MBH4 – Block #16 “Indiana Puzzle”

Wow, is it really Wednesday again? I guess that means it’s time for another Moda Blockheads 4 Block release! Block #16, Indiana Puzzle comes to us from Indiana native, Tammy Vonderschmitt of Moda Fabrics. Tammy is known for her love of scraps and tiny pieces, a characteristic that really shows in this energetic and thoughtful block design! I found Indiana Puzzleespecially fun because it has a little of everything. If you’re a fan of working with half-square triangles, simple squares, or four patches – checkerboard to star-shape – this block has it going on! Don’t let its complex vibe scare you. Even though Indiana Puzzle seems like a complicated block, if you break it down into nine separate blocks it’s actually fairly easy. Throw in some strip cutting for the four patches and presto! You’ll be done in what feels like no time. For the complete pattern and instructions for Indiana Puzzle,” click the button below!

I’m happy to report that I’m still right on track with this quilt-along (…maybe even a little ahead but shhhh – we won’t talk about that!). Fabric wise, I’m sticking with the bright orange Bella solid I’ve been using, combined with grayscale prints from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II line. For the larger center square, I chose a black floral print on medium gray. The same was used for the smaller surrounding squares, which makes it look like they’re being spun off of their larger twin by the “pinwheel” shape surrounding it. For the triangle portions of this block, I used a lighter gray with an adorable tie-shaped tiny print in contrasting dark gray.

What do you think, do you like it? If you’re really into the way I pieced my blocks together and want to do the same, you can also usually find the orange color I’m using in the shop – a bright Bella Solid called “Ochre.” Unfortunately, we are still sold out of “Ochre” but have it on order so it should be in stock soon! As I mentioned, all of my grayscale fabric choices for these blocks came from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II line, which you can find by clicking the button below!

Are you just joining MBH4? All of the previously released MBH4 blocks can be accessed by visiting the Moda Blockheads 4 Archive. You can find the archive in the main list of links at the top of my blog page or on Moda’s website. In addition, bonus blocks can be found on Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center page by clicking HERE! If you’re having trouble keeping all the details straight you can also sign-up to receive Moda’s weekly Blockheads blog posts via e-mail at the Inspiration+Resources Center as well.

Hopefully you’re managing to keep up with this quilt-along. It’s always so much more fun when you’re not rushing to get it all done at once! I do understand if you’re behind though, believe me – no matter how caught up I get, there’s always something more to do! That’s one of the reasons I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my blog each week – I know how precious your spare time is! To show my on-going gratitude, my goal is to give away at least two prizes per week to readers who continue to comment. It’s easy to win, just ask Susan B. and Marsha B. – our lucky comment winners this week! As always, I am not posting last names or email addresses for everyone’s privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at heidin@primitivegatherings.us if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you’re not a winner this week, don’t cry! I have still have lots of prizes to give away, so keep trying!

Remember, your comments and “likes” help keep us at the top of our social media game so please, keep them coming! Tell me how your Blockheads QAL project is coming along. Are you on track or playing catch-up? What type of fabric did you go with? Scrappy or controlled? I want know all about it – and hey! You might just win something for sharing! Alright friends, I’m supposed to be on stay-cation so that’s all for now. Don’t forget, due to the holiday most of us in the studio will be out of the office this week, so there will be no Stitch with Lisa Bongean tomorrow. We’ll be back with our regularly scheduled Shop Talk on Tuesday July 12th at 9:00AM CST – I’ll see you soon! ~Lisa

 

 

MBH4 Block #15 – “Highland Plaid”

Hey gang! Here we are, back at it again with this week’s Moda Blockheads 4 Block #15 release! This time around, Highland Plaid takes the stage with its simple and straightforward plaid motif. Highland Plaidwas designed by Crystal Manning of crystalmanningart.com out of northern Missouri. Crystal is a graphic/fabric designer who uses her art and design skills to create unique surface and textile patterns. Her style is highly inspired by natural things like the outdoors, flowers, birds, and other animals. She combines these concepts with a bright and cheerful color palette, often resulting in a vintage feel.

I appreciated this block because it was fun yet simple and fast to do. It doesn’t get any more straightforward than working with squares, which makes Highland Plaid a quick and easy block to crank out. Quick and easy is especially perfect for this week, considering I’m sure you’ll all be busy with the holiday weekend coming up. It’s also a great block to do if you’re looking to hone in on your nesting skills. For the complete pattern and instructions for Highland Plaidclick the button below!

