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What's Up Thursday

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I finished the red pouch for the winner of the Grow Your Blog, Val @ Val's Quilting Studio. I hope she likes it!She has a great blog and could use some new visitors! Maybe some of you could drop by and take a look. It was the Grow Your Blog Giveaway. As I have done before, I used Aurifil 12 wt. thread in my sewing machine to accent! Now I have this pink pouch I finished and have to find a use for it! Do you use pouches to keep your things in around the house or a ziplock bag? I have been going around looking for the ziplocks and replacing them with my pouches! Looks so much neater. Speaking of Aurifil threads I moved all mine into this great Nuts and Bolts holder from the hardware store to have it all together right by my sewing machine. Looking at the hardware store for storage options can be very rewarding. The craft stores have similar products at twice the cost. You would be amazed at what you can find. Finished my block for the Aurifil Designer of the MonthThis months …

SMS Giveaway Ends Today At 8 pm EST

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It has been quite a week signing up for so many giveaway over atSew, Mama, Sew! a total of 515 giveaways are open until 5 pm PST, here on the East Coast that means 8 pm. So you still have time to sign up for"In The Boon Docks Giveaway Day"and head over and get in as many as you can! Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew! For such a great event! I have worked on other things! Next week starts another blog hop!

I got so Scrappy? Sew bee it! Blocks done and mailed off! I have more of those to get caught up on! Worked on myto Boston with Love Flagwhich our very small but lively group of the West Virginia Modern Quilt Guild are participating in. You do not have to belong to a guild to send a flag and they do not take a lot of time to make. There are tutorials at the blog site to help you create your own. It would be wonderful if you made one and mailed it in! If you do leave a comment on this post letting me know! I went on a 2nd grade field trip with my favorite little man! We had a gre…

Book Giveaway UPDATE

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UPDATE: The winner of the book giveaway is # 7. Congratulations Carla you win! I will send you an email and mail it right out to you!

Carla November 15, 2012 9:40 PM
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Thank you all for entering and come back for the "Traveling Stash Giveaway". It should be here any day now! Unfortunately, the "Traveling Stash Giveaway" is just for participants in the United States.

Happy Thanksgiving to US citizens here and abroad!.

Everyone near and far, I hope you have a great weekend! XX Lisa

Here in the boondocks I get a lot time to read when Mr. D (7) & Mr. R (45) are both in school. I purchased (2) copies of this book, one for me and one for the WINNER of this giveaway. I'll wet your appetite with some project pages! It has interesting quilt blocks and fun projects. I bought it to see about making t-shirt blocks. My youngest daughter must have a hundred shirts she has saved. Since moving into her own home, she wants me to make a qu…

Pinning your Rows

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Have you sewn your rows backwards, instead of the way you laid it out? Do your seams line up when you sew your rows together? Here are some tips I find helpful!

1. Label your rows - nothing fancy a sticky note with a pin. The best time to do this is before you remove your squares from the design wall or in my case my bed. Top squares in the middle of the block. That way it is not in the way when your sewing. 2. Pin your seam direction - Once you have sewn your blocks into rows lay them out in order and take row 2 lay it on row 1 prints facing each other. Take a pin with a head on it (mine are yellow), stick it on the back of the two rows you will be sewing together, pointing it in the direction of where you are going to sew. This way your rows will not get sewn on the wrong side.

Do that for all your rows and stack them and head for the ironing board.

3. Iron your seams on row 1 one way and on row 2 the opposite. Just make sure you are consistent throughout your rows. 4.

Japanese X and + Block.

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I completed my first block for the Scrappy So Bee It! I was so nervous and excited! I hope Carla really likes it. Does anyone else get that way when sewing for someone else? Just curious, it would be nice to hear that sewing makes someone else a little crazy! It was a successful pattern to me. I had wanted to sew the block for over a year, and very excited to finally done it: Japanese X and + block. Carla's quilt will be really beautiful, I will be excited to see block placement, and the finished quilt. Until Later, Lisa

Scrappy? Sew bee it!

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I am really excited to have been invited to join a group of very talented people in a "Sewing Bee". I am a little scared but excited for the challenge that this opportunity will bring. Scrappy Sew Bee It. Each month a member choses a new block for the group to sew. Then the blocks are sent to that person for their own quilt. I am looking forward to August 2013 when I think it will be my turn to chose a block. Until then I will look forward to completing new blocks with someone else in mind and color combinations I might not have considered. I cannot wait to get started. My mother informed me that when she was young these where called "Friendship Quilts". This is just on a world level. WOW

I have the blocks from my Great Aunt Caroline's friendship quilt from "1932". I would like to be involved in this to share with my grandchildren a completed quilt that showed woman from all over the world working on a collaborate effort and it is in "N…

I present "The Beast" Unquilted

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I have worked on this quilt for weeks and finally took it to Irene to be quilted a few hours ago. She knew it was coming and said she would have it ready tomorrow. I then have to put the binding on it by Monday at 9 pm to enter it into our county fair.

