Thursday, October 27, 2016

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 - GnomeAngel The 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 Quilt

18" high x 18.5" wide

Fabrics - 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; FQ - Orange Squares, FQ - Blue Daisies (Border), 20" x 22" Green Circles (Backing), Pie Making Day, Brenda Ratliff, RJR Fabrics; 1/8 yard unknown for Binding. Tula Pink scrap - Stem and green scrap for leaf Thread - Aurifil 50 wt. Thread #5007, Piecing & Quilting

What you need

Fabrics - (4) Orange fat quarters, (1) 1/2 fq if you want eyes, (1) Border fat quarter, (1) Green scrap for the leaf, (1) scrap for the stem, 1/8 yard for the binding, (1) 20" x 22" backing

Batting - 22" x 20"

Cutting instructions (B Templetes)

B10 - cut (4) of each Orange fabric (if you want eyes use a 5th color and cut (2) replacing two for eyes)

B11 - (4) background fabric, (4) one of each orange fq

B13 - (1) green leaf (1) background

B12 - (1) stem

Cut one background strip the height of B12 x 22", then cut in half

Border - Cut (4) 2" x 22" strips of background fabric

Sewing instructions - use 1/4 seam allowance

1. Sew the (2) B13 together, press seams to left side

2. Sew the B13's to the B12, press seams to left side, sew background strips one on each side, press seams to the left side, this completes Row 1. Do not trim sides yet

3. Half Square Triangles (HST) B11 - sew (1) Background to (1) of orange make 4 sets.

4. Lay out Row 1; Row 2 & 5 - (1) HST, (3) B10, (1) HST; Row 3 & 4 - (5) B10 Note: Arrange orange fabrics to your satisfaction and then sew each row together. Then sew Row 2 to Row 3, Row 4 to Row 5 lining up the squares! So they will line up in columns. The trim Row 1 to the same length as Row 2 and sew together. Lastly sew Row 3 to Row 4!

5. Borders - sew 2" strip - Left side, right side, press to the outside (right side), trim; top, bottom, press, trim. This completes your "Fall Pumpkin Mini top!

If you make one and have any trouble with my directions just email me and I will gladly assist you!



Tip on binding a mini quilt - After you have quilted your mini, sew on the binding before trimming. Trim afterwards!

I know other people read this blog besides the ones this mini is directed at so if you are interested in templetes From Marti Michell: Basic Template Sets

As you can see each set comes with quite a few templates! What I love is the big ones have a hole in which to attach them together! I bought the metal rings at a hardware store for $.50 a piece! They are excellent to cut with and line up each time to sew together. I bought a few more specialty templates and look forward to buying the encyclopedias with hundreds of patterns!


✦ Make your own Marti Michell Mini Quilt and win!

Create your fabulous mini quilt using any of the bloggers patterns and Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S.


Simple. On Friday 18 November Angie and the other bloggers will post a linky on their blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag myself (@gnomeangel) and Marti Michell (@MartiMichell) in the photo. So many ways to enter there should be no excuse for you not to be in the running!

Entries will be open from Friday 18 November 2016 @ 7am AEST (Sydney Time) and close Friday 25 November 2016 @ Midnight AEST.


We have a secret panel of judges that will choose their favourite entries which will go in the running to win a prize. It’s open internationally and winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 November at 7:30am AEST. (Judges decision is final and discussion will not be entered into.)


So grab you templetes and get busy, you can win this!


Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I've made I am excited to see what all of you make! - Lisa


Wednesday, October 26, 2016



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 Aunt and Uncle on this chilly night!


If your interested in creating your own "Scout Tee" Scout Tee – Grainline Studio for paper or Scout Tee PDF – Grainline Studio for PDF! I bought mine and am not affiliated with Grainline Studio in any way!

If you are looking for a great shirt pattern to use with your quilting cottons look no further! I highly recommend the "Scout Tee"! I made several shorter versions this Summer to wear with capris!

In the Fall and Winter I wear leggings and needed a little more length to my top, it was really easy to alter the pattern to add 3"! It even has a cut line on the pattern to add or lengthen so it is great for beginners like me!

Watch out some crazy old lady may come by your house for candy on Halloween night with her little friends! We travel in packs it is safer that way! Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Please take the time to visit the other blogger's for today and enter to win prizes provided by the Blog Host!

October 27, 2016

Bumbleberry Stitches


Quilt Applique Blog –

In The Boon Docks - your here

Seacoast Quilter

For the full schedule of all the blogs that are participating stop by Sew Incredibly Crazy: The Eerie Hop

Thank you for stopping by and please come back! Lisa

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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!

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!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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 in Anna Graham's book! The book is filled with really wonderful patterns! I will be making wallets for Christmas!

I made a Tula Pink Turtle pincushion! Just line it up, sew, and stuff with filling I used plastic pellets and stuffing.


Thank you for reading - Lisa