2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean

2020 Summer Blocks of the Week!

 

 

General Information on how the 2020 Summer blocks of the Week work:2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger

HERE IS ALL INFO YOU NEED, THAT JESSICA HAS PUT TOGETHER FOR OUR 2020 SUMMER BLOCKS OF THE WEEK…ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS SHOULD BE COVERED HERE…PLEASE READ IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH...I KNOW READING STINKS BUT IT HELPS US SAVE TIME WITH QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE ALREADY ANSWERED.  Also keep in mind, these are photos and the actual projects look, much, much better in real life…Lisa.

 

         A lot of you have done one of our Summer Blocks of the Week with us in the past, we ask all of you to read over the information carefully in case it has changed from the last time that you did this program with us.  Like most of our Summer Blocks of the Week this will be a weekly commitment from all of you, we will start shipping the Summer Block of the Week, the week of June 8.  This year our EPP and our Pieced SBOW will be a 14 Week commitment and our Wool one will be a 15 Week commitment.  When you sign up for your Sunmer Block of the Week, you will need to ask yourself if you would like to pay monthly or pay in full.

         If you are paying monthly, we will be charging you as soon as you sign up for your first set of blocks, after that your card will be charged on the 5th of each of the following months for the duration of the program.  This allows us to start shipping your blocks on the first of every month- instead of having to wait until a certain day when our billing cycle completes.  It may look like it is going to charge for more, but it is not.

         If you would like to pay in full, you will be charged at the time of purchase as well, and this will be for all of the blocks and shipping. If you are paying in full, you will receive a FREE week as our “Thank You” for only having to run your credit card one time! We have a Pricing section for each project for you to see what each week’s price is so that you can fully understand our pricing of the Summer Blocks of the Week.  Weekly paying is ONLY for those that are picking up their blocks in our Shops.

All pricing is without tax.  If you live in Wisconsin, there will be tax added on to your SBOW and items purchased to go along with the SBOW.

The sooner you order the easier it is for us to know what to cut/package for…If a bunch of  you sign up close to the first ship date we may not have your block ready and will ship with the next one.  I am sure you can understand why this may cause an issue…

Pieced SBOW-LakeHouse or Homestead scrappy

Our Pieced SBOW is a little different than what we have done in the past.  This year you have 2 different color options to choose from.  We have our Lake House Scrappy and our Homestead Scrappy.  Our Lake House Scrappy will be a “controlled” scrappy quilt, meaning it will only be using the colors that you see in the pictures.  Our Homestead Scrappy is not going to shy a way from color; we are going to use every color under the rainbow using reproduction fabrics.  It will use more of the whites and creams for the Lights in the blocks, versus using more of the tans.  Both of these quilts will finish up at around 72”x81

Pricing: Shipping included

Per Week: $21 ($18.00 (Pick up only)+ $3.00 Shipping) Paying Monthly: $98.00 (For 3 months)

Pay In Full: $273.00 (one week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric: $56.20  

Thread option: $10.20

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Lakehouse Scrappy Pieced verson, stitched by Lisa Bongean.

                               Lake House Scrappy

What do you receive each week?

Each week you will receive 12-lights and 12-dark fabrics in your kit, and will make 5-6 blocks.  Which means you will be doing a total of 72-9” Finished blocks! Each week will feature a different “setting” square in the middle of the block.  Meaning one week it could be a star that you do in the middle of the block, and the following week you might do a churn dash in the middle of the block. 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.

                         Homestead Scrappy

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Homestead Scrappy Pieced version pieced by Amy Hoefler.

Some things to consider:

We did not do a Supply Kit for you this year because if you have done our Pieced SBOW in the past a lot of the products we recommended are products we recommend now.  So take a peek at our Related Products at the bottom of the Pieced SBOW page and see if there is anything there that you don’t have and would like to use.

