I hope you're sitting down, it's a bit of a shock that I'm posting twice in one day.
I haven't just been drinking cocktails the last few weeks, a little bit of sewing has been happening too. Not at the same time. Hmm that's a thought, maybe if I drank more I'd get more sewing done.
Firstly I've been playing with clamshells. Shock horror. I never ever thought I'd attempt anything using clamshells, but a few weeks ago, I saw one of Sue Daly's quilts that had clamshells in the design and Sue showed how she makes them. It was so darn easy I just had to try, and here's the first few I cut out. Please overlook that they are not pressed and looking pristine, I had just rescued them from under the cat. If all goes to plan I should have cut another 50 or so by the end of the
week year, decade.
I can use up my purple stash and be right on trend!!!!!!!
Another crap photo, but I'm in the middle of hand quilting this baby and I wasn't going to go and press it just for the sake of the photo, I'm lazy, and really what's the point when it's just going to get all scrunched up again 5 minutes later. I'm almost at the end of this project, it's the quilt for my sister. Some of you may remember it was supposed to be for her big 0 birthday last year, yep that's right, it was almost 18 months ago. I'm now aiming for Christmas this year, and I'm presently sewing lots and lots of daisies (the white ones)
on to the centre panel as a quilting element. Why? Don't ask.
|Another peek at my sister's quilt, before quilting.|