Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Years!  Over the last year my family has been through a lot.  I think my friend Leona over on Instagram summed it up perfect.  I will be back hopefully in a couple days posting regularly.  Because you matter!  Create and be unique, Lisa

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Auctions

The Fat Quarter Shop created the Patchwork Quilt pattern  to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  They exceeded the $10,000 goal and raised over $12,000! Which means Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each be matching the maximum $10,000, for a total of $20,000 on top of all the $5 donations from the pattern.  That is why I love these companies!

Now they have TWO gorgeous Patchwork Quilts for up for auction! The beautiful quilt Kimberly Jolly made for the quilt along and Pat Sloan donated her gorgeous Patchwork quilt, made from her Sunday Drive collection!

Fat Quarter Shop’s quilt is the main quilt featured in the Patchwork Quilt Along.  It is made with Bonnie & Camille Basics from Moda Fabrics, and the back features a lovely 25″ block!  It was quilted gratis by in a darling chicken wire design.

Pat’s quilt is made with a mix of her Sunday Drive prints and batiks and was quilted gratis by Cindy and Dennis Dickinson with variegated thread in a dragonfly design.  The back shows off a sweet handwritten label from Pat herself.

Pat Sloans Patchwork Quilt Auction

Please place your bid on these two beautiful quilts at the Fat Quarter Shop ebay links below as all proceeds from this auction will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The auctions end December 15th at 10AM CST, so don’t delay and place your bids today!

The auctions end December 15th at 10AM CST, so don’t delay and place your bids today!

Think what a beautiful present it would be for your special someone!

Plus the money goes to Make A Wish Foundation!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bella Skillbuilder Finish almost

Thank you, Fat Quarter Shop for letting me sew along each month! It has been great fun!   As you can see mine is not quite done!  Some of my blocks have been to big and a few to small!  All my own fault I assure you.  All three sections are sewn now and tomorrow I will do another post of the finished quilt top!

The Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life

The Pattern: Now who’s ready to take on the Finishing Pattern?

The Video: Finish Quilt

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

See you tomorrow! Lisa

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Culcita Monthly Subscription Box

I recently received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Jessica of Culcita, a family run business!  I love subscriptions boxes!  I have a couple for myself already and this one delivers fabrics I know I am going to love and use each month, no surprises and extra that I already own.  Which is starting to make a lot of since to me!


(pronounced kul-see-tah, and the Latin origin of the word "quilt")
It is the brain child of two sisters and their parents to deliver 12 predetermined modern fabrics in a monthly subscriber box.  You can buy one box or get a subscription for 3, 6, or 12 months of fat quarters or 1/2 yards. Shipping is included in the price, in the USA and a outside the USA has a predetermined charge!
Just to point something out to those of you who might not do Subscriptions in this program you are not paying up front for 12 months, you are charged a once monthly fee and are commiting to purchase for 12 months!

No trying to find a quilt store that stocks the fabulous non-traditional fabrics you want!

No taking your littles with you to search through bolt after bolt, to find out the shop only bought the colorway they thought would sell.

After the 15th of the month it get’s delivered to your doorstep!  How cool is that!

October 2017 was Spirit Animal by Tula Pink 

I am really impressed with the selection of prints I was sent.  Many times you might receive one each of what I consider the great prints and more of the blender types.  Not with this company!

In the months to come!

Pretty Exciting Line Up!

I want them all!  

If you are looking for Modern Fabrics delivered to your door each month 
Is the one!

Thank you for reading and please do check Culcita out if you love modern fabrics like I do!  Lisa

Saturday, October 28, 2017

New Bloggin App

My blogging app died today!  This is a new one I am trying.  I do my blogging from an iPad!  I guess you can say this is a test!




Anyone know how to size photos in Blog Touch Pro?

So please excuse my extra large photo at the moment of Juliet Van Der Heiden new book which just came out!  She makes the most amazing foundation paper piecing patterns!  If you love FPP you will want this one!

Thank you for struggling through this with me.  With a lot of work I will figure this out! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tula Spider Mini Quilt

"Spider Mini Quilt"

Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, Moda

Threads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red)

So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?

That would be me!


Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then top and bottom. Make a quilt sandwich and start quilting! Trying to think like a spider is hard so it is pretty straight but at an angle! Not the greatest quilting but I did it myself! Trim and square up! Sew on your binding, mine is 2" wide! Hand sew the back of binding down, I think it looks better even if I hate doing it. Tip: The more you do the faster you get!

