Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Enough clams and cheese to sink the Titanic

The WIPs around this place have ground to a bit of a halt due to a little issue I mentioned in yesterday's post, but on Saturday I got to spend time with my beloved Spoolettes, and while they traced and cut and sewed clothes and bags, and cheered me up enormously, I worked on my Manhattan Clams and ate an enormous amount of chocolate and cheese and gluten free pizza.

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My dream for this quilt has always been to make it really, really long, but I may run out of fabric by then. Or sanity. Also our walls are only 2.4 metres tall so that could actually be my saviour.

I've managed to do a teeny bit of HST sewing when I can sit at the machine comfortably. Unfortunately for this quilt, and my desire to see it in a finished state, the comfortable thing doesn't happen too often.

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Soon my precious. Soon.

And here's a little something that isn't even really at WIP stage. I am showing the modern quilting group how to sew the Cheyenne block this week, but on the weekend my friend and I decided to sew this all together into a much bigger quilt for a friend's birthday coming up in a couple of months. So I put some more squares and HSTs on the design wall to see the effect we would get.  We both love it. Hope our friend does too!

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I'm hooking linking up with Freshly Pieced for her WIP Wednesday.  Hooray!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Now I'm off to the swimming pool for some physical therapy. Hopefully when I get back I'll be up for some sewing mischief, so there might be more to show you next week.

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  1. Oh I love those clam shells! And your friend is going to be delighted with that quilt, it's beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! I'm rather in love with my clams. And I hope she will like it! I made her a quilt for her 50th, but this is her 60th and this will be two people making it! Should be double awesome!

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  2. Gorgeous work... love the colours you have put together. :-)

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  3. Love your clams....beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I love them too (perhaps a little too much!)

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  4. I like the second one for the design. Looks like something I could sure do with all of the scraps that I have.

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    1. The rest of my quilting year is going to have to be about scrappy quilts I think! I want to renew my stash a little ... but I have too much at the moment (although what IS too much?! ;))

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  5. the clam quilts evokes a city skyline - it's gorgeous

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    1. Yes that's how it has turned out hasn't it! I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it. And it's why I added the green "parks" in the midst.

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  6. I love your clam shells soooooo much! I can't wait to see how that evolves.

    Sorry to see you left IG, I loved all your quilting posts especially.

    Cat :)

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    1. Thanks Cat! Yeah the IG things was a bit sudden, but I had been thinking of it for a while. I'm a lot happier now, and feel so much more creative (because I have the time to create!) Thanks for stopping by! We'll just have to keep in touch via the blogs ;)

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  7. hello chica, hope the aqua pt worked. Clams and cheese are the bomb.

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    1. Hola Trash - the aqua PT was working quite well until I got a head cold. Back to it again tomorrow I hope.

      Personally I'm more of a prawns and cheese kinda gal ;)

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