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RJR Fabrics Giveaway

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Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", we are still celebrating! Todays giveaway comes from sponsor RJR Fabrics. A 20 piece bundle of Millefiori by designer Patrick Lose ! These prints are a rainbow in the making and will be a great addition to anyone's stash! Think the perfect blenders! You can find free patterns for quilts and mini quilts on the website New Free Quilt Patterns | RJR Fabrics I will be making several mini quilts over the next few months with custom Cotton Supreme Solids for the CIC 2016. Exciting times with all the color stories in the CIC 2016 Brochure by designer Brenda Ratliff | RJR Fabrics What is CIC? CIC 2016 offers custom Cotton Supreme Solid color stories hand selected by Brenda Ratliff of Just A Bit Frayed. There are 12 color stories in all and each story features 10 different Cotton Supreme Solids including 11 NEW solid colors, which are identified in the color story. In addition, we have designed 12 new mini quilt patterns to support the program. Ea…

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway

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Hello my friends! We are CELEBRATING! 4 Great Years!Today the Fat Quarter Shop has donated a $25 gift certificate! Thank you Kim Jolly and the FQS Team for providing so much help to the blog and me personally over the last 4 years. A great Sponsor can mean the difference for a little blog like mine! Your company is the best. To find out whats New, On Sale, and the lastest Tutorial sign up for the Fat Quarter ShopNewsletter! Read the blog Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber!The Fat Quarter Shop is dedicated to Customer Service and providing the best product available on the market. You can find all the latest items at the shop first!What to spend your $25 Gift Certificate on? You could sign up for the new Sew Sampler Quilting Box! I have and can't wait for April 20, 2016, when it starts shipping! It will be so exciting to see what the team fills it up with! What's in each box?At least 5 specially chosen items which may include fabric, notions, patterns, thread and anyt…

Farmer's Wife 1930s Em 30

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Hello and welcome to "In The Boon Docks", my home in blogland, as an Official Blogger for the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Sew Along! This weeks block is #30 Em. Angie's tutorial of Gnome Angel Em is Block 30 of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - GnomeAngel. Without Angie there would be no sew along, she is an expert organizer besides her other career success'! I have to admit I love this block and hate it. I picked out a few seams putting it together. I used the Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) method to piece the block with its many little tiny squares and half square triangles. Lining up everything at the end proved to be a bit difficult for me but I won the battle in the end and I am quite pleased with my block.A few tips that may help you with this block. First, recently I found using a 11 needle in the machine helpful when sewing FPP blocks with a stitch length of 1.6. Next, it makes it much easier to sew the FPP pieces together if the fabric is…

Aurifil Giveaway

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Aurifil Italian Threads | Perfectly suited for every quilt project has sponsored "In The Boon Docks" blog from almost the beginning! Supporting my ideas to get the word out about the best threads in the world. I only use Aurifil Threads in all my sewing and quilting projects. I am honored to call myself one of the Aurifil Italian Threads | Bloggers ! It was very inspiring for me to see my name on the company website with such talented people. That was when I knew I was a Blogger. Thank you Aurifil for all you have done for me and this blog. As a Blog Birthday Gift I present the giveaway sponsored by Aurifil! This is the 100% Aurifil Cotton Bright Collection - 12 Large Spools of delicious color! It is 50 wt. thread, 1422 yards on each spool! Color numbers - 2120,1104, 2395, 2250, 6737, 2840, 2810, 2740, 2530, 2535, 2545, and 2520. My Birthday is next week and I will be 52 and the blog turned 4 in January! I decided to ask my sponors for a group of giveaways to happen …

Quilt Qwazy Queens Giveaway

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Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog Hop! My friends and I, with the great organization skills of Marian Seams To Be Sew are celebrating International Quilt Day by participating in this blog hop! You can win great prizes by simply visiting the blogs and leaving a comment! Then do the Rafflecopter!Marian told me I could write about anything. I am Lisa and I quilt and do a bunch of other crafty things in a rural area in West Virginia. I learned to sew after an accident left me disabled and unemployed. Having worked since I was 14 years old doing nothing was not an option. I could not work or drive but I needed something in my life to do. I have physical and mental issue to deal with during this time. A woman, the owner, with a lot of patience at a local quilt store took the time and a lot of effort to teach me the basics of how to use a sewing machine and quilt. Without Michelle and her staff at WV Quilt: Barboursville WV, I would never have learned. I am so grateful to the…

Whats Up

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All In A Row Quilt Along For February's goal for OMG, I wanted to complete a row and enter #allinarowquiltalong on Facebook and I got it done but I didn't link up with everything going on around the house. Missed the linkup! I will do better! You can see here where I was working on it on Valentines day In The Boon Docks: VAL 2016 if you want. So for the record February's Goal was met! You have until March 15 to submit rows into the Facebook Group! I am going to try and get another row done before the deadline.
On The MendIt was fantastic dealing with "Pink Eye" on my not so delighted 10 year old. But who doesn't hate Augmenten (Yuck) twice a day, and having someone put drops in your eyes 4 times a day. Then I caught a cold on top of it all and the weather has changed again. Meaning it is cold as ol' billy hell outside, my Grandma always used to say that. I haven't had time to do anything but wash a million washcloths and disinfect everything in my h…