Showing posts from September, 2015

Cotton+Steel Sale at FQS

This offer starts MONDAY, September 28 until SUNDAY, October 4 at 11:59 pm CST (09/28/15-10/04/15). Don't forget to put in the Coupon Code: CS2015 I have to go shopping now before all the good stuff is gone. Open Giveaway at In The Boon Docks - Enter today1. In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway 2. In The Boon Docks: Quilty Box Giveaway Thank you for stopping by and reading! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

What Shade R U? Giveaway

What Shade R U?Hello everyone, My name is Lisa and I blog at In The Boon Docks and I am so excited to have a quilt of mine in the "What Shade RU"? Blog Hop for RJR Fabrics Quilt with love - A Blog Dedicated to Everything RJR! I love solids colors they can stand alone or help a print "pop"! The answer to "What Shade R U?" I have to say I love all colors! I used 26 assorted RJR Fabrics, Cotton Supreme Solids and a assortment of Cotton + Steel prints in "POP Plus" quilt! Quilt Stats "Pop Plus" Size 72" x 84" Pieced by: Elizabeth (Lisa) Johnson Long Arm Quilted by: Irene Hensley Prints - Assorted Cotton+Steel from my stash Solids - 26 FQ Cotton Supreme Solids, RJR Fabric Thread - Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 (Dove) Would you like to win all 26 solid colors seen above? Just enter!RJR Fabrics Cotton Supreme SolidsClover, Putting Green, Harlequin, Horizon, Pea in a Pod, Toyboat, Twilight, Meadowland, Indigo, Stormy Night, Battleship, On The …

Quilty Box Giveaway

Can you imagine getting this box in your mailbox? It can happen! Enter this giveaway and you have a chance to win everything seen here! Hi Everybody! Welcome to In The Boon Docks! My name is Lisa and I am excited to announce that Patrick Claytor, the owner of Quilty Box, is giving one of you a September Quilty Box in this giveaway, (pictured above), worth over $50!!!Quilty Box delivers a package of amazing products each month curated with the coolest fabric companies, designers, bloggers, artists,and organizations across the community.Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box. They offer plans from $44-$48/mo.5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in needEach month they have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)The retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50The next Quilty Box will ship around October 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before October 10t…

Technique Basics for the Sew Along

During "The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along" there will be opportunities to learn new techniques. I learn better with visual aids so I turned to YouTube to find some videos! These are not videos on the book but on how to do the basic techniques and the tools they use to do them. Which sent me scrammbling to order myself a few supplies to have on hand. I hope you enjoy them.Sew Easy: Paper Foundation Piecing - YouTube, Fons and Porter.An introductory into Marti Michell's Templete System Meet Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A and B - YouTubeHow to English Paper Piece by Jen Kingwell - Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube
During the video with Jen Kingwell she mentioned Sue Daley. Susan Daley has a complete series on English Paper Piecing. I found this one to be very informative Ep 1 How to Sew Hexagons - Sue Daley's Shape Up English Paper Piecing School - YouTube
I am going to be using foundation paper piecing (FPP) and I will be trying Marti Michell's Te…

September 11 A Day Of Mourning

I pray the survivors, their families, and the families of the murdered will find peace and get justice for themselves and their loved ones. I hope to live without fear of this ever happening again but I doubt that time will come! Where were you?Create and be unique - Lisa

Tools In My Toolbox - Sewing Edge Explained

Rie of CraftyRie asked "How do you use it". In the photo below you see it as a guide for the sewing machine (purple thing). It is peel and stick, so you can move it around to make any sewing edge you need. Such as in sewing garments most of your seams are 1/2" but in quilting it is 1/4". If you have trouble sewing a straight line or don't want to purchase multiple feet. When I am piecing at times it is easier to put the seam edge to the left to get that perfect fit. This works well when you are piecing sections of a quilt together and you want the seams to line up. I hope this clears up the confusion on how to use the Qtool Sewing Edge. For piecing quilts or sewing garments I find this tool vital for straight seams!Thank you for reading today! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Tools In My Toolbox - Qtools Sewing Edge

