Clamshell report! Hi everyone, this as far as I got. And I have to say that even though it hasn't been a very smooth learning curve, I am really enjoying myself. I followed Jossie's advice and used a strip of white to applique my first row.
My favourite part: choosing and cutting out shells... I am aiming at a little charm quilt, so no repeats.
My least favourite part: Basting the shells.
I knew from the beginning I did not want to use papers. But remembered Anna Maria Horner's Super Circle technique. And guess what! It works!
So I place my cardboard template and fabric shell in a piece of foil-paper. Gather the sides up, making sure my seam-allowance is even, iron and ta-dah! Nice crispy seam-lines! Be careful, the foil does get very hot! :)
... now I need to conquer the actual sewing of them... :)
But I know I will get great tips from you, my fellow Clammers, as I visit you later today!
Being Klosjes Saturday, I hope to work on some this afternoon. I hear them calling my name.
And I also want to finish my July BOM My Garden, By Lynette Anderson. ( I am facing a lot of fears this week... living dangerously outside my comfort zone: machine quilting, applique and my first stitchery... :) You guys make me brave! :)
Oh yes, and this is how I cut off the excess of the background strip behind my first set of clams. ( and my replacement thimble. So the question is now: do I need a replacement for the replacement?! hummm...)
I am on my way out for a drive with the family, but will be back soon and visit with all of you!
See you, and thanks for a wonderful week!