using my Feedsack Collection of fabrics from the 1930's - 40's depression era
6 inch miniature quilt
sewn from 169 pieces of fabric
12" square Quilt
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my VARIETAL BLEND art quilt
inspired by a trip to Wine Country
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Clamshell Club September Update
I'm really excited to show my progress this month for the Clamshell Club. It's month #2 for me. Last month I chose my fabrics and started to cut & baste some of my printed fabric clam shells. So here is my progress for this month:
The clamshell section of my quilt will measure 64" across so I cut a strip of white background fabric 68". I decided to make this starting strip 5" wide because that is the length of each clamshell. (includes the seam allowance) To figure the spacing, I basted the first shell down and marked a quarter inch section to leave open before basting the next shell down. The base of my clamshell pattern finishes at a quarter inch in width vs the pointed bases of the beautiful clamshells some of the other Club members are making. I was SO happy to discover how nice an easy all the shells fit together when I began my second row.! I did manage to complete 2 rows of hand stitched shells. The first row all in colorful prints and a second row of white shells. I'm looking forward to sharing my progress again on October 30th!
My name is Doreen aka Aunt Reen.
I've been a passionate quilter for 30+ years.
I love all aspects of quilting and find great joy in teaching and in learning from other Quilters. I am especially fond of sewing small scale quilt blocks and also enjoy applique'.