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Around The World Blog Hop

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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

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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)
from

Le Challenge

Stop by and ch…

See You In September and Giveaways

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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

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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…

Wanna Win some Aurifil Thread

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The Aurifil Thread Giveaway ends on August 26, 2014 enterHERE

My work in progress or WIP
for this Wednesday (I know today is Tuesday)
is hand quilting this mini quilt!

I am hand quilting the Flowering Snowball Mini
with Aurifil 12 wt. Thread using
#2021 Natural White!

As you look at the colors in this quilt
you can see I could have used a variety of colors
if I wanted the quilting to be the main focus
but I didn't in this case.

By using the white you see the beautiful sheen
off the white but it blends with the white fabric.

Aurifil 12 wt. threads are an excellent way of
adding decorative stitches to projects
and hand quilting.

I love the look of how it makes
the quilting pattern stand out
without taking away from the
overall appearance of the quilt.

Thank you for stopping by to look around!
Create and be unique!
Lisa
@intheboondocks


Don't forget to enter the giveaway to try some for yourself!

Aurifil 12 wt. Thread Giveaway

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