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…

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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

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Hogs for Heros…American Quilter’s Stitch Along/Prep

HOGS FOR HEROES checking in here…and we are stunned, and honored, by this beautiful effort to support our healing mission! We only just learned of Lisa’s generous plan and can hardly believe quilters across the nation will unite to sew their hearts out to benefit veterans’ healing. Thank you!

A little bit about us, because knowing who benefits from your labors is important to your heart. Hogs For Heroes is a small, WI nonprofit created by four family members, none of whom served. We do this volunteer work simply out of gratitude for those who served and sacrificed much on our behalf, and from a desire to provide struggling, at-risk Veterans with a healing alternative: wind therapy, as we Bikers affectionately call it. We raise funds to buy Harley-Davidson motorcycles for Veteran riders who, injured in the course of active duty, find themselves hurting–mentally, physically, emotionally–and unable to have a Bike in their life. We help them heal by gifting them a Harley that allows them to regain peace on the road, control in their life, clarity, pride, and joy…and equally important, support from the rider community and Veteran brotherhoods.

We know motorcycling isn’t everyone’s cup of tea… but if it’s your blood its roots run deep and make up an identity, culture, and community for its riders–all things similar to the military, and deeply missed as Veterans separate from service. It is estimated that 22 Veterans a day commit suicide; another compelling reason to offer alternative therapy with a “tool” that is well established in the military community and will support them for years to come. We direct 100% of every donation straight toward the next Bike and Veteran pairing. And because we do this work voluntarily on the side of jobs, family, and life…we thought we would be successful if we could raise funds to gift one Harley a year. Instead, in just a little over 4 years of gifting bikes, we wrapped up our 2020 season by returning SIXTEEN injured Veteran riders back to the road they love on beautiful Harleys. Each Recipient will tell you that our gift has truly changed their life and, in several cases, literally saved their lives. And while our gift is only given to one individual, its positive ripple effect impacts the lives of their spouses, families, friends, employers, and community as they find new outlets, opportunities, and support systems.

Thank you for reading through our nutshell-version to learn about our unique work. And thank you, for participating in this amazing project to support our veterans’ healing needs.

Like what you heard? Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook to stay on top of our activity and announcements! You can learn more about our work and the Veterans we have supported at http://www.hogsforheroeswi.org. And, if you’re so inclined, you can donate there too, but I know Lisa is raising funds as well with this stitch along and you may want to contribute to the Quilters effort.

🙂 Peace to all…. and best wishes as you each make these beautiful quilts!  Audra Thompson

If this doesn’t touch you?  I don’t know what does, It has even more impact seeing it in person. May 2019 I watched Rob Thede receive his bike…and with tears streaming down my face that is when I decided I was going to “try” and do this for another vet.  Believing you can is 90% of completing a goal.  It is now time to make that happen.  With this American Quilters Stitch Along WE are going to accomplish it. I hope you’re along for this ride...because I need y’all to do it!  I’m counting on us Quilter’s to make this happen!  Audra left the above info as a comment on my blog but I wanted you all to read it.  She sent this to me after I called her and explained what I wished to do.  We have set up a separate bank account for our funds raised, you will be able to directly donate to it.  I will let you know when that time comes.  But while you are waiting you can start getting ready…

American Quilters SAL/Lisa Bongean

         Here is a PDF of the following info…You may want to print it and start a binder for this project!                                                                                  Click HERE to print SAL Prep

                                                                       

★    Hey Everyone…                                                                                                              

    I am so excited you are going to Stitch-Along with us on this wonderful pattern. This quilt is so much fun and everyone will want it! You now have to decide if you are only going to make one, or more than one! Hopefully, we will be starting on time, but if our fabric is delayed we will have to push it back and start when it is possible!                                       

  I do have an underlying reason for this SAL and that is to raise money for Hogs for Heroes.    

    I hope all of you can help me do this, and we can help change lives for our military veterans. I will be posting more information about this on my blog.                                     

