Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Quilt-Along

Beginner’s Quilt-Along

Pat Sloan and Michelle Foster at The Learning CenterThe Learning Center are hosting a Quilt Along.

Beginner’s Quilt-Along

They are taking a slight detour from teaching quilting techniques and get sewing over the next few months with the Beginner’s Quilt-Along. I hope you’ll join them and have some FUN! Bonus: you’ll have a beautiful gift completed in time for Christmas too. So, why don't you go over and take a look! Grab a button and join Michelle next Thursday, June 7, 2012, for the first block!

I am seriously thinking of joining them for the Quilt Along to learn some new blocks and win prizes. Pat and Michelle promised prizes!

My Week

I kept busy this week working on my lil' twister quilt. Took it this afternoon to my friend Irene, to quilt it all together. It will be one of our joint entries in the County Fair. Then it will go to little Sophie to live for the rest of her life! That baby is so cute I can't wait to kiss her little cheeks! Her momma is my youngest daughters best friend they joined the Army after high school together, my husband and I are so proud that they chose to serve their country. We really have missed Sam over the last three years. We hope to meet Mark (her husband) and Sophie this summer. I would love to give the baby her quilt and a blue ribbon.

Update Quilt is quilted, i am working on the binding today! My dilemma is over Sam has agreed a Blue Ribbon might be nice.

This is my photo of the week! "Sam & Sophie"

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Do I save this for the county fair and mail it to the mother with a hopeful ribbon or mail it to the mother when I am done? I still need to put the aqua border on it. I might put a little white 1 1/2" border around the pink, then the aqua border? Got any advice? I am listening!

The fair is in July I think? Is that to long to wait?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day

May 26, 2012
UPDATE: The Winner of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Congratulation to:


I will send you an email for your address! So I can get your giveaway in the mail on Tuesday!

I want to thank everyone for stopping by and entering the giveaway. I am sorry I didn't get to all the emails, I was a little overwhelmed by the response, REALLY HAPPY, but overwhelmed.

Thank you to the wonderful people who joined "In The Boon Docks", it is just awesome. I will be there at this giveaway again next year!

Until later, Lisa

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a Mega Giveaway Linky Party! To get there Sew Momma Sew May Giveaway Day it starts today and last until May 25, 2012 at 5 p.m. PST or 8 p.m. EST, because that is where I live.

Hi, welcome to "In The Boon Docks" so glad you stopped by for my giveaway it is open to everyone, that includes Internationally (I had to say that, to me everybody is everybody, but rules are rules).

Two chances to enter:

1. Answer this question: "How many years have you known your best friend"?

2. Be or become a follower for a second chance, and tell me in a comment.

On May 25th I will let may grandson to pull a name out of a hat! It maybe you, if it is I will notify you by email! Here's another rule for me to follow - I will do a giveaway post to let everyone know who won! Please make sure I can find your email, Google+ has caused some problems in the past for me, so have a friend check for you or leave your email. Sorry no email = no win. Good Luck!

So would you like to win a Giveaway?

I have my favorite size Olfa 4 1/2" square ruler up for grabs!

That's right a ruler and 2 Moda Charm Packs.

Click on the link at the top of this post to get to the other giveaways! Thank you for stopping in and have a good time!

Until later, Lisa

Cut Up What?

This morning has been interesting! I wanted to do the twist and found myself in dread of cutting up something I spent all day yesterday sewing. I won a charm pack of Vintage Modern from Connie at Quilting by the River Thank you Connie for the giveaway.

I liked the one I received so much I bought a second one from the Fat Quarter Shop. Then I went to a local quilt shop (50 miles away) Quilts By Phyllis and the ladies there showed me how to use all three sizes of Twister. I came home with Lil' Twister for 5" charm packs, the littler one I was afraid I'd cut my fingertips off with, the large one was double the cost and I wanted to make sure this was something I could do with arthritis in both hands.

So yesterday I got my fabric out and started sewing. Two 5" charm packs and 4 strips of Kona Pink (not sure exact name) 2 1/2" wide. First recommendation use 3" strips!

I really loved it when I finished sewing it. Those beautiful feet belong to my very loving mother who puts up with my projects and messes. Thanks Mom!

So, the next step is cutting it all up and putting it back together again. I hate to admit this but I was scared. What if I ruined it? I am already late getting it done for my sweet Samantha's Sophie, born May 16, 2012. Here she is is she not lovely!

She probably thinking stop procrastinating Nana Johnson, so I started chopping away. Guess what I think it is just cute as can be. I am not finished but I know I can now Twist and can't wait to show everyone when I do! But here is a peek.

Cool huh! Go get you one and get started.

Until later, Lisa

Friday, May 18, 2012


Amy's Creative Side

I am linking up to Amy's Creative Side and Blogger's Quilt Festival to share this baby quilt, the most important one to me for 2012. Thank you for stopping by and looking.

