Mix It Up…give-away

Today is blog hop day for the MIX IT UP book…by Lissa Alexander…from Martingale…16 projects in this book by 16 Moda designers!!!! You must have this one in your Library collection! Moda-All-Stars-Mix-It-UpI love books….I can never get enough….I think I even need a book tattoo…and don’t think I haven’t been searching the web looking for great ideas…it is so much of who I am….I love reading/listening to books BUT then there are the Quilting/Sewing/ books…again…how many is too many?  Who cares….I LOVE my books…So….I know I did a post not too long ago about this book, but today we have goodies to give away….Father Moda AGAIN has given us goodies because he is the BEST and each and every designer in this book is probably giving something away…so go and check out them as well and enter to win…So…Pg68_StormyDay_B1502_WEBMaybe just one more time you need to look at our quilt in the book….Isn’t it just awesome!…now Father Moda has sent me ALL of these to give away…but I am thinking two winners…My newest fabric line that arrives in stores in Jan/Feb  1-Indigo Gatherings Layer Cake…1- Bella solid Layer Cake and a package of Cake Mix papers…each winner will get ALL 3 things!!!IMG_7095

Now here is the blog hop schedule…to go to and enter…

Monday- 11.4:
Susan Ache – @yardgrl60
Betsy Chutchian – @betsy_chutchian / http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Martingale – @martingaletpp / https://blog.shopmartingale.com/

Tuesday – 11.5:
Zen Chic-Brigitte – @zenchicmoda / https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
Laurie Simpson – @minickandsimpson / http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Moda – @modafabrics / http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Wednesday – 11.6:
Kansas Troubles-Lynne – @lynnektq / http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Brenda Riddle – @brengr / https://brendariddle.blogspot.com/
Corey Yoder – @corianderquilts / http://corianderquilts.com/

Thursday – 11.7:
Bunny Hill-Anne – @bunnyhilldesigns / https://bunnyhillblog.com/
Lisa Bongean – @lisabongean / https://lisabongean.com/
Me & My Sister – @meandmysisterdesigns / https://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Sherri McConnell – @aquiltinglife / https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

Friday – 11.8:
Janet Clare – @janeteclare / http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Pretty by Hand-Kristyne Czepuryk – @prettybyhand / http://prettybyhand.com/
Sweetwater – @sweetwaterfabrics / https://www.thesweetwaterco.com/the-sweetwater-blog/
American Jane-Sandy – @sandyklop /

If you wish to order this book you can do so HERE

If you wish to start collecting fabrics like the ones in our quilt start HERE

For the Bella Solid fabric in our quilt click HERE


To win one my two prizes…Comment and let me know how many books of mine do you own…or books that I have been a contributor to….if you don’t own any don’t be afraid to say so….this might be your chance! PS go to Instagram for another chance to win!

All for now…I am still whipped from Houston…waiting for my battery to recharge to full.

PS…I know I need to pick a winner for the book and pillow give-away for Urban Farmhouse Gatherings…I will pick all the winners on MONDAY!

Stitch on…LB

Limited Edition Christmas Box..

So…I’m super excited about our Christmas Box…This is the new wrapper for our Christmas Wool Box!Limited Edition Holiday Wool Box

This is a one time box- you have to sign up for it…even if you are already getting our regular wool subscription boxes…

If you are not getting our wool boxes and you can get just this one!

We are having so much fun curating this box for you…Anyone who loves wool is going to LOVE IT!

Many of you are subscribed to our every other month wool box and know what they are all about, and some of you may be wondering what it is all about, now is your chance to try our Wool Box out!  This is going to be a Holiday Edition that will have items and projects to you at a discounted price.  This box is worth around $150.00 we are offering it to you for $105.00 ($115 for International orders), it will come in a protected plain box and this price includes shipping.

You will be CHARGED at the time that you place this order, due to many of the items being custom ordered from several small businesses we need to charge at the time of purchase.  This box will be shipped around the 15th of December so that it will arrive to you before it needs to go under the tree.  Let your loved ones know about this box that you would like for a gift, or buy one as a gift for yourself!

Do not delay in purchasing the box as we have ordered a limited quantity of our custom made items and do not want you to miss out.

You have until November 15 to sign up…and then it will come off the site and you will not be able to order it!! Don’t miss out!  ORDER HERE NOW!

