Posts Tagged ‘#themagicofchristmasquilt

30
Nov
16

the magic of christmas…22,23,24 & 25…all the rest..

Happy Last Day of November!!!

Here you go..I promised them all before Dec.1…now get them all downloaded…as fast as possible…if you are missing blocks…use the search button on the right hand side…you will have better luck on a computer than your phone…or tablet…

These blocks will be coming off in about a week..this is your warning to get them all printed out…they are all in my blog posts…so if you can’t find one you are not working hard enough…so please look through all the posts…the links are in RED. Can’t be easier.

If I used triangle paper in these last four blocks I showed it in a picture…so please read everything as I explain if  you need to cut anything else…and what it takes the place of…some of these blocks have 1/2″ HSTs in them!!! Trust me you can do it!!

BLOCK 22

BLOCK 22

 

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BLOCK 23

block 23

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Now here is the triangle paper I used to make the block…img_8809-6

The triangle papers will eliminate B and C- light and then E and F-red

BLOCK 24

So block 24 was designed with light triangles in the middle like the country block here…well I decided real fast that this needed to be changed…so I did not have time to change my block but Teri magically photoshopped it so you wouldn’t know if I didn’t show you the evidence here…

BLOCK 24

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Here is the triangle paper you need for this block…ignore the first draft of this block…don’t let it confuse you..

So you will need to still cut 6 D’s of light and 6 F’s red for the single triangles.img_8810-2BLOCK 25

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The triangle paper replaces C-light and H-red

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This is a big post already so I will not be adding more…I will be posting some layout diagrams soon…so look for them in early December.  But in the meantime get your blocks finished!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your 25 blocks and look forward to seeing them all done…will be in touch!  LB

 

25
Nov
16

Block 19 & 20…The Magic of Christmas blocks…

Happy Black Friday…so…did you go to the mall today? No way…not me…I went to the antique mall and to the Ye Old Goat…bought some new things to decorate the new house with for Christmas…and Yes…I will post my Christmas decorating…I promise…now you know I promised to give you all 25 blocks before Dec. 1st…right? I finished stitching them all so it will be done deal…Teri just need to get me the last few patterns ready…and she will do it this week…Did anyone notice I updated the post for the b&w block 17…scroll back a few posts if you needed it…Ok…now here goes…block 19-please read extra info for using HST paper below…img_8690

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If you want to use the 1″ HST papers instead of cutting the 6- 1 7/8″for C…cut a 2 “x 12 1/4″ rectangle  for the 6 squares of triangle paper…and do the same size in the red for F, but you will still need to cut 4- 1 7/8” squares cut in half once for the FG units A/F… this will make the HST faster and more accurate.

 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 3 1/4″ SQAURE FOR E NEEDS TO BE CUT IN HALF TWICE DIAGONALLY….mark that on your pattern…I will switch the pattern  out when Teri can redo it…

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I just love making these blocks….someone asked if there was an easier way to cut these blocks out…like a die for die cutting all the shapes…the answer is no…the dies are time consuming as well and very expensive too…so don’t think that it these are laborious….because we could be using our scissors…cardboard templates and hand piecing…so believe me this IS the fastest way to do these blocks!!!

I want to do a give-a-way…so…I want to see your progress on FB or Instagram…post how far you are…I don’t care if your kit is in the bag…or if you only have 3 blocks done…don’t give up…I’ll think of something cool for the give-away…I did find some awesome ornaments today…maybe you could win one?  REMEMBER to use the #themagicofchristmasquilt  on instagram and if you are only on FB tag me so I see it!!!

HEY….I almost forgot!!! I finished the snowball quilt yesterday morning while MOM was cooking in the kitchen..I finished it about 11am just in time to dismantle the frame and set up another table in the kitchen so all 16 of us could sit down!!! Hmmm…now what will be next for the frame….I love to hand quilt…it really is relaxing and goes quite quickly if your heart is in it to get it done!!!img_8828 img_8827And….one more share….look at how messy my sewing room gets when I am making these blocks!!! Time to pick it up to start the next project!!!img_8813Have a good weekend!!! I’m flying to CA tomorrow to RETREAT with the CA girls!!! Oh what fun we will have!!! Do you wanna come to our next one?  Its in June…I’ll post the dates while I’m in CA and you can join in the fun!!!

PS…don’t forget about the give-a-way…I’ll give you a couple of days to post before I pick a winner…but I’d love to see all your blocks while traveling tomorrow!

Piece out….LB

30
Aug
16

The Magic of Christmas-Block 2

Ready for the next block?…

Thank you for waiting patiently while we shipped out fabrics for all of you wonderful followers who want to make this awesome quilt!…If you are still waiting for yours we only have about 20 orders that did not ship out-we are either waiting for an updated CC or we have not heard from you via email regarding a sub, OR if you just recently ordered it may still be in transit…but again…we THANK YOU!!! for all the orders!
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I have included a black and white PDF in case you don’t want to suck the ink from your home printer…and please share your blocks in instagram at #themagicofchristmasquilt   Mary A…I know you started another # but I can’t find it!!!

