Friday Quilting Giveaway!

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Quilting giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting give-away….

is going to be a FREE download.  I want everyone to know how special and vital you all are to the people in your life.  I sometimes think we forget about this.  So… know you are needed and if not now, someday will appreciated for all you do.  With that on my mind I want to give this quilt pattern called Red Tulip Basket to everyone today.

This little baby measures 16 “x 18″.  It is sooooooo adorable…the size makes it so you have to look at it and and say…”How small are those pieces?”   Then add Linda’s beautiful quilting and your got yourself a little masterpiece. I know some of you can do this kind of quilting.. and some will do simple cross hatch quilting and it will look good too!  Needs to be about every half inch though….  I am hoping to see this done in some different color ways from some of you.  I myself, will probably make a couple of white tulip blocks.  Maybe a little 4 block quilt.  There are lots of possibilities with this little guy than what you see here….If you have your 1/2″ finished Triangle papers you will be so happy.  I hate trying to trim blocks down to 1″.  But if you need 1/2″ Triangle papers we have them.  Remember they are in the small variety packs as well where you have 4 sizes in those.

Click Here to Print Red Tulip Basket Pattern

No need to leave a comment on the blog this week, unless you want to...I do love reading them…but enjoy this little spring pattern and I hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!

Stay healthy my friends…

XXX Lisa

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Here is another great Quilt Block:  PINWHEEL QUILT BLOCK

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My 4″ pinwheel quilt block was made with  Indigo Gatherings Urban Farmhouse Gatherings & Bella Solid… all Moda fabrics for sure!!!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

This week’s pinwheel quilt block was designed by, Stacey IEST HSU, she is the Moda designer who makes all those cute, easy to make dolls from the panels.  Moda sold a ton of these panels! Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanVisit Click this link to see all her beautiful fabric lines!

 

xxx Lisa

 

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What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Stitch!

What’s going on WITH THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE?  IN WI & CA…

I don’t know what to say, as I do not know what to do, or how to fix it!  But hopefully, the smarter people in this country will figure it out.  The only thing that seems logical to me during this Coronavirus quarantine is to stay home and/or stay in a protected environment with those who choose to not venture out.  We agree only to be  going to work and back.  We have closed the WI store, but are operating our quilting web/online site…We are here if you need anything, but if you don’t need anything at the moment, we understand that too.

Dru and the crew  in CA will decide when or if to close the CA store, if you want to call and pick something up they will have it ready, or if you need it shipped they can do that as well.  If you need a quilt quilted Luke will surely love to stay busy and will have your quilt done in no time. We also know there are more important things going on right now than buying quilting supplies online. Let’s pray we will be all able to bounce back from whatever this deals us.

It was all hands on deck today to get our Wool subscription boxes in the mail, yes I actually stuffed boxes!!!  We do not want them in postal limbo.  What if they decide to shut down our mail? So to be safe, rather than sorry, our crew got them ready and they will be going to the post office tomorrow.   Not to worry, your boxes are on the way!!!  We actually have only 30 boxes unsold for this round out of a 1000, so pretty soon our subscription will be closed.  If  you are looking for some nice little projects the wool subscription boxes are super fun and a great deal… over $100 worth of exclusive designs for only $60! You will have to call the shop in order to buy them at this time 920-722-7233, the subscription is $60. They are $82 after they have been revealed.

Let’s Stay Safe DURING THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE:

As Quilters, we should be relishing the fact that they are telling us to stay home.  There is so much to do.  We can stay in our sewing rooms for days/weeks and be just fine with it!  Let’s stitch to our hearts content and post our progress on our social media.  Flood it with our beautiful sewing accomplishments.  When times get tough, the tough keep stitching!!!!

Personally, I am taking this time to work on my deadlines to catch up and to be actually ahead for once. We almost have all our new quilts done for Quilt Market!!!!  Here is a peek at our Spring
Quilt Market release.   Redwork Gatherings, I promise a post or two to show you all the quilts on this later.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings Coming in August 2020!

Yes, I’d be lying if I wasn’t worried about making our payroll with no sales coming in.  But worrying about it is not going to help, a lot of small businesses will be in the same position.  So I am just going to stitch away and hope it all works its way out.  We have invested in a big quilt show coming up and a beautiful retreat in the middle of April in North Carolina.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Triumph Tulips designed for our Outer Banks Retreat in North Carolina

I hope we are all able to go by then…fingers crossed….if we stay home now maybe by then it will be over…

 

Good News!

we have a winner for last Friday’s Quilting GiveAway!

Robin Crittenden

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I buy fat quarters or 1/2 yards unless the fabric really.takes my breath then I do yards.

has won a kit for our Be Kind/ Golden Rule quilt and a Two, Four Six, Eight Quilt book using Fat Quarters! Please contact Amy at–  ahoefler@new.rr.com and she will get your kit out to you!!!  Your book will be a download and will be sent in an email from Martingale!