Lots of you have signed up already!!!! Thank you!!!!

I promise you won’t be disappointed!!!

my best! Lisa


What a deal!!!!

Are you looking for a new block of the month? or a winter project?  This might be the perfect one for you…

Introducing Square Deal…this was our 2019 Summer Block of the week project…Amy produced this masterpiece this summer and it is just stunning!!!!


It is inspired by an antique quilt in my collection….here they are side by side…The quilts are 85×85.  The antique is a little more mellow but I bet in 150 years our reproduction will be as well! lol….. You are only seeing half the quilt here is it folded exactly in half and hung over the railing…I wish I could just leave them here….IMG_6617It’s not quite the right season for them here at home..but….what is that???….notice the photo bomber?  He’s trouble I tell ya…always wants to be near what you doing but he’s sneaky about it…not ever  a pest..and everyone who has met Jeter L-O-V-E-S him…he has recently had some guests over and he looks forward to waking them up every morning for a little snuggle…


Wait…I got off track a little…here are some of the details from our website… You can get this quilt as a Block of the Month or all at once full kit.  Click underlined links for pricing and more details…

Here are the details if you want to get it MONTHLY.

Each month you will receive 24-lights and 48-dark fabrics in your kit, and will make 48 blocks.  Which means you will be doing a total of 576 – 2 ½” Finished blocks! Potentially that means that there will be more than 800 different fabrics in your kits! Your Essentials in month 1 will be the 5 yards of Muslin 1040-23, which will be used for your setting blocks and your first month will be more because of this large piece of fabric.   There will be NO Finishing Kit needed for this quilt; you will have everything you need to finish this quilt minus the Backing Fabric, as that is optional…s…oRemember you need month 1 essentials and then the monthly installments, so put both in your cart and click if you are US resident or International.  The backing is an optional item…click yes or no…add everything to the cart each option at a time…you’ll figure it out..

Helpful Hint: For squaring up your blocks we strongly encourage you to use the Itty Bitty Eighths Ruler in either the 3”x 7” it is perfect for the size blocks you are making.  Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 7 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you!

Click HERE to order just the pattern or a whole kit all at once… .This quilt was a big hit in Houston and we have a very limited amount of them leftover from cutting the Summer Block of the week…we never go back and cut them again…as 800 fabrics is a lot to handle and cut!

Thanks to everyone who purchased this pattern and kit in Houston as we sold everything we brought with us….

Time to start thinking about next years Summer Block of the week Pieced quilt.

Take care everyone…I’m still kinda tired from being in Houston for 11 days….so to bed early for me…Lisa



If you have recently purchased an Urban Farmhouse Gatherings book we have a corrections to the Hole in the Barn Door quilt.

I like to notify everyone and not just hide the boo boo in my corrections…better to let you know and make the change right away…this is a cool quilt and I am sure there will be many made.  Here is the correction, and we apologize for the error. PrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn.ii

Fabrics Needed:

10-F16 (9×11) grey prints

16- 1/8 yds grey prints


Cutting for 9″ Large Blocks

From 10- F16 of grey, Cut…




We have a limited quantity of soon-to-be-released books….here in HOUSTON!

As you can see…Kathy Schmidt’s, Lissa Alexander, Mary and Connie from Country Threads and Yoko Saito’s books are For Sale in our Primitive Gatherings Houston booth!!! So if you coming tonight for preview…..you might want to snap one, two or all of these beauties up! We all know these books are going to be fantastic because their authors are fantastic!!!…and you’ll want to be the first to have them in your hands…I think they are all a December release for the public….AND if you want a kit for out quilt in the Blue & White book we have kits and triangle papers!!!!

And don’t forget to grab ou new book…it’s finally here are I can’t stop smiling after all the buzz about it during Quilt Market…makes me feel good about the decision to just put it all out there and in such a grand beautiful way with the Martingale team..

PS…I can sign it for you too!!!!

We are booth 2025 and it is all stocked full…we can’t wait to see you tonight!

Oh..and I am going on a spur of the moment field trip soon this morning…I can’t wait to share it with you!

All for now…Lisa

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.

 Note: Anything with a line under it is a live shopping link to the product we are describing.  Click on it and it will take you to our website.

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