Hope you like it! Lisa

I am Linking up with Connie for Linky Tuesday October 17th • Freemotion by the River



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fussy Cutters Club Release

I am really excited for fellow blogger Angie Wilson, Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel on her new book!

Fussy Cutters Club: A Boot Camp for Mastering Fabric Play * 14 Projects by Angie Wilson published by C & T Publishing and is available for sale on the website!

C & T Publishing provided a copy for me to review! I haven't finished reading it yet but I love it so far and am going to do a few projects, when I write the review! I will say "WOW" for now!

But I wanted to share the release, let everyone know about blog hop, and that Angie is having a giveaway for a copy on her blog right Now (until Oct 14th)! This link will take you to the release page and the GIVEAWAY! Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel


Fussy Cutters Club Blog Hop

The following bloggers are sharing their experience with Fussy Cutters Club!

There’s are a chances to win a copy of the book at the links with [GIVEAWAY] after them!

7 October 2017 – C&T Publishing [GIVEAWAY]

8 October 2017 – Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties

10 October 2017 – Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts

12 October 2017 – Kerry @ Kid Giddy [GIVEAWAY]

14 October 2017 – Cat @hellofromcat

16 October 2017 – Molli Sparkles [GIVEAWAY]

18 October 2017 – Peta @ She Quilts A Lot

20 October 2017 – Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts

22 October 2017 – Nicole @ Snips Snippets

24 October 2017 – Bernie @ Needle & Foot [GIVEAWAY]

26 October 2017 – Kristy @ Quiet Play

28 October 2017 – Lucy @ Charm About You

30 October 2017 – Sandy @ UpStairsHobbyRoom [GIVEAWAY]

1 November 2017 – Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting [GIVEAWAY]

3 November 2017 – Bec @ Skyberries

4 November 2017 – Angie @ GnomeAngel

I have worked with Angie in the past and find her very knowledgeable and wildly talented! Get the book you will love it! The writing is easy to read and it is definitely a book for every sewing library. This is a keeper!

I am hoping for a sew along of all the projects!

Go enter her giveaway and maybe you will win a copy! Fussy Cutters Club Officially Released - GnomeAngel

Thank you for stopping by! Lisa


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Week 6


Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa (Elizabeth)! I am excited that today is my day in the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 6 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog! Sherri Falls new book is really fantastic Tablerunner Bliss Book Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company #ISE-918 | Fat Quarter Shop. I love to give table runners as gifts at Christmas because everyone has a table! You can make them for any holiday or just everyday, just by the fabric you choose.

The table runner I made is "Jubilee" on page 46!

I went for a patriotic theme!



Fabrics: Background: Grunge Basics Royal Yardage SKU# 30150-300, Jubilee Blocks: Hey Dot White Sprinkles Yardage SKU# 1608-11 , Liberty Gatherings Red on Tallow Arrows Yardage SKU# 1208-21 , Liberty Gatherings Tallow Circle Yardage SKU# 1206-21 , Grunge Basics Rocacco Yardage SKU# 30150-332 Thread: 50wt Aurifil Light Wedgewood 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2725 | Fat Quarter Shop


I share week 6 with Sinta of Pink Pincushion: Tablerunner Bliss Tuesday! She made the Joy Tablerunner, and it is gorgeous so stop by her blog and have a look!

You can find the list for the quilt along and the Tablerunner Tuesdays here:

In The Boon Docks: Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop and It's Sew Emma!


Thank you for stopping by today! Lisa




Sunday, October 8, 2017

Spelling Bee Sew Along


Go back to school with Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop, Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuaction and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects! The Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, the Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each Saturday. Come see along with all of us! It will be so much fun!



There are 40 talented quilting bloggers joining this event. Each week, 2 bloggers will share their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!


