Saturday, May 31, 2014

ALYOF May Finish

The goal for May was to get
my blocks caught up
from the Scrappy Trip Bee

I used the Modern fabrics above!
To create these blocks!

The second goal was to get the binding on my surprise!

This Quilt is the surprise quilt
"Russian Stars"
I used only

Modern Yardage
except the binding was a few strips of Kona solids.

I am so glad I am finally getting back on track!
I am happy to say I met my goals!

Thank you for stopping by!

I am linking up with the other
May Participants at
A Lovely Year Of Finishes

Cartwright Seam Ripper Winner

Congratulations to the Winner of the Cartwright's Creations
Seam Ripper!

KT April 30, 2014 at 10:22 PM
I think this would be awesome! I am not sure on the wood, but from the name zebrawood sounds pretty cool!

I would like to thank Greg Cartwright for Sponsoring this terrific Giveaway!

(I have sent the winner a email)

Thank you all for entering the Giveaway!


Friday, May 30, 2014

Giveaway Reminder

Tonight at midnight my all time favorite giveaway will end

So enter
Cartwright Seam Ripper Giveaway
Cartwright's Creations!

Right Now if you haven't entered yet!

I love mine and I am so happy Greg made one for one of you too!

Tomorrow we find out who has won!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alex! Alex! Alex is coming

Hey, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia!

Alex from Aurifil is coming to Visit!

I called and held my spot!

A three hour car ride is
nothing to meet the man!

So excited friends!

Thanks for stopping by hope to see you there!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

To all those who have kept our country Free
I say Thank you from the heart!

Please support our Veterans!

I am proud to be a Veteran
and come from a family of Veterans!

Please remember Freedom is not Free!

Thank you for stopping by!
YN2 Elizabeth C. Williams


Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, the
Fat Quarter Shop announced the
2014 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes

to thank their customers and followers with prizes from the
Spring 2014 International Quilt Market.

(OMG this is big folks)

This is Fat Quarter Shop’s biggest giveaway
to date and may be
the biggest online quilting-related giveaway ever.
The total value of this amazing giveaway
retails at over $6,300 and is divided into
twelve prize buckets.
The prizes range from fabric bundles and books
to notions and many more quilting essentials.

All of the prizes are shown in the Sweepstakes video on
the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel, so be sure to watch!

Watch the Video and see what you can win!

Beginning at 10:00 am Central Time (CST) on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 until 11:59 pm CST on Monday, June 30th, 2014, you may enter the 2014 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes by visiting the Jolly Jabber blog and completing and submitting the survey.

This promotion is open to all domestic and international residents.

They will select twelve random winners from all eligible entries upon the conclusion of the promotion, and each will win one of the prize buckets.

These winners will be announced on the Jolly Jabber on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.

Follow this link to enter!

2014 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes

Thank you for stopping by!
Good luck to us all in the Mega Giveaway!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Giveaway Day Winner

Giveaway Day New Winner

So lets see who Mr. picks this time!

Congratulations to

Abbigail May13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I would love to receive Marcus Brothers Fabrics Fat Quarter Club. those are so beautiful!

I say this to everyone please check
to make sure people can find your email!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts
wore of one of these t-shirts from

Patchwork Threads

at Quilt Market this past week and it was all over
instagram - I am intheboondocks
Follow me!

I just had to have one!

No nice way to say this but -
AileenAOK you have forfeited your prize by not contacting me!

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique,

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Chicken T-shirts

Those of you who follow this blog know that I have a few chickens!
Today I get home and a package is sitting on the table!
I thought "oh no, what did I buy when I was half asleep"?
Do you do that late at night cruising the Esty sites?

But instead it held these really cool t-shirts my husband bought for me online!

Can you say "love them"!

Just in case someone might be interested in your own t-shirts. He bought them from the Golden Egg Tee Shirt Shop!

Have you seen this video put out by Cotton + Steel Website
Cotton+Steel Manufacturing Process Video
take the time to learn and watch it.

I thought it explained the whole process of how their fabric is created from raw cotton to beautiful delicious designs on fabric.

