Wednesday, September 01, 2010

de CLAMSHELLS

In Australia its the first day of Spring .... oh yes .. its pouring with rain and very cold.

But in the Sewing Studio it is de Camshell Day.

I have been rather slow in getting going with these clamshells despite my excitement to begin with.

But here are clams made to date.  I haven't joined them into rows as I am still searching the best way.  so I hope the Clamshell ladies are explaining on their blogs how they do it.

But I love the colours, these are all my Asian prints which I have been saving for a few years.



NOT JOINED but merely placed




Big Sisters and Little Sisters are on vacation at the moment.

17 comments:

Getta said...

Hi Sheila! It's been a long time, but I'm happy reading your blog everything looks great!
Nice colors for the clamshells, they gratly match together :)
Here autumn is already coming, sigh...
Hugs
Giulia

phil the pom said...

First day of spring hey, here we have a very warm spell for the next few days no rain very sunny, so cant grumble, trust all was well with your visit to docs take care love to "The quiet Scot" your work superb as frentusual congrats love PtP

Jules said...

Beautiful birdy. I really like the materials, so attractive and perfect for clams.

Fiesta said...

They are beautiful SHeila.

Cybele's patch said...

The shells are beautiful Sheila. Maybe you could have a look at my posting about the start. Several quilters took the hint and are very happy with it. The first row can be a pain. Next rows are easier.
Jossie

Cybele's patch said...

Sorry, I forgot to mention how to get to that particular post. Just click on the clamshell button in the right side bar and scroll down. If you have more questions please ask.

Karen said...

Beautiful Sheila!

grendelskin said...

What lovely clamshells you have, my dear! Cruise the group, there's loads of good tips out there. Do take Jossie's advice about the first row - it worked well for me. Robyn is appliqueing to a background, and Belinda has a two-part tuorial that's very thorough. And the prep does take a lot of time so you're well into production and making very good progress!

hetty said...

Ohhhhhh! I love your fabrics! So colourful. This is really going to look great!

Kitty said...

Love the fabric. I am looking forward to seeing them sewed together.

Cathi said...

Your fabric choices are gorgeous! This is going to be stunning!

Sarah said...

You can have spring and summer because we are sick of it in the Northern Hemisphere!

Your shell fabrics are just beautiful and I can't wait to see this project take shape.

Elly D said...

Ooooh Spring!! I love spring... alas we're into Autumn! then winter...ugggh!

I love your Clamshells! Fabulous fabric choices! Looking forward to seeing how you decide to sew them together ;)

Kate said...

Hi Sheila,Your clam shells are looking really good.Love the fabric and colour..

It is amazing how we start to feel so much better now we know that spring is here,,,we will not talk about the forecast though,,lol.
Hope you are feeling better with your knee problem and that is soon sorted,,Kate xx

ozjane said...

Looking good...and you are giving thanks for that glorious rain we are still having. My bulbs are almost delirious with joy this year.

They tell me this is what they live for....even the tulips are looking good.

And yesterday I was able to wash the rainy dust on the car which has not been out for over a week at least and it was almost washed clean by the rain...but not quite ...and to be able to quickly hose it clean was wonderful.

Shame they still collect dust under cover.

Gisele said...

Gorgeous fabric selection Sheila, this quilt is going to look stunning!

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Sheila, I love the fabrics you are using for your clamshells. i have discovered since starting this journey that there are sooo many ways to make a clamshell quilt. The hardest part is deciding which method will suit you best.