Monday, April 25, 2016

FQS Spooky Delights Quilt Along

Welcome to Week 1 of the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Each week the FQS will release a new step in the pattern by Anne Sutten.

The pattern for Week 1 lists the Fabric requirements to make the table runner and is available for free from the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Week 1

Come sew along with me and at the end you will have a fun Halloween Table Runner.

 

You can order the kit from FQS Spooky Delights Tablerunner Kit Featuring Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill Designs | Fat Quarter Shop and it has everything you need!

If you follow my blog you will already know I love "Ghastlies" by De Leon Design Group, Alexander Henry Fabrics. So I fussy cut a few for the doorways!

 

Now won't these two look great in a pumpkin?

For the rest of my fabrics - for one of the borders I have some Boo Crew by Sweetwater, Moda. The background, moon, and pumpkins Cotton Supreme Solids, RJR Fabrics. Lastly, I have a black scrap for the bat!

 

Download your week 1 pattern today to make the table runner with me and the other bloggers from the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Week 1

 

 

Thanks for stopping by I can't wait to see what you make! Lisa

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Patchwork Threads Giveaway

 

I am a real lover of PATCHWORKTHREADS

But recently I had a problem when I ordered (3) t-shirts, ((1) Unisex XL, (1) Womens XXL, (1) Unisex XXL)!

I normally buy Unisex XXL just because I like a little room and the longer length but they only had a Womens XXL in the shirt I wanted.

See the size difference?

The teal shirt is the Womens XXL (very tight on my 40 DDs), and the light gray is a Unisex XL (which fits me fine)! Oops!

Has this happened to you?

I hope not, but if your my size - 18w it probably has because there is no standards for sizes in America. Do you have a few you threw in a drawer because it was just to tight.

What am I getting at?

If you order from Patchwork Threads and you are my chest size 40 DD or wear 18W a Unisex XL will fit you but if you want to cover your behind order the Unisex XXL. While I am being so honest, I am 52 years old and weigh 197 pounds.

 

Why I love PATCHWORKTHREADS - they make top quality t-shirts! The one I am wearing above has been wash at least 100 times and it still looks great and is as soft as the day I bought it! The Customer Service cannot be beat! When I contacted Lindsay Szèchènyi about my problem, she agreed to send me a new shirt that fit and admitted that it does happen even with the SIZE CHARTS | PATCHWORKTHREADS posted. So, next time you are looking for a great sewing related t-shirt and your my size think of the Unisex Sizes!

Patchwork Threads is sponsoring this giveaway! Thank you Lindsay!

But did not offer me anything for this post or my opinion. I just love the top notch products!

I am just trying to help my friends out who are curvy! Good luck everyone! Lisa

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Laundry Day Tee

 

Hello friends! I made a new tunic this last week! I found the fabric and it is so soft and comfy. I just had to find a pattern to make myself a shirt. I had a little trouble with the neckline (only because I didn't read the directions)! Once I did, it all worked out fine. I learned I like the look of twin needle sewing but hate doing it! So I won't! Just a stretch stitch hem for me from now on.

I love a great deal and the Laundry Day Tee Pattern is FREE and easy!

You have to join the Facebook group to get it Love Notions Pattern Support ! If you are going to make a knit top for the first time I recommend this group anyways. They are all very helpful. The pattern link is in the rules. Otherwise you can pay $4 and no help. I'll take the free advice anyday. It is also fun to show what you made in the group and ask questions.

If your in the market to try sewing knits I also recommend buying Girl Charlee KnitFix - Girl Charlee you get a great assortment and you don't go broke. They also have a Facebook Group where you can buy, sell, or trade any of the knifix fabrics Girl Charlee KnitFix! It is another great place to show your work and find other places to get patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Did You Know


Hello Everyone! Happy Thursday!

Did you know that if you follow "In The Boon Docks", I always check to see if you have a blog and follow your blog back! I try to always friend back on Facebook and Instagram.

Did you know that my blog mailing bill averages about $50 a month!

Did you know I hate waiting on a blog to load because of the ads!

Did you know that "In The Boon Docks", makes no money $$$, (I will disclose I do get free product sometimes). I blog for the fun of getting to know people not for income.

Did you know that I am a professional at nothing but love to try most anything. Learning new skills is how to keep your brain working. (So I heard some place)!

