Monday, August 21, 2017


Pincushion Parade

During the month of August Instagram people are making a pincushion a day! Inspired by @tinkerellen who thought it would be fun to have a Pincushion Parade ! Use the hashtag #pinnieparade and you will see thousands of pincushion and give you some great ideas, it sure has inspired me! It would be worth making an account just to see them all. While you are there you can follow me @intheboondocks ! I follow back!

Each day, and I have missed a few, I try to do something different! Lots of different free patterns are being shared by people making pincushions. Here are mine so far. Also you can post your favorites that you have but didn't make and that is why I don't have 21. But I have had a great time!











This weekend my Grandson turned 12! Hard to believe it seems like yesterday! But the thing unusual about it is I got to see all my Grandchildren this last weekend, the one who lives in Virginia showed up with her mother and the one who lives in Kentucky came for the party!



Zoey even made me a necklace! I feel like a very blessed woman to have these three beautiful Grandchildren! Have a beautiful week!





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 7



For the month of August, we find ourselves doing Half Square Triangles & Quarter Square Triangles for the Bella Skill Builder Month 7! Bella Skill Builder Month 7 with Fat Quarter Shop Creative Grids Rulers I used the Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler Creative Grids #CGRBH1 | Fat Quarter Shop and the Creative Grids 4.5" Quilting Square Ruler Creative Grids #CGR4 | Fat Quarter Shop to do my blocks!

I have and love all the Creative Grids Quilting Square Rulers. They never slip and for me that is a necessity! I bought the Creative Grids Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler just for this block and wish I had this video to learn how to use it. Make sure to watch Sherri's video before you attempt the second block.

Facebook: The Fat Quarter Shop now has a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters! I cannot wait to see the color combinations all of you are using! Join us for the fun of it!

Get the kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits!

Video: Month 7 with the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life!

Pattern: Download the free August 2017 pattern and let’s get going!

Supplies: Fabrics: Block 7A - Bella Solids Ash, Mango, and Turquoise; Block 7B - Bella Solids Mango, Ash, Hometown Sky, Caribbean

Thread: 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2600





Bella Skill Builder Bloggers

Please take the time to visit the other Bloggers and learn new quilty tips and tricks!


Here is a combination of all my blocks together! I am really happy with my color choices! I think Mango Orange may be my new favorite color!


Join me in September for the next block!




Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Holiday Hang Out Sew Along

I am trying to work everything out for the sew along to start! Lot of preplanning behind the scenes!

Todays question is for all of you!

Which image do you like best?





The hashtag will be #holidayhangoutsewalong on Instagram! Next to work out a way to link up here. In 5 1/2 years I never had a linky party!

Hoping you will join me August 4 - November 17th for the sew along! Lisa

Leave a comment 1 or 2!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

A Homies Sew Along


Have you seen this Free pattern Hanging out with the Homies | Inspirations | FreeSpirit Fabrics I want to make one for our house for Christmas this year!

Any one else want to try your sewing skills with Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)?

I am a real Tula Pink lover!

I love the Holiday Homies!


You can get a bundle Holiday Homies Fat Quarter Bundle Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics | Fat Quarter Shop or use whatever fabric you want!

It will seem like no time if we do one block a week we can get it done before Christmas!

16 weeks makes 16 blocks!

We can do this!

Leave a comment if your interested!

It is so much more fun to do things together and I bet I could even find us a few sponsors!

Love all of you! Lisa




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 6


For the month of July We find ourselves doing Courthouse Steps for the Bella Skill Builder Month 6! Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 6 - Sherri McConnell & Fat Quarter Shop! I used the Creative Grids 6" Log Cabin Trim Tool Creative Grids #CGRJAWMN6 to do my blocks but you complete this months block without it! The ruler does make it much faster and for me was well worth it! I just got another pattern to make a log cabin quilt. I love these blocks and have made them the traditional way in the past and found it very time consuming! The ruler will help you get them done in a jiffy!


Facebook: The Fat Quarter Shop now has a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters! I just signed up! I cannot wait to see the color combinations all of you are using! Join us for the fun of it!

Get the kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits!

