Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tools In My Toolbox - FPP

I've been doing a little FPP (foundation paper piecing) and have found these products to be very helpful.
I think you can find most of these items Fat Quarter Shop
Carol Doak's Foundation Paper
Sewline glue pen & a refill

Wonder Clips

Add a Quarter Ruler

Small Scissors

Small Rotary Cutter

6 1/2" x 2 1/2" Ruler

Seam Presser

10" Cutting Mat (mine spins)

After you complete each block glue the paper description of the block to the back of it. Because let's get real will you remember after 99 blocks which one is Aunt. I won't!



The Fat Quarter Shop has a code for you to get a 10% discount! So, write it down and remember to use it! I always forget things like that!

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I be back with my blocks from this week! If you have any questions please leave me a comment and I will get you an answer! XX Lisa








Sunday, October 4, 2015

Quilty Box Winner

The Quilty Box Giveaway, sponsored by Owner Patrick Claytor, has come to a end. We are so lucky he donated a September 2015 box for the Giveaway! Thank you Patrick!


Quilty Box delivers a package of amazing products each month curated with the coolest fabric companies, designers, bloggers, artists,and organizations across the community.

  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box. They offer plans from $44-$48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month they have 4 or more products (Fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • The retail value of the products in the box is always more than $50
  • The next Quilty Box will ship around October 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before October 10th to receive this shipment.
  • They will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty
  • You can find out more about subscribing at Quilty Box!

    I loved my box so much and cannot wait for the October box to arrive. I found out Angela Walters of Quilting Is My Therapy Quilting Is My Therapy Website- All about machine quilting, picked the items for October and she is one of my favorite Quilters/Authors!

    Let's see whose number Mr. picked for the September Quilty Box! Number 34

    1. How fun! I follow your blog with bloglovn!

      Congratulations Lee! I will be in contact with you!

      Don't forget to enter: In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway

      Thank you all for entering! Create and be unique! Lisa


    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Week One - Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along


    Hello Everyone! This week was a busy one full of excitement and fun for all of us participating in the sew along. So many beautiful blocks in all kinds of fabric combinations you can view if you join the Facebook Group. Print combinations I never would have thought could go together look great. A benefit of a sew along with over 3,000 people! On Saturday, of each week I am going to try my best and do a post for the link up party to show you my blocks for the last week. There will be (4) weeks over the next year when I will be a Blogger of the Week.

    Week One Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party - GnomeAngel is on Saturday in the USA just for those of you waiting until Sunday, which will be Monday in Australia. This week tutorials and From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Ready, Set, Sew! Becky and Bonnie conversion charts were released for Block 12 - Becky, Block 16 - Bonnie, and Block 8 - Aunt.

    The Bloggers for Week 1:

    Lucy of Charm About You: quilt for the soul ~ Becky and Bonnie ~ Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-Along

    Melissa of Kick off to the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along! - Oh, how sweet!

    Jodi of Tales of Cloth: Farmer's Wife QAL - Aunt

    Angie of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Block Tutorials - GnomeAngel!


    I used the Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) technique this week on all my blocks included in the book. I do not have much experience with FPP. I will post a lessons learned tomorrow! My fabrics are all from RJR Fabrics! The solids are Cotton Supreme Solids! I only piece with Aurifil 50 wt. thread.

    Block 12 - Becky

    Block 16 - Bonnie

    Block 8 - Aunt


    I really enjoyed making these cute blocks and they were not difficult to make. Hope to see you next week! Thanks for stopping by! Lisa

    Please pop over and enter: In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway





    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Cotton+Steel Sale at FQS

    This offer starts MONDAY, September 28 until SUNDAY, October 4 at 11:59 pm CST (09/28/15-10/04/15).

    Don't forget to put in the Coupon Code: CS2015

    I have to go shopping now before all the good stuff is gone.

    Open Giveaway at In The Boon Docks - Enter today

    1. In The Boon Docks: What Shade R U? Giveaway

    2. In The Boon Docks: Quilty Box Giveaway

    Thank you for stopping by and reading! Lisa