Foundation Paper Piecing

I love doing foundation paper piecing and A Spoonful of Sugar created this adorable pillow pattern made up of pineapple blocks.   Its called the Rainbow Connection, isn’t it so cute!  I was surprised that I didn’t have as many colors in my fabric stash as I thought I did.  Literally had to buy some orange, yellow and blue fabrics…go figure!  Oh, also needed to add to my low volume fabric stash, but shhhh, I love building my supply.

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Takings the paper off this was time consuming!

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Another post will happen when I get the pillow made…I’ve sewn them together and its ready to go.

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Whats in my sewing room

So I got a new camera this week…I have always loved taking photos and my old camera was having issues, so I saved for a new one and my sweet husband made up the difference!!  Now I am practicing my photography skills with my new Olympus OM D mark II.  I am feeling a little torn between wanting to sew and wanting to get lost in my camera, but in the end…my camera and my sewing projects go hand in hand.  These  shots are just a few things that surround me in my sewing room, I call it my “happy place”!

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This Oliso Pro is a “must have”!!  I was in the market for a new iron and it seemed that every  quilting “HOW TO” tutorial,  they had this iron, so my thoughts were this…load me up with the best tools and I perhaps I will be a fabulous quilter??!!  Anyway, if you are in the market for an iron check out the Oliso…it also comes in PINK!!!  Mine was purchased on Amazon and was one of my favorite Christmas gifts.

Best Press is another must…keeps your blocks crisp without being stiff!

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This is a pile of pieces waiting to be ironed and sewn together…more to come on that project!

 

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This is my collection of books, magazines and printed block patterns! You just never know what mood you will be in and what quilt is calling your name!

All of these can be purchased on Amazon also…there are some great books and magazines, find your style and trust me…you look through it again and again.

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This picture isn’t very sharp, but I love my little scissors for piecing.  I need to make a cute little block to set on my sewing machine so I don’t scratch up the arm with the tip of the scissors.

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FABRIC…

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FABRIC…

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FABRIC…I love Bonnie and Camille‘s fabric lines!!!!

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and a little more FABRIC!

I didn’t take photos of the fabric I have in drawers!! It’s a fabric obsession sickness…at least I am not in denial!

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Wall hangings…again used Bonnie and Camille’s fabrics and their patterns!

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This is a coziest leather recliner ever!! It’s for visitors, but mostly to lay out my projects so they aren’t on the floor.

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My very favorite toy and prize possession…my Bernina 750QE

So this is the story behind this machine…After living in Seattle for 14 years, raising our four children and finally empty nesting, Don gets asked (strongly strongly encouraged) to move to the Bay area to “fix” those offices that are struggling.  I was not a happy camper…I would be leaving my grand babies and that was just not working for me.  This machine was, bribery…

I have loved every minute sewing with it and recommend ANY Bernina to anyone!  I am Bernina loyal!  I received my first Bernina 830 when I was 16 years old as a gift from my mom, I still own it and love it.  I should pass it down to one of my girls, but not until I see they have found the inter-sewer in them!

 

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My scraps…there is ALWAYS ways to use scraps!

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Hillary and I are doing the 52 List Week Project, its fun, interesting and insightful!

 

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Knitting…I need my mother in-law to sit down with me before I pick this back up…I am brain dead to know what I was doing!

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I love genealogy and family search

If we know where we came from, we may better know where to go.

If we know who we came from, we may better understand who we are.

I have my hands in a few projects…sewing, knitting, family search, 52 week project…those are just the ones I took pictures of!

Time for new shirts

Andrew has been in the mission field just over a year and its time for a few new shirts…I hope he loves these, I do!!  I wanted him to know every day that he is supported, loved and thought of as he is buttoning his shirt or pressing it.

 

This is where I got the words to say on the shirts, The Missionary Commission by Bruce R. McConkie…
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Too many Projects?

For my niece Kimball who is expecting a little girl…her first

 

Farmers Quilt…a forever project right??
For my other niece, Bergen, she is also expecting her first and its all about pink for her! 
This is for Haylie…she saw it on Pinterest and loved it!  It is called…”Read between the lines”.  Haylie loves to read and so this quilt spoke to her.  I don’t have the pattern, but I think I have the dimensions figured out pretty well…finished project will be posted in the future!!

 

The other day I was watching a class I signed up for on Craftsy and Camille demonstrated this….I just had to make one.  She has it as a quilt, but for now mine will be a wall hanging to add my my quilt wall.

 

Blessing Dress for Ellie

I wanted to make Ellie a blessing dress, one that would be treasured and passed down…I love how it turned out!!  I searched Etsy for a pattern that would look old fashioned and found 2 that I loved…I used both to create the dress below.  I also found the fabric on Etsy..it was a little spendie…$20 a yard, but I love it!!

My Missionary

 

Elder Corbett…doesn’t that sound AWESOME!!!! The people of Guatemala are going to love this kid!!!  I will miss him terribly, but know that the next two years will change his life for good.  I’ve been working with Hillary on a number of “projects” to send with him….I just finished these today.  Fourteen shirts, fourteen different quotes, scriptures or words of wisdom.  I am happy with the way they turned out, I hope they are a nice reminder of my love for him every P-day as he irons his shirts.

 

 

 

 

I am assuming that the bottom button of the shirt is completely tucked in…am I assuming too much??