Monday, February 24, 2014

Stitch on Prints February and Giveaway

Stitch on Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! 2014 is going to be the year of Experiments. "Stitch on Prints" is taking a turn from hand stitching only to include experiments in the use of different weights of threads along with varying stitch sizes on your personel sewing machine to create unique looks!

The Giveaway of (2) 12 wt small spools of thread is provided by Aurifil
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Please visit our sponsor sales links provided below when you need a new spool.

Let's Learn about Threads

Something different - take a few minutes and watch a few YouTube videos about threads. When I started sewing I knew nothing about threads. When I had trouble with breakage the ladies at my LQS said change brands. Then I learned about Aurifil and I will never turn back.

Quilty: Different types of thread for quilting

Recently, Aurifil and the wonderfully talented Pat Sloan have released several videos

Thread Overview


Machine Piecing

Machine Quilting

Machine Applique

Machine Embroidery

Hand Piecing

Hand Quilting

Hand Applique

Hand Embroidery

Featured Projects

Linda Douglas - Sage to aqua blends to make a 26" square cotton wall hanging; machine pieced and top stitched with Aurifil 2024 #40wt. and hand embroidered Aurifil 2850 #12wt. for the bird block image.

I was super excited when Rachel @ Stitched In Color agreed to let me share her photo of her quilting with 12 wt. thread! She is one of my favorite bloggers.

A mini quilt from my very talented friend Amy @ [Amy's] Crafty Shenanigans made for a Doll Quilt Swap!

This beautiful hand work was done by Gina Happy Go Lizzie from flickr. Her photostream is filled with items I would love. She has a real talent when it comes to color and creating!

Look what it did for this pillow!
It is a treasure everyone would like in their home!

Giveaway
How To Enter


Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

1. Every year Aurifil has a Block Of The Month by some of the best designers in the world (including a free pattern and prizes if you complete the block) and I love all the information you get on the block designer for that month. So for a chance to win in the draw, visit the Aurifil Blog and tell me what you learned about the designer for February? Amy Gibson, Designer of the Month (I even gave you a link)


2. If you have any hand stitching or experimented with any thread on your home sewing machine please share! Leave a separate comment with a link! I love looking and sharing your projects!

3. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance! Please leave a separate comment! New followers are always welcome!

Thats (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The one lucky winner will receive the (2) small spools of 12 wt. Aurifil thread!

This giveaway starts Monday, February 24, 2014 and ends March 9, 2014 at midnight and winner will be announced
March 10, 2014!

Cannot wait to buy Aurifil!

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Thank for you stopping by!
Let's create and be unique!
Lisa

My block for February!

75 comments:

  1. Amy Gibson from Denver, Colorado. Her company is Stitchery Dickory Dock. Grandma quilted. She loves choosing the fabrics for a new project. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  2. She (like me) loves binding! It is the most relaxing and my favorite part!

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  3. Of course I follow silly! ;o) thanks fir the chance!

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  4. Amy made her first quilt aged 12 - a pink and blue rail fence!!

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  5. Cool Lisa - thanks so much for including my mini :) xx You know I am a happy follower!

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  6. Thanks for the reminder to make my Aurifil block! I learned that Amy also likes binding her quilts. I think that is my favourite part!

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  7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66503792@N06/9723200873/

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  8. I learned that Amy loves choosing fabrics, piecing, and binding the best; lives in Denver CO and the first quilt she made was a pink and blue fence rail.

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  9. Amy G. is from Denver Colorado, has a company named "Stitchery Dickory Dock". She also hosted the very first free "Block of the Month" at Craftsy. Also loves choosing fabrics, and binding her quilts. She made her first quilt when 12 years old...Rail Fence.

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  10. Amy's block is called Mother's Day, and she sighted her first quilt at the age of 2! Thanks for the fun!

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  11. I already Follow your Blog thru Bloglovin & Email :)

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  12. I'm a happy follower of your blog via Bloglovin!

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  13. I used different colored threads and different weights in this quilted postcard to try to get an ocean and sky effect. I'm not completely happy with the result - it lacks a focal point. But it was fun!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/112865627@N06/11894766953/

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  14. Amy loves choosing fabrics and binding. I hate binding, wish she would do mine for me!

