Monday, May 31, 2010

A Finish & A New Beginning

Well here we finally have my first finish which I machine quilted with much trepidation & Kim, if you're reading this, I even managed the mitred corners on the binding! It's by no means perfect but I'm still learning.

Clamshell Prep

This weekend I started getting ready for the Clamshell club organised by Jossie.

Lots of templates had to be traced & cut out, (I decided to try Freezer paper)

then ironed onto the back of the fabric

........and more cutting out

finally I gathered the seam with a running stitch over the top curve of the template

then played around with a couple of layouts, still not sure which I will go for.........

all will be revealed on 30th June!

Klosjes update: I'm afraid I have to report none were stitched this week, but I have been piecing the blocks together, so haven't been completely idle!

9 comments:

Shirley said...

Gisele, that is going to be very nice and a bit different. It will be interesting to see how they progress.
Shirley.

Cathi said...

Oooh, clamshells in Rouenneries! Love it! I can't wait to see which of those layouts you make!

Cybele's patch said...

Great start Gisele. The template is a big help I think. I had to make my own plastic template. The arrangements look wonderful. Can't wait to see what you have decided!

katrien said...

great your clamshells,nice idea from Jossie,i look out to see all those nice works.

Karen said...

Look at you moving right along with your clamshells. Looking good!

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh!~ how beautiful! You are amazing.
Did you know that you can buy freezer paper for your printer? I can send you some sheets if you want. You could trace them out onto a reg. sheet size and then copy onto this freezer paper. Just a thought, glad to do it. :)
Keep up the great work! XO

Kim said...

Of course I'm reading this! Well done. Can't wait to see your recent makes in person. X

Theresa said...

A Rouenneries Clamshell quilt - mmm, it's going to be wonderful.

Valentina said...

How Lovely. I can't decide myself which layout I love best... swoon...