Showing posts from September, 2014

ThimblePad Giveaway

This Giveaway Closed

ThimblePad Giveaway Winners

Madame Purl September 27, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Love, love, love those little thimbles. I'm a follower of Colonial Needle.

Cecilia September 28, 2014 at 1:52 PM
I follow via email.

Ella and Nesta October 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM
I'm an old Bloglovin' follower!

Thank you Colonial Needle
for providing this giveaway to In The Boon Docks!
Now, more quilters can experience your superior product!
Hi everyone I hope your all enjoying the beginning of Fall!
Things have been a little busy here in the boon docks.
Little Zoey has been visiting for the last two weeks!
So not a lot of sewing has happened!

I did have a conversation with Jim fromColonial Needle
about their wonderful productThimblePad,
he was so nice he sent
some for me to Giveaway to
my friends at "In The Boon Docks"!

That is YOU by the way!

Here I am using a ThimblePad while I was
hand quilting the Flowering Snowball Mini Quilt!
I found them to be very comfortable, easy to use,

FQS National Quilting & Sewing Month

The challenge by theFat Quarter Shopwas to make something you haven't made before. I decided I would reduce the size of the pattern from charm squares (5") to use Moda mini charms (2 1/2") and make a quilted pillow! 17" x 17"
Fabric: Hubba Hubba,Me and My Sister DesignsModa Mini Charms
Thread: My favorite - Aurifil White #2024 I always see beautiful quilted pillows everywhere but never made one. So happy I did because now I will be making them throughout the house! Free Pattern availableColor of My Heart Quilt PatternDaniar, Fat Quarter Shop, asks each blogger to answer a few questions. So, here goes!

1. How did you start quilting/sewing?

I had always wanted to learn but had no one to teach me. Roughly about seven years ago, (I am lousy about time), I met a local quilt shop owner Michelle Hill who told me she would help me learn. From there I began looking for tutorial on the internet and reading books and trying new techniques.

2. When was the first time you k…

Flowering Snowball Mini Quilt Winner


allison pogany September 3, 2014 at 5:29 AM
Favorite fabric in stock would have to be arrows in indigo from cotton and steel

My favorite too!
I am very excited to see you make your mini!
I love mine! I would like to thank Ann from Stitch Supply Co.for sponsoring this terrific giveaway!If you are a mini lover Ann has a few free patterns available. So really everyone can be a winner!

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

Around The World Blog Hop

Around The World Blog Hop

If you have been following along,
It really has been all over the world
and I have enjoyed reading them all!

My name is Lisa and Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"
I was very happy to be asked to participate
by Lea Anne of Podunk Pretties!

Lea Anne is very talented quilter, has a beautiful blog and is a quilt pattern designer. Best thing is her patterns are free (not for much longer probably), yes she is that good! My personal favorite is Cherry on Top Picnic Quilt

I have been told that I live in
"Gods Country"
out here in a little corner
of West Virginia, USA

My husband and I
raise kids, animals, fruits and vegetables!
I a quilter, the kind that pieces quilt tops together!
I sew making small, medium, and large projects!

Question 1: What am I working on?
I just finished the Flowering Snowball Mini Quilt above it incorporated working with curves, and hand quilting, both out of my comfort zone. I'll just say, I will do more curves in the future, and l…

Le Challenge & Giveaway reminder

Welcoming in a new "Era" of curves into my sewing!
Le Challenge for August is "Era"

Le Challenge is a monthly challenge
give each month to any crafter!
It is a way a crafter can show
their interpretation on the
subject of the month!

I would love to see knitters, crocheter,
painters, scrapbookers, and designers participate!

Giveaway Notice!
The Flowering Snowball Mini all came in a kit
fromStitch Supply Co
You can enter to win a free one until
September 16th at Midnight!
On that post!

This is how it began!
The curves are much easier to do once
you find what works for you!
For me it was pin in the center
and on both sides that worked the best!
I see more in my future

The "era" of hand quilting has come and gone!
After spending weeks hand quilting a 15" x 15" block,
I see no more hand quilting
anything bigger in my future!
I have new respect for those of you
who can do this skill!

I am linking up with the ladies
(Lucy & Nat)

Le Challenge

Stop by and ch…

September 11, 2014 We all need to Remember

I found this news blog from another part of the world that shows why we cannot forget!

30 pictures of 9/11 that show you why you should never forget!

It is hard to scroll through the photographs
When history is ignored it repeats!

We cannot allow terror to rule our lives!

So scroll through and send a prayer (good thought) to all those people,
their families, and friends!

A Nation 13 years later still in mourning!

Thank you, Lisa

August Aurifil Winner

Aurifil thread Giveaway Winner


gpc august 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
I was sorry to learn that she didn't feel welcome in her first quilting class. I know you would have made her feel included if you had been the first to meet her! :)

This is not why you won but it is one of the nicest things to be said about me!
Thank you for such a nice comment!

I forgot to post this but not to notify the winner and mail it!
Gail has her winnings of 4 Aurifil 12 wt. Threads!

Thank you all for your comments!

FQS Coffee Koozie Winners

FQS Coffee Koozie Giveaway Winners

The Winners are:

Jeneta September 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM
I receive the FQS newsletter.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans August 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Oh yes it is confirmed - I am rubbish at technology. I couldn't get the volume right but got there in the end!!! An Echino bird would be lovely on a cup cozie!

Congratulation! I can't wait to see your Sew What? Selfie
Both winners have been contacted!

Thank you everyone who entered!
More giveaways to come!
Thank you for reading!
Create and be Unique!

See You In September and Giveaways

Welcome back blog hoppers!
I really have missed you!
That includes you Madam Samm, Sew We Quilt (Head Couch) and
Shari Living With Purpose (Head Cheerleader)!
So glad to be back and hopping around myself!
Thank you both for all the work
you both did putting this one all together!

Hello Everyone!
You are at "In The Boon Docks" and I am Lisa!
Come on in and have a look around
and see what I spent the last couple months doing!

See you in September!
(It is now time)
Day 1

3 projects

Project 1
Riley Blake Designs Gingham.

I started searching through my stash
and found the blue medium gingham
and this great matching blue with white polka dots!
I used small blue gingham on the inside for the lining!

Strawberries are really popular
on Instagram lately and the red made for great contrast!
I found these two strawberries on a scrap of fabric and ironed on
HeatnBond Lite by therm-o-web.
Cut them out, peeled the back off,
and ironed them on my front panel!

Then using Aurifil 50 wt. threads sewed…

Flowering Snowball

While on Instagram one night I found an online shop
to buy some Cotton and Steel
Stitch Supply Co
and it has kits available for making this
15" x 15" "Flowering Snowball" mini quilt for $12.
The kit included the paper templates,
fabric for the front and binding!

Stitch Supply Co. is Ann (owner) dream coming true.
One step at a time on an exciting adventure.
(She also has some other free mini patterns available for download)!

Now, if I can try a new technique
for that cost I am all into it!

This wonderful hobby as we know it
can get quite expensive for a project
and then we find that we cannot
do it properly and quit.
Into the UFO pile,
got any of those my friends!
Sewing curves was not to bad
and I loved the results!

It went from a pile of beautiful
Cotton + Steel
to my
fantastic 15" x 15"
Flowering Snowball Mini Quilt

I am not afraid of curves anymore!
This kit makes it easy to learn! The longest thing has been hand quilting!
But I just don't think I wo…