After reading Belinda's August report about a template/grid she made for placing her clamshells, I thought I would give it a try. My grid is much more simplistic and on a smaller scale, as I am only adding one clamshell at a time, but how delighted I was with the results. So delighted I decided to start my clamshells over again!
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
As not to waste any clamshells, I will be taking apart the original 64 and can you imagine the fun I'm going to have doing that, and then I will recycle them back into my quilt. My goal for September was to get back to the point I ended in August, which was 64 pieced clamshells. I am happy to say 67 clamshells have been pieced together.
If you asked me last month if I would make another clamshell quilt, the answer most likely would have been no, but if you ask me now, the answer most likely would be yes. I never thought I would use the words, clamshell, easy and almost perfect in the same sentence. What a difference a few lines on a piece of paper can make.
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Until next time.....happy quilting!