Urban Farmhouse Fabric is starting to arrive at Primitive Gatherings

(A quick break from all the blue and white you are going to see….)

Finally the wait is over….Urban Farmhouse Gatherings is starting to come into the store and your local quilt stores may be getting it soon as well…we did get to cut and bring some yardage to Houston, but we are waiting for the large quantities to arrive to make the quilt kits….

So let me run through the projects….6 pillows…but they also could be framed or used as a center of a quilt too.

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Stay Awhile...Wool appliqués with some embroidery as well.



House + Love +Home…wool appliquéd pillowPrimitiveGatherings_House+LovePillow.i

The grass is greener…this could also be a pillow


We are better together…wool & stitchery pillow…perfect for a new Bride & Groom., or the longtime married couple for their anniversary…PrimitiveGatherings_BetterTogether.ii


Then after the babies come along they will need this one…LOL!

Been there for sure.  Bless this Mess.PrimitiveGatherings_BlessThisMessPillow

Another inspirational pillow with just a little appliqué.  Chain stitched words.           Spread your Wings…



Then there’s 6 quilts as well..and let me tell you these picuress do not do them any justice…they are spectacular in person!

This quilt  Bear Necessities has an ombre look to it…the middle features the lightest greys and they grade out darker from there…and a fussy cut detailed stripe for sashing finishes it off nicely.




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Hole in the Barn Door…It is hard to pick a favorite from these 6 quilts but this is a design from my friend Rhonda McCray, this might be my favorite …when I seen her design on paper I asked if we could use it for this book and she said YES!!!      I knew it would be fabulous in dark grey instead of the usual traditional scrappy.                                       81″ x 93″

Look how nice it looks on my king sized bed!   You do not have to make 100×100 something quilts for king beds…Turn the quilt and lay it the other way!  I have an under plain quilt used as a base that reaches a little longer on all sides…PrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn.iiPrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn

Grey Stone Farm is a little throw quilt that would also make a perfect neutral baby quilt! Young Mum’s love grey!  40″x 50″



Broken Fences…is another little throw quilt…if you want a bigger one just make these little quilts bigger by adding more blocks or buying two kits!


Looks nice as a table quilt too!


Weather Vane Star…a lovely simple two fabric quilt that can be made any size..this one is 80″x 80″


Then there is the tiny scrappy version of the Weather Vane Star…which will be going to a new home as soon as we pick a winner for a quilt shop who has purchased this fabric line!!!





Fade away...uses all the prints in the line plus a bella solid…40 rows from lightest to darkest…big triangles on this one…90″x 100″


All these projects are in this book HEREimage.png

To win a book and pillow kit…leave a comment and tell me which pillow is your favorite and why?  I may pick more than one winner if you have some clever answers…

Urban Gatherings is so current right now…make sure you don’t miss any of this…and by the way…Urban Farmhouse II is in the works already, so there will be 80 prints someday…so sash some away for when 2 comes out and you can have them all in one quilt!!!!  Can you tell I love as many prints as possible?

all for now…Lisa


Did you notice the silence?

I’m leaving on the jet plane…on my way to Houston…Sorry about that two weeks of no communication from me, it always happens this time of year, but not on purpose, getting ready for market and festival and the November wool box and our Primitive Christmas event…and now on the radar our the Special Edition Christmas wool box in December it has been an all out fast break…and I missed talking to you about all this good stuff….

I did manage to sneak off to Miranda Lambert in Milwaukee  with Amy and Ruby for a little birthday girl time…but that’s about it…Thanks to ALL of you who sent me Birthday Wishes on Social media…it was much appreciated…and fun to read.IMG_6534.jpeg

So a little about Houston and Fall Quilt Market…Our fabric line is called Indigo Gatherings…and you know it’s hard for me to talk about all the beautiful quilts and fabrics we are making BECAUSE the fabric does not come out til FEBRUARY!!!! So I’ll just touch on it a bit and will feed you more and more info this week and continue  until the time you can pre-order and don’t have to wait 5 months for it to arrive…So here is a peek…40 skus of yummy-ness…10 vintage prints- 10 creams. 30 blues in bout 5 shades of blue.