For my blocks I used a combination of grayscale prints and solid orange. The outer corners are done with a tiny black print on mid-gray, while the inner squares are done with a white floral print on light gray. For the center “cross” I chose another black tiny print outlined in the same dark gray. The center square is done in white with a silver and gold star motif.

All of my grayscale fabric choices for these blocks came from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II line, which you can find by clicking the button below! If you like the way I pieced my blocks together and want to do the same, you can also usually find the orange color I’m using (“Ochre“) in the shop – which is a bright Bella Solid. Unfortunately we are currently sold out of “Ochre.” It was ordered a while ago but as we all know, with the way shipping works these days it’s anyone’s guess as to when it will actually get here! I do know that it should be in stock soon, so don’t give up!

As always, if you’re just joining us for MBH4 and need previously released blocks, you can find them by visiting the Moda Blockheads 4 Archive. You can also locate the archive in the main menu at the top of my blog page. In addition, bonus blocks can be found on Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center page by clicking HERE!

Did you get a chance to tune in to, Stitch with Lisa Bongean on Monday? We came to you live on scene from The Gathering during our Hogs for Heroes Mystery Mission Sit & Stitch event – and man, what a turn-out! Stitchers from all over gathered together for the day to help turn all your donated flag blocks into their final masterpieces! Volunteers broke into teams, with each member tackling on an important part of the job like cutting, pressing, pinning, and of course, stitching!

I was in absolute awe when I saw how many fellow stitchers showed up to lend a hand in this important mission. We had people from near and far, both from in-state and out helping to put our Hogs for Heroes quilts together!

Once quilts are fully assembled, an embroidered label that includes all the names of the people who helped to create it will be applied to the back. After that, off to the quilter it goes! Finished quilts will then be donated to recovering injured veterans through the Hogs for Heroes Organization.

I have always said that if I need something done that’s too big to handle on my own, all I have to do is ask my fellow stitchers and I know the job will get done. Yesterday was even more proof that I’m 100% right about that! And it didn’t matter if you came with a group or alone, we all left as friends!

To every single person who either donated a block (or 30!), volunteered to assemble the final quilts, or both – I cannot thank you enough. I want to give a special shout out to our top four flag block contributors. Everyone did an amazing job! Congratulations to Carrie DeCoster, Elizabeth Schraeder, Lisa Bierman, and Ginny Radloff! All I can say is WOW! Excellent work ladies! If Jess has not already contacted you regarding your prize, you will be hearing from her soon!

I am so proud to be part of such a loving and hardworking community of people…words alone aren’t enough to express my gratitude. I am truly humbled! That’s why I will continue to do as much as I can for the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. If you’d like more information about this great cause or would like to contribute to Hogs for Heroes directly, you can do so by clicking the link below. If you love swag, we have some really cool t-shirts that feature an American flag quilt block on the back with the slogan, “I Stitched for a Hero.” We also have Hogs for Heroes patches available. All sales from either item go directly to support Hogs for Heroes!

Since we’re in the spirit of giving, let’s give a way some prizes for comments on my blog! Delores R. and Julia D. – Congratulations, it’s your lucky day! As always, I am not posting last names or email addresses for everyone’s privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at heidin@primitivegatherings.us if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you’re not a winner this week, keep trying – your turn is coming!

Alright gang, time to get back over to The Gathering. Bernina Embroidery Manager, Connie Fanders was gracious enough to make an appearance here today as the guest instructor for our, “Perfectly Quilted” educational event. Participants are learning all about how to quilt using a domestic machine, without the use of a longarm. Fascinating! I’ll fill you in more later. I will see you all tomorrow LIVE on YouTube at 1:00PM for Stitch with Lisa Bongean! You can watch by hitting the link below. Don’t miss it – see you there! ~Lisa

 

Covering the World: One Quilt at a Time

Beginning in January 2022, AccuQuilt partnered up with Moda Fabrics and Baby Lock in a year-long, pay-it-forward charity campaign called, Covering the World: One Quilt at a Time. Entrants in the campaign include all levels of skill, from top designers at AccuQuilt and Moda, to beginner quilters who are just starting out. No matter the experience level, participating quilters all share a common goal – to contribute their time, skill, and hard work by making and donating finished quilts to well-deserving charities in need.

