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.

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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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

55 & life to go… another great Quilt Giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.

 

I love re-creating quilts…but when you start re-creating your own? 

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

55 & Life to Go…this 55”x 55” quilt is a re-creation of one of the first quilts I designed as a Moda fabric designer. I know 10 years doesn’t make an antique…but I couldn’t help myself….I wanted to see this design in red & white…

Now… I may have been jumping the gun just a bit…when I made the 45 & Life to Go quilt, I was going to be 45 years old…kind of a middle of life age…but what I thought was 10 years is not quite so I won’t looking at 55 for at least another year…by the time this fabric comes out…oh, well I think that happens when you make it this far…can’t remember everything…45 was made is two sizes..55″ and 110″  so if anyone wants a king size that is the pattern they need to get…just in case you are thinking that you want this on your bed!  I named this quilt because it has 45 star blocks in it…kind of like candles on a cake…but way better!

So…now almost 10 years later, ok not 10, but close enough …I have recreated this quilt in red & white…but I also have to admit..I did not actually stitch this quilt…Dawn Cornell, my friend pieced this for me…I cannot do them all…I know I want to, but it is just not possible…So I have some wonderful stitchers who can make some money making quilts for Primitive Gatherings…I did put the binding on!  I’ll talk more about the quilting in my quilting post of Redwork Quilts!..

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

These little stars are only 5″.  But strip piecing makes the centers possible in a snap!

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…close-up

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to Go…even closer

Redword Gatherings quilt giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
55 & Life to go…

We have kits and patterns available for this quilt!  It would make a great quilt for a ladder, it’s small enough to be a wall hanging and hang on the wall…or even folded up and hung just about anywhere!

Click HERE to buy a kit 55 & Life to go!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings.

All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these three quilts if you missed it… make sure you go to their posts and comment to win kits and patterns.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Here is the post for Long Long Way from home give-aways

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
I Think I’m in Love

Click here if you want to read about I think I’m in Love and enter the Give-Away!

If you want to win a kit for Take it Easy and I will also give away 6 patterns…please leave me a comment for what you do when you need a break..it is your stitching?, a walk, call someone…what do you do?  Read what I do below…Winner will be picked at the end of the Redwork Event!

Take it easy is the easiest quilt of them all here…for a chance to win a kit and or patterns click HERE if you did not already comment on this post.

55 & Life to go with Salesman fabrics

If you wish to win this kit and one of the 6 patterns I will be giving away…leave me a comment and tell me what you have learned during this time of pandemic…nothing political please…but we have time to think and I been thinking a lot…I want to know if we all think alike or are we all different?

I am trying to catch up after Jace spent the day and overnight!!!  So I need to get one more post in about the Redwork Quilt…coming soon…

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

TAKE IT EASY… another great quilt & giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.

 

SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED AN EASY QUILT TO MAKE…THIS IS THE ONE…

Take It Easy…This designed popped in my head and I knew it would be so fun to make…Super simple…made with two jelly rolls! Quilt measures is 72”x 78” Just add more jellyrolls if you want a bigger quilt.  This is the first quilt I made with the Redwork fabric…I think a quilt can be simple and make a stunnig impact.  All the quilts we make do not have to be super hard…I like to mix in the simple one with the more intricate ones.  We all need to push our skills and learn, but there are always going to be a need for fast, get it done now quilts!

Take is Easy was named while again…listening to my playlist…and thinking….hmm this would make a great quilt name…Naming quilts is the HARDEST thing to do, if you do not have some sort of method to it…I love using song titles…so here is the song this quilt was named after…I loved Glen Frey….and the Eagles…you cannot love music and not love this song...Take It Easy  You can listen while you view the pics of this fun quilt!

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take is Easy/Primitive Gatherings

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings

 

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings

 

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Take it Easy/Primitive Gatherings

Redwork Gatherings quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Take It easy is a simple kit for us to make…two jelly rolls and a binding and pattern…we priced it at $90…so that is like getting the 1/2″ yds of binding free.  This kit is 10% off when you place your order by the end of April.  Or you can buy the two jelly rolls and the pattern separate…the choice is yours…I do not know what is the better deal…with the discounts…pre-cuts are 20% off.  If someone figures it out post it…I am not trying to make more money, I just have to kit everything..and have the prices ready for when they are not on sale anymore.

 

Click HERE to buy a kit for Take it Easy!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings.

All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these two quilts if you missed it… make sure you go to their posts and comment to win kits and patterns.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Here is the post for Long Long Way from home give-aways

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
I Think I’m in Love

Click here if you want to read about I think I’m in Love and enter the Give-Away!

If you want to win a kit for Take it Easy and I will also give away 6 patterns…please leave me a comment for what you do when you need a break..it is your stitching?, a walk, call someone…what do you do?  Read what I do below…Winner will be picked at the end of the Redwork Event!