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This kit comes from this book…

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all for now….

Be smart and be safe my friends! xxx Lisa

 

 

 

Moda Blockheads 2….. Blocks- 37, 46, 33, 41, 52, 24, 23, 29, 27!

 

ALMOST done…Head on over to this link below if you need the pattern for any of these blocks…Here is another batch…still catching up, but oh so close to being done!

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Block 37

BLOCK  46 BLOCK 33

BLOCK 41

BLOCK 52

BLOCK 24

BLOCK  23

BLOCK 28

BLOCK 29

BLOCK 27-note…I had a bunch of 1 1/2″ HSTs so I rearranged this block to use them…so my block 27 is a little different…

I think only three more to go…LB

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

Assessing my situation…

Is anyone like me?…All has to be sorted, put away…cleaned up…re-organized to I can peacefully do my work?  I think I am almost there again…It’s been 6 weeks since my hamstring injury…so time to get back to moving on a regular basis also, that has also been hanging over my head.  I tried to get out this morning with Jeter…but the rain drops were too large…the sun is supposed to come out later today so I switched gears and made my Moon Garden Vidieo this morning that was long over due..but it’s hard to nail down Nick to help…and then I need to be in a state of being videoed…since that was not happening I just got up…put on my work out clothes, scratched that (rain) and went up to the studio….Nick came to kiss me good-bye and I said…wait…let’s get this video done..so no- make up…didn’t even comb my hair and we shot a short little video…as I wait for it to be loaded into Facebook I am writing this…so here is what’s going on in my world..

Twilight Garden- 6 blocks finished

Summer Freebies- All done..need to think about finishing…

Star Studded Event- Working on Week 3…(this is what I need to work on and maybe do a tutorial on how I stitch my little flying geese…)

Row by Row starts tomorrow??? Need to finish up pattern TODAY!

BlockHeads II post needs to be done…

Block Heads edits for Martingale due June 26th

Finishing up projects for our September Outer Banks Retreat- everyone wants to know what we are making!!!!

Quilt Stock/ Re Store need some attention…what am I bringing to sell?…Each designer gets   10 things?

I am designing the WI Shop Hop Fabric!!! Just sent back strike-offs…I love it!!

Deadline for Star & Stripe Gatherings Fabric- Projects due July 14th…Fabric release is Jan/Feb

Working on a few ruler projects.

Triangle Gatherings finished quilts are starting to arrive for photography…

Launching Wool Mystery Box and Mini Quilt Mystery box…every other month/6 installments. Time to start designing and working on these projects ..

Now you are all up to date with what’s on my plate at the moment…along with some other new additonal products…like…

Primitive Gatheirng Wooly Mats!!!  That is what the photo on the top is really all about!!!

We must have purchased a ton of these so they contacted us and asked if we wanted to do custome sizes…they must have been reading my mind because….I was thinking I have a “big board” ironing board…and I wanted the whole thing covered!!  We also wanted to be able to give you great pricing on them!!!

For us Quilter’s these pads help us create perfectly press seams.  Heat is trapped in the pressing pad and then radiates back up to the underside of the fabric therefore, effectively ironing both sides at the same time. The wool fibers of this pad hold the fabric to minimize stretching while ironing. Stretching often happens with half-square triangles.

This dense wool pad is ideal for blocking your wool applique or embroidery or yarn projects as they can be pinned directly into the wool pad. Because there is some “give” to the wool surface, when ironing embroidery projects there is less chance of losing the dimension to the embroidery, while not flattening the threads or knots.

The main reason I wanted my whole “big board” ironing surface covered for when I was pressing quilt rows and whole quilts…I did not like the lumps and bumps of only having  a 17x 24 mat…and then…If you don’t have a big board ironing surface what the next best thing?  20×20 wool pad…so I can press my whole wool applique blocks and not have to move them…and then we also have the 12×12 travel or mini size if you doing some pressing by your machine…I did not spend the extra money to round the corners..I did not this mattered for the extra $$ it would have costed.

Our prices on these items are way more reasonalble then the others out there on the market…Our 20×58 is only $95!  20×20 is only $45 and then the mini 12×12 is $18…HERE is the link to our site to order!

I know some of you have orderd the wooly mats we sold at Christmas time and now maybe it’s time to another OR maybe you were on the fence…I can’t wait to be pressing, now!!!  Time to cut round 3 and starch round 4 of Star Studded Event!!!

Also Amy, my assistant is having some Oral surgery today and will be out for a time….Let’s send her some Facebook love today!!! Here FB is Amy Wichman Hoefler

Have a great day!!! Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

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