Designer Tidbits: Primitive Gatherings + Giveaway - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Primitive Gatherings + Giveaway

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings to the Jolly Jabber. Lisa’s latest fabric collection is Seasonal Little Gatherings for Moda Fabrics.

Q: What or who would you dedicate this collection to? Do you have an inspiration board?
A:My family for making Christmas and Fall Holidays so much fun!!! My inspiration board is Pinterest…can’t beat it!

Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A:I would have to say…Home for the Holidays Quilt.

Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
A:I would want to be in the 1880’s…fabrics were awesome… hopefully I would have some money to buy larger amounts for a border here and there…if not I could get by on just making scrappy quilts…

Q:If you had to change your first name what would you change it to?
A:When I was a kid I always wanted to be a Kelly… like Farrah Fawcett on Charlie’s Angels.

Q:What was your favorite childhood TV show?
A:I really didn’t watch a lot of TV…but the one I watched the most was Gilligan’s Island…it was on right at suppertime and I remember eating supper in front of the tube when my Dad was not home yet.

Q:Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A:I don’t think I have met anyone officially that was famous…unless you count meeting Debbie Mumm in the bathroom at Quilt Market.

Q:What is your favorite App to play on your phone?
A:I do not “play” much…does looking at my online banking count? Oh, and I do “play” on Pinterest!

Q:If you could marry a technology, what would it be?
A:Video…I love movies…

And now, Lisa has so graciously donated some Seasonal Little Gatherings Mini Charm Packs! (If you are new to these, they are extra special 2.5″ squares.)

So three lucky winners will receive 4 Mini Charm Packs. All you have to do is comment on the Rafflecopter below and tell me which Charm Pack pattern you would scale down to make a mini quilt?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!


  1. I would scale down 'Cindy Lou Who' by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilts for my daughter whose name is Cynthia. Her nickname is, in fact, Cindy Lou Who!!

  2. I would love the chance to win so I could scale down the Dragon Fly Hop into a cute table runner for display in my craft room….Thanks!

  3. I ttried to leave a comment on my entry on the rafflecopter but it didn't work, I was going to say Sophie's Park would be really cute at 1/2 scale!

  4. I love Lisa's patterns and have always wanted to try the mini pack. I would love to make her home for the holidays quilt. Not sure if I did the rafflecopter, clicked it and nothing happened?


  5. What cute little squares. I picked up the little twister not long ago so I would use that but I loved your link to charm square projects in the shop. Great idea.

  6. I love the idea of doing a mini0twister. I saw one last weekend and it was amazing!! (but I like everything in mini). Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I love the Charming Stars pattern from Moda Bake Shop. I think it would scale down really well. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  8. I would use my Schnibbles book for a pattern to use the Primitive Gatherings Pack of Fabric. 2 1/2" squares would be so much fun.

  9. I think I'd try something like the Simply Charmed Irish Chain pattern. Just to show off the lovely prints in this line.

  10. I amfinding it difficult to choose jaut 1! Should it be 'Charmed and Dangerous'? OR 'Tea Party'?

    I willplump for 'Charmedand Dangerous' as I like the play on words.

  11. I would make Chocolate Bunnies Table Topper Pattern. But I would only make one half so it could hang on the wall of my little girls room. I love the look of this pattern.

  12. I would scale down 'In reverse' downloadable pdf quilt pattern by Frivolous Necessity. I think this pattern has so much potential!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  13. Very hard choice but I guess if I can choose only oneI would use the Dow JOnes pattern , I have wanted to make this quilt for a long time and these fabrics would work perfect for scaling this quilt down

  14. I think "Tangled Trellis" would be fun to make with these little packs! Or my Itty Bitty Twister tool — that would be super fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. My favorite charm pattern is Scrappy Trails. I'd love to have some mini charms to make the mini Thumbler quilt that I purchased from Primitive Gatherings.Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  16. I love the looks of the Charmed and Dangerous book–the one on the front cover is great! It would be so fun to work with a mini charm pack—never had one of those before.

