Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow

12 Weeks of Christmas!

I hope you all have been following along with our 12 Weeks of Christmas! 

I think I am number 5 in the line up this time…

Here is what is happening for this event…All 12 designer design a Christmas project…which you can download the pattern for $1.  Yes only one dollar!!!  This $1 will support all the hard work that goes into something like this…so if you think about it…you will have 12 Christmas patterns and support all 12 designers for ONLY $12. Visit the links at the bottom for the schedule.

But…if you want to go further and buy our kits…we have pulled together another project as a reward that links together…we are making a Village…I guess it is a Christmas village…(I missed that memo) that we are including kits for when you order our project kit…So you get two kits and only pay for one.  The patterns for the village blocks are not available any other way right now…So that is the scoop for this event…here are the 4 previous Village blocks…they are all AWESOME!

now on to MY Christmas project!

This 22″ pillow is beautiful and easy to stitch pattern…The words are hand stitched and as well as some of the accents…Primitive Gatherings beautiful hand dyed wools make this project come alive for a perfect gift or addition to your own decorating!

Here is a YOUTube video  for you to view on how I stitch words on fabric!  Please subscribe to our YOUTube Channel…STITCH with Lisa Bongean…we would love to have you and help us build our channel on this teaching platform.

Merry Christmas Wreath Pillow
This fun pillow is an awesome addition to you Christmas Decor, on a bed, the couch or a chair…you’ll love it anywhere!

Click HERE to Download the Pattern!

Click to ORDER the kit that includes the free Village kit/pattern

 

The Quilt ShopIf you need the same threads we used, those are also offered for your convenience as an option.  Click HEREto visit and join the Facebook group to see all the other projects and village blocks. 

Join in the fun you will be glad you did!  Also remember you will be supporting designers who usually have quilt shows to go to, to support their business but we all know they have all been cancelled and who knows when they will resume…and you can help tremendously with just $12 for the downloads!

Here is the rest of the schedule…

Keep Quilting & Stitch Alive in America!

Moda Block Heads -Block 24

Moda Block Heads 3/ Lisa Bongean Top US Quilt Blogger

I’m getting better…AND I have Wednesday’s block done already too!…Yay!!!!

  Here is Block 24,by Stacy Iest Hsu

 

MBH3-block 24 pieced by Lisa Bongean, Urban Farmhouse Gatherings Fabrics by Moda

The answer is yes…I purposely put my doors on the other side…just because…I love this block Stacy!  Visit her block by clicking the button to see all her fabrics and cool patterns!

I took some of your advice and took some time for myself this past week…can’t wait to tell you all about them…time to bake my bread before bed!

Lisa

Here is the list of ALL the Moda designers partitcipating in Moda Block Heads 3 make sure to visit them this week to see their past three blocks, if you have not already done so.

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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Moda Block Heads 3-21

Moda Block Heads -Block 21,22,& 23

Moda Block Heads 3/ Lisa Bongean Top US Quilt Blogger

Sorry for my delay in posting the blocks lately…too much going on…too many deadlines…too many projects and then all the world’s happenings…too much to handle for me at least…so I just worry…and try to clear my head on my jetski, pedal bike, and Harley, when I can’t take it no longer.  Let’s keep praying for answers.  I must apologize to my Moda Sister’s for not being able to post and support their blocks lately…

  Here is Block 21,by Lissa Alexander

 

MBH3-Block 21
Moda Block Heads 3- Block 21, stitched by LIsa Bongean

BLOCK 22 by Laurie Simpson

MBH3 Block 22

Block 23 by Lella Boutique

MBH3 23
Moda Block Heads 3- Block 23 by LIsa Bongean

I am trying to keep ahead of our Summer Blocks of the Week…I am on block 9…here is block 2…

If you want to join in Click the buttons for the details…

Live A Thankful Life
Block 2 for our Summer Block of the Week. The Barn

LIVE A THANKFUL LIFE! WOOL SBOW

Set 2 of Check me out…Lakeside version…of our pieced summer blocks of the week…CHECK ME OUT!-LAKESIDE

CHECK ME OUT- HOMESTEAD

 

Here is the maker of Interconnected our EPP summer block of the week project…Joanne completed Interconnected in 10 weeks… Luke Neubauer quilted it and I put the binding on…it was the least I could do!

Interconnected....Joanne Blank

INTERCONNECTED- EPP

We also have facebook groups for all of our blocks of the week, for help, inspiration and to show off your competeted blocks!

 

Last but not least….here are the freebies we are getting with out block this year!  Something A LOT different than usual!

 

Primitive Gatherings Summer 2020 Freebie!FREEBIE-THREAD KIT

So as long as I am sharing…this is what else is going on…turned in two fabric lines, flannel Christmas and Homespuns….as well as submitted a book of projects with all the fabric yardages to Moda…for over 10 quilts plus a kit that will be in a box…American Gatherings.

I am on project 11 of a book dead line that will have 12 -14 projects in by June 30th…made a framed piece, a wool mat, and a pillow, a pincushion last weekend…and now I am starting a penny mat…all for a companion book for my Wool, Needle & Thread book that we will not see til, 2021!!!!

I have put binding on 4 quilts in four days…only hand sewn one, but prepared sleeves, binding and machine sewn the rest of them.

Traced cut and fused all 14 freebie blocks…now just have to stitch them…I have competed up to week 4…

Starching and cutting quilts, one to send out to be pieced…this is what they say..Lisa…you need to delegate they tell me…you can’t do them all…but I starched, cut, sorted and packaged blocks and wrote the directions for it…so I should have kept it to piece too!…but it will be in good hands…Joyce it’s on the way…I am way too nice to you!  LOL…

Caught up my Moda Block Heads3…hmmm…will I get #24 done in time for wednesday???? Million dollar question…

What I have NOT been doing??? Blogging!!!  I share this with you for the sole reason of explaining why I am having a hard time with ALL that is going on in my world…I will be in great shape come July…pray I make it til then!

