Sunday, September 27, 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 today

1. In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway

2. In The Boon Docks: Quilty Box Giveaway

Thank you for stopping by and reading! Lisa




Friday, September 25, 2015

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 Solids

Clover, Putting Green, Harlequin, Horizon, Pea in a Pod, Toyboat, Twilight, Meadowland, Indigo, Stormy Night, Battleship, On The Rocks, Burlap, Golden Topaz, Yum Yum Yam, Hot Pink, Just Peachy, Rhododendron, Chili Pepper, Moulin Rouge, Ruby Slippers, Aubergine, Raging Ruby, Pink Sapphire, Mandarin, Fairy Princess

How To Enter Giveaway

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 your email is not in your profile I can't reach you - so leave an e-mail address.

1. Leave a comment telling me "What is your favorite color"?

2. Follow RJR Fabrics (@rjrfabrics) • Instagram photos and videos! (leave an additional in a comment!

3. Follow Quilt with love - A Blog Dedicated to Everything RJR. (leave an additional comment)!

4. Follow "In The Boon Docks" just tell me how! (leave an additional comment)

That is (4) possible comments per person! (You can edit a comment after you post it)!

This giveaway starts today, September 25th, and ends September 29th,

at midnight (EST) and winner will be announced on or about

October 9, 2015!

This giveaway is Sponsored by RJR Fabrics! I would like to thank the staff at RJR Fabrics for providing the Cotton Supreme Solids! I love using them and you will too!
Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway! Lisa
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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 need
  • Each 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 $50
  • The next Quilty Box will ship around October 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before October 10th to receive this shipment.
  • They will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
  • To find out more about about subscribing to a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plan go to Quilty Box

    Very important for first time subscribers if you signup for the newsletter you get a $10 off code for your first box!

    What's in this months box that you could win?

    1. 4.5 mm Rotary Replacement Blade 2. Seam Press 3. Desk Needle Threader 4. Flower Head Pins 5. Foot Magic 6. Wonder Clips
    7. (2) 5" Stackers Cotton Small Dots by Riley Blake Designs

    Find out more about Patrick and Quilty Box on the Quilty Box Website!

    How To Enter Giveaway

    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 your email is not in your profile I can't reach you - so leave an e-mail address.

    1. Leave a comment telling me what one item you would add to a Quilty Box?

    2. Follow Quilty Box (@quiltybox) on Instagram! Leave your Instagram name in a comment!

    3. Like Quilty Box on Facebook (leave an additional comment)!

    4. Follow Quilty Box on Pinterest (leave an addtional comment)!

    5. Follow "In The Boon Docks" just tell me how! (leave an additional comment)

    That is (5) possible comments per person!

    (You can edit a comment after you post it)!

    This giveaway starts today, September 17th, and ends September 29th,

    at midnight (EST) and winner will be announced on or about

    September 30, 2015!


    Here is my disclaimer - I received nothing in compensation! I joined Quilty Box, (that I paid for), and was so impressed that I contacted Patrick about sponsoring this giveaway! I love my Quilty Box and buy my subscription on a month by month plan.

    I do appreciate Patrick and want to thank him for sponsoring this giveaway! I think your going to really love these monthly kits!

    Good luck in the giveaway! Lisa


    Saturday, September 12, 2015

    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 - YouTube

    How 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 Templates. Due to Arthritis I will not be able to do much hand work.

    As I read the book, I love each woman and what they went through during the 1930s and appreciate that these letter have been preserved.

    I hope you enjoy the videos and will join us all September 28th for The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along!

    I did get my book spiral bond so it lays flat. I had to go to (2) different shops but the cost was only $4.90, very worth the price.

    Enjoy! Lisa


    Thursday, September 10, 2015

    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?


    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! Lisa



    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    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!



    Save Time • Sew Straight Seams • Works On All Machines

    By Marci Baker

    Every 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 $8.95


    I received nothing in return for this recommendation! I just love this product and use it everytime I sew.

    Create something and enjoy the day! Lisa


    Tuesday, September 8, 2015


    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! Lisa





    Mini Half Hexi block

    Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Company and Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild have 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 blocks

    Mini 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 my ironing board). I also like to fussy cut!

    Cut 2 strips of 2 1/2 iron on adhesive

    Center the adhesive as close to the edge without going over and iron it to your strips

    Then the fun part start cutting the little half hexigons. 8 for each block. I was fussy cutting mine out for my #trickortreatminiquilt. Spiders and skulls flowers, or gems with a cool star in the middle!


    At this point I point you to the Missouri Star Company Tutorial Hexi Gems Applique Quilt | Always Great, Always Free Quilting Tutorials for making the block because it is just the same and I have a few more blocks to make and applique! Thank you Jenny Doan, Lisa Hirsch, and the Missouri Star Quilt Co. - Best Selection of Pre-Cut Quilting Fabrics on the Web! for inspiring me and a great tutorial!

    It is National Sewing Month - Go Sew Something - Lisa



    Sunday, September 6, 2015

    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


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    Friday, September 4, 2015

    The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along

    Welcome my friends!
    Starting September 28, Angie of GnomeAngel, Fat Quarter Shop, and From Marti Michell Quilting Blog will 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 #FQS1930FarmersWife

    The 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 by Laurie Aaron Hird and is different from the Farmer's Wife book released a few years ago. This book contains 99 blocks that do not appear in the first book.

    You will need a copy of the book to be able to participate in the sew-along. The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99.

    I would love to have you come along on this journey with us. If you are interested click around on the links and visit Gnome Angel's blog, then buy the book, join us In the Facebook Group Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along and started pulling fabric from your stash. It is going to be a great year!

    Thank you for stopping by and following! You are the greatest!





    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    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 would use little pieces of paper (made quite a mess when I was done sewing) and then I saw Marilee's Numbered Pins - Pins here. and no more paper. They cost a little more than regular pins but I think it is well worth the money. Those little discs on top are plastic so do not iron one.

    Things have been a little crazy around my homefront for weeks on end again after our daughter was hospitalized. Then we all returned from Kentucky to recooperate. Dad drove them home the other morning. Now back to work "Chop Chop"!

    I will be linking up with the others at A Lovely Year of Finishes – September Goal Party | Sew BitterSweet Designs

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting a spell! I have a busy month and lots of things planned for you!