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Selfish Sewing Spring 2015/Le Challenge

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Hello Everyone, I am so excited to participate in Selfish Sewing Week Spring 2015. Today I am sharing with you my new shirt made by me out of quilting cotton! You see I have never made myself any garments and have been intimidated by the thought. For 2 years I have listed one as a goal to complete a garment for myself, goal met! Hoot hoot! Years ago, I tried to make a shirt and ended up throwing it away half cutout. All the little markings confused me then.
But with a wee bit of help I actually sewed it up pretty easily
(patting myself on the back)!

Pattern: Bess Top
Designer: Imagine Gnats (Rachael Gander)
Get it Bess Top Printed Pattern (here)andDigital (here)
Fabric: Botanics design #14258, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (Quilting Cotton)
Aurifil Thread: #4093 (perfect match)
I love how Aurifil colors always match the designers fabrics.
They have a color for everything!

Cutting the pattern out, taping, and pinning it together, was quite simple. (Shock on my face) This we…

Scrappy Trip Along Bee Flickr Group signups Round 8 Now

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Round 8

If you have ever wanted to try a simple Bee
this one is for you!
I have participated in the
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee ,
for awhile now and enjoy the
beautiful blocks that I receive in return.

Sign ups are Now!
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee run by Julie Hirt of 627Handworks

(5) block due in April! It fills up fast!

I made my blocks this quarter
using Robert Kaufman Kona Solids
and Cotton+Steel Basics Super simple because the tutorial is great!
I hope to see you in the flickr group

Create and be unique!
Lisa

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ALYOF January 2015 Finish

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My ALYOF January Goal and Finish

My goal this month was to finish the Noodlehead Super Tote, I started at Thanksgiving and now have! I am finally getting it in the mail this afternoon! I can't tell you how much I love this bag and hope to make myself one soon. It is so well made and the perfect bag to show off your favorite fabric and carry all your knitting, sewing, or books around in!

I totally recommend this pattern!

It has so many pockets inside and a big pocket on the outside! I am linking up with the
ALYOF January Finish Post at
Sew BitterSweet Designs

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Thank you for stopping by!
Come back soon!
Lisa

2015 Sampler Blanket

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2015 Sampler Blanket (Quilt)
Block 1 January


My friend Rie at
Crafty Rie
started this monthly get together.
If you click on the blue link that says
Crafty Rie you can read all about it.

As you can see you can choose
what you make and how you make it!
My favorite way to work.


I will be using Cotton+Steel Basics
and Robert Kaufman Kona Solids on
My Sampler Quilt.

For January I decided to do one of my favorite blocks
Scrappy Trip Around The World (Blue words are the link to pattern)!

It is very simple and made out of 2 1/2 strips.
You can make quite a beautiful quilt
using these blocks but since this is a
sampler blanket/quilt each month
I will choose a different block with a link
or directions on how to make it just in
case you want to try a few new blocks!

If you find you really like making Scrappy Trip Around The World blocks
check out the flickrgroup Scrappy Trip Along - Bee, next signups will be February 1st. The mail date is not until April 15th, so it give you plenty of time to make 5 bl…

Handmade Gift for the Kitchen

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Hanging Dishtowels

I like to make handmade items to give at Christmas that the recipient can use year round. Hanging dishtowels fit in this category and can be as hard or easy as you want to make it. You get two hanging dishtowels out of one towel so it is a twofer, which is great if you need to make a lot of gifts, keeps the cost down! I found a great freePattern by Mara DroganThat I changed up a bit and am very happy with the results! Please send me a picture if you make some.

First change I made to the pattern after I printed it and before I cut it out was to add two inches from the tab to the bottom of the page for pattern piece 2. Then I cut both pieces out and taped them together. This gave me a long enough fold over flap to attach to my oven door. It also changed the fabric length from 7" x 12" to 7" x 14"

Since I was working with fat quarters I did not prewash my fabric but did wash the dishtowels before I cut them!


Next, instead of flannel I used 2 layers…

Think Ruffles Blog Hop and Pink Chalk Giveaway

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Update

This Giveaway is closed! And the winner is ...

