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4th of July and our furry friends

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Happy 4th of July America 
I hope you all have a great time this evening take time to sit on a quilt and enjoy the fireworks!
I saw this in Amy Ball’s feed @cofferingsstudio on Instagram  and ask if I could share it here!  She is so nice! I feel this way about every quilt I gift! Coffee Rings Studio

Her latest quilt!



I use my quilts outdoors and NO it doesn’t bother me a bit that anyone else would!
Thank you Amy for letting me pass on your knowledge this 4th of July!
Fireworks
Fireworks displays will be everywhere this evening and be scaring all the fur babies! Try some of these tricks to keep your animals safe! My pets will be in the house hiding! They hate the noise!



Please be especially careful with sparklers and little children! If you use sparklers have a bucket of water nearby to put used ones in! Sparklers are hot long after there spark and can cause terrible burns!
Stay Safe Today! Lisa

Getting Caught Up June

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Welcome to Getting Caught Up Hello, I am Lisa and if you haven’t been here before welcome! I hope you decide to follow along on my sewing and quilting adventures! This maybe old news to some of you and I love you for it! Thank you for sticking with me throughout the years!
I post on Instagram  Intheboondocksdaily  But my blogging hasn’t  covered a lot of the items  I have made!
I am working on baby quilts this week for new babies!



I am trying like other bloggers  to get back in the habit of  blogging at least once a week!  Now on to getting caught up!


I finished this free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop Wave Your Flag Tablerunner
Fabrics: Patriotic ones I had in my stash  by Patric Loose,  I also used his Stars line  for the back and Binding Kona Cottons- Dark Blue, Aqua & Snow White Thread: Aurifil 50 Wt It is a patchwork pattern and beginner friendly!
with 4th of July coming up you have time to do this!

Summer Book Club Quilt Along #summerbookclubqal With @katebasti On Instagram  Going on right now!
The pat…

Pincushion Tutorial

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Hexagon Flower Pincushion  Fabric - Heather Ross Trixie

Back of pincushion- Heather Ross Strawberries 

Thimblepads I keep them in a little tin!

Sue Daley Millners Needles  Size 11

Walnut shells

Small scissors and a needle threader!

Aurifil 80 weight thread
A hexagon flower sewn by hand using Aurifil 80 weight thread a piece of backing fabric!  (2) pieces of Pellon SF101 cut to size!
Iron the Pellon  to each back of fabric! It will strengthen  the front side of each side!
Draw a circle on the backside  of your flower! I used a measuring cup,  to draw a circle!
Put fabrics right sides together and sew 1/4” inside the circle!

All the way around!

It will look like above!

Use a seam ripper to make about a 1 1/2” gap

Big enough to put your finger in!

Trim around the circle  (About a 1/4”) Leaving room for clipping!

Clip all around the circle  and be careful not to clip the stitches!

How to Follow by Bloglovin

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Blogging keeps changing and since I  am not a Webpage Designer  sometimes it can be difficult to keep up!
If you look above you see where I wrote “Menu Button” well thats where a lot of information about me  is now hidden, including how to follow this blog by Bloglovin!
If you open the menu you will find the button below!  Just click on it and it will take you  to “In The Boon Docks” at Bloglovin 

Just trying to keep up!
Please follow!
Lisa Johnson

Wave Your Flag Tablerunner with the Fat Quarter Shop

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Wave Your Flag Tablerunner 



Today over on the Jolly Jabber you can get two free patterns,  Wave Your Flag Tablerunner (as seen above),  and a Stars, Stripes, and Dots Quilt Pattern!

Fat Quarter Shop (Click this link to get to patterns)
Happy Flag Day, Hi I am Lisa and would like to thank  the Fat Quarter Shop  letting me sew along today.  I enjoy blogging with the Fat Quarter Shop  and sewing in their quilt alongs and sew alongs! I love the free pattern and think these would  also look great if you just wanted to  make placemats for the 4th of July! It is great for a beginner or experienced sewer!

Alphabitties  are great for keeping track  of all your pattern pieces!


It is a great pattern to chain piece quickly together!



The Clover Forked Pins make these seams line up perfect! They are my new favorite notion!




Jump over to the Fat Quarter Shop to get your patterns Free Flag Patterns

I also like to wish my husband a Happy Anniversary,  22 years and going strong! I feel privileged to be your wife! 




Thank you for st…

Happy Birthday Sale at the Fat Quarter Shop

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Use this link to access the sale page each day!
Fat Quarter Shop

Happy Birthday Fat Quarter Shop!
They started as a small online shop and have grown  into a international success in the last 16 years! It still has the best selection and customer service!
The Fat Quarter Shop started  sponsoring “In The Boon Docks” in  April 2013 (1st post)!  They gave me opportunity when other did not!  I love working on sew alongs and quilt alongs!
Enjoy the Sales over the next week!  Come back each day this week and just click on the Fat Quarter Shop link!
Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for your support! You are loved! Lisa


Holiday by Alison Glass

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Wow, I want to thank @gingerlemonquilts for this beautiful @alisonglass #holiday and patterns by @emilydennis !





These are my top 6 for fussy cutting anytime of year not just Christmas! I love the mushroom!
The one in the center would be awesome to stitch on!As you can see here!


It comes in three colorways!
@gingerlemonquilts is starting a Sew Along you might want to check out!
Thank you for stopping by! Lisa