Monday, July 12, 2010

Design Wall Monday 7-12-2010

So far Blogger has kicked me off THREE times.  Let's see if I can get this post in before I get booted.

It has been a while since I posted to Design wall because I have been dealing with my mom and moving her into the assisted living apartment.  And the dentist, she had 9 cavities and cannot take anything with =caine in it to numb the drilling pain.  Sign.

So for some reason yesterday I thought to begin a clamshell quilt.  Not that I needed ANOTHER project to start over all the million UFO things hanging around.  But hey.

The Quilt Seed was planted when Carrie commandeered the container that held my oriental fabrics.  She unceremoniously dumped them in the midst of the cluttered worktable, I guess figuring I wouldn't notice.  Carrie is 25 and married and not even living here and she continues to mess up my house.

So here is my clamshells.  Oriental and black, so elegant.  I love them already.  The first thing I did was cut out the template from what I thought was the mylar material.  But when I went to iron the seam allowance curve, I melted the template post haste.

So I searched for my mylar material and never found it.  Instead I used some cardboard, but watch out if you do that, it can burn. 

glen:  it is called "making do when you are In The Mood"


  1. Nice start on your clamshell quilt. I'm doing a clamshell quilt also. It's very addicting!

  2. These sure look like beautiful fabrics - and as a clamshell quilt, nice! Never done one and seeing the earlier commment: don't need another addiction :)

  3. The clam shells look great. It'll be a neat quilt.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. The background in the picture looks brown which is nice but I think black is even better :) Hope you don't burn any fabric while you're making due.

  5. The clamshells are great. BTW I am not sure our kids ever stop messing up the house, LOL.

  6. Is it brown????? I thought it was black. I do hae a difficult time telling the dark colors like navy, black and browns apart. My father was color blind and I must have inherited some of his dysfunction......not that I am at all dysfunctional......... glen

  7. Hey - I'm back and I love the clamshells - it reminds me of theater seating with colorful people and empty seats separating them. Love, love, love it.

    I thought kids were supposed to mess up the house - why else would we ever clean them.

    Hugs - Marie


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