Wednesday 22 August 2018

WOW: Making Clamshells for Shelly!

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
I've fallen into a nice new routine. Each Tuesday I take a Tai Chi class and afterwards I drive to a fabric store right around the corner. I first popped in to find a button one week, but then I started making it a somewhat regular thing to browse the new fabric arrivals and now I find myself in there every single Tuesday without fail. Then, once I've made my purchase, I pop into a cafe across the road for a post fabric coffee. Suffice to say, I love Tuesdays.
My only 'rule' is that I'm only allowed to buy fabric for an active WIP project. As I dedicate each Wednesday to WIPs, this is actually working really well. Yesterday I went in looking for fabrics to finish my Shelly quilt top. I really love my Shelly quilt and am making my own up in a colour scheme very similar to the one below. This was my first colour arrangement and it has just 'stuck' with me. I have used up all the black and white prints from my stash, so I am actively collecting minimum cuts of black and white print fabrics as and when I see them. Yesterday I picked up 12 new prints and I think I might nearly have enough now.
So today I am making clamshells. So easy, so satisfying and the best bit is, I'll end up with this gorgeous quilt for my efforts. It's going to be a fabulous day!

What's Your WOW?


  1. Is this Shelly your design? Is it paper pieced? Are you hand piecing? It is lovely

  2. I do love black and white quilts and Shelly will look so beautiful in black and white Esther, looking forward to seeing your finished quilt now. I love the sound of your Tuesday LOL
    Cheers Glenda

  3. Does the Tai Chi help with the sciatica? Thank you for the linky party. Denise@fortheloveofgeese

  4. Exercise, fabric and a pick me up beverage sounds like a perfect Tuesday :-)
    The clamshell quilt is gorgeous.

  5. This is stunning! I love the clamshell design and yours will be so elegant in these colors. I look forward to seeing the end result. Happy stitching!


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