Last minute! Why do I do this to myself? Do you ever start a project get it almost done and quit? Saying I can't get it done in time. After all the work you put into it then turn around and say "oh no, I gotta get this done now"? So all I did today was sew! But not fun sewing, the frantic crazy type of sewing. It will be a mad dash to make the binding in the morning. This is our king size bed just to give you a size idea. The fabric is Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker for Moda & Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Coal. There are 114 5" blocks.

Hope you like it! I haven't decided yet but it is going to be entered. Does anyone have a good name for it? I would love to hear your idea's nobody here likes …

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop Giveaway

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UPDATE: WOW! Thank you everyone for stopping in! I am having trouble keeping up with the comments. So when we get to 150 follower I will have a followers drawing for a charm pack!. Tell your friends about the giveaway and the RWB Blog Hop! If I don't respond to every comment know that I read each of them and appreciate you signing up for the giveaway! I am overwhelmed by all the new followers! Just wonderful! Thanks again!Today, July 6, 2012, is "In The Boon Docks" day in the Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop. . I am so excited to be included. I would like to thank Madame Samm from !Sew We Quilt! and Jane from Jane's fabric and quilts for letting me be apart of the blog hop. I love this blog hop, you get to visit a lot of different blogs, see many different styles of blocks, and enter giveaways! Since it is July "In The Boon Docks" is holding a "Christmas in July Giveaway" I used (12) squares from two Prairie Paisley II Charm packs to make t…

QuiltCon Challenge Block

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A couple months ago I won the QuiltCon Kona Cotton Solids FQ Set from Pink Chalk Fabrics it is still available for $18.95. I was very surprised when I won and knew then I would have to enter, I had no excuse! Plus, the Kona solids in this set are really beautiful together. The only fabric I added was the stripe of Kona Cotton Solid "Snow".

I challenge others in Blogland that are interested in the Modern Movement to create your one block and submit it before August 2012. Who knows it might end up on the QuiltCon Quilt or going to children who need to be kept warm next winter, either way you win the satisfaction that you tried it. There is also a Flickr site on the main page to look at all the blocks being submitted. This is my QuiltCon Challenge Block called "Fractured", I don't know if I should really name a block or not but this time I did. I got the idea for it from the Craftsy BOM. QuiltCon is being presented by the The Modern Quilt Guild. I am a membe…

Festival

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Well the Festival has began and I am already behind. I do have a bright idea, as you can see here:

"Fresh" by Deb Strain from Moda


It is not to late to join in the fun, you have until April 22, 2012, to post you creation over at festival of half square Triangles


Craftsy BOM blocks for April, block 1 completed. Hexagons by hand are impossible for me. I have difficulties sewing with my hands so I had to use my back up, my handy dandy sewing machine. I need to give her a name. But we will save that for another post.




I am helping out a friend and making a few of these Log Cabin Blocks for something she is working on. I know nothing about the fabrics except the solids are Robert Kaufman "Kona". My husband now wants a log cabin designed quilt for our bed.




Saturday was "Opening Day" around these parts for Little League Baseball. This is my little catcher at the bat. They grow up so fast, enjoy the time while it is here!




Saturday Morning, I decided to make these…

Lots of Things Got Done This Week & Links-Updated

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Great giveaway Alert go to www.granmascharms.blogspot.com she is giving away 4 boxes of fabric.


I finally got this lovely done for Mr. David Platt. I really love Backyard Baby fabric it is so detailed. The hardest part for me to get completed when doing a quilt is the hand sewing on the binding. My mom picked out the orange Kona fabric, to make it pop. I am glad I followed her advice.


When you look up close, which is what little David will do, you will see the little woodpecker in the trees really comes out.
Gotta get it in the mail to St. Louis.
There are certain people you talk to when you have a blog or go to other blogs that you know if they lived down the road, you would be the best of friends. One of those people for me is Ali at Very Berry Handmade She is very thoughtful and sent me FROGS. I love this fabric, not only did she remeber that I love frogs, she gave me her winnings from a competition. Did I tell you she makes the most beautiful pincusions I have ever seen.
Frogs, …
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I am so excited at the Craftsy Block of the Month. Amy Gibson is very talented, and it is free. Here are my January blocks, Asterisk and Wonky Pound Sign blocks. I don't think my wonky is wonky enough but I tried.