I made this quilt for my best friend of 23 years first grandchild. David Michael Platt was born on January 31, 2012 to Amanda and Justin Platt. When I first saw the Backyard Baby fabric line designed Patty Sloniger, for Michael Miller, I knew I wanted to use it for little Davids quilt. What I imagined was ants tunneling through the jars full of insects, tall trees running up both sides with the woodpeckers peeking out, and the play yard on the top and bottom. I wanted the quilt to have lots of things for a baby's eyes to focus on. The fabric reminded me of all the things our kids loved to do when they were little ones.

He is such a blessing to all of us! It is awesome to make quilt for people you love and cherish. Laura may you life be filled with many such blessings and happiness. I cherish your friendship even more after all these years.

Green Fairy Quilts FQBundle Sales


Green Fairy is having a great sale right now on FQ Bundles go take a look before they are all gone. I just got Scoot really cheap!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Winner of the Fugly Giveaway 2

SORRY I AM LATE but life got in my way....

And the WINNER of the giveaway is ..

Kathy - someone must tell me how to cut & paste comments. It was her second comment that won her the giveaway. She blogs at Kathy's Quilting Blog, check out her blog. See, being a follower does pay off. I was just visiting her blog and noticed she is having a Bad Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge on her blog. Maybe she needs a few more Bad Ugly pieces of fabric nobody would trade for to send to one of her participants? I think I am going to keep an eye on Kathy's quilt and watch it turn beautiful. I also want you all to know I love her little shoe fabric! (This photo was borrowed from Kathy's Blog, thank you for letting me steal your little shoes).

See, is that not the greatest fabric you have seen in quite awhile! I love it!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for signing up for the giveaway! I appreciate all the comment you take the time to write. I am happy to announce the next GIVEAWAY will be in less than 30 days because "In The Boon Docks" has over 50 followers now. THANK YOU ALL!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I went looking for fabric to make tote bags for teacher's appreciation day. I was surprised just how expensive the material cost. I went back home and used the material I bought on clearance to make a tablecloth. David was happy and so was his teacher.

I decided that since Yard Sale season has started that I will look for duck fabric (I think that is what it is called) when I go to the sales. I found these two beauties right down the road from my house.

A heavy duty shower curtain like new! It will make quite a few tote bags. Cost .50 cents and strips look great on tote bags.

Now I love this! A twin size bed cover $4.00. Thrifty me is going to chop it up and sew it into a back throw for my couch and the rest is future tote bag material. It is beautiful heavy fabric. My favorite word this summer is going to be recycled. No $14 a yard for me.

I made this scarf for a lady at church, she was so happy to receive it. It made me happier giving it to her. Do you like giving things way to make people happy?

I still love Crafty Block of the Month Craftsy Courses This is block 9 - Modern Log Cabin Block I love how it turned out.

I finally gave in and bought a Swoon pattern. I want to swoon too!
Well that is it for now except I am going to Link up with Connie at Quilting by the River

Until next time, Lisa

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fugly Giveaway

Charm About You


Debbie Mumm Fabric and

A charm pack of 1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman for Moda.

And two Gifts in a Jar Books for one wonderful winner.

This giveaway is open to everyone! You can leave up to 2 comments only:

1. Answer this question "Why do you blog" or if you don't have a blog "Why do you read blogs"?

2. All follower - new or old - leave a comment saying hi and answer this question "Where do you live"?

Please remember to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger or if you don't have a Blogger account. You can't win if I can't email you. Also, please do not get offended if I do not send you an email for following "in the boon docks" sometimes these parties get crazy. Remember though I do appreciate each and every person who stops by.

This drawing will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. After I draw the winner I will post it on the Blog and email the winner.

Next "Who wants to trade" I love this part! I will number them you choose by number what you want to trade for some are sample piles some are scraps and some have yardage. Please do not leave a comment about trading email me at comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com

1. I have 2 yards total here. But will trade for less. I do not know anything about manufacture.

2. These are from Andover Fabric Samples.

3. This is a panel for a tote bag. I will take scraps or a fat qtr for this if anyone wants it. - SWAPPED

4. Christmas fabric samples, I do not know the manufacturer. Will trade for scraps or a Fat Qtr. -SWAPPED

5. I think this is really fugly, I have a yard of it! Tell me what you want to trade.

6. I have 5 of these samples that have a sticker that says "Autumn Sky" - SWAPPED

7. A real pile of samples! Will trade for 1 fat qtr, (there is more that 1/2 yard total in samples).

If you are interested in trading please email me at comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com and show me what you got either through the "Fugly Party" or a picture. Thank you for stopping by.

I am also linking up with Connie at Quilting by the River

Until later, Lisa

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quiltmakers Blog Hop

There is a large Blog Hop going on at Quiltmaker giving the new Quiltmaker's 100 Quilt Block Version 5 magazine away and designers giveaways, come look. It lasts until friday. Looks like all kinds of prizes.