This was my first month of the Clamshell Club. I got off to a slow start, but I never claimed this would be a fast project. I decided to use Christmas fabrics from my stash – this will bust over half of them. I'll have to get some new Christmas fabrics to finish the quilt, but at least I did use from stash first (a big deal for me).
I spent most of my time cutting as my supplies started trickling in (mylar for the template, a book for the pattern, appliqué pins and straw needles, etc.). So far I have this stack of cut clamshells . . .
This stack of glue-basted clamshells (some of them are coming unbasted, Yikes!) . . .
These sets of sewn clamshells . . .
And this set of pinned clamshells . . .
I like it so far. I guess I am most worried about having the colors balance, since I am going for a super scrappy look. I like order and planned and pretty, so random scrappy is a challenge for me.
I was a little sad that I was only able to piece two sets of clamshells on our trip the other day, but I think it will go more quickly if I pin a bunch before we leave (pinning in the car is difficult). We will be doing a lot of traveling this fall . . .
I wonder how long it will take me to accumulate fabric for, cut, baste, and piece and throw-sized top?