Also keep in mind these blocks will in a pattern/book in the near future …if you are so inclined to set yours differently…or anything else…we welcome your creativity and to be apart of this project…if you make it just like ours…we love that too! It’s nice to be apart of something…

I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer…stitching, stitching, stitching…I love having these blocks to do in-between the big projects I am working on…they are like treats!!!

I know it has been awhile since I posted the first block…but they will come A LOT faster now that we have fabric shipped and Christmas is coming!!!

LB

 

06
Aug
16

The magic of Christmas…Stitch Along Block 1

Ahh…theres nothing like a red and white quilt…img_5445After seeing this photograph taken of my guest bedroom from the American Patchwork & Quilting photoshoot, I want to make my own red/white sampler quilt.  To make sure I really do it I decided to do it as a Stitch Along…I am calling it “The Magic of Christmas”…and I want to do it two ways…City and Country versions….or Modern and Primitive  or Traditional and Vintage….all of these names would all work…but we are going with City and Country versions.

What I know for sure about the SAL (Stitch Along)…25 blocks..6” blocks…before Christmas…instead of doing them the 25 days to Christmas Dec.1 -25…. I decided to spread it out a bit so we ALL can get it done by Christmas!!!

The patterns will be a Free downloadable until Christmas here on my blog.

If you appreciate our time and effort of maintaining this SAL you can reward us by purchasing your fabrics from us. Here are our offerings for fabric kits.  City version, bella solids…you can order the 3 yds of red and 3 yds of white as a special price kit for only $35 for both fabrics  OR  you can order them separately for $21 with no discount.  Order HereCity/Lisa Bongean

Country version…will be 12 FQs of reds and one 3yd light tan country background as shown here in the block. Country/LisaBongean The kit will be $55 for the kit…You can also order just the red FQs for $33 and the tan background for $33.  There is also a discounted backing option too.  Order Here

I am not totally sure about the setting yet…but for what I do have in mind there may be a possibility we can get the whole quilt out of these fabrics… you never know….but I promise to try and get it out of the fabrics here…I love a challenge.

We have some of this fabric in our warehouse…however, we do not know if we are going to have 5 or 500 people sign up…kits are first come until we run out…the city version we will not run out of…we can reorder that…but the country version will be limited if you want these exact fabrics.   I will NOT send out a 2nd block until all of the kits have been shipped…the block took me less than an hour from starch to finish…ha..did you get that?  So you will not be several blocks behind if you order our kits…we will not get another block for almost 2 weeks.

I have to get 24 blocks in in less than 15 weeks so some weeks there will be 2 or 3 who knows…my postings will be random…like my life…It will be fun and we can also have that red/white quilt of our own just like my cupboard of antique red/white…. This quilt cupboard photo was used with permission form American Patchwork & Quilting. If you want to see more photos from the photo shoot not in the magazine click HERE…like this closeup of the quilt on the bed…img_5446-1

Again Thank You for following me on this blog and I hope you join us for the SAL!!! We appreciate your continued support!!!

Click HERE for a printable PDF of block 1 of “The Magic of Christmas”.  We will probably make this into a pattern so be sure to print them right away as they will not be on the blog forever!!!  If you have trouble printing the PDF. I have tested it and it is working…So please update or find a young person to help you figure out why you cannot print the PDF.  Here is a picture of the pattern, in case you are having difficulty, but will to do this for all the blocks…

For those of you who love to go above and beyond…maybe we can publish a few different finishing options for these blocks, and publish your quilts along with ours.  So lets see what develops here! I’m also thinking we should do some giveaway at Christmas time ,for those of you who finish their quilt tops can enter into…so it doesn’t have to be quilted, yet.

 

Copyirght 2016 Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings/The Magic of Christmas-Block 1

This pattern is only for personal use.

Quilt shops cannot print and use this in their shops. HOWEVER!!!!… If you want to sell Primitive Gatherings fabrics (like the above red FQ bundle and a light print) and guide them to sign up for our blog to get the FREE patterns THAT the right thing to do AND is much appreciated.  We please ask that you do not abuse our FREE pattern intended for our loyal customers and that your fabric bundles be only PG fabrics.  I am sure you can understand our reasons and support our hard work by honoring it.

Now after all that…whew..

Today I am going on a Pub crawl/scavenger hunt/on a bicycle to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes…should make for an interesting day!  But for now I must stitch on my BOW Among Friends…I may be a little behind…need to catch up!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

Lisa

 

 

 

 




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