Monday, September 18, 2017

Bloggers Quilt Festival

 
 

 

The festival begins today over at http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2017/09/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2017-edition/ , it has been a few years since I entered a quilt! Amy Ellis is so talented and busy but still takes the time to put on the Bloggers Quilt Festival for everyone! Thank you Amy for being so supportive of other Quilt Bloggers and the quilting community!

I appreciate looking at everyone's beautiful quilts and their stories!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa, and I spend my time when I can sewing and quilting! I love to blog, so if you see things you like please follow! I have a family and live in the boon docks, at least when we moved to West Virginia from Virginia Beach, Virginia, that is what our oldest daughter would say! She was really tickled when I named the blog. I learned to sew in my late 40s, from some wonderful, patient women at WV Quilt ! Now I mainly learn new techniques by the seat of my pants. I try to share that knowledge with others here and on Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks) • Instagram. I have sewn for fabric stores, fabric companies and I am an Aurifil Artisan! If I had a dream job this would be it! I also enjoy swapping gifts with other sewists! This Mini Quilt I did for one such swap! Mailing it to someone else is exciting and scary at the same time! Hopefully, she will love it as much as my family does!

 

"On The Wild Side"

23" x 23"

Pattern: This is the largest foundation paper piecing project I have done! The pattern is Tiger - geometric 20" | Craftsy by Janeen of Quilt Art Designs, she has hundreds of patterns in her quilting arts designs on Craftsy!

Fabrics: Moda Grunge, Moda Luxe Brushstroke, Me & You, and a few scraps

Threads: Piecing: Aurifil 50 wt thread #2326 Sand Quilting: Aurifil 50 wt thread #2835 Medium Mint

 

Thanking you for stopping by and visiting! Lisa

http://www.amyscreativeside.com/2017/09/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2017-edition/

 

Bloggers Quilt Festival

 
 

 

The festival begins today over at Blogger's Quilt Festival :: Fall 2017 Edition - Amy's Creative Side , it has been a few years since I entered a quilt! Amy Ellis is so talented and busy but still takes the time to put on the Bloggers Quilt Festival for everyone! Thank you Amy for being so supportive of other Quilt Bloggers and the quilting community!

I appreciate looking at everyone's beautiful quilts and their stories!

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I am Lisa, and I spend my time when I can sewing and quilting! I love to blog, so if you see things you like please follow! I have a family and live in the boon docks, at least when we moved to West Virginia from Virginia Beach, Virginia, that is what our oldest daughter would say! She was really tickled when I named the blog. I learned to sew in my late 40s, from some wonderful, patient women at WV Quilt ! Now I mainly learn new techniques by the seat of my pants. I try to share that knowledge with others here and on Lisa Johnson (@intheboondocks) • Instagram. I have sewn for fabric stores, fabric companies and I am an Aurifil Artisan! If I had a dream job this would be it! I also enjoy swapping gifts with other sewists! This Mini Quilt I did for one such swap! Mailing it to someone else is exciting and scary at the same time! Hopefully, she will love it as much as my family does!

 

"On The Wild Side"

23" x 23"

Pattern: This is the largest foundation paper piecing project I have done! The pattern is Tiger - geometric 20" | Craftsy by Janeen of Quilt Art Designs, she has hundreds of patterns in her quilting arts designs on Craftsy!

Fabrics: Moda Grunge, Moda Luxe Brushstroke, Me & You, and a few scraps

Threads: Piecing: Aurifil 50 wt thread #2326 Sand Quilting: Aurifil 50 wt thread #2835 Medium Mint

 

Thanking you for stopping by and visiting! Lisa

Blogger's Quilt Festival :: Fall 2017 Edition - Amy's Creative Side

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

We Remember

 

I think this image pretty much sums it up for me!

When we look to the future we have educate the children about what happened on this day so many years ago! Do not hide the fear you felt or the fact the United States of America was attacked by terrorists! As long as there are terrorist there is no peace.

Never Forget!

God Bless America!

Take a moment today and pray for the people in the USA!

Thank you


Images found on Instagram

 

 

 

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lady of the Lake Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop

 

Hello Everyone and welcome to today's featured Quilt: The Lady of the Lake Quilt is part of the Fat Quarter Shop's Classic & Vintage series: with video tutorials! (Click link to see all the tutorials in the series) For those who are unfamiliar with the Classic & Vintage series, they focus on traditional quilt blocks with a modern twist!

 

The fabric I used is Mirage by Alex Anderson and Kona Snow! Sewn with Aurifil 50 wt thread #2021

The Lady of the Lake quilt block is made so easy using "Triangles on a Roll" I love using them! My half square triangles come out perfect every time! They are inexpensive and useful, I can make 2 or 20 in just a few minutes using them. 3" Half Square Triangle Paper Triangles on a Roll #H300 | Fat Quarter Shop

 

 

The complete Lady of the Lake pattern is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like Kimberly Jolly's of the Fat Quarter Shop, they have a Lady of the Lake quilt kit and separate backing set available! Everything all together!

You can also download the FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making the block and go to town!

Either way is great!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNVOIVLsQQU&sns=em

 

Lots of people sewing along so check out the Jolly Jabber link!

Classic & Vintage: Lady of the Lake Quilt - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

As always thank you reading!

Lisa

 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 8


 

Time sure has wizzed by we are 8 months into the Bella Skillbuilder Quilt and I have learned so much about different techiques and color! I am so glad I hopped on the boat with the Fat Quarter Shop and designer Sherri McConnell! The quilts blocks are all beautiful even though everyone's are different! This is a quilt I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn techniques. All the tutorials and patterns are free! You can buy a kit or not! You will learn so much!

 

The Kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits

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

The Pattern: Download the free September 2017 pattern

The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RlWMOW1fIE&sns=em

Tips and Tricks

 

I cut all my strips with the super handy Creative Grids Stripology Squared Ruler Creative Grids #CGRGE2 it doesn't slip and makes cutting a breeze!

This month we are using another great ruler by Creative Grids especially if you like Dresden Plates Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler Creative Grids #CGRISE30

Start with the best thread, I use Aurifil 50 wt. Dove for almost everything, 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2600 | Fat Quarter Shop Start sewing from the tip of the unit! Trim after you sew each unit down or when you are finish it will look like the one below! It is not worth the time to have to rip it all out! Believe me! Trim, trim, trim, the unit seam allowance to avoid the bulk at the end!

I really love how easy these blocks went together and look! I would love to take the time and make a whole quilt out of just these blocks!

 

 

To get all the Bella Skillbuilder patterns and tutorials: Bella Skill Builder - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

The Bella Skillbuilder Bloggers

Be sure to check out the other blogs for more tips, tricks, and color variations!

 

Thank you for stopping by - Lisa

 

Pray or send good thoughts to the people of Texas and throughout the world who are suffering!

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Pincushions

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

 

7A

 

7B

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!

Lisa

 

 

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?

 

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eu8Ew6j3_k&sns=em

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!