Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Clamshells, Hexagons & Klosjes

Remember these I was busy cutting & preparing a few weeks ago? Well they have gradually been stitched together to form this..........

I finally decided on the layout below........a clamshell trip around the world. I've nearly used up those previously prepared & will print out the next batch using the 3.5" Inklingo version which should really speed up the prep time. Thank you Linda, Cathi & Theresa for all your help & advice :)


Just one little flower produced for One Flower Wednesday nestling amongst the Lobelia. This variety is called Crystal Palace, my favourite as it's such a vibrant blue.

.......and finally all my Klosjes are now made, 192 in total (4.75" sq) & the last ones are being stitched together to add the final 3 rows to the bottom of the main piece, this top should be finished this week.

Hope you're all having a great week where ever you are in the world, the weather is glorious here in Jersey, it finally feels like summer!
Happy stitching :)

24 comments:

Theresa said...

Your clamshells look wonderful Gisele, that's going to be a gorgeous quilt. Lovely flower too - I like the stripes and congratulations on finishing your klosje :D

Marion B. said...

The fabric of the clamshells are beautiful, I love those colours. The flowers (both :>) ánd the klosjes too although so different from the clamshells. Lovely.

GRANNY'S HOUSE said...

The clamshells are beautiful, the one flower also and the klosjes ofcours.

Greetings
Ines

katrien said...

Great your clamshells and the way you lay them is lovely.
Nice hexaflower and also the klosjes are nice.

Cybele's patch said...

Your clamshells look fabulous. Great idea to make a trip around the world. They are so pretty.
The flower sparkles between the lobelia's and your 'klasjeslap' is lovely.

Tineke said...

Don't know what to comment on first :-). Let's start to say you have one very nice (but lonely ;-))flower, as it is wednesday after all. Your clamshells are so nice - the colours are very delicate.
Last but not least your klosjesquilt is growing and growing...super!

yvonne said...

P*R*A*C*H*T*I*G*

Oops-Lah said...

Love the colours of your clam shells; just beautiful. It seems you are doing a lot of hand sewing! Everything looks lovely! Cheers Vreni

Cathi said...

I love what you're doing with the clamshells -- that layout with those fabrics is stunning!!

Your klosjes are beautiful, as is your flower. You're working on some lovely projects.

Sheila said...

Beautiful work , your clamshells are going to be gorgeous , your klosjes are really sweet and your flower is pretty too .You have been extra busy !

grendelskin said...

Your clamshells are lovely - I like your layout! I would not have thought of doing trip around the world but it's going to work so well! Your hexy flower looks great in the lobelia and your klosjes are nearly done! Whew, you ARE busy!

Kitty said...

I love the layout of your clamshell. It looks great already.

dawn said...

Clamshell Trip Around the World...what a great idea! It looks lovely, and I like your fabric choices.

Valentina said...

Eye-candy!
O my, Gisele, congratulations: I can't believe how gorgeous your clam-quilt will be. Lovely hexi-flower, and a big Hurray for your Klosjesquilt.
I think your mom will absolutely adore it. I think it's great as is and needs nothing else! :)
a big xox from me!

Elly D said...

Your Clamshells are looking gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful post Gisele! I love the layout for your clamshells and the hexagon flower and klosjes are lovely! You have been working hard.

merumo said...

You are also infected by all three strong viruses- Hexagons, clamshells and klosjes!
They all look lovely. I haven't used inklingo yet, but very tempted now as they are having the introduction sale till today!!! What shall I do?

merumo said...

I just downloaded my first inklingo for clamshells!! Thanks for a wonderful inspirations. I still dont know what to do with it yet, but will be fun to figure it out!!

Daniëlle said...

Hi Gisele, what a wonderful idea this clamshell trip! Love your Lobelia variety hihi!Summer is here, definitely, 32degr C, a temperature befitting the Provence instead of our Holland hihi! Happy sewing, Daniëlle

Sandra Henderson said...

I LOVE the fabrics you've chosen and your work is so amazing! Goodness you've spent HOURS and HOURS sewing! Good for you! :)

*karendianne. said...

Oh my! You are so creative, so talented!! I absolutely love this clamshell idea. It's clever and beautiful and a it'll be a real treasure on this earth. Definitely don't forget to put a label on this one. Boy you've just taken my breath away.

I sorta feel like my clamshell is a project from "the other side of the tracks" (meaning cheapside). Ahh, I giggle.

What a complete delight to see your magical clamshells come to life. Thank you for sharing. *karendianne.

Deb Geyer said...

Lovely work!!

Crafty Robyn said...

Very nice work!

jean said...

Love the Clamshell design you have chosen, and as I am hexagon crazy , your hexagon goes without saying. I must say I will look forward to all the quilts in blogland as soon as you all have made enough for a quilt.