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS I THINK WILL BE HELPFUL WHEN MAKING THIS QUILT                                        

   The American Gatherings Fat Quarter fabric bundle. -Each FQ tower of American Gatherings bought at Primitive Gatherings is an automatic $10 donation for Hogs for Heros.                                                  

★    4 or 6 yards of fabric, for sashing, borders, and bindings. I made one quilt with blue and the other one with cream…I will be making several more with the blocks I will be making while doing the tutorials each week. I have two sizes here just in case you want to make your quilt bigger or add matching pillowcases. The four yards is enough to complete the quilt.                                                                                                                              

★    Starch – I strongly suggest you starch your fabrics prior to cutting them. I will be posting a video on How to Starch your fabrics.  Buy Heavy Duty Faultless starch in blue or purple cans, not gold.  You will need about 2 for this project.

★    ThreadsMy suggestions for threads are any of these three, Aurifil 2309 (cream) 2620            (light/med grey) and 2785 (navy). I personally do not like stitching dark fabrics with light thread…I used the navy for stitching the blue borders on the quilt blocks.                           

★    Small rulers like, 3×7, 6×6, 5×15 Itty Bitty Eights rulers. All of these rulers will be so helpful for cutting these blocks.                                                                                        

★    12½” x 12½’ Creative Grid rulers. This ruler is so helpful in squaring up your finished quilt blocks.                                                                                                                            ★

★    Simple Folded Corner ruler. This tool is awesome…especially if you like perfect blocks.         

★   Optional, but recommended…Single Hole throat plate on your machine. If you have an oblong hole on your machine where the needle goes up and down, you may want to put on a single hole throat plate. These are standard on machines that only stitch straight, but can be purchased for your machine if you do not have one. This prevents the little pieces of fabric from being sucked down into the oblong hole which is standard on machines         

 

I may share other ideas, tips, and thoughts along the way. I will be posting the block each week on here on my Blog along with weekly giveaways, auctions and other fun…do not miss out!            

 Here are all the places to join in-these are links and when clicked will take you there to sign up.

lisabongean.com-you are here…but are you signed up?               

If you are on a computer it is on the right-hand sidebar…if you are on a phone/tablet you will have to scroll to the bottom of this post to sign up…

You-tube channel- Stich with Lisa Bongean

Stitch with Lisa’s Facebook Group.                       

I encourage you to stitch along each week, share your blocks on my Stitch with Lisa’s           Facebook Group, and tag your blocks with #americanquilterssal on Instagram or other social platforms. I know lots of shops will also be hosting this as a Stitch-Along…I am hoping we can get some posts and comments from them as well as showing them all stitching together!                                                                                                           

★   ABBREVIATIONS: I like to use the following abbreviations in the pattern to help from repeating over and over.                                                                                                 

          SFC = Single Folded Corner                                                                                     

         SQ/SQ = Square in a Square                                                                                    

         FG = Flying Geese

         HST = Half Square Triangle                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

★ I will show a couple of different ways to make/stitch the blocks each week. However, you may have a preferred way and you are more than welcome to use your favorite method.           

★Cutting for Blocks: 

In the first week, I will give you the cutting for all the red and cream stripes. You can choose to cut one block each week OR stack and cut ALL of your blocks (20) for the whole quilt the first week.         

 When stacking your fabrics, pay attention to the direction of the stripes. You may want them to run the short way on some prints and/or the long way. This is certainly up to you. (But keep this in mind when you are stacking and cutting your strips.) These strips are also cut longer and will be trimmed down later. I find this much easier with this many strips involved.                                                                                                                        

 ★ Use a scant ¼” seam allowance and test it to make sure you are not too big or too small.                                                                      

 I just found out our FQ bundles will be delayed….there are so many on the order they need a little more time!.   This gives us a little extra time to gather our things and get ready….so no worries, we will start with the first block when the fabric is on it’s way to us from Dallas.   It’s a time of adaptability.  I will redo the 20 bock schedule so we have all the blocks by Memorial Day! Lisa     

Print this for the cover of your binder…there is a PDF  link button below.             

Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL           PDF Cover for American Quilters SAL                                                                                 

That is all for now…I hope you are as excited as I am to get this project started!     