We encourage you to use the Itty Bitty Eighths Ruler in either the 3”x7” or the 6”x6”, they are perfect for cutting your pieces.  The Charming 5”x15” Eighths Ruler is also a great one to use when you are sub cutting your larger piece of fabric.  We also have the NEW Magic Pins available, they are amazing to use with heat resistant comfortable grip handles.

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $66.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $56.20 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Click HERE to order Homestead Scrappy

Click HERE to order Lakehouse Scrappy

 

Interconnected- our English paper pieced

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Interconnected, English Paper Piecing, stitched by Joanne Blank

Interconnected is our hand pieced English Paper Pieced project for this Summers Block of the Week.  Joanne used the same color palette that Lisa used in her Lake House Scrappy Pieced Quilt.  Your quilt will finish approximately 72”x87”.  This is a perfect size for you to make 2 smaller quilts out of this project if you would like to.  This quilt is based off of one of Lisa’s antique quilts.  We actually had to have templates specially made up for us for this quilt.  The pieces are much larger than they have been in the past and we felt that this quilt was also different than anything we have ever done. 

Pricing: includes shipping

Paying Weekly: $18.00  

         ($15.00 (Pick up only)+ $3.00 shipping)

Pay Monthly: $84.00 (for 3 months)

Pay In Full: $234.00 (1 week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric:  $56.20

Papers: $60.00

What do you receive each week:

Each week you will receive the fabrics to create a portion of the quilt.  The fabric quantities may vary from week to week, because this is a scrappy quilt we might be using some of our many scraps that we have here at the warehouse to put into the kits.  You will not need a Finishing Kit for the quilt; you will receive all the fabrics needed to create the top of the quilt and binding.  If you would like to order the backing fabric, there will be an option to do that as well. Because of the template/papers being a specially produced for us, I am sorry but we will not be able to tell you the size of the pieces.  Thank you for understanding. 

Some things to consider:

Supply Kits:

As I said in the Pieced SBOW I do not have a supply kit for you.  We have some suggestions that will help you in your EPP journey for this quilt.

         *Small Wonder Clips (10 pack) $6.95

         *Sewline Glue Refills probably 5-6 packs $3.95/pk

         *Sewline Glue Pen $7.95

         *Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage Milliners Needles $3.60

         *Aurifil Gray 5004 for all piecing $14.00

So take a peek at our Related Products at the bottom of the Interconnected SBOW page and see if there is anything there that you don’t have and would like to use.

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $66.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $56.20 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Click HERE to order INTERCONNECTED!

Wool-Summer block of the Week

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Live a Thankful LIfe, Wool Applique on Moda Flannel, Stitched by Lisa Bongean

This year Lisa is finally doing a companion quilt to her Summer Primitive Garden.  Live a Thankful Life is the Autumn version of A Primitive Garden. We have talked a lot about doing this quilt over the past couple years and we are finally going to make it happen!  The blocks will be done on Lisa’s Moda Flannels, some are from older lines, and a few are from Lisa’s New Farmhouse Flannels II line coming out in July.       

Pricing: including shipping

Paying Weekly: $35.00

         ($32.00(Pick up only)+ $3.00 shipping)

Pay Monthly: $131.25 (For 4 Months)

         Yes, if you divide $131.25 by 4 weeks it comes to be $32.75 per week.  But you have one payment that is for 4 weeks, but you are only getting 3 weeks of shipments because of it being 15 weeks long. Hope that makes sense.

Pay In Full: $490.00 (1 week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric:  $ 63.62

 Thread Kit:

         With case:  $152.00      

         With out case: $147.00

Some things to consider:

Once again there is no Supply Kit put together this year.  This is all a la carte for you to pick and choose what you need.

  • Needle Threader $2.00
  • Fray Check $4.50
  • Needles #22, Embellishment, #24  $6.00 each
  • SAS2 Lite packages
  • White Clover Pen $6.75
  • Featherweight Heat N Bond

Take a peak at our Related Products at the bottom of Live A Thankful Life page and see if there is anything you would like to use.