Allow yourself some time here to “look” at the whole line….ok…breathe…yes they are wonderful right?  Did you find a favorite?IMG_6622

Also did you know? (I kinda planned this) I knew Martingale was coming out with a Blue & White book featuring lots of great designers and their quilts…so I tried to time a blue and white fabric line to help add to our blue and white fabric collections!!!!Blue-and-White-Quilts

So they are not available “perfectly” at the same time…but the book will be here soon…Click HERE to order your and get one of the first copies available…I’m hoping the ladies at Martingale will bring me a few copies to sell in our Festival booth in Houston…fingers crossed and holding my breath….and then the fabrics will follow early next year…so after you get your book you can page through it and decide how many quilts you are going to make from it and re-appropriate some grocery money for a couple of months and buy lots of blue and white fabric! I’m kidding of course, but I know some of you have done this!!!  Some tell me they have stopped drinking Starbucks to save some money as well…we all have our ways of making sure we have lots of fabric in our lives….

Here is our quilt in the book…Sapphire Star, now before you get all bonkers about those triangles here’s a little story…Amy, my assistant helps me on some of my quilt projects…she will starch the fabrics and get those triangle papers stitched among 90 other things…well I was supposed to help assemble this but she finished the whole thing while I was on one of my teaching gigs…all without me!!! So in less than a week she put this together and I admit I feel a little left out, but it is what it is!!!  She has become a fabulous, expert piecer…She loves that triangle paper…1″ finished for this quilt.…We also have kits for this quilt, with the exact fabrics we used.  There is a special price ($10 off) on the book if you buy our kit with it Click Here for all the options. Pg54_SapphireStar_B1521_BlueAndWhite_WEB

I’m also in love with this quilt from the book….an antique from Jennifer Keltner’s collection.  These pieces are tiny!!!! Just how I like them!Pg32_AntiqueHuntersStar_B1521_BlueAndWhite_WEB

Here is the rest of the line up in the book…I don’t want to share all the quilts and spoil the fun for you…FINAL_01-96_B1521.indd

Oh Boy….look what Moda made!!!! little note pads!!!….Coming soon!

Look Ames…our quilt is one of them!!!!! And look at the on point direction of the flap!!! Genius!


Look for lots of posts this week and a give-away or two!!

Jenny your navy rotary cutter is on it way from our last giveaway on Instagram!!!


We are loading up and ready to sell some fabric in Houston!!!! Stop by if you are here…

All for now…LB

Pine Island…NC Beach house…here we come, again!!!!

6 Days in this BEAUTY!!!!  Trust me most of will never stay in anything like this…

We’re going back!!!! This is actually the first house we stayed at a couple of years back….       it was in early March=no swimming….but we are going to heat the pool and hope for a 70-80 degree spring days!!!

We have 50 spots open….for April.13-19 2020! So eat that Easter ham and then the next day jump on a plane, in a car or Uber and come retreat with us!!!!!                                       We will have some wonderful times in this house…

This was us March 2017 on those decks shown above…we had some nice weather…but we will be one month closer toward summer this time!!!

I love getting to know these exceptional ladies…hanging out, bonding over our stitching, what books to read,  what’s cool in the world that we might have missed…what do they have that I don’t….what are they working one that we have to have….keeps me entertained for a long while with what I learn when attending something so intimate as this…This is nothing like staying at a hotel…this is true girlfriend bonding!

FOMO…we all have it…Don’t Miss Out on this trip…oh…and there will be no hurricane!!!!

FOMO=Fear Of Missing Out.

Here is the registration form and the details about classes and other important things…I know its a lot of words but please read it so you understand everything and Gloria doesn’t have to field 200 calls or emails with questions that are in this PDF she prepared below.

Pine Island Registration Form

Nick is unable to go on Vacation for 6 months…so…this is my get-away!!

All my best, Hope to see you there…

PS…we may do some things according to who signs up first…so it matters!


Stitcher’s Gatherings…CA & WI

I spent a lovely day last Thursday with the CA girls…Such a lovely bunch of ladies…It is fun when you get to see them time after time and get to know them…and seeing their progress is very gratifying….

Barbara….I helped her with her border idea for setting her blocks…she pulled it off well!!!


