There are only a few spots available. You don’t want to miss all the fun!

KT & Friends Retreat II

 Appleton, Wisconsin – August 10-13

It’s time to kick preparations into high gear for our August KT & Friends Retreat in Appleton, Wisconsin this year. After missing last summer’s gathering, we’re so excited to see our returning quilters and all the new faces who are joining us.

The teachers for our WI retreat are Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, Barb Groves of Me & My Sister Designs, and Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters (Hosts).

Robert and Joy have been fielding questions at the store, so I thought I would answer them here for everyone.

What you need to know:

In May, you will receive an email from KTQ with questions about who you’re attending with, where you’re from, etc. Please make sure Robert has your email address. We will also send a supply list of basic supplies needed for all workshops in June.

Covid-19 – We recommend each quilter receive a Covid vaccine before attending our retreat. Please bring a mask. Mask and social distancing requirements will be determined based on CDC recommendations at the time.

Hotel/Transportation – Our retreat is at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, Appleton, Wisconsin. Please make your own hotel/travel reservations. A shuttle is available from the Green Bay airport to the hotel. Parking for those driving to the retreat is in city-owned parking garages conveniently located across the street from the hotel. $5/day maximum parking fee.

Sewing Machines – We are unable to provide sewing machines for rent. Please make arrangements with the hotel if you decide to ship your sewing machine before the retreat.

Payments – Robert will be available for you to make credit card payments for the retreats beginning April 15th. You may call the store 785-488-2120 Tuesday thru Friday 10am-5pm CST, Saturday 10am-3pm to work out the details. We are happy to split the payment into two charges, if you prefer  – 1/2 in April, 1/2 in June.

Registration – August 10 – 11-12:30pm – Each classroom group will be assigned a color. You will register/unload during specific times based on your color group. Don’t worry, everyone will be in their places before the workshops begin at 1:00pm.

Workshops – Workshops begin at 9am each morning Wed, Thur, Fri. You will be in 2 workshops with each instructor over the 3 days of the retreat for a total of 6 workshops plus 6 kits. Each designer will teach a lap size quilt project (see below) and a small Make ‘n Take project. We hope you’ll have three things finished before you leave. What fun!

Sewing Time – Classrooms will open at 8am each morning and remain open until midnight.

Food/Drinks – Coffee, tea and water will be available all day beginning at 8am. You must use the travel mugs provided for drinks to avoid spills in the classrooms. Breakfast is served in several of the on-site restaurants (not included). Lunch will be served.

Shopping – Each designer will take a turn sharing their quilts in a trunk show before dinner each evening. Lisa, Barb and Lynne will have items for sale after their trunk shows and during classes.

Unloading/Loading – We will have at least one teen to help unload/load your sewing machines & supplies.  Aleece did a great job at the first retreat and is looking forward to seeing you all again this year. Tips are appreciated.

Lisa and I are teaching the same projects for both the Bennington and Appleton retreats. I can’t wait to try Lisa’s large blocks with her expert tips for making the canoe units. Barb is sharing one of her most popular quilts, Love Shack. What a great way to get a head start on your holiday stitching. My Prairie Stars quilt features my latest fabric collection, Prairie Dreams, in big, easy blocks. I’ll share my Layered Patchwork technique as an option, too.

Lisa’s Canoe Trip (66″sq.)
Lynne’s Prairie Stars (68″sq.)
Barb’s Love Shack

Don’t delay, sign up today! 785-488-2120

Sheep Drum Pincushion Tutorial

Hey!!! We have something fun for you all today!!! 

My stitching friend, Kathy Decker will be joining me LIVE today on YouTube AT 1PM CST!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cq4Hks2qq8Wk8ckuyFxRA 

This is where Kathy will be showing us all how to make this awesome Sheep Drum Pincushion!!!!

Now we have a bunch of the items Kathy used on our website HERE. 

We so appreciate you all that we are giving this pattern away FREE.  But we sure would also love it if you choose to purchase some of the items needed from us!!!!  I know you will not let us down!!!

CLICK TO PRINT SHEEP PIN DRUM  PATTERN

This is going to be so much fun….Don’t miss it!  See you all soon! LIsa

 

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 55 & 56

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

 

 Block 55 -Wine Not?-is from Moda fabric designer Jen Kingwell.  This is a fun block but I messed it up and cut my last squares the wrong size!!  Oh well, it’s a variation! 

I wish I could say I had too much wine!LIsa Bongean

Pattern Link for Block 55

Then… here is the last Block 56– from designer Joanna Figeroa. I love star blocks so of course this was a great block all those little pieces in 4″…Click Here for block 56

I am sorry these are a little late…I had to layout all my blocks to see what my layout needed.  I know some of you are very much interested in it and I promise to get this finished and produce my layout option.  Lisa Bongean MBH3 layoutI love how it’s turning out…except I am missing one block??? (top row) and had to make an extra one for the center…LB MBH3

I just “had” to fussy cut that little anchor in the middle…I hope you loved Moda Block Head 3!   Super fun!!!!! I can’t wait to reveal my finish, but hopefully this will satisfy your need to know that I am really working on it…and…someone as obsessive as myself cannot get this far and just leave it! I am a finisher! 

…if you need to order fabric for finishing I have used the following fabrics…so far…

HERE IS THE LIGHT FABRIC I USED…this is a beautiful little basic…order a bunch!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS FABRIC

 and if you want to order the dark greys they can be PRE-ORDERED HERE…for an April delivery…. I think you need a FQ Bundle!!!! A prize for getting all your blocks done this far!!

Oh.. I  almost forgot…here is my ” quick- make a block, so I am done” block…

Lisa Bongean
LISA BONGEAN MBH3 ALMOST FINISHED

I’ll be back soon with the grand finish!

all for now….Lisa

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

 

Lisa Bongean

travel adventures- part 2

 

Hey…When you have a long weekend in St. George UT what can you do?  Stitch, Hike,  Spa, Netflix and stitch some more…

THURSDAY:On our way to Zion!  Up early, bundled up in warm clothes for our 42 degree, winter hike on my first trip to Zion National Park.

I had so much fun and want to go back to do more trails…look at this rock I was at a rock shop..

FRIDAY: We stitched in the morning and had massage appointments at Red Mountian Spa…I had the best massage ever!  Ask for Trevor…he helped with my TMJ, Arms, hands and neck…It felt so amazing!  I just may have to stay there sometime!

SATURDAY: We stitched and in the afternoon we went to this trail…it was an off-road adventure for sure.

Inside that hole in the above pic…

Some deep breaths…some meditation…and some mind-clearing for what lies ahead…I know I will visit this place, again and again, this next year…I will just close my eyes and I will be there.  This is priceless.

Simple is best!

After our hike we stitched into the night while watching Bridgerton on Netflix.

SUNDAY- Another day of stitching while watching my Green Bay Packers lose the NFC playoff game…But the best team won that day…we beat ourselves.  We finished up watching the last couple of episodes of Brigerton.  I completed almost all of my projects I  took along for the trip.  I can’t wait for you to see or receive them!

MONDAY-We packed up and headed back to Las Vegas where I jumped on a plane and now I am in Minneapolis waiting to catch my last flight home….

I also want to acknowlege we had much to celebrate during this weekend…I’m so proud of you Val…two new knee surgeries and 35lbs gone.   I so happy that you are my friend….

Thanks for hanging out with me here,  I know it’s mostly rocks…but it was amazing in person…if you want to see more of my trip I did post a video of Zion in my Facebook group Stitch With Lisa Bongean.

Have a great week….Look for more videos, quilts and wool projects coming soon!

Take care of yourselves. Lisa