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FQS Designer Mystery BOM 2017

Have you heard what's happening at the Fat Quarter Shop?
2017 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Monthly Blocks Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive Block of the Month Program | Fat Quarter Shop for order! More information on the Jolly Jabber 2017 Designer Mystery Block of the Month - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber You can make it! Yes, you can! Happy New Year! LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Downton Abbey all 6 Series Giveaway

2016 brought with it the end of my all time favorite TV series "Downton Abbey"! I was so bummed about it ending! I still keep hoping for a Christmas Special but I guess I'll just watch the series over the holidays!All I wanted for Christmas was the PBS Downton Abbey CD Collection! Well if you wanted it too, now you have a chance to win the entire set for free! All you have to do is follow this blog! In The Boon DocksYou get all 6 Seasons plus the Manners of Downton Abbey! 7 cd's of my favorite series ever. They are all so beautiful upstairs but my favorite is the cook! Mrs. Patmore could whip up dinner and give a tongue lashing all at the same time! If you move upstairs my favorite has to be Tom Branson such a handsome young man! Who married the money for real love! Of course it wouldn't have class without the Violet Crawley, the ultimate Grandmama! Always finding ways to avoid a scandal! Can I just say "love her"! Back to the giveaway! I'll pi…

SMS Giveaway winner

Thank you all who entered the SMS giveaway!The Winner is ......Linda DouglasI saw this Ornament Mini Quilt the other day on Holiday Ornament Mini Quilt • WeAllSew • BERNINA USA’s blog, WeAllSew, offers fun project ideas, patterns, video tutorials and sewing tips for sewers and crafters of all ages and skill levels. and was inspired to make my own! Ornament Mini Quilt - 19" x 19", Cotton and Steel Holiday 2016, White - Cotton Supreme Solid - RJR Fabrics, Pieced and Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt. threadMake something for your home this Holiday Season and but the year on it! I love finding things in my Christmas treasures that I made 25 years ago. It really shows me how far I have come over the years. Your children will enjoy it too! Happy Holidays LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa

Giveaway Day

Hello, I am Lisa and this is "In The Boon Docks"! I live in a rural area of West Virginia with my family. During the year I share about life on a little farm, raising kids, quilting, sewing and crafting. I would love it if you would come back again after the giveaway. I have a few more planned before the New Year so keep watch!Today is Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! All Links for Supplies or Handmade Goods, US or International | Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. It maybe called giveaway day but all the giveaways are open until Sunday, December 11, at 8 p.m. EST. You have 5 days to enter! It is such great fun! I really appreciate the ladies at Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005. for arranging all the fun on blogs during this week.
What can you win here at "In The Boon Docks"? Well I have 24 Fat Quarters! (12 fqs of Dare and 12 fqs of Fleet and Flouris…

Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania Competition

Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania competition has begun!Anyone can enter as long as you use Marti Michell templetes! You can do it! You've got two weeks to enter so there's no excuse not to get cracking on one of these amazing mini quilts. There's 13 quilts to choose from with varying degrees of skill required for each. The thing they all have in common is that they use Marti Michell Templates to make. Simple. Want to know what you can win? Well keep reading! Here's the complete list of all 13 quilts and where you can find their tutorials. Just pick one (or two or three or thirteen) and have a crack.
​ A Tree Quilt Mini Quilt by Rachel at Wooden Spoon Quilts: Click here for tutorial​ There's a Bear in There Mini Quilt by Cat at Cat + Vee: Click here for tutorial​ Rainbow Triangles by Tonya at The Crafty Mummy: Click here for tutorial​ Coral Mini Quilt by Kristy at Bonjour Quilts: Click here for tutorial​ Beach Boxes Mini Quilt by Peta at She Quilts A Lot: Click here for tut…

Happy Thanksgiving

I'll be baking deserts today for Thanksgiving! I hope all of you will be spending Thursday with family and friends! I am thankful that my MIL's surgery on her elbow, went well yesterday! I am thankful everyone I love are not ill this holiday. Enjoy your day and find real meaning this holiday!Be thankful! From our family to yours - Happy Thanksgiving!Love - The Johnson, Winters, and Williams familyCreate and be unique - Lisa

Sew Sampler Nov 2016

Oh this box is so great! Here is a little video to show you what's inside this month!
Create and be unique - Lisa