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Favorite Tool and Are you AileenAOK

Giveaway Day Winner

Congratulations to

AileenAOK May 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM

The email address came back as not a valid email and you are a no-reply commenter!
You said in a comment you follow by email!
If you would like to be the winner email me before Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 pm or you forfeit the prize and I will choose a new winner! Lisa

One of my favorite tools

I once hated sewing strips and the little pieces for paper piecing
then ironing after each one.
Up and down, up and down, for one block!

Then I found this great little tool called a Wooden Press.
Available at the Fat Quarter Shop for $5.25!
(I am sure you can find them other places but I couldn't)

You just run it down the seam and it is just like you ironed it.
I didn't believe it until I saw it for myself!
But it works perfect!

Best investment you will make this year!
Such a time saver and inexpensive!

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Create and be unique,

I read about this tool in an old paper piecing book and I am making this recommendation on my own without any compensation! I bought my own!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

In The Boon Docks Welcome Everyone
to the May 2014
Blogger's Festival

It's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is an online event hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side once in the fall and once in the spring. It's a lot of fun to see the beautiful quilts that fellow bloggers choose to feature. I love visiting as many of the blogs as possible to get a feel for quilting trends and styles. I appreciate all the hard work Amy puts in to do this for the Bloggers.

I hope you enjoy my entry this year "Russian Stars". My inspiration for this quilt came while watching the Olympics this Winter I was impressed and inspired by the opening show with every color imaginable whirling around and flying through the air.

I was ecstatic when April Cobb, Owner of Modern Yardage, chose
Mary Tanana to be a Featured Fabric Designer for this quilt. Giving me the opportunity to choose from her
Folky Dokey Collection.

Russian Stars
Quilt Stats
Size: 53" x 53"
Fabrics: Folkey Dokey: Boho in Cobalt, Gold, Tomato and Aubergine
Buttons in Sea, Ocean, Lime, and Earth
White - provided by Modern Yardage
Binding: Scraps of Kona Solids
Binding Thread: Aurifil Mako 50 wt. 2430
Piecing Thread: 50 wt. 2021
Pieced by: Elizabeth Johnson (that's me)
Quilted by: Irene Hensley

April Cobb, Owner of Modern Yardage
Modern Yardage is an online company offering quality, affordable fabrics that are unique (digital printing) and designer quality. Modern Yardage uses environmentally friendly inks. All their fabric is printed in the USA. Customers choose design, size and scale of the fabric and it is printed upon purchase. Giving the consumer the ability to mix and match scales, choose colors and come up with something truly bold and beautiful on their own! Modern Yardage was voted on by Martha Stewart for an American Made 2013 Audience Choice Finalist, winning the Technology category!

Fabric Designer Mary Tanana

Mary’s style is defined by very intricate pattern work. She loves to sketch in a variety of mediums, and often refers to her many sketchbooks, both old and new, for inspiration. She is fascinated with henna designs from India, folk art from the Ukraine, Russia and Poland, and loves Zentangle art. She has traveled extensively, and takes a lot of photographs wherever she goes. Mary tries to translate textures that she sees in landscapes, nature, and architecture into something fresh, eye-catching, and colorful. Mary is also an avid gardener and collector of orchids. She loves looking at flowers and plants, and the variety of textures and colors that come from them.
Mother Nature is always an inspiration to her.
You can find Mary's fabric at Modern Yardage available for sale here
Website: Groovity

After completing this quilt I contacted Mary for her opinion:

"I love it! I love the white background, it makes everything pop.
It's so exciting to see what people make with my designs!
It never ceases to amaze me".

Her comments made me feel absolutely fabulous!

Return to the festival at Bloggers Quilt Festival Small Quilts

Thank you for stopping by!

I have
a handcrafted Seam Ripper!

Create and be unique!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Giveaway Day

Congratulations to the winner!

Abbigail May13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
I would love to receive Marcus Brothers Fabrics Fat Quarter Club. those are so beautiful!

Update - No nice way to say this but -
AileenAOK you have forfeited your prize by not contacting me!

AileenAOKMay 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM
I would join the Moda fat quarter club! Yum, all that fabric!

Hey have you seen what is going on at Sew Mama Sew hundreds of blogs have linked up for Giveaway Day, May 12, 2014, but it has grown so big it now stays open until May 16, 2014, to give everyone enough time to enter into the Giveaways!

