Friday, February 17, 2012

Clamshells Revisited


One look at Mayleen's bright and beautiful clamshell quilt was all it took and now I'm back working on mine.  My evening routine of a little hand quilting before bed begins after I stop by my sewing room to stitch down a clamshell or two. 

I was on a roll before spring arrived last year when my evenings suddenly turned into gardening time and quilting time was only found in stolen moments.  Will I finish my clamshell quilt before spring arrives this year?  Probably not, but that's okay, all in good time.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Good on you Karen. I put my clamshells back on my to do list for this year along with the hexies but so far only the hexies have had anything done to them. I think my mojo took a Christmas break & didn't come back. :)

marina said...

love the oriental fabric. I have conquered hexies but would love to try these one day.

Satu said...

The clamshells has tempted me for a long... still never sewn them. I have some Kaffe F. fabrics. I store them as a treasure... Maybe I could do some clamshells of them.

Paula said...

This is a beautiful fabric and good for you to start again. Clamshells are on my wish list, just have to finish piecing my Flower Garden first. But as you say, all in good time.

Fiesta said...

The clamshell quilt is on my to do list. your fabric is delightful.

Deb said...

I agree it is worth doing.

Kelli said...

It will be so beautiful someday when the last stitch goes in. One stitch at a time, and before you know it, you'll be there. :o)
xo

Cybele's patch said...

You go girl. Very good to take the clamshells out again. I will follow you soon. My goal is to finish the top before July. (but didn't I say so last year.... ?)

Mayleen said...

I have to admit that I needed some prodding from friends to keep me working on mine. Keep at it because it will look wonderful finished!

aubirdwoman said...

now explain this .... I have just decided to incorporate my clamshells with the flowers.
I posted on the sign in sheet easily, but it said to post a comment and I couldn't find where.
Once again, thank you so much for being so inspiring.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Gorgeous clamshell, I love the fabric.

Susan said...

Oh Karen! I love the clamshells! I especially like the fabric of the one in the photo! So beautiful! I will have to consider doing clamshells sometime in the future, but for now, I will dutifully carry on with my Hexies! Hugs!

Belinda said...

Well, you GO GIRL!!! I finished sewing on my last clamshell just this week. You are going to LOVE yours when you finish!! I'll be cheering you on!!!

sunny said...

What beautiful fabric! I haven't tried clamshells yet, but I recently saw a clamshell pillow, and think I may have to try a small project like that. And then some applecores, too.