Thread Kit:

This is what we are calling a “starter” thread kit. This will actually be most of the threads that you will use, but because we are not completely finished with the quilt, we just don’t know if there will be a few that Lisa will add.. You can order your Threads Kits as a complete set, which we advise as you will receive a better price, but if you so choose to purchase them separately you can do so.  A list of threads used is posted below.  You do have the option to have this put into a thread case for $152.00 or to have it with out a case for $147.00

 

#8        
0126 or 135 P5 P9 P11 0154
         
#12        
5 67 195 813 1315
8122 H205 H210 0178 0775
P2 P3 PT2 0506 0217
0511 180 0122 0513 0503
H212 0518 822    

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $71.50 plus shipping, you will only be charged $53.52 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Just a Little More Paper Work and you will be all set to order:  Please remember to read carefully as there is a lot of information packed into the next few paragraphs.

 Click HERE to ORDER- Live A Thankful LIfe

Will there be a Freebie this year included with your 2020 Summer Blocks of the Week?

2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger
Peek at our 2020 FREEBIE BLOCKS, stitched by Lisa Bongean

We always have a Freebie! This year if you are participating in one of our SBOWs, you will automatically be getting one of our Freebies with your blocks each week. There will be the same amount of blocks in your Freebie no matter if you are doing a 14 or a 15-week program.  Another words, if you are in the 15-week program you might not get a Freebie in the last week.  We will post a thread kit as soon as we have all that info…So this is an awesome bonus!

If you are not participating in our SBOW this year but still would like to receive the Freebie, you will need to make a purchase of $30.00 or more, each week in store or online that the SBOW is running.  If you miss one they can be purchased for $5.00 a piece.

 

International and Canadian Orders

In order to keep your shipping costs down when doing the Summer Blocks of the Week, we have to do your shipping a little different.  We will ship your first block out the first week of the program.  After that we will hold your blocks for a 4-week time period, and ship on that fourth week.  This allows us to have just enough money in postage to cover our cost to ship it to you.   If you would like to receive yours weekly, please call the Shop and we would be happy to help you, but please know that it costs us about $10.00 to ship you a package each week. Which means an additional $30.00 would be needed from you each month to get your SBOW out to you weekly.

Facebook Group

 We will be having a Facebook Group again this year. This group is absolutely amazing to keep you motivated, to learn new tricks and to see exclusive teachings from Lisa.  This year we are planning a few Facebook Live posts for everyone to learn from, which will be a lot of fun!  PLEASE make sure that you first are friends with ME, Jessica Holz on Facebook; from there you will need to send me a message to let me know that you are in the SBOW and would like to be added into the group.  I will then add you into the Group and you are ready to start participating and asking questions if you have them.  You NEED to be friends with me as it is a CLOSED/PRIVATE group, I am only able to add you if you are my friend.

Also if you avoid facebook for whatever reason…know that you can have an account that you only use for your quilting…it is possible, don’t miss out on this fabulous tool for learning and communication.

Want to know when your package ships?

UPSP Informed Delivery By USPS is available for you.  You just need to sign up online with the USPS if you would like to be informed as to when your packages will be arriving, instead of having to call or email us.  This helps us to focus on the shipping your orders/SBOW/BOM as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once we put it into USPS you will be informed of its journey to you and when you can expect it in your mailbox. This will be for all letters and packages that you have coming to you; this is not a service through us.  This is just an option for you if you want to get notifications about your package, if you do not want this service you DO NOT “have” to have it.

Click HERE to ORDER your Summer Block of the Week

I hope you can decide….it isn’t easy all of our 2020 Summer Blocks of the Week are amazing…We are giving away a $100 shop gift certificate to someone who orders a Summer Block of the Week by midnight 5/17/2020! 