I knew I wanted to participate in this generous quilting event as soon as I heard about it. Since I obviously love to quilt, I thought this would be another great way to help support my favorite veteran’s charity! I’m sure most of you know that we are partnered with the organization, Hogs for Heroes as a fun and creative way to give back to our WI veterans. I am so proud of the fact that currently we have raised over $43,000 between our 2021 American Quilter’s Stitch-Along fundraiser, private donations, and our most recent online auction event this last spring! That’s over $43K that will go toward healing the mental and physical wounds suffered by Wisconsin Veterans through the therapeutic benefits of owning and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. All funds raised goes toward the purchase of a motorcycle which will then be gifted to a Wisconsin Veteran Hero. If you would like to know more about Hogs for Heroes and what they’re all about, click the button below for more information!

The amount we’ve already raised in honor of Hogs for Heroes is truly amazing. Your generous donations and hard work continues to inspire me every day. I am constantly brainstorming about new ways to support our veterans, so I was excited to learn about the Covering the World: One Quilt at a Time campaign. Let me tell you how it works! Participants select or design a quilt pattern to make, and then donate it to a charity they choose. Once the quilt is completed, it is photographed and then presented to their chosen recipient. After submitted quilts are photographed, they are posted to social media outlets with the hashtag #QuiltTheWorld2022. For donating their quilts, participants are eligible to win some cool prizes. Pretty simple!

I chose to donate my American Quilter’s Quilt to Hogs for Heroes because it’s a perfect representation of my patriotism and love for our great country. It features 20 unique red, white, and blue flag blocks, proudly showing off my quilter’s spin on our nation’s flag and colors. Nick and I were absolutely thrilled to be able to present this glorious quilt to Hogs for Heroes, along with a check for $43,462.31 a few weeks ago. Needless to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

#QuiltTheWorld2022

This all just goes to show you how easy it is to make a positive impact on someone’s life. Would you like to join us in the #QuiltTheWorld2022 challenge? It’s easy to participate! You can find more information on #QuiltTheWorld2022 by clicking the link below!

As I mentioned, after experiencing such great success resulting from our previous efforts I just want to do more! That’s why I also came up with what I’ve been calling my, “Mystery Mission.” My goal was to produce and collect as many red, white, and blue Flag Blocks as possible, which are now (thanks to all of you) currently being used to create quilts of valor for injured and recovering veterans around WI.

We are well on our way to the finish line for this mission but still have a ways to go. Just like with the flag blocks, this next goal of mine is a big one and I’m going to need your help! If you are local and have some time to spare please join us this Monday, June 27th, 2022 from 9:00AM until 4:00PM at The Gathering for a special stitching event. We need volunteers to help turn over 600 donated flag blocks into finished projects. Bring your machine, we’ll provide the rest – even lunch! No machine? No problem. We need help with pressing and cutting too!

Thanks again to all of you who have already contributed to the “Mystery Mission” both near and far. This is proof yet again that when we work together, we can really make things happen! I mentioned in an earlier post that I was excited to see who would make the most blocks, and that I would reward with them with a prize. We’re in the process of notifying our top three entrants and will announce the official winners soon!

Jess and I are packing up and getting ready to leave Chicago after being at the h+h Americas event for the last couple of days. I do have to say, I apologize for our technical difficulties on Thursday –  I know many of you were excited to see us LIVE on location with Stitch with Lisa Bongean but the wifi gods were just not having it due to the building we were in. It happens! No worries, we’ll be back LIVE from home ground next week starting on Tuesday at 9:00AM CST for Shop Talk with Shelley where she’ll be talking about her favorite must-have’s from around the shop, along with some specially selected sale items we think you should know about. Then catch me on Stitch with Lisa Bongean Thursday at 1:00PM CST. Don’t miss us – and don’t be shy! Give us a shout out here on the blog or during our LIVE shows for a chance to win a nice little prize. I love sending them out, just give me a reason to! Have a great weekend! ~Lisa

MBH4 – Block #14 – “Bird on a Branch”

Hey Blockheads! Welcome back. If you’re following along with the MBH4 quilt-along you should be ready to tackle Block #14 this week, brought to us by Jan Patek of Jan Patek Quilts. Jan is a talented fabric designer for Moda, and is especially known for her primitive folk art quilts and published pattern books. Her block, Birds on a Branchsteps a bit outside the box for this quilt-along, considering it is the first appliqué unit so far. This block features, you guessed it – a bird on a branch – done in simple appliqué using whichever method you prefer. You can find the full pattern and instructions for Birds on a Branch by visiting Jan’s blog, or in the MBH4 Archives under the menu link at the top of this page.