FPP Patterns

Kristy has some great Tutorials on her blog to help improve or teach you FPP Quiet Play: Tutorials I really enjoy foundation paper piecing and hope you give it a try! She has a few free patterns you can start with to see if you enjoy it and go from there.I recently was in a swap doing foundation paper piecing (FPP) with Quiet Play patterns by Kristy. Her patterns are great for anyone from beginner to advanced and are available Quiet Play's Pattern Store | Craftsy . The way the swap worked was you picked your 3 favorite patterns and your partner would make you one of them, and you would do the same for someone else. In Secret swaps you making for one person and that person makes for someone else. I like this type it is a lot of fun!
My parnter had chosen two mermaids and another pattern! I chose the GeometricMermaid Paper Pieced Pattern | Craftsy design amoung the three Quiet Play Patterns she had in her mosaic. I was afraid right up until I finished it that maybe I had bitten off…

Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania

Marti Michell very generously sent all the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Bloggers all the sets we would need to make the quilt and so I started using them. I love that you can use the sets separately or combine them to create all kinds of beautiful patterns. It was a so generous of Marti and her company and I am very grateful.Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop - GnomeAngelThe idea for the mini quiltmania was dreamed up by Angie of Gnome Angel to help the people in the Facebook group (26) Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along learn new ways to use the templates. I am excited and honored to be included as one of the bloggers! Next Friday, 11/4/2016, Marti Michell will be posting an amazing mini! Fall Pumpkin Mini Quilt18" high x 18.5" wideFabrics - FQ - Magic Meows, Alexander Henry; FQ - Orange black dot, Robert Kaufman; FQ - Orange Camo, Nomad, Urbin Chiks, Moda; FQ - Orange Circles, S'more Love, Cosmo Cricket, Moda; …


Welcome everyone to my day of the EERIE NIGHTS Blog Hop! I want to thank the ladies who made this possible Marian, of Seams To Be Sew, It’s Creepy and It’s Crawly, It’s Eerie and It’s Spooky… | and Amy, of Sew Incredibly Crazy. Both ladies put in a lot of work to bring this hop to you! I am grateful that they included me and In The Boon Docks because I love Halloween!I like to do things a little different around here in the boon docks of West Virginia. I have gotten into to "made by me" or "handmade clothing"! So for this blog hop I found this awesome Timeless Treasures Fabric, Fun-CG3540 that glows in the dark and the Grainline Studios "Scout Tee"! Well I may not glow as well as I would have liked but it does make others stop and look! I of course used my favorite Aurifil thread #5007 and it works great! The lovely gray sheen looks wonderful for the topstitching! EERIE is me out in the cemetery to take these pictures for you! I went to visit our …

Sew Sampler October 2016

Do you ever wonder what comes in the monthly subscription box Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box | Fat Quarter Shop ?Take a minute and see what came in the October 2016 box! Check out the video on YouTube:
I get nothing for doing the blog post or youtube video! I think it is kind of fun letting you know how much you can get for $24.95 a month!Create and be unique - Lisa

Giveaway Alert

Wanna win a great book! The Refashion Handbook by Beth Huntington! Go over to Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks) • Instagram photos and videos and enter! Giveaway clses Monday night at midnight, October 24, 2016!I am excited about this book! I bought a very large velvet blouse and I am going to use this book to alter it! I bought two of these books from C & T Publishing so I could share one with one of you! Quick go enter!Have a blessed day and thank you for reading! Lisa Anyone who has a blog or multiple account are having trouble today because of some bad things that happened yesterday! Be prepared to spend hours logging into ever little account you have! I am pulling my hair out!Create and be unique - Lisa

More updates

Hello Cherished Friends,It has been awhile since I posted regularly and I am sorry. I am going to try to do better. It is so easy just to post to instagram but that is not the reason I became a blogger is it. If I don't blog then, blogger means nothing and well I love this blog of mine and the people who read it.I have been sewing so I will share some pictures with you. Love working on Foundation Paper Piecing this one is by Kristy Lea (@quietplay) • Instagram photos and videos she makes beautiful patterns! You can find out more about tools for FPP on this blog post In The Boon Docks: Tools in My Toolbox - FPP Add-on
Working on a few little baskets! The pattern is the Tiny Treasure Basket & Tray designed by Anna Graham for Tiny Treasures Basket and Tray Free Pattern: Robert Kaufman Fabric Company follow the link and click on - download pattern - it is Free! Handmade Style I recommend if you buy one book this year this should be it. I love these wallets I made from the pattern…