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Happenings here in the boon docks

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Happenings Here In The Boon Docks

Our daughter Ashley goes up and picks them with an apple picker.


This time of year the pears get ripe! It is a family affair if your not picking out of the tree you are picking them up off the ground.



Then of course we have to have rides for the little ones!

Our dog George and our littlest granddaughter Sarah!


Sarah does love pears, she ate almost as many as she picked up!



Our chicken coop is a fun place for the little ones who love to feed them. We have 8 chickens, raised from chicks.I have been away since March and plan to drop back in. Try to show you everything I've sewn and tips and tricks. I still have a few up my sleeve. So much going on in the world, I haven't had much to say. I do, but not to share at this time.  Focus on sewing, home, and family!Love all of you, Lisa

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Week 18 Rise and Shine Block 36

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Welcome to “In The Boon Docks”,  my name is Lisa,  and I am excited to share my block  from the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along  Week 18 with Lori Holt from  Bee In My Bonnet or @beelori
on Instagram


Farm Girl Vintage 2 This book has all the fun farm blocks plus patterns for pincushions, quilts, doll quilts, and pillows! It is available for sale at Fat Quarter Shop




I used a combination of Lori’s fabric with Riley Blake Designs! Granny Chic Bee Backgrounds Modern Minis


I lost my Alphabitties from  Fat Quarter Shop
and spent a good amount of time using stickers I wrote out! It was no fun!



I ordered some as soon as I realized I had misplaced my set! They are a product every quilter should own.

Block 36
I was inspired by Lori to make my little tractor pincushion,  she makes some of the cutest stuff! Best thing is she shares a lot on her blog! Bee In My Bonnet


The “Rise and Shine Rooster” is on page 113 of  Farm Girl Vintage 2
The Fat Quarter Shop blog The Jolly Jabber is posting too! Farm Girl Vintage 2 Part 5



See more blocks un…

PBS Fabrics Herringbone Baby Quilt

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I recently was offered opportunity to sew with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics Painters Palette Solid to making a Herringbone Baby Quilt.
The company sent the fabric and it was  like Christmas around here. The PBS Fabrics wanted to highlight the Painters Palette Solids collection but especially  Lipstick which is rows 3 and 4 in the quilt below. Painters Palette Solids Pantone color of the year!


The first thing I noticed where the colors  bright, the fabrics soft, light weight, and sleek! Perfect for a baby quilt or any quilt!
The colors included Painters Palette Solids
White, Crimson, Tomato, (2 rows) of Lipstick, Verbena, and Salmon

The Herringbone Quilt Pattern by Melissa Mortensen Of Polkadot Chair  (Link to free pattern) It is a free .pdf pattern  and has a great herringbone chart that I used. It includes directions for making HST’s! 
But I found a wonderful way to make lots of perfect  HST that once cut apart and sewn are 7” Half Square Triangles Using  7” Triangles on a Roll - It’s Sew Emma 7” Triangles on a …

Swan Dive with the Fat Quarter Shop

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The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away another pattern! Free Swan Dive Pattern
(The link will take you to the Jolly Jabber blog post)You can buy a kit from them or just buy
Jolly Bar Cake Mix A Jolly Bar and background fabric!
I really love these sheets they make it so easy to make  Perfect HST’s!

It is all very easy to make! One sheet makes 10 HST’s  and they are perfect! If you don’t want to use a Jolly Bar (5”x10”) then  find a nice Layer Cake (10”x10”)
I used Anagram by Kimberly Kite with the Ruby Star Society  (For a different look) and cut it in half (5”x10”)
You will need a background fabric which you  can cut your own to (5”x10”) or use a solid Jolly Bar
Bella Solid Jolly Bar

Put the 2 fabrics right sides together  and a sheet on top!  Pin to keep them from moving and sew on the lines!




I love working with the Fat Quarter Shop they give so much  to the sewing and quilting community!
Look at all the half square triangles!

Start sewing them together using the pattern, And you have a table runner or a quilt! 9 b…

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book Giveaway on Instagram

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I am having a book giveaway on Instagram!
I am excited that Lori Holt will begin a sew along On November 1, 2019.  Having an extra copy of Farm Girl Vintage 2   I would love for someone to be able to join the Sew along or just enjoy this fantastic book!
Please enter  here on Instagram
Good Luck! Lisa

Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along

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I am so excited to be quilting along again  with Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet newest book  Farm Girl Vintage 2  available at the Fat Quarter Shop
Set the dates so you can quilt along too!
Have a lovely day, Lisa

September 11 2001 - September 11 2019

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Eighteen years ago today the United States of America was attacked by Terrorist!
I pray we never forget the people who where murdered! The Heroes who have died from the dust and fires that day!
Never Forget the First Responders, the families, the are still suffering! Keep these people in your prayers!
I watch Americans elect people who seem to hate us and our values  be elected to Congress and the Senate!
It is a scary time in America!
Praying for Americans! Lisa