Did you know that My Blogging Goal for 2016 is to have 1,000 blog Followers on Bloglovin. If you don't follow by Bloglovin please consider it!

Link>>>>>> In The Boon Docks | Bloglovin’

Did you know I knew nothing about blogging when I started 4 years ago! Iwanted to enter a contest and you had to have a blog. Sometimes I fly by the seat of my pants. I learned as I went along and asked a lot of question of other bloggers.

 

Did you know I'd like to learn something about YOU! So, leave a comment telling what kind of things your like to see on this blog! Please don't say me jumping out of a plane, I did that at 30!

You are wonderful people out there and I appreciate that you take the time to stop by! Create and be Unique! Lisa

Did you know a friend and I are doing a sew along of this dress in the Summer and if you want to sew along I have a code that will save you money. Just leave a comment telling me you want to play along!

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

And the Winner Is

Congratulations Elaine Serra you have won Millefiori by Patrick Lose!

I have already sent you an email so please respond!

Thank you RJR Fabrics, Quilt with love - A Blog Dedicated to Everything RJR for Sponsoring this Giveaway! Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On Another Note 4

On Another Note - 4

Over at Patchwork Posse Becky is telling you everything you need to know about What’s on the Fabric Bolt for new sewist and quilters this can be extremely helpful to know before walking ing a big chain store to shop for fabric. So, check it out.

Amy Friend has written a new book that looks very interesting that I would love to read. She has a contest running Tell Me A Story Quilt–Prizes!! I love the fussy cutting on the quilt on the cover.

 

Makes

Busy while caring for my sicky family. "Mr. In The Boon Docks" finally got a pair of pjs his wife made. He is quite happy with them. I used a pattern I found at Walmart for $4.97 a Easy Stitch and Save by McCall's, M9238.

This skirt I think maybe a fail but I am going to try and save it, because I love the floral print! Elastic is not my friend! I purchased the knit fabrics I used for hubby's pants, skirt, and Infinity Scarf from Girl Charlee KnitFix - Girl Charlee. The way it works is you get 6 knit fabrics of 2 yards each. You get to try sewing knits without the giant cost. It is working well for me.

I made up the pattern for the "Infinity Scarf" with a 9" wide strip x WOF. It looks cute with my new sweater. Hello! It is great to meet you! Hope you stop by "In The Boon Docks" often.

The Elementary school made $70 off the sale of the "Flora Pocket Totes" I made for the fundraiser! Super happy with the results from the pattern I got from a kit off Patterns for all the crafts you love - Craftsy!

 

 

One the Home Front

Here everyone has some stage of the flu my poor 3 year old granddaughter is in the hospital with pneumonia. She is on the mend and with another bug sweeping through our home we cannot take the chance of infecting her with something else. So, here I sit and worry, which this year I don't think I am the only one. I'm praying for wellness for everyone. Please pray/send good thoughts for my sweet Zoey! Good Health to All - Lisa

 

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Have you entered?

Would you like to win?

You can't win anything if you don't enter!

 

 

This is a RJR sponsored giveaway!

Click this link to jump to the Giveaway In The Boon Docks: RJR Fabrics Giveaway

Good luck and thank you for stopping by - Lisa

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nellie Block 77 Farmers Wife 1930s

 

Hello all Farmer's Wife 1930s lovers I thought I'd share my block for last week #77 Nellie. You can find information about the blocks released last week over at Angie's Nellie is Block 77 of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - GnomeAngel

I used the foundation paper piecing technique to complete this block. Looking at the book I saw the block one way and when I started putting it together realized I was really happy I used a non-directional fabric in the sections I did not "fussy cut". I had to turn a few pieces upside down so it didn't come out different than the book.

Yes, I said I turned them upside down.

The "Nellie" block just begged to have a little fussy cutting. It will added to the final quilt my love of the beach.

The Official blogger for #77 Nellie is Sedef and you can find her tutorial

Down Grapevine Lane: Block 77 Nellie Tutorial - Farmer's Wife QAL

Thank you for stopping by a viewing my block! If you like what you see please follow. Lisa

Open Giveaways

Please stop by and enter for great sponsored prizes! More giveaways are scheduled for the coming weeks!

In The Boon Docks: RJR Fabrics Giveaway

In The Boon Docks: Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway

Winner

Congratulations to @janequiltsslowly who won the Aurifil Thread Brights Collection!