Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hazel Swap

I spent a lot of time working on my Hazel Maina Swap. Choosing the pattern was easy but the size I had to think about! Elizabeth Hartman of Patterns by Elizabeth Hartman — HAZEL HEDGEHOG II pdf quilt pattern comes in two sizes with this pattern so I made the pillow size. My partner had asked for a Magical Hazel so I spent time pick just the right fabrics from my Alison Glass collections. I really love the white and gold border fabric from her new line Seventy Six | Alison Glass, oh heck I love all her fabric! It was really hard to mail her off.

The pattern is super easy! Pick a size and get started!

I haven't seen an ugly Hazel yet have you?

Then I received the Hazel of my dreams! Rainbow Hazel is just beautiful in her grunge colors (I need these fabrics)! My partner, Jen @justjoshinkids did an amazing job! I am completely satisfied and have Hazel hanging where I can admire her beauty! My daughter visited this weekend and tried to steal her, but not this time! She is mine!



This weekend we had visitors and my Granddaughter just wanted to sit with me and learn to cut fabric! I may end up with a crafter yet! I certainly hope so. No way I will ever use up my stash alone. But that is part of the fun!


Tell me about something you would like to swap? Lisa


Sew Whatcha Making? linky Party

Hello out there! I am trying to decide if I want to invest time and a little money into having a linky party once a month or once a week! Maybe not at all! My questions to you is would you come and link up?

My idea is once a month I would do a post on what I have been making with the link. You could link anything you have created! Crocheting, knitting, sewing, quilting, paper crafts. I don't know maybe you paint rocks, like my friend does.

Then we could all look around and be inspired! Do you want prizes? Everyone who enters a link is entered into a giveaway for something? Which sign do you like best, top or bottom, start over!


I have wanted to do something creatve for a longtime then I got lost in the ease of Instagram but I realized not everyone who reads a blog is on instagram. Different people like to change it up a bit but my heart is still in blogging and creating.


So tell me what you think and help me make a decision. Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave a comment. Lisa




Saturday, February 18, 2017

Winner of the Scrappy Project Planner


Are you wondering who won the complete set of the Scrappy Project Planner? Congratulations to the winner. I have already sent an email.

Little Quilt Song


Thank you Quilting Fabric, Quilt Fabric, Moda Fabrics, Quilt Kits, Online Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this giveaway!



Thank you everyone who entered! Until next time! Lisa



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Scrappy Project Planner Giveaway


The Scrappy Project Planner and Accessories Giveaway

The Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along is so much fun but it just needs a giveaway! This giveaway is open to everyone! I will personally mail the box anywhere in the world! Everything in the giveaway is available for sale at 'Lori holt scrappy project planner' | Fat Quarter Shop if you want it now!

Giveaway includes the following: Scrappy Project Planner, bee Creative Sticker Book, Gingham Wasbi Tape, Today is the Day Notepad, Sew Cute Bookmarks, and Planner Pens!

This is a Fat Quarter Shop sponsored Giveaway!

Thank you for entering and good luck!

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Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along Week 2


Hello I'm Lisa and welcome to In The Boon Docks, Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along Week 2, this week is the quilt pattern is Shortcut Star Quilt . The sew along is being held at the Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber and Bee In My Bonnet over 6 weeks on Fridays. To give you different ideas on how you might want to make your project the Fat Quarter Shop has enlisted 3 bloggers each week to participate! I am delighted to show you what I created for the sew along.

Enter today: Scrappy Project Planner Giveaway

You will find directions for one block or a quilt on page 188, of the Scrappy Project Planner Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet - Gifts & Accessories | Fat Quarter Shop!

I love this planner and the quilt patterns included in it are beautiful! The instructions are well written and taught me new techniques.

It really sews up into such a beautiful block!

I used a f8 of Dixie, Allison Harris, Windham Fabrics, I had on hand and my favorite Aurifil 50 wt. thread in Dove for piecing! I needed a new ruler bag desperately for all my little rulers and I don't think I will easily misplace this bright and sassy bag anywhere! I have to admit I love rulers almost as much as fabric and have them in every size I can find.

Please visit the other Blogger for today, February 10th

Mostly Crafty


To see a list of all the bloggers in the Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along

To follow Fat Quarter Shop’s social media and keep up with all of the fun projects!

There are four more Fridays of Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along quilty fun! Be sure to share your project photos on social media, #scrappyprojectplanner @FatQuarterShop @BeeLori1.

Farmers Wife 1930s Block 82 Pharlemia


Welcome followers of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along, I am Lisa, the Official Blogger for this weeks block #82 Pharlemia! I am so glad that I joined this group with Fat Quarter Shop , GnomeAngel, Marti Michell, and the other FQS Bloggers back in 2015. I have met so many talented people and been inspired so many times by the participants in the facebook group.

The beauty of the group is you can start anytime and go through the tutorials and posting! If you are not in the group, you can join - all you need is the book to get started. There is a link under the book on this post to get it for $13.99!

Today's block and letter are on page 38! The letter titled "Just the Beginning and Still Glad", tells of a young couple who lived out the depression on a farm. Even though her husband could not find work in his trained profession. He worked with the local farmers earning just enough to get by. They lived off what they grew and raised on their farm and did just fine. The woman was grateful they had moved to the country. My family and I moved to the country in 2005 from a large city and it is a great place to raise children. Different environment but very peaceful. You learn to be self sufficient and I am happy to call Salt Rock, West Virginia, home.

Pharlemia block #82


Pharlemia is not the perfect block to start to learn Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP). Yes, I said that, with multiple Y-seams it is one of the hardest block I ever did! That said if you have been doing FPP throughout the sew along, you got this one.

Missing directions: The last line in Order for Joining sewing the 2 sections D to J wait and do it last!

Photo A


Instead take the (2) pieces and lay the left section (Photo A) over the right section and start sewing around the block. Make sure you only sew the line on the template. Press. Then start moving around the main block. (Photo B)

Photo B

You will have to fold each section flat to move on to the next section. Again stay on the sewing lines and watch the seam allowances. Once you get back to Section D and J, now is the time to join them.

I have had a great time and will be continuing to make blocks. The book is an excellent reference for beautiful challenging blocks.



The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W.


From Marti Michell block diagram From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Chart 88: Pharlemia, Block 82 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along


Many thanks to the wonderful Sponsors: From Marti Michell, Fat Quarter Shop and Angie Wilson Pharlemia is Block 82 of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - GnomeAngel who has devoted so much time and effort into this sew along. It has been a pleasure to learn and assist in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along.


As always thank you for stopping by and reading what I have to say! Peace Lisa


Friday, February 3, 2017