Spelling Bee Sew Along

Saturday, 10/7 – Melanie (A Bit of Scrap Stuff) and Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl)

Saturday, 10/14 – Kristie (crosshatchquilts on Instagram)

Saturday, 10/21 – Melissa C. (Happy Quilting Melissa)

Saturday, 10/28 – Sharon (Lilabelle Lane) and Joanna (cottonjo on Instagram)

Saturday, 11/4 – Holly (holly_draney on Instagram) and Debbie (Happy Little Cottage)

Saturday, 11/11 – Jennie P. (Clover & Violet) and Megan (Quilt Story)

Saturday, 11/18 – Heidi G. (Buttons and Butterflies) and Pam (Pam Kitty Morning)

Saturday, 11/25 – Anorina (Samelia’s Mum) and Heidi G. (Buttons and Butterflies)

Saturday, 12/2 – Taunja (Carried Away Quilting) and Cynthia (dreamquiltcreate on Instagram)

Saturday, 12/9 – Taunja (Carried Away Quilting) and Cynthia (dreamquiltcreate on Instagram)

Saturday, 12/16 – Cynthia (dreamquiltcreate on Instagram) and Charise (Charise Creates)

Saturday, 12/23 – Melanie (A Bit of Scrap Stuff) and Jennie P. (Clover & Violet)

Saturday, 12/30 – Heidi G. (Buttons and Butterflies) and Jennie T. (Porch Swing Quilts)

Saturday, 1/6 – Kerry (Very Kerry Berry) and Kristyne (Pretty by Hand)

Saturday, 1/20- Jodi (Pleasant Home) and Kristi (crosshatchquilts on Instagram)

Saturday, 1/13 – Kim (Persimon Dreams) and Joanna (cottonjo on Instagram)

Saturday, 1/27 – Melanie (A Bit of Scrap Stuff) and Melissa C. (Happy Quilting Melissa)

Saturday, 2/3 – Jodi (Pleasant Home) and Pam (Pam Kitty Morning)

Saturday, 2/10 – Megan (Quilt Story) and Jina (Jina Barney Designz)

Saturday, 2/17 – Kerry (Very Kerry Berry) and Taunja (Carried Away Quilting)

Saturday, 2/24 – Cassie Putney (sewstitchinghappy on Instagram)

Saturday, 3/3 – Christopher (The Tattooed Quilter) and Jacque (Lily Pad Quilting)

Saturday, 3/10 – Lisa (In the Boon Docks) and Jacque (Lily Pad Quilting)

Saturday, 3/17 – Melissa L. (Oh How Sweet) and Nadra (Ellis & Higgs)

Saturday, 3/24 – Sherri (A Quilting Life) and Sondra (Out of the Blue Quilts)

Saturday, 3/31 – Connie (Freemotion by the River) and Amanda (Jedi Craft Girl)

Saturday, 4/7 – Pam (Pam Kitty Morning) and Charise (Charise Creates)

Saturday, 4/14 – Kim (Persimon Dreams) and Kerry (Very Kerry Berry)

Saturday, 4/21 – Sharon (Lilabelle Lane) and Jina (Jina Barney Designz)

Saturday, 4/28 – Christopher (The Tattooed Quilter) and Jennie T. (Porch Swing Quilts)

Saturday, 5/5 – Sinta (Pink Pincushion) and Jina (Jina Barney Designz)

Saturday, 5/12 – Melissa L. (Oh How Sweet) and Heidi S. (Fabric Mutt)

Saturday, 5/19 – Sinta (Pink Pincushion) and Pat (Pat Sloan’s Blog)

Saturday, 5/26 – Sinta (Pink Pincushion) and Amy (Diary of a Quilter)

Saturday, 6/2 – Keera (Live Love Sew)

Saturday, 6/9 – Connie (Freemotion by the River) and Heidi S. (Fabric Mutt)

Saturday, 6/16 – Andy (A Bright Corner)

Saturday, 6/23 – Sondra (Out of the Blue Quilts) and Jennie T. (Porch Swing Quilts)

Saturday, 6/30 – Pat (Pat Sloan’s Blog) and Holly (holly_draney on Instagram)

Saturday, 7/7 – Greg (Greg Dogwood Studio) and Joannat (cottonjo on Instagram)

Saturday, 7/14 – Kristyne (Pretty by Hand) and Debbie (Happy Little Cottage)

Saturday, 7/21 – Anorina (Samelia’s Mum) and Sherri (A Quilting Life)

Saturday, 7/28 – Lisa (In the Boon Docks) and Greg (Greg Dogwood Studio)

Saturday, 8/4 – Nadra (Ellis & Higgs) and Amy (Diary of a Quilter)

Get the book Spelling Bee Book Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #ISE-916 | Fat Quarter Shop , and do the blocks with us and post on Instagram #Spellingbeesaturday!

Thank you for following and reading! If you have any trouble in the sew along shoot me an email or leave a comment and I will help! Lisa