Caren…this a a project from a year or so ago…Grateful…it is now fininshed in time for Fall!


Nest…is another Primitive Gatherings design…it is now a pattern but was in the Summer Gatherings book.


Barbara…had another finished top for her son who teaching High School History…


Marsha is making cover’s for her mugs, for Christmas presents with some kind of fancy stitching that I can’t remember the name of…but it will be very fun!   This is another reminder to get your mug order in for this year…they make wonderful gifts and I think this years mug is exceptionally beautiful!  2019 PG Mug


Pat…showed off her Everyday Welcome Banner that she switch the background fabric to our Primitive Muslin…it love it!  Everyone loves this mottled background and we use a ton of it!  Hard to keep in stock!


Kim…is working a quilt for her son made from a Layer Cake


Terri really was excited to be working on her Old Glory mat,…even though I didn’t quite capture that here…and I know someone will ask me about the quilt in the background because it is too awesome to ignore…it is called Summer Breeze it was our 2015 pieced Summer block of the week…sorry you missed out on the kits…but this years is awesome as well and we will be offering them as a whole kit soon…Look for Square Deal quilt.


Debora…making beautiful stitched words for a christmas present…this one of the blocks from a quilt called Covered with Love…from Farmhouse Gatherings.


Just when you think you know everyone”s  name….I think… this is Patty…but if I’m wrong I hope she forgives me….She is working on a Heart to Hand pattern which spells HOME.

See photo below…and if you order say HI to Kathy from me…



I also want to thank Debbie and Marsha for bringing Sylvia….who is a rug hooker and we are hoping she comes in January with some of her rugs…

now …almost two weeks ago we had Stitcher’s Gathering in WI….so here we go again…lots of inspiration for you here as well..

Judy is helping MaryAnn hold up her projects from the July’s wool box…MaryAnn just moved and her sewing room is all packed up…so she loves the wool box right now and that is what she is working on while she moves in to her new space…


Karen is showing off how she made her wool box pincushion just a little bigger for a mat…


oooohhh look at this one she says…..I’m almost finished!  Wild Sunflower Runner


Teri is showing off her Lori Holt cross stitch…how sweet is this?  Quilter’s Cottage.


Darci, is elated that her Home of the Brave   is finished and framed by Jake, who wouldn’t frame it until she fixed her flag stripes, which she thought was hilarious that he cared enough to notice and tell her about it.

Jodi showed off her beautiful cross stitched pieces…


I do not know the origin of this pumpkin mat but it’s a beauty!


Jodi’s friend Kathy made her this duffle!!!!  Nice friend…


Kathy…(Jodi’s friend who made the duffle) showing her Luna pumpkin mat from our         Wool Subscription Boxes…


Kathy’s Crazy Seasons Quilt is all together as a top!!!! Here is our block in her quilt.

and….here is the link too the Facebook group where you can join and see everyone’s blocks…and here is a link to my post to see where to go to get all the other blocks…I can’t wait to see Kathy’s quilt quilted!!! It is already amazing!



Donna and her Luna pumpkins…52 mini ways and pincushion…all from the Wool Box. IMG_5872

This is a lot of inspiration!!! I hope you enjoyed it!

If you want you can join us!!!

Call the shops and come stitch with me!

 920-722-7233 WI

951-304-9787 CA

Have a great rest of the week everyone…and find sometime to stitch!



Another Awesome Book!!!

Here it is…another awesome Moda designer compilation book!

16 Quilt projects in this baby…Compiled by our leader Lissa Alexander.

The book is made up of quilts using Cake Mix papers…kind of like my triangle papers but these may have some squares and such…not just Half Square Triangles…So this means that they are super accurate!  You can see by the cover that there are lots of uses for different fabrics from your collections or your 10″ Layer cakes or 5″ Charm packs.  I know most of you have some of those just sitting pretty on the shelf…now is the time to get them made into a quilt(s)!

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Here is the list of the designers…does your favorite designer(s) have a quilt in this one?