I’ll be in touch….Lisa

 

Long Arm Quilting now at Primitive Gatherings…

We all need to get our quilts quilted.  Then they can be loved like this one is.  How happy does this little guy look, snuggled in his MiMi’s quilt…

I am super proud of all of my sons and when they want to be a part of you business and then find their niche, it’ a feeling of contentment,  and that all will be “ok”.

I can not  personally tell you why you should send Primitive Gatherings your quilts to be long- arm quilted, but if you take 10 minutes watch to watch this video, you will understand why I did not want to tell you.

Luke, Jake & Tyler (Jake’s childhood friend) let you know about themselves and about their quilting.

Click on this video below…

Most of you know these guys, they have worked the quilt show circuit for years, they’ve attended quilt markets, they’ve worked in the shop.  Hopefully, now they can help you get your quilt tops quilted!  They also will be selling long-arms and teaching classes on how to use them…They know all about them…They can set them up and take them down and make them do amazing stitching!this is another reason why I can’t wait to be in our new building…here’s some progress…Can you figure out what is what?   LB

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Needful Things…Day 2

Day 2- Needful Things-   Re-claimed Seam Rippers

I fell in love with a gifted seam ripper I received from a quilting friend.  When everyone raved at how awesome they were I thought they would be perfect for our Needful Things.  Because let’s face it, seam rippers are needful.  Ripping is much more enjoyable with a pretty ripper.

Now to find someone to make them for me.  I have this uncanny ability to come up with something for my family member “to do”.  My new brother-in-law, Doug is a concrete finisher for CRMeyer.  He usually works out of state on a big job, long term, but right now he is being shuffled to smaller jobs here and there.  He has a big beautiful shop so I asked him if he could make them for us!  So for the last two months, we have been scouring the antique shop and thrift stores for chubby knife handles.  You are doing us all a big service keeping Doug busy making ripppers!

We have a large selection but not many of one kind.  So we have put them into 3 categories.  Ornate Silver                           Unornate                                   GoldReclaimed Seam ripper from Primitive Gatherings

Ornate SilverReclaimed Seam RipperReclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive GatheringsReclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

Unornate-(not so busy) Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings Gold.

Reclaimed Seam rippers from Primitive Gatherings

These will make perfect gifts for your sewing friends and for yourself.  We will randomly pick it and put it in your order.  I am sure you can understand for obvious reasons why we cannot let you pick. So we appreciate your understanding

 
I know we are all busy so If you want a  chance to win a re-claimed ripper, just quickly leave me a comment here telling me what you are wishing for from Santa this year!
and if you are not busy take a  minute to watch our   Red & White bed turning live from the lakehouse yesterday!!!
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Thank You! Lisa

12 Days of Needful Things…Day 3

Just a reminder about our shop hours through the rest of the year.

Day 3- Needful Things-Custom Quilt Hangers

Scott has been busy designing new quilt Hangers…We have had a single arm for a while now…I loved mine..but…wait…now I can have 3 or 5 quilts hanging at the same time!3 arm quilt hangerShown here black or white…notice they are distressed on purpose.  Paint is rubbed off…and such…

Then here it is… all dressed up in red & white for Christmas!

Primitive Gatherings 5 arm quilt hangerThis is our family room…now all the quilt are stored here instead of folded on the couch…tidy’s up space quickly!  Most of these quilts are flannel…and heavy so they are nice and strong as well.
These hangers are hand made by Scott so please allow some time for him to make your beautiful hanger…it will come next year.  Something to look forward to in 2021!  We are offering the hangers on sale for 10% off.  They will not ever be on sale again, maybe next Christmas…as they are very laborious and not easy to ship…so this is your chance.  You can order the single,  triple, and the five-arm…black or white.
If you won a quilt hanger….where would you hang it? 
What is the first quilt you would put on it? 
Which one would you want? 
After you leave me a comment telling me all this info make sure you check your list…do you have all those presents yet?  Some of mine are not going to make it…oh well, I will put a picture of it in a card and say Merry Christmas… it is coming!!!  It’s all good…we will just keep celebrating until they all come in!  Why not… In 2020 all things are unpredictable.
I can’t wait to read your comments today!!!
Lisa