All for now…hopefully I’m baaaaack!

Lisa

Here is the list of ALL the Moda designers partitcipating in Moda Block Heads 3 make sure to visit them this week to see their past three blocks, if you have not already done so.

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

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Moda Block Heads 3 -Block 20

Moda Block Heads -Block 20

Moda Block Heads 3/ Lisa Bongean Top US Quilt BloggerJoin us each Wednesday for our Moda Block Heads! Here is block 20!

Moda Block Heads 2 -Block 20
Lisa Bongean / Moda Block Heaeds 3 Block 20-Contribution

Read on if you want to hang out here for a little bit…if not…here is your printable pattern:

CLICK HERE TO PRINT PATTERN

HERE ARE SOME QUICK TIPS:

STARCH first off!  Most Important…If you need to learn about starching go HERE for STARCH VIDEO

https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/

I like to cut my pieces to size unless they are HSTs or Square in a Square units…for this Moda Block Heads-Block 20 pattern the directions are written for flying geese with the sew and flip corner method…Not my favorite, so here are my cutting measurements for my 4″ block.  I also am using Triangle Paper to make perfect 1″ HSTs

Here is a video/post on how the Triangle Papers work.

https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/
Cutting for 4″ block- with no sew & flip corners

https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/And sometimes when you get to this point you need to adjust a little….https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/This looks better with a more contrasting center….

Here is an idea of what I’m working on for a layout…Just playing so far…but liking how it is turning out…the setting directions will be offered later this summer…

https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/I am “in love” with my stack of 20 blocks…Moda Block Heads are so much FUN!https://lisabongean.com/christmas-carol-mystery-sew-along/

If you are looking for some more things to be involved in I have a couple of options here…

Pieced Summer Blocks of the Week  will be rolling out the week of June 8th.

STITCH with Lisa Bongean is our Facebook group that has started up during our #StayatHome time…lots of videos and Live Chats each week…join the fun!

Build some Houses with us…join the House SEW-along with a free download from our CA store!

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Along- Wool Applique     A new block will post today!

Here is the list of ALL the Moda designers partitcipating in Moda Block Heads 3 make sure to visit them this week to see their Block 20, if you have not already done so.

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Stitch!

What’s going on WITH THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE?  IN WI & CA…

I don’t know what to say, as I do not know what to do, or how to fix it!  But hopefully, the smarter people in this country will figure it out.  The only thing that seems logical to me during this Coronavirus quarantine is to stay home and/or stay in a protected environment with those who choose to not venture out.  We agree only to be  going to work and back.  We have closed the WI store, but are operating our quilting web/online site…We are here if you need anything, but if you don’t need anything at the moment, we understand that too.

Dru and the crew  in CA will decide when or if to close the CA store, if you want to call and pick something up they will have it ready, or if you need it shipped they can do that as well.  If you need a quilt quilted Luke will surely love to stay busy and will have your quilt done in no time. We also know there are more important things going on right now than buying quilting supplies online. Let’s pray we will be all able to bounce back from whatever this deals us.

It was all hands on deck today to get our Wool subscription boxes in the mail, yes I actually stuffed boxes!!!  We do not want them in postal limbo.  What if they decide to shut down our mail? So to be safe, rather than sorry, our crew got them ready and they will be going to the post office tomorrow.   Not to worry, your boxes are on the way!!!  We actually have only 30 boxes unsold for this round out of a 1000, so pretty soon our subscription will be closed.  If  you are looking for some nice little projects the wool subscription boxes are super fun and a great deal… over $100 worth of exclusive designs for only $60! You will have to call the shop in order to buy them at this time 920-722-7233, the subscription is $60. They are $82 after they have been revealed.

Let’s Stay Safe DURING THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE:

As Quilters, we should be relishing the fact that they are telling us to stay home.  There is so much to do.  We can stay in our sewing rooms for days/weeks and be just fine with it!  Let’s stitch to our hearts content and post our progress on our social media.  Flood it with our beautiful sewing accomplishments.  When times get tough, the tough keep stitching!!!!

Personally, I am taking this time to work on my deadlines to catch up and to be actually ahead for once. We almost have all our new quilts done for Quilt Market!!!!  Here is a peek at our Spring
Quilt Market release.   Redwork Gatherings, I promise a post or two to show you all the quilts on this later.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings Coming in August 2020!

Yes, I’d be lying if I wasn’t worried about making our payroll with no sales coming in.  But worrying about it is not going to help, a lot of small businesses will be in the same position.  So I am just going to stitch away and hope it all works its way out.  We have invested in a big quilt show coming up and a beautiful retreat in the middle of April in North Carolina.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Triumph Tulips designed for our Outer Banks Retreat in North Carolina

I hope we are all able to go by then…fingers crossed….if we stay home now maybe by then it will be over…

 

Good News!

we have a winner for last Friday’s Quilting GiveAway!

Robin Crittenden

robinquilts1@xxxxxxx
I buy fat quarters or 1/2 yards unless the fabric really.takes my breath then I do yards.

has won a kit for our Be Kind/ Golden Rule quilt and a Two, Four Six, Eight Quilt book using Fat Quarters! Please contact Amy at–  ahoefler@new.rr.com and she will get your kit out to you!!!  Your book will be a download and will be sent in an email from Martingale!

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This kit comes from this book…

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all for now….

Be smart and be safe my friends! xxx Lisa