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V and Co: another finish

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this summer is passing me by quite quickly. 

anyone else having a super fast warp speed summer too? 

not that im complaining.

we’ve had a great summer.

we’ve relaxed, we’ve done some fun family stuff, and we’ve done a family vacation. which i’ll show pictures of that soon too. 

i’ve worked on my new fall patterns at the pool, in the car, with a fish, in a dish…wait. 

hmmm. well the idea is that whenever a i do get a minute i’ve been doing some work that i can take with me anywhere i am and when the kids are all occupied.

 this summer i’ve made it a point to get a little bit of sewing done. not too much “work” related sewing, but more “just for me” sewing.

and honestly it’s not been that much but it’s more than in the years past. 

i think it’s because my kids are getting older and needing me less and less. (mixed feelings)

here’s my latest “just for me” finish. 

i decided that i could work here and there on a double point dresden plate.

using my  Dresden plate ruler i decided to just used the top part of the blade of the ruler. 

(use this tutorial for the normal blade construction) 

for the “double point” look you are going to sew the bottom part of the blade just like the top.

continue with turning the points inside out and press with an iron. 

then just like the normal dresden plate, line up your raw edges. and sew those together.

you end up with two finished edges on your dresden plate. 

easy for appliqué!!!

 for basting my wall quilt i used  505 basting spray . if you havent tried this you should. it’s worth it and makes quilting a little easier on a home machine.

 next i drew my lines on my quilt. i wanted “X”s.

once i drew my line with a erasable pen i then used my walking foot (bernina) which i still can’t believe i’ve gone so many years not having a walking foot. it’s one of my favorite to quilt my quilts. (seeing that i mainly do straight line quilting. okay i’ve only tried free motion quilting twice and it’s something i need to work on.)

 remember how i was saying i “worked” on stuff anywhere i could and many days it was at the pool.

i hand bind all my quilts. i like how it looks

here’s my tutorial i did a while ago on how i bind quilts. 🙂

now i know what you must think…because i’m a quilter and i love quilts, that must mean i have quilts lining my walls, hung over couches, chairs and on quilt racks.

i don’t.

i have one quilt on a couch back in the basement. katies room has the i heart you quilt up but i’m thinking i may need to at some point add some other kind of art in there…

mainly we just sleep under them and have them at the foot of our beds. i have them in baskets upstairs and downstairs and anywhere we have sitting places. but yeah not any of them are up on my walls in my main level area. 

so when i placed this up on my front entry way…i’ve been passing it every day a few times a day thinking, hmmm…

i like it. 

i really like how simply color and simply style go well together. 

oh…and yeah. btw. simply style. is now available in a quilt store near you. 🙂 and if it’s not. raise hell that you want it.

you have my permission.

just sayin.

😉