Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FQS Coffee Koozie Giveaway

This Giveaway is now closed!

The Winners are:

Jeneta September 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM
I receive the FQS newsletter.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans August 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Oh yes it is confirmed - I am rubbish at technology. I couldn't get the volume right but got there in the end!!! An Echino bird would be lovely on a cup cozie!

Congratulation! I can't wait to see your Sew What? Selfie
Both winners have been contacted!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"!
I am Lisa and super excited
to be a part of

Fat Quarter Shop's release of the
"Coffee Koozie" pattern and video!

I just love making projects with
mini charms and this pattern is super easy!

FQS Coffee Koozie Free Pattern

I love my Coffee but hate a hot cup!
Wrap it!

I made two koozies
one for daily use out of Weeds by
Me & My Sister Designs
and one for Christmas time
out of 25th and Pine by
I got to use some of my favorite mini's and buttons!

The YouTube project is here for you to watch
How To Make a Coffee Koozie

So what are we giving away?
(2) Sew What? T-shirts
and (8) mini charms!

We will have
(2) winners
who will each receive
a Sew What? t-shirt and
(4) mini charms a piece!

How To Enter

Open to everyone
(if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

Note to Google+ users if you email is not in your profile no one can reach you -
so leave an e-mail.

1. Go watch the How To Make a Coffee Koozie
Come back and leave me a comment about what you think or that you watched it!

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks" on Instagram @intheboondocks
Leave your Instagram name in a additional comment below or "Follow" any other way just tell me how! New followers are always welcome!

3. Signup for the Fat Quarter Shop Newsletter!
Please leave a separate comment!

That is (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The (2) lucky winners will receive, (1) Sew What? T-shirt and (4) Moda mini charms!

This giveaway starts Tuesday, August 26, 2014, and ends September 10, 2014, at midnight and winner will be announced
September 11, 2014!

Thank for you stopping by!
Let's create and be unique!

This giveaway is sponsored by the Fat Quarter shop

This Giveaway is closed!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Monday

Stop by tomorrow for a cup of coffee!
I just cannot function in the morning
without it! Big giveaway starting tomorrow!

Aurifil 12 wt. Thread giveaway ends August 26th at Midnight!

Tell your friends to come by and enter!

I just love my T-shirt from the Fat Quarter Shop!

Have you heard of Massdrop? I am always looking for a way to save money. It is group buying of products to get reduced pricing. Right now you can get these three patterns by Elizabeth Hartman for $24.99 + free shipping! Which is quite a savings since most of them sell for $12 each! Four days are left to order with the group buy!

I got these Pearl Bracelets last month 15 FQ for $29.99 + free shipping! It is free to join! Check it out! Let's save together!

Thank you for reading and create something unique today!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sewing Service Alert 2

Sewing Alert #2

Somethings are just fun!
Go take the quiz and
find out what kind of quilt block are you!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Cutting Table Blog

This is mine!
Flying Geese
If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right! You might seem shy at first, but once people get to know you they can't help but love you.

I hope this is true! I do love all of you!

Have you seen these yet?

They are Design Boards
Simple to make
and handy to have!

Cost maybe $3.00
and took an hour for me to make!

You can make your own
(You won't regret it)!

Lori Holt's Quilt Block Design Boards on YouTube with the FQS

Still working on Hand Quilting the Flowering Snowball!
I think the front is looking great but the back shows I still need more practice.

Come by Tuesday for another great Giveaway!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for stopping by and
remember to create and be unique!

Don't forget the giveaway if you haven't entered yet!

Aurifil Thread Giveaway

This Sewing Service Alert
was brought to you by
In The Boon Docks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wanna Win some Aurifil Thread

The Aurifil Thread Giveaway ends on August 26, 2014 enter HERE

My work in progress or WIP
for this Wednesday (I know today is Tuesday)
is hand quilting this mini quilt!

I am hand quilting the Flowering Snowball Mini
with Aurifil 12 wt. Thread using
#2021 Natural White!

As you look at the colors in this quilt
you can see I could have used a variety of colors
if I wanted the quilting to be the main focus
but I didn't in this case.

By using the white you see the beautiful sheen
off the white but it blends with the white fabric.

Aurifil 12 wt. threads are an excellent way of
adding decorative stitches to projects
and hand quilting.

I love the look of how it makes
the quilting pattern stand out
without taking away from the
overall appearance of the quilt.

Thank you for stopping by to look around!
Create and be unique!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway to try some for yourself!

Aurifil 12 wt. Thread Giveaway

Linking with

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aurifil Thread Giveaway

Giveaway Closed
Aurifil thread Giveaway Winner


gpc august 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
I was sorry to learn that she didn't feel welcome in her first quilting class. I know you would have made her feel included if you had been the first to meet her! :)

This is not why you won but it is one of the nicest things to be said about me!
Thank you for such a nice comment!