For those of you coming for Giveaway Day to enter my giveaways, yes there are (2) giveaways! One on this post and a link to another one. Fabric and a special seam ripper!

Welcome to In The Boon Docks!
My name is Lisa! I have blogged for over (2) years.
I like to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, and DIY projects at my home in the boon docks. I am a Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandma (Nana), and Daughter. We have dogs, chickens, roosters, deer, turkeys and some misc. animals that stop in and visit.

I try to have giveaways each month for my friends and followers.
So please take the time to follow to find out whats happening in the boon docks!

Giveaway Day Prize

(6) mini charm packs provided by the
Fat Quarter Shop

(1) Grant Park by Minick & Simpson
(1) Kansas Troubles Favorites II by Kansas Troubles Quilters
(1) Mirabelle by Joanna Figueroa, Fig Tree & Co.
(1) Winter Wonderland by Bunny Hill Designs
(1) Little Black Dress2 by Basic Grey
(1) Printemps by 3sisters

How to enter

1. Visit Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Club Return here and tell me in the comments which club you might like to join!

2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower you get a second chance -
Don't forget to leave another comment!

(2) entries per person are possible!

Giveaway day is open until May 16 at 8 p.m. EST. When I will use Mr. Random to pick a number! I will email the winner by
May 18, and note the winner in the giveaway post.
I will mail the winnings on May 20.

This is an International Giveaway!

If you are a Non-Reply Blogger or Google+ user - Please leave an email in your comments. (Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com) for example. If I cannot contact you - you can't win!

Another great giveaway for a Cartwright's Creations Seam Ripper made from 134 year old reclaimed wood
Click Here to enter Giveaway for Seam Ripper

Thank you for stopping by please come back again!
Good Luck!
Create and be unique!

Giveaway Closed

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Are you a Member and Giveaway reminder

Recently, I was so excited to find my
Modern Quilt Guild
Pin and membership card, came in the mail!

You can signup as a Individual Member and
join the thousands of us from around the World!

We have all the rights of guilds member
and connect through the MQG Forum.

Challenges are made and many items are being worked on for charities.

The challenges by fabric companies are available to you.

These were deciding factors that I joined.
The cost of membership is pretty much covered by one less trip to the fabric store.

If you are sitting on the fence about joining - Jump off and join us!

Membership Information

Giveaway Update

If it wasn't for this blog I never would have met Greg Cartwright.
Susan is a follower, who lives in Oklahoma and told me
about her very talented brother who lives here in West Virginia.
His website
Cartwright's Creations
is were he sell his Pen and Pencil Sets, Pens,
and my favorite Seam Rippers with a story to share
from the reclaimed wood he acquires to create them.

To enter the Seam Ripper Giveaway please click HERE

Susan shares her story of her seam ripper!

Susan - I'm fortunate to own one of these - I want everyone to know this is the sharpest seam ripper that I own. AND I was hesitant to tell Greg that I had lost the cap to my seam ripper. He kindly suggested that I pull out my seam ripper, turn it around, insert it back in the barrel of the ripper, and guess what? There was my cap - no more lost cap to my seam ripper. This is also the only seam ripper I own that has the cap with it. Mine is made from wood from land across from the one-room elementary school I attended (and it belonged to my sister-in-law's father). Neat, eh?

Please take the time to enter the Giveaway,

Create and be unique!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ALYOF - May 2014 Goal

A LovelyYear of Finishes - May Goal

Get everything done I didn't get done in April because I was sick!

Finish Blocks for the Scrappy Trip Bee Round 4

Scrappy Trip Bee Round 5 is Open until May 10, 2014.

If you want to try a bee this one is great - one pattern 5 blocks!

The pattern is for the Scrappy Trip Around the World!

Blocks look like the one below!

I also need to finishes sewing the binding on my special project!

Two Goals to get me back on track!

I have a awesome giveaway going on with Cartwright Creations!

The owner Greg donated one of his reclaimed wood (134 years old) seam rippers to giveaway to one of you. To find out all about it click HERE!

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by the Giveaway!
Create and be unique!

Linking up with
Sew BitterSweet Designs