Hello hello! Long time no see. But I have been busy in my sewing room! My latest finish is what I get to share for the Hop today! First I want to say - Christine from Quilt Monster in My Closet and Mdm Samm from Sew We Quilt - ROCK! You are experiencing another fantastic Blog Hop put together and cheered by them. And, as for cheering, don't forget to visit the rest of the fantastic bloggers that I am sharing my day with and show them some bloggy love:
When I saw that there was a Dresden Blog Hop happening, I knew I had to jump in. I had purchased an Easy Dresden Ruler a while ago after seeing a few blogs and tuts (like this one, this one, and this video) that made Dresdens VERY intriguing. So, a hopping I went :o)
I pulled a charm pack out of the back of my fabric cabinet and picked up a neutral background for whatever was going to come out of this unknown adventure. Followed the instructions from a few tuts and voila! Easy peasy blades - 80 of them. 20 make a plate, so I figured I could make three whole plates and put the four quarters of the fourth into the corners of a table runner. For each blade, I pointed the bottom as well since I wanted to leave the inside of the plate open to see the background. Inspired by *surprise* Melissa Corry's quilt here.
Yeah, my math never was great and it didn't do me much good here. So, I only had room for the three whole plates. Cool - off I went! I stitched with coordinating thread around the outside of each plate, then the inside as well. Then, just for some fun, I stitched down a couple blades on each plate.
After I got them stitched down, I made my sandwich and brok two nails basting the durned thing. Had a little trouble with the quilting - I forgot to take the painters tape off my machine table and kept getting the backing caught. Luckily, the quilting is the same color as the background and I can't see the goofiness unless you're really looking.
I bound the whole thing in the same color as the background during lunch at work and hung it on my blinds to take the final pics. I think I like the way it looks on my sewing table though... :o)
I am going to use the rest of my background fabric and the remaining plate pieces to make a couple placemats, haven't decided on two or four yet. I don't know when that will happen...definitely before our quilt show this Fall, I want to put them out together.
Thanks for sharing with me today - my project isn't as inspired as some of the other projects - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G - that my fellow bloggers are putting out, but I had a lot of fun and definitely know I will be making more in the future.
Have fun on the hop and at the other blogging sites.
woof, woof, meow