I forgot to post this but not to notify the winner and mail it!
Gail has her winnings of 4 Aurifil 12 wt. Threads!

Thank you all for your comments!

The other day was a highlight
in my blogging/sewing career.
When Alex featured this bag on all his sites!
It is very exciting when anything I make
is featured by
the man who makes that happen
Alex Veronelli!
Thank you Alex of Aurifil, you made my day!

Aurifil has always been great to me
and this blog and I appreciate it!

So as a thank you to them
for supporting thread giveaways
at "In The Boon Docks",
lets giveaway a few of
my favorite colors
for hand-stitching!

Aurifil 12 wt thread
(4) spools of a variety of colors!
So you can get stitching too!

Aurifil 12 wt. 2423 - Baby Pink, 2888 - Fern Green, 4669 - Stonewash Blues, 2250 - Red

How To Enter

Open to everyone
(if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

Note to Google+ users if you email is not in your profile no one can reach you -
so leave an e-mail.

1. Every year Aurifil has a Block Of The Month by some of the best designers in the world (including a free pattern and prizes if you complete the block) and I love all the information you get on the block designer for that month. So for a chance to win in the draw, visit the Aurifil Blog and tell me what you learned about the
August Designer of the Month!

Aurifil DOM Link

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks" on Instagram @intheboondocks
Leave your Instagram name in a additional comment below!

3. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance!
Please leave a separate comment! New followers are always welcome!

That is (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The one lucky winner will receive the (4) small spools of 12 wt. Aurifil thread!

This giveaway starts Tuesday, August 12, 2014, and ends August 26, 2014, at midnight and winner will be announced
August 27, 2014!

Thank for you stopping by!
Let's create and be unique!

This Giveaway is Closed!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

County Fair

The Cabell County Fair
has come and gone!
But the Ribbons they left behind
continue to brighten my day!

I hope others quilters participate
in their local fair!
It is the best place to learn about Judges.
Some are kind and very helpful.
Then others are rude and downright mean.

But in reality they have no control over
anything just a Ribbon and sometimes cash prizes.
Our fair cash prizes are $2 for first place and $1 for second.
I have no plans to let a Judge decide my fate in the quilt world.

I love these canvas fabrics I found in a box at a quilt shop. Very bright Pink, Orange, an a yellowish green, sounds like it might not go together but I think it sewed together beautifully!

I used two Aurifil 12 wt. threads
to add "In The Boon Docks"

Anna Marie Horner
5/8" Gold Arrow Feathers.

I love Aurifil threads and their company
so when someone ask me what Aurifil
is I tell them "The best thread you can use for quilting
or sewing with the most brilliant
colors you will ever see"!

A great quilted bag to carry my Library books
in or all my sewing odds and ends.
I was ecstatic to get a
Blue Ribbon in the Bag Catagory.

I was really excited to receive a
Blue Ribbon on Zoey's April Showers dress in
the Sewing Category!

David's "Lorax" quilt
Blue Ribbon in it's size catagory!

The triangle quilt received a
Red ribbon because I sewed
the binding on with my sewing machine.
(even after I picked out my quilting and had it professionally quilted)

The quilt I made for Modern Yardage
received a Red ribbon because
I had washed it and the judge
said it had faded.
I disagree but the judge word is final!

As a person who grew up mostly in cities
I find it quite comforting to participate in the Cabell County Fair!

Drop you items off on Monday
and by Tuesday afternoon you know
if you have a ribbon or not.

I was so excited to have placed at all!

So try it out and have some fun!


Monday, August 4, 2014

ALYOF August Goal

A Lovely Year Of Finishes
August 2014

I have two goals this month instead of one but they are both small!

1. Design boards
2. Finding a gift to make my cousins wife that incorporates a strip of fabric.

Lori Holt's idea on Design Boards

I found a YouTube video by Lori Holt on the Fat Quarter Shop youtube channel creating portable design boards. I was watching it and had one of those "why didn't I think of that moments"!

You see I have no room for a design wall but definitely have for stackable boards. So goal one for August 2014 is to make a few and try them out.

My second goal is to create a gift for a 45 year old woman that incorporates this strip of cat fabric! If you have any ideas I would love your imput. She doesn't sew but reads quilt often. I believe she owns a Nook. If you know of a tutorial you want to recommend leave me a link. I have thought maybe a pouch or eyeglasses case.

Thank you for you help and for reading


I will be linking up with
Sew BitterSweet Designs ALYOF August Goals Party