Friday, February 27, 2015

ALYOF February 2015

ALYOF February Finishes

My goal for February was to piece a quilt, which I did. But instead of being the top it became the back. I have really had a hard time writing this post. Usually I am writing about a quilt I have done and showing you everything but today I can't!
I did have a lot of fun making it.

Freespirit has really created a quality fabric! Bright beautiful colors. I love the feel of the Modern Solids. The perfect thickness. Probably not the right word for it but they are. When you make something out of them you know it will last and last. I know you can understand that! Will I use them again! YES, I love them!

(100) 5" squares of 75 colors
is a dream come true for this lover of color
Denyse Schmidt's
DS Modern Solids Charm Pack

This quilt ended up as a backing for another quilt and
is very simplistic but meaningful to me!
I also sewed the front but I can't share it.
One day maybe but not today!

Almost as soon as it was done
it was whisked away to a quilter
in another state to await quilting!

This yellow square represents the sun!

The four are the elements: fire, water, air and earth

This section represents all the people:
each different but needed to function as a whole!

I really enjoyed completing this months goal! Everyone is always welcome to join in with the other bloggers for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
I am linking up with
Sew BitterSweet Designs

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Iron Tote/Mat

Getting Retreat Ready

I bought this pattern about 5 years ago
thinking it was a great idea!
I really needed one!
It drives me nuts to go to a class
and everyone is waiting around one iron.

Never again will I be standing wasting sewing time
for an iron and when I am done - button it up and go home.

I am going to my first retreat with

Quilter's Square

Super excited!
Now I just need a free pattern
for a cutting mat/ruler holder!
If you know where a free one is please leave a comment!

Do you have a little binding basket?
You should, then it doesn't roll across the room!
Your dog, cat, children don't unroll it playing catch!

I used (2) outside fabrics
(2) layers of cotton batting
(1) layer of Insul Bright

The pattern called for a heat resistant pad
on the inside fabric but I did not have any
So I used what I had on hand with the Insul Bright!

Nice place to press my pieces!

Oh no! I did something wrong but what?

How to fold the Iron Tote/Pressing Mat together?
Kaye Wood shows you how

It is a quick video showing binding,
elastic and button placement,
finally she shows you how to fold it up!

I cannot find the pattern I used online.
I bought it at a LQS and it is by Marie Sines.

I did find this one which includes the Ironing pad
Sisters Common Thread Caddy Pad Iron Tote Pattern

Disclaimer: the photos used in this post are not of Sisters Common Thread Caddy Iron Tote but one will be made at a later date with a Giveaway graciously provided by the Sisters! Thank you ladies!

Fabric used is Indelible by Katarina Roccella
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #1154 Orange and #1158 Gray
(My two favorite colors)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting!
Create and be unique!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Le Challenge

I started this Noodlehead Super Tote at Thanksgiving and then a whole lot of things happened so it wasn't until the end of January that I got to get it finished. I was going desperately through my pictures looking for anything I might have made that had dots! It hit me the Super Tote had Cotton+Steel Basic fabric with dots on the inside!

Then I had to figure out when I finished it to make sure the time frame was right! I am so glad it is! I am joining in the Le Challenge #19 - Dots this month! Yippee! I love the monthly challenge! You might like it to and they have a monthly prize you can win! I enjoy looking at what everyone has made, it is not just for quilters but everyone who crafts! Please click on the blue link above and check it out! If you signup for their (Lucy & Nat) email you can find out what the challenge is for next month and join in!

Moon Shine, Deer Me, Tula Pink, is one of my favorite fabrics making it was difficult to mail the tote to my cousin's wife. She made me really happy when she called and told me how much she loved it!

I just need to make another one for myself!

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$25 Gift Certificate to Gotcha Covered Quilting Shop
Please click on the blue link and enter!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eclectic Elements Blog Hop and Giveaway

This Giveaway is over!
The winner is Stitchin at Home
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Welcome to
In The Boon Docks
for the Eclectic Elements Blog Hop!
I have used Tim Holtz's products for years!
He has created everything
from scrapbooking paper, ink, to fabric!
So once I started sewing and realized
he was designing fabric
I bought a 10" layer cake of Eclectic Elements and kept it.
I knew one day I would make something
for my husband or grandson.
It is a unisex fabric making it great for boys and men.