Video: Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walks you through the perfect and perfectly accurate Courthouse Steps block in this video

Pattern: Download the free July 2017 pattern

Supplies: Fabrics: Block 1 - Bella Solids Bright Sky, Bluebell, and Imperial Blue; Block 2 - Bella Solids Mango, Ash, and Amelia Apricot; Block 3 - Bella Solids Ruby Ice, Kiwi, and Caribbean

Thread: 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2600


I am really happy the way these colors all went together! It was fun, the orange block I used my background choice (Bella Solid Ash) but on the other two I change the background to the color I was using for the blocks! I got the idea when I was looking at Melissa of Happy Quilting: Bella Skill Builder - Courthouse Steps Block blocks with two different shades of the same color! Thank you Melissa! I used three colors but she inspired me! The two smaller blocks are suppost to be the same color but I want to spread some color around!

Be sure to check out all the Bella Skill Builder Bloggers throughout the coming months for more Skillbuilder fun!


Here are all my blocks spread out together, in no order! I like all the colors!

Hope you are following along and making some of your own blocks, if you are please join the Facebook Group and Show Them Off! It would be great to see them!

Until next time! Lisa

My daughter is recovering well from Surgery! I appreciate the Fat Quarter Shop for being understanding when I couldn't post on time!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Amazing Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway


As you can see above Cotton + Steel Bernina 350 SE giveaway Fat Quarter Shop here is the link to the post so you can enter!

Watch the video!

Enter through the Rafflecopter!

Maybe you will be the one to win!

The Cotton & Steel Hello Lovely Bernina 350 SE



Until next time! Lisa



Whats up In The Boon Docks


Blueberry Park fabric just cheers up a room! I finished quilting the blocks and turned turned them into pillows. Covered up my old and worn couch pillows. In The Boon Docks: Sewing and Family is where I wrote about making these blocks and how I did it.

I started working on this Alison Glass embroidery pattern while my daughter was in the hospital! I drew it out using the hold it up to the window method (light box) with the fabric over the pattern, using my washable pen. So, when I am all done was the ink away with a washcloth! Only problem it gets kinda wrinkly. If I iron it the steam it my take away the drawing.

My Floss Story

Knowing I would not have a sewing machine available for 2 weeks I packed projects I could work on in the hospital! I packed this pattern and a variety of Aurifil Thread weights. I was going to do this project with all Aurifil Floss, but somehow the floss bag got left at home. Instead, I only had 12 wt., 50 wt., and 80 wt., so I used what I had! I am very happy with the results so far! The different textures can really be seen!


This is what I use to keep my threads in when traveling! On our trip to the hospital I grabbed the Aurifil 80 wt instead of floss! But it worked out great!

Until next time! Lisa



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy 4th of July


Happy 4th of July weekend! Have fun but travel safely!

God Bless America!

(Image above is a Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern I want to make by: Janeen of Quilt Art Designs ! I think she is wildly talented)!

Joined a swap on Instagram with @naptimequilter to make one of her patterns for a partner! Fingers crossed partner will make this one for me!




Thursday, June 29, 2017

How do you drive


I saw this on Instagram @fatquartershop today and thought this is so me! Do you sew with your shoes on or off? I just have to feel the pedal with my toes to get my speed right!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Snail Trail at the FQS




The quilting was a family affair David and I each did part since it was from us. I made him work for his credit in the gift. Plus, it makes me very happy to have this picture! If you sew you understand what I mean.


Here is a better look at the fabrics.

I wanted to have baby eye catches so that she would have things to look. The turles are one of my favorites!

You are going to love this pattern! It is available from the Fat Quarter Shop - Check out the free Snail Trail block pattern here!

This beautiful girl is Lilly at 2 weeks old!

Snail Trail Video is available at



Snail Trail Baby Quilt -Fabrics: Lizzy House - Butterflies, Kona, Aneela Hoey - Little Apples, Kona Cotton Solid. Threads: Piecing - Aurifil 50 wt. 2021 Natural White Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt. 2600 Dove. Pieced and quilted by me Elizabeth Johnson


I think the Fat Quarter Shop Quilt The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog - is beautiful! You can purchase the quilt kit below at gorgeous Snail Trail quilt kit made with Snowman Gatherings III!





Please visit the others for today

When you make your own post on social media with the Hashtag #Snailtrailquilt so we can all see! Hugs Lisa