On the personal side…I’ve been running down the road, trying to loosen my load, I’ve got a world of troubles on my mind…(just in case you didn’t listen to the song)

Yesterday…Nick & I and my Sister and her husband Doug went for a ride on our motorcycle…there were tons of people out riding…we stopped at parks, gas stations, sat on a bench by the lake and ate outside…I wanted to pack PB&J in our saddle bags, but I got laughed at.  With nothing open it is sad…my heart breaks for all those business that are closed.  You need places to stop when riding a bike…and we would have stopped probably 4 times during our trip yesterday at a business and spent money.  We came home to make steaks on the grill and I slept like a baby with all the fresh air.  I have a total of 360 on my ride this year..not too bad since our weather has been crappy and it’s only April!!!  I took most Sunday off…I get up early so I stitched few things on my #STITCH366.  It felt good, now I’m eager to get back to it..

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Let’s STITCH a REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt…with Efficiency

 

This is just a peek into how I make a quilt… maybe you will find a tip or two to use in your quilt making!

The fabrics have been starched and cut...now let’s get stitching….(I will do a post on how I cut a quilt too!)

This quilt has 3 different blocks in it…Square in a Square White, Square in a Square Red and Quarter Square Triangles (QST)

Square in a Square block WhiteSort all the cut pieces into blocks…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This block starts with a white square and the smallest red triangles….REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fold the white square in half and pinch both ways…this is where the red triangle points to..the center…Start running them through the machine…

Both sides on…Press, always with steam…notice how I stack when I press.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI do not trim…waste of time… Now add the next two red triangles.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanSecond pass…now press

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTime to trim...TOOLS NEEDED…6″ ITTY BITTY SQUARE RULERROTARY CUTTER (red just because I can) ROTATING MAT with finger grooves for easy spinning, because we are trimming all four sides…  You can start two ways…trim 1/4″ away form the point of the white square…or find the center of the square and divide the size you need to trim to and cut that in half.  Place this measurement on the diagonal of the square and then trim. Lefties would always be cutting on the left side.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTrim each of the right sides of as many blocks as you can fit on the mat with room to work.

Spin the mat 180 degrees and then cut the size you need on the left trimmed side and then trim the right side again. REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Turn again and find the center or 1/4″ away from the point, cut...REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Turn again and trim the last side…did you notice I did not move my trimmings each time I cut?  This takes up time…so I wait til the end to clear it all. I use my rotary cutter to move them out of the way if I need to.  I do not set down my rotary cutter to move them.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Sort each of the next triangles on each block…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Now back to the machine to stitch the next white triangles…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press– wait til you have two sides on…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Stitch and press the other sides.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTime to trim again…line the ruler up on the center of the red square and trim.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Again on as many as you can fit on your mat…turn the mat and line up on the left to size to trim the blocks to and cut again…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongeanline up the center again…and cut…turn and trim the last side…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Add the next red round…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

trim again…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Repeat again for the last white round…I just happen to have the perfect ruler to square up with…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanRepeat for the Square in a Square Red blocks..Didn’t think you wanted to watch me do all the red ones again..lol…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongeanand the QST blocks...Trim all the blocks to the same finished size. 

I usually piece my units to the exact size with this one exception…multiple square in a square is just easy to trim.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Layout your blocks…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanTake a picture of your quilt to see if anything looks funny or if you have too much dark in one spot or anything silly like that…

Start piecing rows together…I put a pin in the first block so I do not mix anything up, if I think I mixed something up I can always check the photo…I really love these new gripper pins…they are fantastic!  They are fine and it is nice to have that rubber grip for putting them in and pulling them out…I didn’t think I would like them but LOVE them…you also can iron them…they won’t melt…..they are MAGIC PINS100 & MAGIC PINS 50REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanYou also can check your fabrics when you layout your rows…

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press rows in opposing directions.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Press long row seams open when stitching rows together.  Large Strip StickREDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanAll pieced together…off to the quilter…do you do this when you have a quilt with not border?  Stay-stitch the edges 1/8″ all the way around?  Do this so the piecing is not pulled apart.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanBack from quilting…I am so pleased with how this one turned out but I will discuss this in another post about the quilting.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI named this quilt… I THINK I’M IN LOVE…REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanShe lies flat and straight….I washed it after I stitched the binding on…I want the quilting to sink in.

Now…I  wish to go back to the beginning…back to the inspiration…an antique in my collection.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWhat can I say…it’s a fabulous quilt…so we had to re-create it.  Here is the backing we used…I also set this quilt 9×11 blocks( 63″x 77″)  instead of 10×10 (70×70) like the antique, so you have a choice.REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanIf you wish to order a kit for this quilt they are on sale 10% off on a PRE- ORDER.  Delivery in August, when the fabric comes in.  If you purchase backing at the same time is is 20% off of that.  Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed watching me stitch, I Think I’m In Love...prefect name right?  Eddie Money song…RIP Mr. Money…We will miss you!

Click HERE to buy a kit for I Think I’m In LOVE!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings.

All Redwork Gatherings order Sall receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about this quilt..

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Click HERE if you want to read about it and enter the Give-Away!

Do you piece like I do?  Did you learn anything from this post?  It’s not easy just describing with photos but I think you get the jist of it…Please leave a comment and I will give away 6 patterns and one kit for I think I’m in Love!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean