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





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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!