Saturday, May 21, 2016

Away for awhile

How do you discuss family business with the world? I have done this a few times usually after I have disappeared for a period of time without warning.

Well this time my daughter had 4 hernias repaired by removing the scar from last year.

Before surgery on May 16th!

Not quite so smiley today! But we are managing! Prayers and good thoughts would be appreciate! Thank you!

Have a great weekend Hugs Lisa

I'll be back in a few day to a week!

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Spooky Delights Quilt Along Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Fat Quarter Shop Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Each week the FQS will release a new step in the pattern by Anne Sutten.

You can download the Spooky Delights Quilt Along Week 3 Borders

For the 2 1/2" border I used (2) The Boocrew Moda Mini Charms by Sweetwater. Precuts sometime come in handy when a pattern calls for a standard size. I had been saving these for just the right pattern! So instead of cutting I could jump into chain piecing. Aurifil 2310 50 wt. is my thread of choice for piecing!

Border 1 and 3, I used Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics. But, I made a mistake instead of measuring my first border to make sure the 2 1/2" border would line up without trimming! I just cut and sewed (excited to finish up) and didn't realize it until I had sewn border 2 on already. It may look a little wonky but I am so very happy with it! Halloween here I come!

 

 

Next to baste, quilt and bind!

 

 

Spooky Delights Quilt Along Bloggers! There are some really fun Halloween runners from the quilt along! All worth seeing so please visit them. Great ideas for how you might like to do yours.

Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset

Jessee of an Art School Dropout's life

Kathryn of Kathryn Jones Quilts

Pat of Pat Sloan

Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

Elizabeth (Lisa - hey that is me) of In The Boon Docks

Sinta of Pink Pincushion

The Fat Quarter Shop has the Spooky Delights Fabric available Spooky Delights by Bunny HIll Designs for Moda Fabrics | Fat Quarter Shop

The other weeks are available here if you need the other patterns!

In The Boon Docks: Week 1 FQS Spooky Delights Quilt Along

In The Boon Docks: Week 2 FQS Spooky Delights Quilt Along

Thank you for stopping by if you are interested in following you can find all the social media on the left sidebar. Thank you Fat Quarter Shop! Lisa

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Are You Ready For The Sew Along?

 

The E.S.P. Dress Sew Along starts tomorrow! A special blog post will go up sometime today over at News – Decades of Style Pattern Company

I am waiting to begin she told me I would find out why a muslin was important!

You can find the code to save $4 on the Digital Pattern here on this blog post In The Boon Docks: ESP Dress Sew Along

 

Here are some E.S.P. Dress made and worn by Ramona (@eyeramona) • Instagram photos and videos she is really talented!

 

 

Come join us for the Decades Of Style Sew Along it is going to be fun!

Let's Create Something - Lisa

Still 4 days left to enter this giveaway - In The Boon Docks: Patchwork Threads Giveaway

 

 

 

This is my Week 1 pattern for May is for Makers #MayisforMakers2016

 

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

FQS Spooky Delights Quilt Along

 

Welcome to Week 2 of the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Each week the FQS will release a new step in the pattern by Anne Sutten.

You can download the Spooky Delights Quilt Along Week 2 Quilt Center -

Spooky Delights Quilt Along Week 2

 

I love this pattern and had such a good time working on the center section this week! You will too with piecing and some basic applique (no skills needed). You got this! I will say that I do find Pink Alphabitties® Specialty Marking Tools It's Sew Emma #ISE-701 (they come in blue too) to be very handy! The poster board with the foam in the middle works well for laying the whole project out.

 

I changed a few fabrics for scraps I found in my stash. I really like a yellow moon and wanted the lights on in the pumpkins. How are you going to see anything! Here are my Ghastlies! I think they turned out great!

 

 

 

See you can have a lot of fun with this tablerunner! Like adding a few extra bats flying closer to the moon! They always have them in Scooby-Doo that way! As I was told by my favorite 10 years old.

 

 

Next week we add the borders! Please come back and see the finish!

 

Thank you for stopping by for the quilt along and having a look around!

Lisa

Here are a few things happening at "In The Boon Docks", (if your interested in following the buttons are available on the top left sidebar).

In The Boon Docks: ESP Dress Sew Along

In The Boon Docks: Patchwork Threads Giveaway

 

 

 

ESP Dress Sew Along

 

Decades of Style Pattern Company is having a Sew Along! If you are on instagram start following Decades of Style Pattern Company I've been invited to sew along this next week and I am inviting you! Dig in your stash and find about 2 1/2 yards! Let's have some fun!

What to do to join the sew along?

1. Buy the digital pattern No. 101 The E.S.P. Dress – Decades of Style Pattern Company using the Discount Code: ESPPDF10! It will cost you $10, I love instant gratification!

2. Print the pattern and read it to see what you need!

3. Pick a fabric (for me about 3 yards), I pulled from my stash this beautiful blue rose pattern from Melody Miller's "Picnic"! It is my favorite! I bought, 4 yards, to save for something special!

Note: As a quilter I buy backings when I find them on sale so maybe you have the fabric you need in your stash that would look gorgeous! Think about it!

4. Wash and dry the fabric!

5. Tape your pattern together and cut it out!

6. Read the pattern instructions again and gather your supplies!

7. Pin your pattern to your fabric and cut it out!

8. Some people more professional than I would say make a muslin dress first but they are not me! Get "Sewing"

Oh yeah, did I tell you I never made a dress before! But I am always in for a challenge lets do it together!

I will check in later in the week and show you my progress!

Hugs to all - Lisa

Still Time To Enter! In The Boon Docks: Patchwork Threads Giveaway (click blue link)

Let's make some dresses!