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Please go vote

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Hello, this is me asking you to go vote! Here is the link Blogger's Quilt Festival - Vote Here! Voting is from October 29th through November 5th for your favorites. I don't care if you vote for me or someone else. But here are my two quilts in the festival. Pop Plus Quilt - Original Design Category Tiger - Mini Quilt category Amy of Amy's Creative Side works really hard each year to put the Quilt Festival together for quilters. Take the time to scroll down and look at each category and choose 3 by clicking on the heart in the upper right hand corner. Thank you for assisting me in trying to inspire new quilter's to enter next year and giving recognition to the quilters who have entered. Sew On - Lisa© COPYRIGHT 2012 - 2015In The Boon Docks. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Create and be unique - Lisa

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2015

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It the beginning of the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side! Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa, and if you have come over from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, please feel free to look around. Thank you, Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side for thinking up such a wonderful way for us all to share our quilts! I am entering this quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Original Design Quilts Category - Amy's Creative Side Quilt Stats "Pop Plus"Size 72" x 84"Pieced by: Elizabeth (Lisa) JohnsonLong Arm Quilted by: Irene HensleyPrints - Assorted Cotton+Steel from my stashSolids - 26 FQ Cotton Supreme Solids, RJR FabricThread - Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 (Dove) InspirationThis quilt was created for the "What Shade RU"? Blog Hop for RJR Fabrics Quilting with Love! I love solid colors they can stand alone or help a print "pop"! My answer to "What Shade R U?" I have to say I love all colors! It was rea…

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Mini Quilt

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Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa, and if you have come over from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, please feel free to look around. Thank you, Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side for thinking up such a wonderful way for us all to share our quilts! I am entering this quilt into the Mini Category that I made for a Instagram Swap that now resides in New Zealand!Blogger's Quilt Festival - Mini Quilt Category - Amy's Creative Side Quilt Stats
"Tiger"Size 24" x 18"Pieced by: Elizabeth (Lisa) JohnsonQuilted by: Elizabeth (Lisa) JohnsonPrints - Assorted Tula Pink fabrics, Tiger Face from Eden, from my stashThread - Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 (Dove) piecing & Aurifil 40 wt. #2024 quilting InspirationThe inspiration for this quilt was a swap partner. She is a very talented quilter and I was a little awe struck when I saw her beautiful work. I had just attained the Tigers from Tula Pink's Eden and I knew I had to use it for the mini quilt swap…

Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop - it's my day

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Hello everyone, welcome to "In The Boon Docks" today is my day for the Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop! I am so excited to share a little history and some new Halloween projects I have been working on for this hop!Thank you Marian of Seams To Be Sew for organizing this great hop! I love being back with so many familiar blogs. Many of us have done hops for years together! I am enjoying the new blogs too! So much talent in this hop! I appreciate what you have taken on for everyone's enjoyment!Favorite Costume My Mommy (Joyce) and Daughter AshleyIn 1990, my Mom came for Halloween. I was pregnant and had nothing for my daughter to wear for Halloween. I had never seen my mother sew anything! In a day, she dyed a white sheet and a long sleeve shirt orange. She went shopping for ribbon, elastic, green and black felt. Made a pattern out of newspaper for the pumpkin face, green around the neck, and a hat. Sewed it into this awesome pumpkin costume for my oldest daughter Ash…

Week 3 - Farmers Wife 1930 Sampler Quilt

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Week 3Hello Everyone! I am really enjoying the linkups each week! So many beautiful blocks in all kinds of fabric combinations that you can view if you join the Facebook Group or follow the link to the Link Up Party. There will be (4) weeks over the next year when I will be a Blogger of the Week.Week Three - Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party - GnomeAngel. This week tutorials and From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Belle Block, 1930s Farmer's Wife Sew-along, From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Coral Block, Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Alongconversion charts were released for blocks 13 and 24! I have linked to each Blogger's Farmer's Wife post so if you need the tutorials later they will be here.The Bloggers for Week 3:Melissa of The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along - #13 Belle - Paper Piecing Y Seams! - This tutorial is excellant!Erin of Why Not Sew?: Block No.24 Coral - Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew AlongAngie of Belle is B…

Tools in My Toolbox - FPP Add-on

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Tools in My Toolbox - FPPWelcome to Tools In My Toolbox FPP you can read about the other tools in these prior posts on Foundation Paper Piecing Tools:In The Boon Docks: Foundation Paper Piecing - Why The Tools
In The Boon Docks: Tools In My Toolbox - FPP
Today's tool is something you may already have in your home. After reading Melissa's of Ms Midge tutorial on block #13 Belle The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along - #13 Belle - Paper Piecing Y Seams! I recommend you read her tutorial if you are going to do any FPP. In Melissa's tutorial she recommends "The best tip I can give you for paper piecing is to rip the paper off the seams you will be joining as you go. This will reduce the bulk in the block at the end, and in this case – will allow you to continue with your Y seam much easier."I discovered I wasn't done with tools. When trying to remove the paper from the back on the seams on a FPP, I found my fingers are just to big, no fingernails, to grab a h…

Halloween Haunts 2015

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Halloween Haunts 2015 starts today October 16th. October 16 - 28, 2015You can find the link to all the Bloggers involved right here Halloween Haunts on Halloween Haunts Starts Today Are You Haunting With Us? ||. She has done such a great job organizing everything for the hop.My day is October 21st and I've been working a few things for you.
The Fat Quarter Shop will be giving daily gift certificates each day of the hop. That's a lot of chances to win! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for your support! I will be poping in daily for my chance and some excellant ideas! So please come support theHalloween Haunts 2015 Blog HopIt will be a spooktackular time for us all! Create and be unique, Lisa Create and be unique - Lisa

What Shade R U? Winner

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I was really honored when RJR Fabrics asked me to participate in the "What Shade R U? Blog Hop" on there blog: Quilt With Love: Whatshaderu with @intheboondocks - ! I just love that they gave me enough fabrics to put together a bundle for one of you In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway. The "Pop Plus" Quilt turnered out so nice! You haven't seen it shucks I quess I have to show you again! Currently, it is hanging in our local library! The fabrics are tough, sturdy, well constructed and I love using them in all my sewing! Now, you all had a chance to enter to win for a 26 Cotton Supreme Solids Bundle - but only one person could win. The Winner is? Amanda BestSeptember 26, 2015 at 10:54 AM I follow your blog by email.
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Foundation Paper Piecing - Why The Tools

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The other day I made a list of In The Boon Docks: Tools In My Toolbox - FPP and today I will show you what I use each for when doing FPP.If I am printing a digital fpp pattern from a CD or off the internet on my home computer to my printer I use Carol Doak's Foundation PaperC&T Publishing #10985 (it is thinner) and then other times I print on out of a magazine and I use copy paper. Clover Regular Wonder ClipsClover #3156 to clip the pieces together. But you could use a large paper clip.The pattern below shows you light/dark but the patterns we are using in the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt are not. To give you an example of what to have on hand find some colored pencils or crayons and mark your blocks to remind you what fabric goes in which place. Honestly, most of my mistakes happen by sewing the wrong fabric in place. Giving each fabric a color and marking each block is worth the time. Better than ripping seams out. Sewline Fabric Water Soluble Glue Pen - B…