  17. I would like to scale down a pattern called Bramble Bush. But they would work great for my Grandmother's Flower Garden.

  18. I would choose a Charm Quilt pattern, but I have several in mind that don't need to be scaled down, such as Grandma's Buttong Box.

  19. I think the Paige and Elsie Sisters Forever would be great to scale down.

  20. I just looked through all those pages of patterns and want to be home in my sewing room! I liked Sisters Forever since I am planning our summer sisters getaway in Seattle. Thanks!

  21. I realize my comment won't count for the drawing unless done in the rafflecopter but I can't tell if it went through or not, I tried to do it though. I think the 2 1/2" charms are so stinkin' cute.

  22. The Schnibbles quilt called Two Bits lends itself perfectly to pre-cut 2.5 inch squares. Most of my work will be done for me! Thanks for the give away!

  23. I'm rather new to this quilting bit, so I don't know many patterns. In fact, I have been looking for a charm square pattern for a pack of Pure that I have.
    I'd probably just go with a cute little 9 patch.

  24. I would scale down Charmed and Dangerous!! LOve these little itty bitty guys!! Thanks for the chance to win them!!

  25. I wouls scale down Paris Charm, it would make a nice all hanging small like that… really it would be fun to scale down any of them…

  26. I LOVE this fabric !!!! I am a big schnibbles fan at the moment so it would absolutely be a shrunken schnibbles project :)!!!!

  27. This would be perfect for my Little Twister! I would make a mini-quilt for my sewing room which is in great need of some charm!

  28. I would love to use this for the Mini Twister pattern/template I purchased from Primative Gatherings. Love THEMMMMMM!

  29. I'm collecting charms to make a postage stamp quilt! This would be PERFECT! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! 🙂

  30. I would choose Charmed and Dangerous Quilt Book
    by Anka's Treasures.
    I think chain-like pattern is the best for the Mini Charm Packs.

  31. I would make the Paris Charm lap quilt since my husband took me to Paris recently for a special birthday:) Jackie M

  32. From the charm patterns would look at scaling down this pattern: Dragonfly Hop Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern Carlene Westberg
    These are adorable fabrics in the minis. Now, maybe rafflecopter will work this time as usually has problems.

  33. Wow! I didn't know you had 10 whole pages of charm pack patterns! Oh my, the yumminess! If I had to choose just one to scale down, I would pick the Chocolate Bunnies. Love the little eggs!

  34. I think it would be fun to do the one on the cover of Three Times the Charm or any of the Schnibbles patterns. You have so many great patterns – I could name many more!

  35. Thanks for the chance to win some of these 'little charms' packs. They are so cute. I have been wanting to play with the mini twister pattern. Looks fun!

  36. I'd love to make a table topper with these cute squares and Camille's "Wild Thing" pattern. Can you imagine how cute it would be with buttons at the center of each unit?

  37. I would like to try Salt Air – I just got a charm pack of it and have been thinking of what to make of it!

    thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  38. I would scale down Fly a Kite, maybe use some small squre in a square blocks and fussy cut the motifs. Thanks for the opportunity to win these charms.

  39. Love the Cheap Trick pattern, and as always items from Primative Gatherings… Tried to find the giveaway on Rafflecopter, but it would only let me create a login and setbup a new giveaway, but never figured out how to enter any giveaway. Suggestions????

  40. Wow, you guys certainly have a lot of charm pack friendly patterns! I would like to try the Paris Charm Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern
    Blue Meadow Designs. But there are many others which are so cute!

  41. Rafflecopter! I love that! I don't know what I would make, but I love the color combination. It's very rich.

  42. Hi, I would love to make Full House, a Schnibbles pattern. It would be so cute. I have other 2.5 inch packs, never thought of using a Charm pattern.

    Thank you for the chance to win.


  43. Hi, I would love to make Full House, a Schnibbles pattern. It would be so cute. I have other 2.5 inch packs, never thought of using a Charm pattern.

    Thank you for the chance to win.


  44. I would like to make the tweet home pattern. I am teaching my 9 year old granddaughter to sew and this would make a great pattern to make together!