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  15. Her least favourite step is cutting:D

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  16. I learned that Amy loves to hand sew her binding on. I do too - very relaxing!

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  17. I once hand quilted a king sized quilt. Don't have a link though.

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  18. I learned Amy Gibson's mother was a great influence on her sewing. What a blessing! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  19. I follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  20. Hi Lisa! I learnt she binds her quilts!

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  21. I'll add the link later. It's in my Flickr stream. I started embroidering. By the way, that gorgeous mini quilt from Amy is proudly hanging on my studio wall! Yippee!!!! It's more beautiful than what you see there! Can you imagine?

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  22. I am an email follower. Yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  23. Amy loves to do binding by hand..soothing in and out stitching...not in my world! I like frosting the quilt by machine! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  24. I top stitched my daughter's quilt, handstitched. Didn't have. A machine that would quilt at that time

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  25. I'm a follower of your blog with bloglovin. I've been using 50wt but recently used 28wt to quilt a potholder I made. I think that may be my favorite to quilt with. Piece with 50wt, though. I'm going to be working on a project soon that I'm planning on quilting with 28wt and then doing some hand stitching with 12wt. I'm enjoying experimenting with the heavier weights. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  26. Amy's first quilt was a pink and blue fence rail made when she was 12 years old. (I made mine at age 10!)
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  27. I am currently doing some hand stitching on my quilt as you go log cabin quilt.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  28. I follow on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  29. I love how amy said she had the quilt her grandmother made, on her bed for 17 years! I love that!
    qlt7scrap at gmail dot come

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  30. I follow your blog!

    qlt7scrap at gmail dot com

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  31. She majored in musical theater... how different! :)

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  32. She loves Pink and Aurifil =)

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  33. I learned that she made her first quilt 12 years old! Thats impressive!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  34. I am already a Bloglovin follower!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow you by email! Lisa d cox 1 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I learned that I'm not the only one who dreads cutting out 6 million pieces! I also count every one and can't wait to get to the sewing part.
    Lisa d cox 1 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love Amy Gibson...I became acquainted with her through the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month class. She inspired me to become a quilter. She has the cutest kids and her twins are the best!!..Thanks

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  38. Love reading Amy Gibson's blog about her children and her craft. I enjoyed her article on the blog that her mother was a big inspiration for what she does. I also learned from my mom! Thanks for the chance.

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  39. I've been following your blog through bloglovin. Thanks for the chance.

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  40. Here's something I handstitched for the quilting. Love pulling it out at Christmas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sew_rip_repeat/8241744173/in/photostream/

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  41. Amy Gibson has a company named Stitchery Dickery Dock. She teaches classes on Craftsy.

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  42. I am following your blog through Bloglovin.

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  43. Amy got a Sunbonnet Sue quilt for her second birthday. Carolann427@aol.com

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  44. I use Aurifil to piece all my projects. My Bernina loves it! Carolann427@aol.com

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  45. I can relate to Amy with giving home made craft items for Christmas gifts. I did that too and my family accepted them like they were made with gold. (Thank you mom and dad). I have loved quilting since I was young too, sewing with grandma.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  46. Amy has a wonderful blog. She loves hand stitching bindig, which I do not.

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  47. I have done tons of hand stitching, but now I want to try with my machine. Do I need a special needle for heavier thread?

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  48. I love that she's from Denver, as I am originally.

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  49. Amy got her first quilt from her grandmother on her 2nd birthday - Sunbonnet Sue.

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  50. Most of what I consider to be hand stitching has been cross stitch. I have given most of it away and I have no pictures of it.

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  51. The Feb. Block was fun to make

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  52. I'm doing the BOM Aurifil with Pat Sloan

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  53. I learned she made her first quilt at 12, wow !

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  54. She made her first quilt at age 12 I am impressed!

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  55. Amy made her first quilt for 4H when she was 12.

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  56. Amy Gibson lilkes selecting the fabric for her quilt.

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  57. Amy just released a new class on Craftsy this month called The Twisted Irish Chain. I may have to check it out, she sounds like a wonderful teacher and her quilts are lovely!

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  58. I am a follower to your blog! :)

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