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Long, Long Way From Home… Quilting GiveAway

Redwork Gatherings

Long, Long Way from Home!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Long, Long Way from Home… is a tribute to my time on the road away from home teaching quilting. The name of this quilt is a song title, this one from Foreigner, another song from my youth and still on my playlist today. The quilt measures 44”x 44”.

The Redwork panel in the line also makes a great backing because you do not have to piece anything…this quilt needs at least 52″x 52″ back for the Long Armer.  A yard and a half is prefect!  The panel is 58″ wide.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way from Home Back

I had Jake quilt this quilt in a honeycomb pattern with red thread.  Do you stitch a red & white quilt in red or light thread?  Well… you will get to see some of the other quilts quilted in light thread.   I will do a whole post on What color THREAD should I(or have my) quilt, quilted with?  I think this is in a more important question than what pattern should I quilt…

How to use a small quilt if you don’t need a baby quilt?

This little quilt will make a nice wall hanging or a little baby quilt that could be loved and loved, the more you wash it the better it will look!  I also think this size quilt is very functional for home decorating…

If you have that little boring corner like I do…you can just add something simple like a ladder or drying rack with a folded quilt…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts… Red & White

Bring some color into the kitchen or dining room…look what this quilt does to this neutral space…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts …Red & White

They also fit beautifully as an accent on a chair in the living room.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts…Red & White

Or sometimes you just need quilts for the STACK IN the cupboard!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Stack of Red & White Quilts

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWell…I hope you enjoyed my post about Long, Long Way from Home…

If you would like to order a pattern, or kit…This kit is really generous…you will have lots of fabric left over…the kit includes the pattern and binding as well.  So if you like these fabrics and love it when you have extra left over this kit is for you…If you want to order a Jellyroll & Charm pack and add some fabric from your collection …you could probably pull this off..without too much trouble…the Kits are on sale for 10% off and the Pre-cuts are 20% off...The sale is good til the end of April.  The sale price is added at the end of your order.  REMEMBER this is for August delivery and keep in mind we have free shipping on over $100 and only Redwork Gatherings items can be on this order…

Click Here to Pre-Order a Kit or Pattern!

Pre-order- Redwork Gatherings Pre-Cuts

I would like to give away 6 patterns and 1 kit/pattern for this project…COMMENT below and tell me how you would use this little quilt!

Winners for this quilting giveaway are determined at the end of the Redwork Gatherings campaign…Thanks for hanging out and reading my blog…Good Luck!

A FREE Quilting Pattern featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

A FREE Quilting Pattern You’ll Love

Those of you who are working hard through this all we THANK YOU! And make sure you stay safe….

Those of you who are quarantined, maybe this FREE quilting pattern will help a little.

Be Kind to all… help when and where you can and share your TP!

FREE SPRING QUILTING PATTERN:

 

A FREE Quilting Pattern featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

CLICK HERE FOR PDF TO PRINT THE BUNNY PATTERN

 

Big Announcement!!! 2 New Creative Grid Rulers!!!

Winter Star Lisa Bongean/Primitive GatheringsI am so super excited to announce what I have been working on since Fall Market!!! This Spring Market is going to be in Minneapolis…we are going to be re-naming it “Mini”-apolis“!!!! Its all about the MINI!!! Little quilts will be busting out in the PG booth…but also 2 new Creative Grid Rulers to work with all those mini blocks!!!

CGRPRG2 (1)-550x550Here is the official write up on the 6″ruler…

This 6 inch Itty Bitty Eights Square Ruler designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings features easy to read 1/8 inch markings. The black and white dashed eighth inch markings show on both light and dark fabrics. The dashed 1in grid lines ensure accuracy when cutting pieces for miniature quilts. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8” strips; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ inch increments. The Creative Grids exclusive grip holds the fabric while cutting. $14.95

