Saturday, December 30, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
The Fat Quarter Shop created the Patchwork Quilt pattern to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They exceeded the $10,000 goal and raised over $12,000! Which means Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each be matching the maximum $10,000, for a total of $20,000 on top of all the $5 donations from the pattern. That is why I love these companies!
Now they have TWO gorgeous Patchwork Quilts for up for auction! The beautiful quilt Kimberly Jolly made for the quilt along and Pat Sloan donated her gorgeous Patchwork quilt, made from her Sunday Drive collection!
Fat Quarter Shop’s quilt is the main quilt featured in the Patchwork Quilt Along. It is made with Bonnie & Camille Basics from Moda Fabrics, and the back features a lovely 25″ block! It was quilted gratis by MyLongArm.com in a darling chicken wire design.
Pat’s quilt is made with a mix of her Sunday Drive prints and batiks and was quilted gratis by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson with variegated thread in a dragonfly design. The back shows off a sweet handwritten label from Pat herself.
Please place your bid on these two beautiful quilts at the Fat Quarter Shop ebay links below as all proceeds from this auction will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The auctions end December 15th at 10AM CST, so don’t delay and place your bids today!
The auctions end December 15th at 10AM CST, so don’t delay and place your bids today!
Think what a beautiful present it would be for your special someone!
Plus the money goes to Make A Wish Foundation!
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
"Spider Mini Quilt"
Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, Moda
Threads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red)
So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?
That would be me!
Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then top and bottom. Make a quilt sandwich and start quilting! Trying to think like a spider is hard so it is pretty straight but at an angle! Not the greatest quilting but I did it myself! Trim and square up! Sew on your binding, mine is 2" wide! Hand sew the back of binding down, I think it looks better even if I hate doing it. Tip: The more you do the faster you get!
Hope you like it! Lisa
I am Linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday October 17th • Freemotion by the River
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
I am really excited for fellow blogger Angie Wilson, Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel on her new book!
Fussy Cutters Club: A Boot Camp for Mastering Fabric Play * 14 Projects by Angie Wilson published by C & T Publishing and is available for sale on the website!
C & T Publishing provided a copy for me to review! I haven't finished reading it yet but I love it so far and am going to do a few projects, when I write the review! I will say "WOW" for now!
But I wanted to share the release, let everyone know about blog hop, and that Angie is having a giveaway for a copy on her blog right Now (until Oct 14th)! This link will take you to the release page and the GIVEAWAY! Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel
Fussy Cutters Club Blog Hop
The following bloggers are sharing their experience with Fussy Cutters Club!
There’s are a chances to win a copy of the book at the links with [GIVEAWAY] after them!
7 October 2017 – C&T Publishing [GIVEAWAY]
8 October 2017 – Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties
10 October 2017 – Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts
12 October 2017 – Kerry @ Kid Giddy [GIVEAWAY]
14 October 2017 – Cat @hellofromcat
16 October 2017 – Molli Sparkles [GIVEAWAY]
18 October 2017 – Peta @ She Quilts A Lot
20 October 2017 – Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts
22 October 2017 – Nicole @ Snips Snippets
24 October 2017 – Bernie @ Needle & Foot [GIVEAWAY]
26 October 2017 – Kristy @ Quiet Play
28 October 2017 – Lucy @ Charm About You
30 October 2017 – Sandy @ UpStairsHobbyRoom [GIVEAWAY]
1 November 2017 – Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting [GIVEAWAY]
3 November 2017 – Bec @ Skyberries
4 November 2017 – Angie @ GnomeAngel
I have worked with Angie in the past and find her very knowledgeable and wildly talented! Get the book you will love it! The writing is easy to read and it is definitely a book for every sewing library. This is a keeper!
I am hoping for a sew along of all the projects!
Go enter her giveaway and maybe you will win a copy! Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa (Elizabeth)! I am excited that today is my day in the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 6 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog! Sherri Falls new book is really fantastic Tablerunner Bliss Book Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company #ISE-918 | Fat Quarter Shop. I love to give table runners as gifts at Christmas because everyone has a table! You can make them for any holiday or just everyday, just by the fabric you choose.
The table runner I made is "Jubilee" on page 46!
I went for a patriotic theme!
Fabrics: Background: Grunge Basics Royal Yardage SKU# 30150-300, Jubilee Blocks: Hey Dot White Sprinkles Yardage SKU# 1608-11 , Liberty Gatherings Red on Tallow Arrows Yardage SKU# 1208-21 , Liberty Gatherings Tallow Circle Yardage SKU# 1206-21 , Grunge Basics Rocacco Yardage SKU# 30150-332 Thread: 50wt Aurifil Light Wedgewood 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2725 | Fat Quarter Shop
I share week 6 with Sinta of Pink Pincushion: Tablerunner Bliss Tuesday! She made the Joy Tablerunner, and it is gorgeous so stop by her blog and have a look!
You can find the list for the quilt along and the Tablerunner Tuesdays here:
In The Boon Docks: Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop and It's Sew Emma!
Thank you for stopping by today! Lisa
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Go back to school with Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop, Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects! The Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, the Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each Saturday. Come see along with all of us! It will be so much fun!
There are 40 talented quilting bloggers joining this event. Each week, 2 bloggers will share their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!
Spelling Bee Sew Along
Saturday, 10/14 – Kristie (crosshatchquilts on Instagram)
Get the book Spelling Bee Book Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #ISE-916 | Fat Quarter Shop , and do the blocks with us and post on Instagram #Spellingbeesaturday!
Thank you for following and reading! If you have any trouble in the sew along shoot me an email or leave a comment and I will help! Lisa