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Here is our quilt in the book..STORMY DAY….We loved using anything we had that was blue, cream, grey and that little cheddar one, so it’s a mix of Primitive Gatherings lines…

Here’s how this one went…I picked the fabrics designed the quilt…Amy made the all the HSTs and I was supposed to help her but she had it done before I could….so she made the quilt in a snap using the Cake Mix papers…Maggie Honeyman’s (@sewmaggi) quilted it so beautiful…and looks it is so lovely on a bed…You could also make a smaller version by using smaller HSTs…hmmmm great idea!Pg68_StormyDay_B1502_WEB

Just 4 big pieced HST Xs make this quilt a stunner!thumbnail-8

The background grey is this Bella Solid   At this time I do not know how much of it you would need, but it a Bella (priced reasonable) and its a beautiful grey…so buy 6 yds…you’ll probably have enough for pillow cases too!

If I had to pic another favorite from the book I’d pick this one…can you guess who’s it is???  Carrie Nelson’s for sure!!!Pg10_BubbleFroth_B1502_WEB.jpg

Ok…it was hard to pick just one…so… there is something so sweet about this one to…I know this is Me & My Sister fabrics…I love the the design…maybe I love churn dashes -don’t ya think?Pg82_ChurnItUp_B1502_WEB


Mix It Up Book can be purchased HERE

Here are the Cake Mix papers

Here are the Cup Cake papers

So…does anyone want to win this book?  Please leave a comment and let me know how many of these moda compilation books you already own?  If you do not own any…please tell me why not?  I will pick three winners of the Mix it UP book and one of those winners will receive a fabric something from me that will add in to the making of our quilt in the Mix it up book..

Here are the all the Moda All-Star Books


Join 15 of Moda’s all-star designers as they take scrap quilting to the next level with imaginative, eye-catching patterns created especially for your collection of precuts. Got a stash of fanciful fabrics you can’t wait to use? Or need an excuse to go shopping? Get inspired today!

What’s your favorite precut–fat quarters, fat eighths, 2 1/2-inch strips, Layer Cakes, or charm squares? You’ll find patterns for all of them!
Each designer shares “Scraps of Wisdom,” so your stash of precut purchases can become a stroke of genius. 96 pages

Must-make patterns from today’s top designers: Jenny Doan, Carrie Nelson, Edyta Sitar, Lissa Alexander, Lynne Hagmeier, Lisa Bongean, Sherri McConnell, Amy Smart, Corey Yoder, Sherri Falls, Amy Ellis, Laura Boehnke, Jan Ragaller, Susan Ache, and Lisa Call.




Join the Moda All-Stars as they use 5-inch charm squares to make scrappy quilts with style. Got one charm pack, two packs, or three? Make the most out of them with quilts that use up nearly all of the charms in your favorite packs.

  • You don’t need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic, scrappy look–just your choice of charm packs
  • Make a range of projects, from table runners to lap-sized quilts, all by top Moda designers
  • Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares




Join the Moda All-Stars as they use 5-inch charm squares to make scrappy quilts with style. Got one charm pack, two packs, or three? Make the most out of them with quilts that use up nearly all of the charms in your favorite packs.

  • You don’t need a huge fabric stash to achieve a dynamic, scrappy look–just your choice of charm packs
  • Make a range of projects, from table runners to lap-sized quilts, all by top Moda designers
  • Tips and tricks from each designer are included to help you show off your unique collection of charm squares



Join 15 of Moda’s all-star designers as they explore creative small quilt patterns that you’ll love to stitch. These mini-quilts are tailor-made for scraps. With designs ranging from easy to intricate–plus many make-in-a-day designs–these fun little quilts are showcased in photos that will inspire you to display your mini creations as artful accents to your decor. 

This collection features patterns by your favorite Moda designers: Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Brigitte Heitland, Camille Roskelley, Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell, Sandy Gervais, Edyta Sitar, Lynne Hagmeier, Vanessa Christenson, Anne Sutton, Laurie Simpson, Jen Kingwell, Lisa Bongean, and Betsy Chutchian.
  • Many of the quilts are quick to finish; all are fun to make
  • Each mini project offers an opportunity to try a different technique–traditional piecing, applique, paper piecing, and even embroidery



Start with the winter season, sprinkle in some holiday hues, add a smidgen of gift giving, and what do you get? The Merry Makers–also known as the Moda All-Stars! This best-selling series returns to celebrate Christmas with 15+ quick handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from speedy stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in multiples, or pick a patchwork project–lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound. Most projects can be completed in a weekend or quicker, so there’s no need to fear the Christmas time crunch. The All-Stars share their holiday traditions in a series of Q & As too, so quilters will find inspiration in more ways than one. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. 96 pages



The All-Stars are back with sparkling projects for irresistible Jelly Rolls–coordinating precut 2-1/2″ strips of fabric that slash cutting time and speed up sewing time.

