Showing posts with the label Aurifil Artisans 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 9

Month 9, Wow we have sure learned a lot about different blocks! I want to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me sew along each month! It has been great fun! This month the blocks are Lazy Angle using the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler Creative Grids #CGR3754 | Fat Quarter Shop ! I love this one! The ruler makes cutting quick and sewing a breeze! The pattern is FREE!The Kit:Bella Skillbuilder Quilt KitsThe Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! The Pattern: Download the pattern Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting BlogThe Video: Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog
Block 9A - Fabric: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Green Tea Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove Blocks 9B and 9C - Fabrics: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Sunflower Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove

Trick Line up your A and B pieces so they create a triangle at the bottom. Then sew together with your …

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 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 …

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 KitsThe Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! The Pattern: Download the free September 2017 pattern The Video: and TricksI 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…


Pincushion ParadeDuring 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 t…

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 Shopto 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!Vide…

Whats up In The Boon Docks

Blueberry Park fabric just cheers up a room! I finished quilting the blocks and turned turned them into pillows. Covered up my old and worn couch pillows. In The Boon Docks: Sewing and Family is where I wrote about making these blocks and how I did it. I started working on this Alison Glass embroidery pattern while my daughter was in the hospital! I drew it out using the hold it up to the window method (light box) with the fabric over the pattern, using my washable pen. So, when I am all done was the ink away with a washcloth! Only problem it gets kinda wrinkly. If I iron it the steam it my take away the drawing.My Floss StoryKnowing I would not have a sewing machine available for 2 weeks I packed projects I could work on in the hospital! I packed this pattern and a variety of Aurifil Thread weights. I was going to do this project with all Aurifil Floss, but somehow the floss bag got left at home. Instead, I only had 12 wt., 50 wt., and 80 wt., so I used what I had! I am very…

Snail Trail at the FQS

The quilting was a family affair David and I each did part since it was from us. I made him work for his credit in the gift. Plus, it makes me very happy to have this picture! If you sew you understand what I mean. Here is a better look at the fabrics. I wanted to have baby eye catches so that she would have things to look. The turles are one of my favorites!You are going to love this pattern! It is available from the Fat Quarter Shop - Check out the free Snail Trail block pattern here!This beautiful girl is Lilly at 2 weeks old!Snail Trail Video is available at
Snail Trail Baby Quilt -Fabrics: Lizzy House - Butterflies, Kona, Aneela Hoey - Little Apples, Kona Cotton Solid. Threads: Piecing - Aurifil 50 wt. 2021 Natural White Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt. 2600 Dove. Pieced and quilted by me Elizabeth JohnsonI think the Fat Quarter Shop QuiltThe Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog -is beautiful! You can purchase the quilt kit below atgorgeo…

Sewing and Family

Big BlocksIn The Boon Docks: Bella Skill Builder Month 5 , I was making half square triangles using 3" Half Square Triangle Paper Triangles on a Roll #H300 | Fat Quarter Shop and then came the Sew Sampler® Subscription Quilting Box for May with Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman in it! What beautiful fabrics! There are so many blocks you can make with these triangle papers, I and when I saw this one on the internet, I had a idea! New Summer Couch pillows. The blocks are done but the pillows will have to wait for now.Everything here sewn with Aurifil 50 wt. thread! I find these 3" triangles super easy to use and make perfect (8) half square triangles at once and invested in multiple sizes! Note: a 3" half square triangle is 2 1/2" when sewn!I love getting Sew Sampler each month! You definitely get a great bang for your buck!Little Lilly and family are all doing great! Coming home has really made me feel the distance. This is one of my favorite pict…