#105

gpc March 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM
I follow your blog! :)
Think Ruffles Blog Hop Welcome to "In The Boon Docks" and Day 1 of the "Think Ruffles Blog Hop"! My name is Lisa and I am so happy you are here today to see my quilt with ruffles! I have to thank Madam Samm @Sew We Quiltand Amy (Head Cheerleader)@ Sew Incredibly Crazy for arranging this great hop!
What is a ruffle? There are lots of different kinds and Madam Samm left it open to interpretation. She showed us how to make some and at the time I was thinking; ruffled bloomers, ruffled dresses, ruffled pillows. Then I saw a quilt in a magazine with what looked like ruffles! I kind of browsed through the issue of Quilt-it today, March/April 2014 issue and left it in my rocking chair and went to work. The second time I read the "Garden Path" pattern by Ann Baxter, (I had already made the quilt), it read "ruching", you don't know the horr…

Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop Giveaway

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Giveaway Closed!Welcome! I am delighted to have you come to visit me, and see what I have made for "Wake Up To Kona"! This hop has filled me with inspiration, all the Artist have done such beautiful work and I thank all of you for visiting here "In The Boon Docks". My name is Lisa and I love participating in Madam Samm's blog hops and hope maybe you'll consider hopping along with us in 2014! Anyone is welcome!

Blog hops need to run like clockwork, and you must be very organized. The woman who makes all this happen, month after month, is
the lovely and talented
Madam Samm @Sew We Quilt!

Our head cheerleader for this event is another talented artist and blogger Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt!

Thank you both for all you hard work in organizing Wake Up To Kona!


A Big Thank You to the Wake Up To Kona Sponsors
Aurifil
Robert Kaufman
Amanda Murphy, Author of Color Essentials

Nothing goes together better than Aurifil and Kona Solids!
Look at those beautiful colors!

I have…

Selfish Sewing Week Day 1

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Today is Day 1 of Selfish Sewing Week @Imagine Gnats. Rachael is a hoot, and I love participating in the things she thinks up! One reason, she and her friends are fun! The other reason is there are always plenty of giveaways going on. After you read my post hop on over to Rachael's and signup for them.

I just loveBirch Fabricthe way it feels so soft. They were nice enough to send me a little and I saved it for Selfish Sewing Week to make a few things for myself.

Isn't this fabric so "In The Boon Docks"?
It looks like it was just made for me!
In The Trees
Elk Grove

Birch FabricsWhat to make for myself was really hard to decide. I make lots of things but usually for other people. I got to thinking about what I needed. It occurred to me that I didn't have a coin purse. My change is just floating around in the pouch I carry around. This morning I found the Pretty Little Framed Purses Pattern from the Moda Bake Shop, .pdf in my ibooks, that I had downloaded an…

A Lovely Year of Finishes - September Goal

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For months I have gotten e-mails from bloggers all doing "A Lovely Year Of Finishes"! It only took me 9 months to try it myself! Let's see how it goes.The one goal for the month of September 2013 will be to quilt "Meet The Lorax" so David can put it on his bed when it gets cold. Usually, I send my quilts to a good friend who quilts them for me at very little cost. I have thought about just sending it to her so it would be perfect but inside I think I really want to do it myself! Nothing fancy just some straight line quilting down the rows maybe 3" apart. So, I make this my goal for the month and we will see if I can get it done or run off to the long-arm quilter if I have to pick it all out. I will keep you posted. I don't know Zoey, you think I can quilt it myself? Nana is sure going to try! Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!
Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

I am linking up with Shanna @ Fiber of All SortsDon't fo…

Covert Robin

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If you are looking for the April Showers Blog Hop Giveaway it isHERE When Rachael@imagine gnatsposted about Covert Robin signups. I just could not help myself, I had to try it! I am so happy I did. Thank you Rachael and all the others who put this great swap together.

Theresa Seykora @ Around The Home Adventures was my Covert Robin and I still cannot believe the amazing gifts. I have tried to look at her online presence but she has no blog I can find. So I will say this here! She is wonderful, thoughtful and very talented. I feel very honored to be on the receiving end. I look at the items and instantly "Happy". Thank you Theresa! I have already used my new library bag and everyone here loved your GS cookies. I should have hid those! If you know my crazy household, you know my refrigerator is covered in school calendars, photographs, and art created by my children from over the last 27 years. I always need magnets (how did she find that out)? They match her other gi…