Did any of you take advantage of Primitive Gathering Summer Freebie program??  I did!!!  I participated in the pieced Block of the Week…but I am waaayyyyy behind!!!  Oh well!  I am behind on my Freebie blocks too.  Again, oh well.  Well…I recently quilted Lisa Bongean’s version of her Lisa’s Favorite Things.  That is the awesome thing about this little quilt, you finish it to be YOUR favorite things!!  Not Lisa’s. 🙂

Here is LB’s not yet quilted.  Don’t worry, if you missed out on the Summer Freebie, you can purchase it from Primitive Gatherings here.

Here are my first 3 blocks.  I was right on top of things when it started.  Then you know how that goes. 🙂 The blocks are super fun to stitch and FAST!!  LOVE them!!!  

And here is just a peek at LB’s quilt.

It is GORGEOUS…sorry I have to admit it.  🙂  Why just a peek??  Cuz I am mean.  LOL!!  Well, that may very well be, but that is not the reason.  It is because LB hasn’t even seen it in person…yet.  So that leads me to my next little bit of info.  Is anyone going to the BIG AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids Michigan this week?  It runs Wed through Sat.  If you are then you have to stop by the Primitive Gatherings booth!!!!  There you will find me!!!!  I will be in the booth working my tail off with LB and Nick!!!  I will be there every day, but Saturday so make sure you stop by!!!!!  I would love to meet you in person!  I will be away from my computer and haven’t taken the time to figure out mobile blogging, however I will be posting via Instagram.  I know I will be taking lots of behind the scenes and cool photos!!!!  If you don’t want miss out and want to follow along, you can follow me @hrckal .  If you have not discovered Instagram…do it!!!!  It is fun and easy!!!

I am heading up first thing in the morning tomorrow to help set up the booth.  Seriously, I cannot wait!!!  I can hardly stand myself.  🙂


  • Anonymous says:

    I am going on Friday with my husband, mother in law, and Aunt. I will for sure have to stop by. It will be very cool to finally meet you in person!

  • WoolenSails says:

    That is a wonderful quilt, and I hope you have a wonderful time at the show, wish I could come.


  • ytsmom says:

    The quilt is just beautiful!

  • Jeanette says:

    The quilt looks fabulous. Have fun at the show. Hugs,

  • Lynn says:

    How fun! Hope you have a great time!

  • Sue says:

    Hi Linda! I will be there on Wednesday and I will surely drop by as I'd love to be able to meet you in person:)

  • Kathleen says:

    Why don't you stick around another day and see the show with us on. .Saturday? 🙁 I hear that little quilt is go-jus! Make some good memories in Grand Rapids. 🙂

  • Mama Pea says:

    You will have so much fun! I just know it. I'm so happy for you. Love your first three blocks.

  • Candace says:

    Oh…..I want to be there! Have a blast – I know you will! Lisa is going to flip over this quilt! Your freebies are totally cute, too! I got some with some patterns I ordered from PG – haven't even checked to see what they are yet! Can't wait for your show reports!

  • Unknown says:

    Люблю аппликации! Очень хорошо получилось. Классические мотивы.

  • Karen says:

    I look forward to seeing the whole secret quilt you give a hint of. I like the pot of flowers on the corner of it. Very prim style.

  • Jan says:

    Well, I am in the same boat! I had the first 4 squares completed, loved them, then came home to the news that my dog chewed them up! She completely ate one of them! I did not talk to her for a week!
    I will be there on Friday, can't wait, definitely will come to see you!

  • Carrie P. says:

    wish I lived close by. have fun.

  • Sharon says:

    I am going up on Wednesday and will look forward in stopping by the both and saying hi.

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  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Sounds like you have tons of fun ahead. Gorgeous quilt. Are you attaching a u-haul to haul home all of the goodies you purchase? :o)

  • Sandi says:

    What a lovely job you did of finishing Lisa's freebie. Encourages me to get mine out and sew some more block and start thinking of my favourite things to finish it off.

    Have fun at the show!

  • Allie says:

    I wish I could be there just to see that quilt, girl! WOW! Enjoy yourself and take lots of pics!!!!!!

  • Lady Locust says:

    Yes, it is beautiful! What fun. You have yet another follower:) I am rather new to blogville and am continually amazed at the tallent. It has taken me a while, but I am beginning to find a few blogs with more 'old-fashioned' feels to them. Yay!
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous work.
    Even stitches,
    PS Feel free to take a peek at my blog if you like.


    Hello Sue, I went to the show on Wed. and stop by the booth but for some reason I did not see you. Maybe I just did not recognize you. very sad face. The book was very busy so I took a quick stroll through and that was it. I am heading out to Wisconsin in Oct for a wee vacation so I thought I would stop the shop then. Take care and have fun. Hugs Judy

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  • busyascanbe says:

    I love it! You are so talented! I am impressed.