Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Clamshells are go!!



But firstly today it is Piece yourself together, where we celebrate all things EPP over at Hibiscus Stitches with Anthea.
I have a star nearly completed and some more stars glued down, I have run out of glue so might have to make a trip to a quilt shop! Sad huh!!

Today I pinned and trimmed and sewed and the borders are now on the clamshell quilt!! Why oh why did I put this off for so long, it didn't take that much time!!! Now I have to pull out all the gathering threads on the clams and applique the top row to the border.
My helper was with me nearly every step today, often under foot!


borders are on...Yay!!!! Thanks for the motivation City Girls!!

I wanted to share with you the beautiful flowers Marina gave me on Sunday..they are like sunshine in the house.

Elyte, Anne, Robyn and Annie gave me this tea and some chocolate biscuits that have vanished...I think one husband needs to be spoken to!!

I have had two bkie rides this week, one a couple of times around the lagoon, where I saw this pelican resting and today I went to the shops and back. Coming home I got up the wobbles with the weight in the bikes basket!!
But all is good.
Happy sewing.



13 comments:

Lin said...

Your clamshells look stunning with their border on. Great EPP too. xx

Fiona said...

oh yes, those clamshells are perfect now... it looks wonderful....
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic clamshells! Woo hoo! I do love your helper lol! My helper used to lie down in the middle of the quilt! Thise gorgeous flowers sure a pure sunshine xx

Moose-ings said...

Love the quilt, and even the supervisor looks excited about it! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the EPP stars.

elliek said...

The clamshell quilt is looking great. So how many clamshells in there? Slowly doing one... looks like a great day with “ the city girls”

Leeanne said...

Lots of pretty eye candy today. Wowzier your clamshell quilt does look fabulous! How many?

marina said...

Wow Sue did we light a bonfire or what?
Looks amazing, love it
I think there is some reverse inspiring happening!

Pamela said...

Wow! The clamshells look great!

Raewyn said...

Golly great border fabric for your clamshells! Funny how we put things off for so long isn't it? Your stars are looking extra pretty too - what a shame you have to visit a quilt shop...!

Anthea said...

Oh wow Sue, the clamshells... BEAUTIFUL!
Your work is incredible... and that dark border fabric shows them off so well... Great work my friend!

Pidgeon Patch said...

Just beautiful clamshells even with the helper under foot... and your border fabric...

Ondrea said...

Your clamshells are stunning! Well done. Seem to have missed a few posts. Have actually been stitching now that we have air con. Sorry I haven't kept up.

Kaylee said...

The clam shell quilt top is really lovely Sue, looks like lots of work in that...