I don’t know if you can see.. but all the black and white diamonds have the actual markings like 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8″ and the white 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4…But the best part is every line is a dashed line!  You can see your fabrics at every point! IMG_2459No more wondering…am I on this edge of the line or that side of the line…now we can see!   Also do you notice the ruler is not 6 1/2″?  Now that is bad if we want to square up a 6 1/2″ block, but we already have a ruler for that!!! No mis-cutting because of that 1/2″ -you know what I am talking about here?  Now…on to my favorite of the two…CGRPRG1-550x550

The 3″x 7″…this is the one I use the most…I like how it fits in my hand…easier to wield around those mini pieces…with all the same features as the 6″.  We still need the 6″ because sometimes we have to cut a 4 1/4″ square and then sub cut it twice for our minis…But the most shocking thing that happened to me is…when I didn’t have the rulers with me… like when left it at the lakehouse…and I had to use my other Creative Grids…I missed them!…I actually was bummed I didn’t have them…like…how am I going to survive this without those dashes!!! Cutting is CRITICAL with minis because just a thread can make a huge difference in a 1/2″ finished square or a 1/4″ inner border like Winter Star has…I also use them when NOT making minis, as I still want to cut as accurately as possible!  So even if you don’t make quilts with tiny, tiny pieces…these two rulers are still VERY useful and I promise you these will become your GO TO rulers when cutting minis or sub cutting larger pieces in your normal sized quilts…Here is the Official write-up on this one…

This 3 inch by 7 inch Itty Bitty Eights Rectangle Ruler designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings features easy to read 1/8 inch markings. The black and white dashed eighth inch markings show on both light and dark fabrics. The dashed 1in grid lines ensure accuracy when cutting pieces for miniature quilts. Refer to the black diamonds when cutting 1/8” units; the white diamonds when cutting 1/4″ inch units. The Creative Grids exclusive grip holds the fabric while cutting. $15.95IMG_2450 (1)-550x550

Now I WANT you to BUY these rulers from me…as I designed them and I am telling you about them!!!   As you can tell I am over the top excited about these two rulers and will be working on a couple more sizes too! Creative Grids are the absolute best RULERS in the quilting world and it was a pleasure to work with them!!! Thanks Cam and Penny!  I want to ROCK Creative Grids and show them how much we needed MINI rulers!!!!IMG_2194

Day 8…Needful things for Quilters

How are we all doing on that Christmas shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping???  If it makes you feel any better…I got the tree and house decorated…have not made a single “christmas treat” yet…I have some shopping done, but not much and no wrapping…I am going to have a party this Friday for our friends, family and neighbors…but somehow it all gets done.   Now todays item is kind of repeat of one of my “12” last year, but a little different…This is called a light panel!  I love it because it is so sleek…3/4″ wide…bright and portable!  Yes…you can bring this light box with you!!! It is nicely built…sturdy not cheap…and it has a price of $197.95, but we are going to have it on sale for $149.00!   I know this is a little expensive, but you will not be disappointed in this product!  light panelI tried to get a good photo of this, but it is hard… I want you to know it is very nicely built…kinda like my iPad in a way but bigger…the center light section is 8×11…it has a cord and a nice on/off switch on the side…so it is easily brought anywhere your stitching needs to go…to order go here…LIGHT PANEL…Keep in mind this is a special order item and will take a bit longer to come in.

There is a video of me using in Moda’s booth at Fall quilt market on this post in November…HERE 

Todays winner from Day 9 is…..and she will win a set of the fan templates and some Moda pre-cut! Please email us at primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com with your address details and we will get them out to you as soon as we get them in!!!

Cindi PDecember 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Seriously! How cool is this tool! I need it.