When Nicki contacted me about this blog hop
I just had to say "YES"!
Then I started thinking what could I make
my guys for Valentines Day!
It has to be useful so it doesn't get tossed
into a drawer, never to be seen again!

Thank you Nicki @

Sunshine Reflections
for inviting me to participate and organizing
this hop you have done such a great job!
I cannot wait to see what everyone has created!

For my Grandson,
I decided I would make a pouch for his headphones!

With a little Velcro to close it!

I think it will work out great instead of just throwing them in his backpack! These are great headphones for kids! We went through 5 sets of earbuds before I found these Sony ones on sale!

I quilted each bag with batting,
using a decorative stitch
and Aurifil 50 wt. #1154 (Dusty Orange),
I love this color!
I used Aurifil 50 wt. #1158 (Med Gray)
to sew both projects together!
I love Aurifil threads,
they always have the color
I want to make a project "POP"!

All Fabric: Eclectic Elements, Tim Holtz, Coats
Quilting Thread: Aurifil #1154 (Dusty Orange)
Sewing Thread: Aurifil #1158 (Med Gray)

For my Husband,
I made this great pouch
for his beard trimmer things
(I hate to call them things
but it has a lot of little parts and they all fit)!

Please visit the other bloggers for the hop!
Wendy @ Stitch Duchess Crazy & Sane Quilting World
Tracee @ Farm Gate Creations
Jassy @ Playtime
Lisa @ In The Boon Docks - you are here
Jen @ Quilter In The Closet
Katie @ Titan Pink Quilts
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Nicki @ Sunshine Reflections

Carrie, the owner of Gotcha Covered Quilting is offering to giveaway a Gift Certificate for $25 for her shop! Woo hoo, this way you can pick your favorite fabric! A big "Thank You" to our sponsor!

How To Enter Giveaway

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

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1. Leave a comment telling me what you might buy,
follow this link to
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and take a look around!
This one is for everyone!

2. If you follow "In The Boon Docks"
New followers are always welcome
or if you are a current follower
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That is (2) possible comments per person!
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This giveaway starts today, Wednesday, February 11, 2015,
and ends March 1, 2015, at midnight
and winner will be announced
March 2, 2015!

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

This Giveaway is over!
The winner is Stitchin at Home
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scrappy Trip Along Bee Flickr Group signups Round 8 Now

Round 8

If you have ever wanted to try a simple Bee
this one is for you!
I have participated in the

Scrappy Trip Along - Bee ,
for awhile now and enjoy the
beautiful blocks that I receive in return.

Sign ups are Now!
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee run by Julie Hirt of 627Handworks

(5) block due in April! It fills up fast!

I made my blocks this quarter
using Robert Kaufman Kona Solids
and Cotton+Steel Basics

Super simple because the tutorial is great!
I hope to see you in the flickr group

Create and be unique!

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It is for everyone
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Monday, February 2, 2015

ALYOF February Goal

As my goal for February 2015
I am go to take all these lovely colors
and piece a quilt top!
I am in love with

Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids,
if you have followed this blog
for any length of time I always
use a certain solid but that has changed
since I felt this charm pack.

Love this orange
(It is perfect for a background)!
The design is in my head and
scribbled on a piece of scrap paper!
So I am ready,
before March I will have it done!

(100) 5" squares of 75 colors
is a dream come true for this lover of color
Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids

I saw this pattern tonight over at
showing the totes her and her family made,
it's not one of her patterns (surprise) it belongs to the talented

(Then I borrowed her photo to show you)!

Shannon @Very Shannon called the Free Reversible Box Tote,
I went right away to download it!
Wouldn't this tote
look great in 2 1/2" squares
of these love solids!

I am linking up with
Sew Bittersweet designs
for A Lovely Year Of Finishes

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

I am going to make a few totes myself!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blog Anniversary Winner

Blog Anniversary Winner of 2015


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