Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Clamshell Report


Not that I am wishing the days away, but I do look forward to the end of the month to see the progress of other Clamshell Club members.  This is definitely a challenging, but fun project.  I must admit that on a couple of occasions I was more then willing to toss my clamshells overboard.  It may not be smooth sailing just yet, but I am feeling pretty pumped about my next round of clamshells.

This month I have increased my basting even more, changed my template some and I no longer draw seam lines on the front bottoms of my clamshells.  I think my tweaking days may soon be over.


65 inches wide
21 clamshells per row
64 of 720 pieced together

It's looking good and I love it!


Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

41 comments:

Marion B. said...

You have a loooooooong way to go, but it already looks spactacular.
Have a nice day.

Ellen said...

It's looking good indeed!

Sammy said...

Looking good. No doubts.

Love,

-samya :-)

Robin said...

I'm loving all of the gorgeous Asian fabrics you're using in this one! I have a feeling that once you work out the kinks, this project will start to fly along at a great pace.

Theresa said...

It's looking wonderful Karen, fantastic progress :D

Cybele's patch said...

Well done Karen! It takes a while to find out what works best for you. The rows look perfect to me. Keep going.

In a few days I will show a very surprising picture on my blog!

Kitty said...

What a beautiful fabric. I have lots of asian fabric but never know exactly what to do with them. Maybe for my next clamm shell project.

Fiesta said...

Karen, they look great!

Crispy said...

That's a lot of clams!! Seeing them hanging there reminds me of muscles clinging to the posts of the pier down by the ferry docks.

Crispy

Sue-Anne said...

Your clamshells are looking fantastic Karen! I love how you have them hanging on the back of the door.

Teresa said...

Wow! I am reaqlly loving how your project is looking! What a wonderful snapshot of your stash a project like this is (I LOVE charm quilts!). Keep 'em coming!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Cathi said...

Oh, how absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see more -- the Oriental prints really look fabulous as shells!

Valentina said...

It looks Fa-bu-lous! I love your colours, Karen. Gorgeous already, and I can almost imagine the end-result! wow!
:)

Diane H said...

My, it certainly is a labour of love. Looks beautiful, Karen - love the close up shot.

Yvette said...

It is indeed looking great.

Sue said...

They are lovely! Do you do yours with inklingo?

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree with you that it is looking good and I too love it!!

pajudie said...

Wow, Karen - the clamshells look great!!! You're doing a wonderful job :o)
Judie

grendelskin said...

Isn't this fun? You're so clever to have perfected your process. It looks great! You will not be able to fit it on the door for very long now that you are concentrating on production rather than method!

Zlaty said...

It's looking fabulous!

Happy sewing!

Funoldhag said...

You have mastered the art of making clamshells. Beautiful! Carol

Katrien said...

Looks great your clamshells.

Saskia said...

What a challenge! I love your colors and fabrics.

hetty said...

Fantastic fabrics! Your clamshells look amazing! I am learning a lot about sewing clamshells with this challenge. I can empathize with you about wanting to throw the first clams overboard.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

It's looking great! Well done!

dawn said...

It's looking fantastic! I love your photo display idea...next month I will photograph my clams like that!

Elly D said...

Your clamshells are looking great!!! and WOW you've been busy!!

John'aLee said...

It must be clam shell day! I am lovin' seeing all the different fabrics you all are using with this project!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Clam shells look wonderful!
I love seeing your pieced section displayed on the door! You are making great progress!
Doreen

Robyn said...

Karen, they're simply gorgeous and I love the photo of them hanging on your door.

Robyn said...

...oh and I love your new fresh blog look!!

aubirdwoman said...

looking great. Hope mine goes together as good as yours.

Paula said...

Wow Karen, it is really looking fabulous and the fabric is sensational - beautiful. I love following your work - thank you for sharing.

Cisca said...

What beautiful clamshells! I love the warm colors you use, Karen!
Greetings, Cisca

Raewyn said...

I'm enjoying seeing the progress of everyone's clamshells - an interesting project, and your's is looking really great - your fabrics are really lovely.

Kate said...

Beautiful clamshells...Oh My !!! what a busy girl you are...everything looks fabulous..Kate:) x

Gisele said...

Looking good indeed Karen & such gorgeous fabrics!Look forward to seeing this grow. Have a lovely weekend :)

Viviana said...

IS lovely,and your new blog is realy very beautiful.
Viviana

paulette said...

Wow!! Lovely and scrappy!! Love them!
paulette

quiltingbonnie said...

The clamshells are really pretty ! You do nice work. I usually don't write on my blog like I should, thank you for your comment about one of my (many) UFP's. The 'For Malcolm's Eyes Only' quilt is finished and was presented to him @ his 1st BD, celebrated 9/11. My grandson turned one on the 10th of Sept. You do beautiful work. I love it. Bonnie from Northeast FL

Quiltjane said...

I love those clams.