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