I’m doing something a little bit different with my MBH4 block this week. Summer is in full swing and as you know, I’ve been super busy with projects galore. To save time I decided to skip doing Jan’s appliquéd block and stick with something a bit more straightforward. Instead, I went with my featured MBH4 bonus block #3, Star Turn as a substitute. This block is a mix of the simple checkerboard look of a nine patch in the center, combined with 1/2 square triangles to form a star shape overall.

Fabric wise, for the nine patch center I chose to use a white floral print on mid-gray, paired with the opposite mid-gray floral print on white for the alternating squares. For the outer “star” portion I used a matching mid-gray floral print on black to help the star to pop. The background is a bright orange Bella solid with the exception of each corner, which features a triangle piece in the same white with mid-gray print used in the nine patch. If you’d like to use my bonus block as an alternate as well, you can find a link to the full printable pattern and instructions below!

All of my grayscale fabric choices for these blocks came from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II line, which you can find by clicking the button below! If you like the way I pieced my blocks together and want to do the same, you can also usually find the orange color I’m using in the shop, (“Ochre“) which is a bright Bella Solid. We are currently sold out of “Ochre” but have it on order so it should be in stock soon!

Busy busy! I’ll let you get to it. Remember to catch me LIVE tomorrow at 1:00PM CST on my YouTube channel, Stitch with Lisa Bongean.” Jess and I will be on location in Illinois at h+h americas – a new trade show platform for the North American Handicraft industry. h+h is an all-inclusive industry event, embracing all types of handicrafts. The event is new to the U.S., but has already been in business overseas for years. This market is business to business and I can’t wait to experience if for myself! Over 200 vendors will be featured, including experts in fabric, yarn, cross-stitch and more-more-more! And all of this gathered in one place? Yes please! Come see what it’s all about tomorrow at 1:00PM (as long as the wifi God’s behave that is…). Set your alarms now so you don’t miss out. I’ll see you there! ~Lisa

Autumn Gatherings Trunk Show

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend and an easygoing Monday. I made sure to take advantage of the nice weather, and got outside to play with my grandsons as much as I could on Saturday and Sunday. Spending time with those crazy kids is always so much fun – I absolutely love it! They definitely keep me on my toes. I’ve been super busy in the studio lately so it was nice to escape from work for a while. Not only do I have a bunch of projects going on simultaneously (as usual), but I also have several fabric lines moving forward in their process. It’s always a little bit nerve-racking waiting for a new line to get here – which is what I’m experiencing right now with Autumn Gatherings,” my new collection of fall flannels scheduled to arrive this August.

It seems kind of crazy to be talking about flannel since it’s been so hot lately, but now is actually a great time to start thinking about autumn-themed projects if you want to get them done in time for fall. I can’t tell you how excited I am that Autumn Gatherings is so close to being here – I really think you’re going to love it! This line is a collection of unique colors and prints that perfectly represent the autumn color palette. My definition of eye candy!

As difficult as it is not to have Autumn Gatherings already in your sewing room, there is some good news. You can pre-order your supply now so once it does arrive, you get it A.S.A.P. And hey! Even more good news – all “Autumn Gatherings” kits, patterns, and pre-cuts are ON SALE! Get dibs on your stash now by clicking the button below (offer available for a limited time. Sale valid on “Autumn Gatherings” pre-order items only. Please remember that pre-orders need to be the only item in your cart when placing your order because we do not have an exact date of when the inventory will arrive at the warehouse, and do not want to delay the shipment of the rest of your order.

Along with my new fabric lines comes new projects of course, and Autumn Gatherings is no exception! I think one of the most clever things about this line are the panel options I designed based on one of my previous wool appliqué projects called, “Live a Thankful Life.” I refer to these as “cheater panels” because they’re super simple, fast, fun, and require zero appliqué and minimal stitching. If you want to take yours a step further, you could always add your own wool appliqué or fancy stitching to give it a little flare. The panels come in either a light or dark versions, and are a great option if you want beautiful results without a lot of time investment.

These seasonal panels are a fun way to get your project started without having to put too much thought into the theme of your overall design. You can do them as a whole panel, or cut them into pieces for a more patchwork look. My pattern, Autumn on the Farm is one project you can do using these panels cut into sections and paired with some of the flannels from the Autumn Gatherings collection. You can do Autumn on the Farm in either the light or dark versions… or both if you’re feeling extra ambitious! Finished size is 50″ x 59″ which is great for display as wall décor.When you take a look atAutumn Morning at first glance many think it’s a complicated quilt to accomplish, but that illusion is what makes it such a neat design. Autumn Morningis actually a super simple quilt that requires only one little sew-n’ flip on each square. I love the way this quilt tricks your eye into thinking it has a circle motif when in reality, the pattern is built using multi-sided geometric shapes. Finished size for “Autumn Morning” is 72″ x 84″.

Looking for something a bit on the bigger side? Swirling Leaves is a real monster of a quilt, measuring in at 100″ x 100″. I tend to make bigger pieces in flannel quilt designs, so you won’t see any tiny half-square triangles on this one. The bigger pieces make  Swirling Leaves a nice choice for anyone who’s not quite a master quilter, but wants to take on a larger project. And hey, I happen to think that the size and weight of this makes it a great wedding quilt… I call it, “the baby maker” because by the time the newlyweds are able to get out from under all that weight, a baby has most likely been made! LOL!!!

If you’re a fan of super big quilts, Falling Leaves is another large piece designed with Autumn Gatheringsin mind. This big boy will fit right in with your autumn décor around the house or cabin. Mainly done in earthy browns, Falling Leavesalso features a colorful triangle boarder with an autumn tree of life in the center. Despite its size, this is another simple design that with a little determination could easily go together in a weekend. Jess reports she was able to finish her’s in just a couple days, even though she has a two year old to wrangle at the same time. Amazing. Beautiful work Jess! All said and done, Falling Leaves” measures 98″ x 98″.

Next up we have Potting Shed.” For those of you who have asked me in the past if Nick has ever made a quilt, this is the actually the autumn version of a Christmas quilt he made a couple of years ago. This cozy tribute to autumn is fat-quarter tower friendly, with a square-in-square design that is super simple and fun to make. I especially love the way this one shows off all the different colors and textures within this line. With a finished size of 60″ x 72″ it’s large enough to use as a bed cover, and small enough to display as wall décor.

Nothing says autumn has arrived quite like a colorful garden Mum. This pretty quilt is a reproduction design based on one of the antique pieces from my own personal collection. If you enjoy working with simple appliqué, this project would be a great choice! The way the light colored background shows off the unique and intricate quilting is really stunning, don’t you think? Garden Mums is 60″ x 72″ when finished.  

Most of you know that when it comes to designing quilt patterns, I’m a big fan of working with both super little pieces and super large pieces alike. As I mentioned earlier, when using flannels I tend to lean toward larger pieces because the flannel seems to behave better that way. Autumn Star is as about as big and chunky as it gets, using simple and large pieces that make it quick, easy, and a great option for a weekend project. Less is clearly more when you see the finished product. The simplicity and ease of this pattern certainly doesn’t take away from its beauty! Autumn Star” is a square quilt and measures 70″ x 70″ when complete.

I’ve always said, “nobody’s too good for a nine patch!” I like a good nine patch quilt because they’re simple, straightforward, and always fun. WI Autumn is a beautiful nine patch quilt that is sure to be the the center of attention wherever you decide to display it. I really enjoy the clean, geometric look that almost resembles autumn leaves slowly fluttering to the ground. Once again, despite the size simple squares make quick work of this project, resulting in a brilliant aesthetic treat for your eyes. At 76″ x 96″ “WI Autumn is a nice versatile size that can be displayed just about anywhere.

Even though each and every one of these projects is beaming with autumn glory, I can’t say I’m ready for fall quite yet. Autumn Gatherings on the other hand, can hurry up and get here! I’m really proud of these flannels, and I think you’ll be just as proud of the art you create with it. Remember, if you’d like yours to ship as soon as it arrives here at Primitive Gatherings, you can pre-order kits, pre-cuts, yardage, and projects – now on our website! Don’t forget, if you pre-order your backing at the same time as you pre-order your quilt kit, you’ll get 15% OFF on the kit as well as 20% OFF on the backing for ordering everything at once. 

