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Farm Girl Vintage 2 Week 18 Rise and Shine Block 36

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Welcome to “In The Boon Docks”,  my name is Lisa,  and I am excited to share my block  from the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Along  Week 18 with Lori Holt from  Bee In My Bonnet or @beelori
on Instagram


Farm Girl Vintage 2 This book has all the fun farm blocks plus patterns for pincushions, quilts, doll quilts, and pillows! It is available for sale at Fat Quarter Shop




I used a combination of Lori’s fabric with Riley Blake Designs! Granny Chic Bee Backgrounds Modern Minis


I lost my Alphabitties from  Fat Quarter Shop
and spent a good amount of time using stickers I wrote out! It was no fun!



I ordered some as soon as I realized I had misplaced my set! They are a product every quilter should own.

Block 36
I was inspired by Lori to make my little tractor pincushion,  she makes some of the cutest stuff! Best thing is she shares a lot on her blog! Bee In My Bonnet


The “Rise and Shine Rooster” is on page 113 of  Farm Girl Vintage 2
The Fat Quarter Shop blog The Jolly Jabber is posting too! Farm Girl Vintage 2 Part 5



See more blocks un…

Sew Together Bag

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I finally after years of wanting another Sew Together Bag, Pattern by @sewdemented on Instagram  started one on yesterday! You can find the .pdf pattern in Michelle’s IG profile or purchase a paper copy in a quilt store or online at Fat Quarter Shop
I bought the pattern 2 summers ago and found it intimidating so I decided to check YouTube and I found Margaret’s video which took the intimidation away! She is very personable and goes through set by step!  You have to still buy the pattern because she gives no dimensions!
You can find Margaret online Margaret of MMQ https://youtu.be/Lrvud8RWFIU Margaret Leuwen Quilting


Here is my progress

I am doing it all in Alison Glass Fabric! Hope to finish it today! What are you sewing? Does a pattern ever intimidate you? Leave a comment!
Big hugs! Lisa

Mushroom Sew Along

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Mushroom Sew Along


The Mushroom Sew Along was on Instagram until August 28th, hundreds of these cute mushrooms where made and posted! 





Vechernie Posidelki Mushroom Tutorial the tutorial for the mushrooms is in another language but you can get the idea on how to make one by looking through Vechernie Pattern! 


The sew along was ran by Paola  @loveoffabric Love Of Fabrics and was great fun!
To view all the mushrooms made look under the Instagram hashtag #mushroomsewalong !

Spelling Bee Week 43

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Week 43 of Spelling Bee Sew Along  with the Fat Quarter Shop! I have really enjoyed the sew along and appreciate the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me participate. This is a book we all need in our quilting libraries.

The Spelling Bee is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!


My block for week 43 is the Hyphen.  Hyphen (-) block using Modern Minis by Lori Holt Of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs and Bee Backgrounds Gray Crossstitch Yardage for the background. I just love Lori Holt’s Modern Minis!
Please stop by Greg of  Grey Dogwood Studio to see his block for today.  
Just one more week of the sew along left with the Fat Quarter Shop. You can see the complete list of the Bloggers can be found at Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber
Thank you for Sewing Along with us! Until next time - Lisa

DIY Infinity Scarf

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The  Fat Quarter Shop Project Remix


A scarf in the Summer! Yes! It is super soft, lightweight, and brings color to your day!


Tutorial by Crystal of Hello Creative Family  30 Minute Infinity Scarf


I am doing a one month challenge of only using Sewtites  (No pins or clips) and they worked perfect sewing the end together!


The pattern is great for beginners and does not take very long to complete! It only took me 30 minutes to complete.


The Fabric Pick a fabric you think is gorgeous,  that you don’t want to cut all up and sew back together.   It is perfect and stands out all on its own! I bought this fabric over 2 years ago second hand.   I knew it was vintage and prewashed.   It is a vintage lawn that we figured out.   Who made it nothing positive. Looks like, feels like, but couldn’t find it in a database of Liberty. It is 2 beautiful yards of Vintage Lawn and so soft!



