Thursday, March 31, 2016

RJR Fabrics Giveaway

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. Each mini is made from the 10 solid colors featured in a specific color story. Follow the company blog Quilt with love (links to free mini patterns) to see more about the color stories and free mini patterns!


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Thank you for visiting today! If you see what you like please follow! Lisa


I hope you are enjoying the Sponsor Giveaways here are links to the other two. Please enter after this one.

In The Boon Docks: Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway Ends April 9, 2016

In The Boon Docks: Aurifil Giveaway. Ends April 3, 2016



Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway

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 Shop Newsletter!

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 anything in between. The retail value of your items will always be more than your monthly cost! Don’t be surprised if you receive exclusive or first-look items. Plus, as a member you will receive special discounts, exclusive deals and BONUS GOODIES!


Thank you for helping celebrate mine and the blogs birthdays!

Please tell your friends to sign up for the giveaways.

Hugs to all of you! You have given me 4 great years. Lisa


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Other Giveaway Here In The Boon Docks: Aurifil Giveaway


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930s Em 30

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 small enough to handle and big enough to do your HSTs. Mine were about 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" after checking that your pieces are large enough cut multiple ones at a time. Cut one strip at a time and then cut them up to your correct size. Keeps down on the waste of fabric.

After you sew your sections together fold the seam papers over if you have stitches above the seam line (above) carefully use your seam ripper to cut them (below). Then remove the seam line paper. This will reduce the bulk.



I sewed my pieces into two sections to attach in the center after ironing. As you can see the section is wanting to roll before it is ironed.

Use your long tweezers to hold open the seam as you iron. This keeps you from burning your fingers. Yes, I need a new ironing mat! Iron your seams open. This will help the bulk and lay flat.



Printed Fabrics - Quilted Garden, Lynette Anderson Designs, RJR Fabrics Solid Fabrics - Putting Green, Cotton Supreme Solids, RJR Fabrics. Thread - Aurifil 50 wt. #2310

Join the Facebook Group Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along

On Instagram use the hashtag #FQS1930FarmersWife and #fw30em

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The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt | by Laurie Aaron Hird or Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99

If you are using the MM templetes the conversion chart is From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Chart 43: Emma, our version of Em, Block #30 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along


The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along would not be possible without the fabulous support and sponsorship (through provision of templates, conversion charts, fabrics and prizes) by the following businesses:



I want to apologize for being late, a blogger should never be late but it does happen. There is a Aurifil sponsored giveaway open for 12 spools of Aurifil 50 wt. thread In The Boon Docks: Aurifil Giveaway as a sorry I late.


Follow "In The Boon Docks" (on left side bar) to find out about other Sponsored giveaway in the next few weeks. Thank you for stopping by and if I can help any of you in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Along just send me a email or contact me on Facebook. Lisa


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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Aurifil Giveaway

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 over the next week. So please follow so you don't miss one! As a thank you to all the people who read and follow!

Thank you for making me a blogger and reading "In The Boon Docks"

I appreciate you! Hugs! Lisa




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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quilt Qwazy Queens Giveaway



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 them it brings me to tears thinking of how they changed my life and helped me find friends and purpose. Without their determination so many possibilities and opportunities would not have opened up in my life including I would not be a blogger today. The term "read twice cut once" was mottoed after me. I really believe that is the best advice I could give to anyone in quilting or sewing.

I shared this story and ask you to help that person who seems hopeless! You could change a life. When I started sewing at the store we unplugged the footpetal and I sewed by pushing the button. Yes it was that bad. It greatly helped in my recovery and accepting my limitations.

A wonderful way to fill your home with love is with quilts.

Mini Quilts make a beautiful display on walls.


Each blog for today has a different giveaway to enter! Please stop by each one and enter! I am running a Rafflecopter giveaway for the first time! So I hope it works, another learning curve!

Life in the Scrapatch

Sew Incredibly Crazy

In The Boon Docks - You are here

Quilting Affection

Quilting Affection

Quilt Qwazy Queens Sponsors - thank you Marian for working so hard finding such great sponsors!

As An Add Bonus, Fat Quarter Shop is offering 10% off discount during this blog hop ,by entering in the following code (can be not used with gift certificates):


Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments! Rafflecopter is at the bottom to enter the giveaway!

Create and Be Unique, Lisa

I make big quilt, little quilts, mini quilts and love making each one as much as the last!





My proudest moment in quilting was wining our county fair "Best of Show" with my WV Panel quilt in 2011!

Over half the comments I have tried to reply to are from no reply comment bloggers. How can you win a giveaway if I can't send you a email? Please leave your email address in your comment if you know you are no reply. Maybe that is why you don't ever win?

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Whats Up

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 Mend

It 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 house! Alright, I am done complaining. My guy is all well and was happy to go back to school. It got warm again.

Then I got sicker and couldn't hardly get out of bed and hubby called my Doctor who saw me Monday and gave me antibiotics and steroids. Tomorrow is Friday. Finally feeling better but not well yet. This post is a combination a couple weeks while our household was ill. Sorry if it seems a little jumbled.

I Sewed Knits and I like It

I did venture into make a pair of sleep pants for hubby and found out that men need a little more stretch in places and just tracing a pair of old ones doesn't always work. He was so sweet putting them on. I had to ask him to take them off with the promise I would find a pattern for him. So, if you know of any please let me know in the comments. The pants fit me with a little moderation to the elastic, so nothing wasted.


I participated in a Pouch Swap on Instagram #2016pouchswap if you want to see what everyone create. This is the package I made and put together for my partner. It was really fun to make all those HSTs (half square triangles), a pincushion 3" wide, a coaster (bigger than the pouch), and a 4" pouch out of 1" hsts! The little floral prints are from the "Little House on the Prairie" line. I received them in a Quilty Box. You get some really great items every month like the Petites Threads I also included in my partners box.

If you are interested signup for their newsletter and they give you a code for $10 off your first month. After that quit or stay but I am pretty sure you will get hooked. Quilty Box - Home lots of things I keep for myself some I use in my swaps, but all of it is awesome.

Foundation Paper Piecing - Color Wheel Arrows

Here is what I am working on whenever I feel good enough to get out of bed, for me, a little "Selfish Sewing". It is a pattern by Lily's Quilts: About Me, that I shrank from MAGAZINE Archives - Love Patchwork & Quilting. Issue 30, which you can find in stores here in the United States, about now. One of my favorite online retailers Quilting Magazines - Sewing Magazines | Fat Quarter Shop might have it. It takes it a little longer for it to start selling in the USA after the release in the United Kingdom.

It is 8 1/2", I still have some work. I hope to make a mini quilt for my wall. I guess that is about all for now. It is after 1 am so I need my sleep at least until I am well.

If you like what you see please consider following (upper lefthand corner)

Thank you for stopping by and checking on me! Lisa