Helpful Tool In My Toolbox I remember when I first learned to sew having a stack of my old business cards taped together then taped onto my sewing machine so I kept a straight 1/4" edge. Over a year ago, I bought a pack of Qtools Sewing Edge and just changed it out at the end of August. They work great and if one package last five years it is worth the less than $10 I paid for them! QTOOLS SEWING EDGE - A REUSABLE VINYL STOPSave Time • Sew Straight Seams • Works On All Machines By Marci BakerEvery sewist needs them in your toolbox! Get them at Qtools Sewing Edge - A Reusable Vinyl Stop: Save Time • Sew Straight Seams • Works On All Machines from Marci Baker for $8.95I received nothing in return for this recommendation! I just love this product and use it everytime I sew. Create something and enjoy the day! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa


In honor of the Star Cakes Tutorial all Layer Cakes are on Sale at the Quilting Fabric, Quilt Fabric, Moda Fabrics, Quilt Kits, Online Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop Go watch Kimberly's Tutorial Fat Quarter Shop - YouTube Sales ends Wedsnesday! I love layer cakes! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Mini Half Hexi block

Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Company and Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guildhave a new video out Tutorial-082 Half Hexi Applique using a half Hexi template to make a Hexi Gem Quilt. After watching it I thought "Wow" what a great idea Lisa Hirsch has come up with! But I don't have time right now for a full size quilt I have two mini quilt due in the next week. "Wow" I really love that Star in the middle I have to shrink it! So I have. (Hopefully not to many Wows but it did excite me into motion)!Create a smaller template I used a hexagon ruler I have that makes all different size hexagons and made a 3 1/2 cardboard templete. Then cut it it half! I now have a template for the mini half gem.Background Fabric for one block Cut (4) - 6 1/2 square blocksMini half hexi need - 8 with iron on backing (Heat N' Bond Lite - Iron on adhesive)Cut 2 - 3" strips off a fat quarter (I do my strips a little bigger because I hate to get the glue on …

Come Hop with me - Halloween Haunts 2015

Do you love Halloween? My friend Marian of "Seams To Be Sew" Coming In October Halloween Haunts 2015 does and is putting together a blog hop and inviting anyone with a project and a blog to join! I will be there!It will be a great time - just click the link to enter - Coming In October Halloween Haunts 2015 © COPYRIGHT 2012 - 2015In The Boon Docks. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Create and be unique - Lisa

The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along

Welcome my friends! Announcement Starting September 28, Angie of GnomeAngel, Fat Quarter Shop, andFrom Marti Michell Quilting Blogwill be hosting the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew-along! The sew-along will run for a year, and during that time, Angie and 30 guest bloggers will share different ways of making the blocks from Laurie Aaron Hird's new book, The Farmers Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt. I am very excited and honored to announce I will be one of those Blogger's for the sew along. Woot Hoot! I loved the first book and look forward to making the 1930s quilt! It even has a hashtag #FQS1930FarmersWifeThe sew along blogger's will be using different methods to complete each block. It is perfect for new as well as experienced sewist alike. Angie will be assigning blocks from the easiest to the more difficult, meaning we will be all over the book. Start out simple and learn the basic techniques before we advance to the more difficult blocks!This is the third book…

ALYOF September Goal

Hi Everyone it is so nice to be getting back on a schedule! David is back in school and the weather has really changed we need rain and it is hot. A week ago we were cold like in the 60's and this week the 90's. The trees are already starting to change! The hays has been cut and it is dusty. Fitting time to stay inside and sew! Happy National Sewing Month! What are you going to make this month? Little or big sew something lots of giveaways to link your project up too and maybe win a prize. My ALYOF goal for the month of September is to complete this full-sized quilt! I will not be able to give you anymore details than the pictures listed. Gotta get it done! I am really loving the texture and feel of RJR Cotton Supreme Solids available at Cotton Supreme Solids - Missouri Quilt Co. They match perfectly with Cotton + Steel! This is not an ad or anything but I thought I would show you these pins! I am a marker when I quilt. Row 1 block 10 that kind of marking. Before I …