Share with #DIYinfinityscarfThis project is easy to make, perfect as a gift or for yourself.  Be sure to share your projects using #diyinfini…

Retreat Bag 2.0

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I love Santa Fe by Sara Watts as soon as I saw it in the Culcita box I knew I wanted something special.  My husbands birthday was coming up so I decided on a medicine pouch! It had to be big and different!
I saw a post on IG for the Internal Wire Frames for the Retreat Bag 2.0 by Emmaline Bags it said the pattern was free. I am sorry I don’t remember the shops name.  The frames for the large where $4.00 so I bought 4. I figured if it proved to hard I’d sell the rest. But if I liked the pattern I had them on hand to make more! Do you ever do that? Sometimes I end up with a bunch of junk I will never use.  But not this time! He loves the bag!  It is big and roomy!

It has two pockets.
 Problems for me 
Never sewn a zipper on the outside of a bag before. So, I searched on YouTube and found a video tutorial on sewing the bag by Birdcage and Thread. She does a great job explaining everything you need to do to make the bag.



The hardware intimidated me! How in Heaven was I going to sew bars into t…

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop Day 1

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For months now many people have been working  on all kinds of flower projects to inspire you!   Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks is our hostess and  I am grateful to be able to participate in this blog hop.
I went through a bunch of fabric trying to figure out what I wanted to make.   At the time my oldest daughter had her second daughter in less than a year. Carla said we could make anything as long as it has flowers! So, I did a little creative thinking!
Having been killing time at doctors appointments and  at the hospital I had been watching a lot of online classes and Youtube videos!  I came across a sewing course on  Creativebug called  Wardrobe Basics: Sewing Tunic No. 1Using her -  #100 Acts of Sewing Patterns (Which are free with the course) By Sonya Philips
Flower Tunic 1 



This fabric is by Anna Maria Horner and comes in 4 colorways! I think it is gorgeous! I did not alter the pattern at all on this one.




Flower Tunic 2 - Tula Pink Fabric

I loved this Tula Pink print so much I have had it in my st…

Memory Pillows

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Memory Pillows - Part 1
When a friend asked if I could make a couple pillows out of her Grandmother’s shirts for her Mom I said yes!  I have never done this before but I thought I would give it a try. There is a woman on Instagram who makes gorgeous bags out of loved ones leather coats! @piprobins - Gillian Hyde

I began by deconstructing the shirts.  Trying to get the most usable material as possible!
Shirt 1 - a kind of woven stretch material 


Shirt 2 - denim stretch
Anything can be useful as long as it is not frayed (worn out)! Including these buttons and the front!  I am going to use these as the closure on the back!

I was looking for a pattern and remembered a heart pillow I made years ago.  I will post a link to it in part 2.  I don’t remember what I did with the pattern so I looked at the pilllow and made it up!

So far this is what I have!  The pink fabric I starched and starched so it didn’t stretch to bad as I sewed, and it worked pretty well!  
This is as far as I got yesterday and I…

Micro Mini Tested

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Micro Mini Quilts
Micro Mini Quilt 4” x 4” Made by: Elizabeth Johnson Fabric: Dapple and Stars, Patrick Lose, RJR Fabric Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt #2021 Quilted with Aurifil 50 wt #2250
All the rage on Instagram  made with Foundation Paper Piecing 




I was super excited to be asked by @mel_is_a_swapaholic over on Instagram to test her new foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern!  I think it turned out very nicely!  
Don’t be frightened by the small pieces because it sews together perfectly! I gave to my husband and he love it at 4” x 4” it is perfect to hang on a wall or use as a coaster.

Side note:  The Red Aurifil matches the patriotic reds in these fabrics perfect!  I am using all these fabrics again on something bigger!
Hugs to all of you! Happy Mother’s Day too all! Lisa

Another note Elizabeth is my given name!

Reuse Remake Recycle

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Things have really changed around our household in the last couple of weeks.  My oldest daughter,  Ashley is having many health problems associated with her pregnancy! Diabetes has taken over her life and lead to a week in the hospital.  It made it hard to care for herself and 9 month old Lilly.  Now both are here at our house until baby is born.  Sometimes, as parents you have to do what is best for your family even if it inconveniences everyone.  Our family wants Ashley and the baby healthy.  When the baby is born Ashley and her family will go back to Wheeling, WV.  Until then we will all share our small house together and help each other out.
I was trying to find something to put Lilly’s blocks in so I made her this basket!

The fabric was from a yard sale $.25!  It was from a clothing factory that was once in Huntington, WV.  It came on a roll and was 2” wide.  Give life to something old!

It started out like this on the roll and then I folded over and just sewed it together.  Obviousl…