I hope you were able to catch Shop Talk with Shelley this morning. She covered some important announcements, new events, and the arrival of some exciting new inventory here at the shop. If you missed it you can watch the replay by hitting the button below! As always, be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog and during our LIVE show for a chance to win a prize! It’s easy to win… Just ask Joan R. and Cathy B. – our lucky winners this week! As usual, I’m not posting last names or email addresses for everyone’s privacy, so if you think you’re one of these two lucky winners, please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at heidin@primitivegatherings.us if you have not already received your prize notification. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email address). Congratulations to the winners! If you want a chance to be a winner like Joan and Cathy, be sure to leave me a comment. After all, you can’t win if you don’t play! See you soon. ~Lisa

Moda Blockheads 4 – Block #13 “Evening Delight”

Hey everyone! It’s Blockhead time again. Evening Delight is on the showroom floor today, and is brought to us by Debbie Maddy of Tiori Designs. Debbie is an avid garment seamstress as well as a quilter. She enjoys all crafts involving needle and thread, and has years of experience in embroidery, appliqué, needlepoint, pulled thread, and drawn thread work to name a few. Debbie has been quilting for over 35 years and pattern designing for 15. She has also been a teacher/lecturer for 20 years (both in-person and online) and has been featured on national television! Her most recent endeavors have been in fabric and fiber dyeing of all kinds, but especially Shibori and Indigo. In order to learn to try and master the Shibori and indigo dyeing techniques to the best of her abilities, she has studied under some of the most prestigious artists in Japan, England and the US. So awesome!

Debbie designed Evening Delight based on quarter-square triangles. She describes QST as one of her favorite methods because she loves the way they show off the individual fabrics used in a design. She also enjoys the simplicity they provide when putting together her blocks. This is a super fun block to make and I know you’re anxious to get started. For the pattern and complete instructions to “Evening Delight” visit Debbie’s blog by clicking the link below!

If you’ve been following along with my progress through this quilt-along, you know that because of my travels last week I wasn’t able to post the photo evidence that I actually really do have Block #12 complete. I know how the suspense must have been killing you, so wait no longer… Here are my finished versions of both Block #12 Friendship Star,” and Block #13, Evening Delight.”

As you can see I kept Friendship Starfairly simple, pairing a gray tiny print for the outer triangles and a cream square with navy anchors for the center. For Evening Delight I decided to go with a black and light gray tiny print for the outer star portion of the block. For the inner triangles, I wanted to mix it up a little so I went with black lattice on mid-gray tiny print. For the center square I did kind of a 180º and chose white, sprinkled with a simple dark gray print. Both blocks have an orange Bella Solid background. All of my grayscale fabric choices for these blocks came from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II line, which you can find by clicking the button below! If you like the way I pieced my blocks together and want to do the same, you can also usually find the orange color I’m using in the shop, (“Ochre“) which is a bright Bella Solid. We are currently sold out of “Ochre” but have it on order so it should be in stock soon!

Remember, if you’re just joining us for MBH4 and need previously released blocks, you can find them by visiting the Moda Blockheads 4 Archive. You can also locate the archive in the main menu at the top of my blog page. In addition, bonus blocks can be found on Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center page by clicking HERE! If you’re having trouble keeping all the details straight you can also sign-up to receive Moda’s weekly Blockheads blog posts via e-mail at the Inspiration+Resources Center as well.

I hope everyone is staying cool and dry with all this crazy weather going on. We’re supposed to see some nasty storms later on today, so it sounds like my plans to get some biking in this evening are going to be on hold. That’s probably a good thing though, since the heat index is nearly 100° and I wasn’t really trying to have a heat stroke today. LOL! There’s always tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, don’t miss me LIVE on YouTube at 1:00PM during Stitch with Lisa Bongean.” I’m excited to say that I’ll be doing a little trunk show on my newest fabric line, Autumn Gatherings.” This line doesn’t have a specific project book but there are several individual projects that go along with it to talk about. These gorgeous flannels are not yet in our shop to purchase, but not to worry. Autumn Gatheringsis already on sale and available to pre-order for a limited time! You can check them out by clicking HERE!

Alright everyone, it’s about that time…but before I go I want to say that I really appreciate the wonderful comments you all have been leaving me here on the blog. It means a lot to me! I love hearing about your progress and what you’re up to, which is why I love to give prizes to those who participate! This week the shout-out goes to Cyndy L. and Sharon C! Please check your emails for your official prize notification. As usual, I am not posting last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re one of these lucky winners please check your email! You can also contact Heidi at heidin@primitivegatherings.us if you have not already received an email from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner (in the case that there is someone with the same initials, she will determine the correct person with matching email credentials)! If you didn’t win this week, keep trying. You could be next! Note: If you’re using an account name/handle that differs from your actual name, please include at least your first name and last initial in your comment to be considered for a prize!

Okie dokie, back to work! I have a lot to do before all heck breaks loose later with the storms coming in. It sounds like it could get really interesting! I will see you all tomorrow at 1:00PM CST for Stitch with Lisa Bongean!” Set your timers now and tune in by hitting the STITCH button below! See you there. ~Lisa