Patchwork reigns in 14 quilt patterns created by favorite Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Joanna Figueroa, Sandy Klop, and Anne Sutton. From simple and classic to fresh and contemporary, beautiful quilts will inspire you to get the ball rolling!



Discover the mix-and-match possibilities for fabulous quilts with row patterns by your favorite Moda designers, including Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa, Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters, Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, Pat Sloan, and many more.

  • 24 row designs in three appealing categories: Classic Patchwork (tried-and-true favorites), Well Seasoned (fresh quilts for every season), and A Bit of Whimsy (playful, carefree designs)
  • Perfect for a row-robin quilt-along with your friends, the rows can be put together in many different combinations
  • Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus a quilt gallery that provides inspiration for various combinations and using stand-alone rows



Every row is showcased as a finished table runner for tons of ideas and inspiration! Corey Yoder; Jen Kingwell; Pat Sloan; Janet Clare; Laurie Simpson; Lynne Hagmeier; Stacy Iest Hsu; Anne Sutton; Deb Strain; Kathy Schmitz; Sandy Klop; Sandy Gervais; Brenda Riddle; Barbara Groves; Mary Jacobson; Kate Spain; Karla Eisenach; Camille Roskelley; Sherri Mcconnell; Lisa Bongean; Betsy Chutchian; Jo Morton andLissa Alexander

  • 23 row designs in three appealing categories: Classic Patchwork (tried-and-true favorites), Well Seasoned (fresh quilts for every season), and A Bit of Whimsy (playful, carefree designs)
  • Perfect for a row-robin quilt-along with your friends, the rows can be put together in many different combinations
  • Includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations, plus a quilt gallery that provides inspiration for various combinations and using stand-alone rows


Thanks again for hanging around here right up til the end….I truly love everyone of these books…Martingale published a great book….so it’s really a no brainer…put them on your list and buy them as you can…They also look really good on the shelf together…

my best, LB

Wooly Block Adventure 2019-Celebrations…

Our free pattern has been removed, our pattern was available October 5 & 6th….it is now available to purchase along with our kit in this post…

Thank you to all who have ordered yours! We appreciate your support of our efforts and are truly thankful to be in business and still doing what we love!  The best way to support a designer/business is to buy from them…we can only do so many things for Free….and we love participating in these events.  But please don’t ask us to send you the pattern free because you missed out.  

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This year’s theme…Celebrations…

I love summer, and my country…can’t think of anything “cool-er”than being an American Quilt Designer and here is our Wooly Block for 2019!IMG_6102


Close-up…If you need help with your stitching click the link to order my book…Wool Needle & Thread The Go-To Guide for Wool Stitchery.  It is now in stock and everyone is loving it!!!

IMG_6209I hope you are excited to stitch our block!!!!! We sure love how it turned out!!!

If you wish to buy our kit we sure would appreciate it!!!!

Pattern is not available as a free download Our pattern was free on October 5 &6…Pattern only is available for $5

Pattern comes with the kit purchase Click HERE to purchase yours and get started on it right away!  Kit is only $18  Thread kits will be available as well.

Threads used are: #120O775, 16455,  135, O515, 117, 6 M68, M49, M90

#8-1, O775

#5- O519

3SF-P5- only use one strand I think this might have been listed as a #12 in the directions…but either will work…the #12 will just be a little clunkier

If you just want JUST the pattern you will be able to print it here on October 5-6 for 

FREE-God Bless American Pattern-2-link has been disarmed….sorry you missed it…please subscribe to this blog to make sure you do not miss any other great things we have going on!

remember- we are giving you the printed pattern alone with your kit when/ if you order our kit, see how hopeful I am?

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Can’t wait to see your blocks!   LB