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Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop - it's my day

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Hello everyone, welcome to "In The Boon Docks" today is my day for the Halloween Haunts 2015 Blog Hop! I am so excited to share a little history and some new Halloween projects I have been working on for this hop!Thank you Marian of Seams To Be Sew for organizing this great hop! I love being back with so many familiar blogs. Many of us have done hops for years together! I am enjoying the new blogs too! So much talent in this hop! I appreciate what you have taken on for everyone's enjoyment!Favorite Costume My Mommy (Joyce) and Daughter AshleyIn 1990, my Mom came for Halloween. I was pregnant and had nothing for my daughter to wear for Halloween. I had never seen my mother sew anything! In a day, she dyed a white sheet and a long sleeve shirt orange. She went shopping for ribbon, elastic, green and black felt. Made a pattern out of newspaper for the pumpkin face, green around the neck, and a hat. Sewed it into this awesome pumpkin costume for my oldest daughter Ash…

Mini Half Hexi block

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Jenny Doan of Missouri Quilt Company and Lisa Hirsch of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guildhave a new video out Tutorial-082 Half Hexi Applique using a half Hexi template to make a Hexi Gem Quilt. After watching it I thought "Wow" what a great idea Lisa Hirsch has come up with! But I don't have time right now for a full size quilt I have two mini quilt due in the next week. "Wow" I really love that Star in the middle I have to shrink it! So I have. (Hopefully not to many Wows but it did excite me into motion)!Create a smaller template I used a hexagon ruler I have that makes all different size hexagons and made a 3 1/2 cardboard templete. Then cut it it half! I now have a template for the mini half gem.Background Fabric for one block Cut (4) - 6 1/2 square blocksMini half hexi need - 8 with iron on backing (Heat N' Bond Lite - Iron on adhesive)Cut 2 - 3" strips off a fat quarter (I do my strips a little bigger because I hate to get the glue on …