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reposting..Post #2 cutting and sorting…somehow in the middle of my post it published…it was not finished…a lot more info for you…sorry to bother

Test cutting one block before MASS cutting...
Test cutting one block before MASS cutting…

I am going out today to find the magazine!!! Do you have yours?  Do you have your fabrics picked out???  This post is about cutting and sorting…I know there are tons of ways to make this quilt…even if this is not how you are making yours you might find a few things helpful…

Remember…I am posting as to the way I do things…it is not the only way…but I am more than willing to share “how I quilt with you”…

Before I start “mass cutting” I always cut one block to make sure the directions are right…this comes from designing, but… just a little note…we (pattern designers) do not graduate from Pattern writing school, anyone can write a pattern, we are human and we will sometimes make a mistake or there is a typo in the directions.  If you find a mistake in our patterns WE WANT TO KNOW, but please be careful in your presentation of letting us know…we already feel bad, but we don’t need anyone belittling us.  If handled properly we will go out of our way to make it up to you…remember…treat people as you would want to be treated…and by the way…have you ever written directions?  Try it…

PS- If you think something may be wrong…always check the designers website or blog for corrections to their patterns before emailing them directly…sometimes it is hard to remove any pattern from the “world” and replace them with corrected ones…

BACK TO OUR BLOCKS…I have layed out a whole block out here…everything to me looks good…but you will not entirely know until you stitch it…but I have decided to scrap up the tans and butterscotches and keep the black backgrounds the same in each blocks…therefore I will not be stitching this together.  But I redid all the math and I came up with the same measurement as the directions…And you know APQ has tested their directions.

Now to MASS cut…I do not cut a strip…pick up my ruler move my cut fabric…lay down my ruler and continue this process.

I cut in the following manner. (If you do not CUT accurate you cannot STITCH accurate…even if you have the best scant 1/4in the world-next post) I believe this is a better way to cut…I am going to layer 4-6 fabrics and cut them all at one time.  This is because I am confident I will not screw up…and I plan my cutting.  Normally I would cut the bigger pieces first.  But this fabric only has 21 -1 1/2″ and 4- 2 1/2″ cuts so it will not matter…I am cutting the 1 1/2 to show you my process in cutting…Follow the pictures below and then if this is not the way you cut…practice it…it is fast and easier I think…but you have to re-train your brain if you cut the other way… Please let me know if this has been helpful…or is this too much detail…After this post you will be ready for stitching! …my best…LB

Layer fabrics and trim off the left edge.
Layer fabrics and trim off the left edge.
and the bottom edge.
and the bottom edge.

I will be cutting 1 1/2" squares here...I cut a 6" cut...

I will be cutting 1 1/2″ squares here…I cut a 6″ cut…
Now I will move my ruler to 4 1/2" and cut...
Now I will move my ruler to 4 1/2″ and cut…
then to 3" and cut...never bothering the previous cuts...

then to 3″ and cut…never bothering the previous cuts…
then to 1 1/2"...
then to 1 1/2″…
now I will place my ruler at the  7 1/2 measurement ...cutting from the bottom edge

now I will place my ruler at the 7 1/2 measurement …cutting from the bottom edge.  The fabric to the right is waste…not enough for another 1 1/2″ cut…
move to 6 and cut...
move to 6 and cut…
move to 4 1/2...

move to 4 1/2…
move to 3 and cut...
move to 3 and cut…
move to 1 1/2...and cut..

move to 1 1/2…and cut.. I now have 20 of the 21- 1 1/2″ squares..I will cut the last one with the 2 1/2″ squares.
After everything is cut...I sort into blocks.  20 blocks...my backgrounds are the same for each block...so I will spread them out into piles of all of each cut of the same background together...
After everything is cut…I sort into blocks. 20 blocks…my backgrounds are the same for each block…so I will spread them out into piles of all of each cut of the same background together.

Make 20 piles and start sorting out how many pieces you will need for each block....while mixing up the prints
Make 20 piles and start sorting out how many pieces you will need for each block….while mixing up the prints
creams...
creams…

Now sort everything together into 20 blocks
Now sort everything together into 20 blocks
Package each block into a ziplock bag

Package each block into a ziplock bag
place all your bags into a container...now we are ready to stitch...
place all your bags into a container…now we are ready to stitch…