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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 t

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 from Stitch 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 C

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 Aurif

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

Wanna Win some Aurifil Thread

The Aurifil Thread Giveaway ends on August 26, 2014 enter HERE 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 Linking with