Have you ever finished a stitching project that you loved? Have you ever felt lost and abandoned when you finished that lovely project? Well, Jane has abandoned me. Or rather, I've abandoned her since I put the last stitches into her. She's patiently waiting until I can take her in for framing. And now, I feel so lost without her. What to do?
Well, after some debating, I decided to turn to something I've been obsessing over for a while. Sorry, stitchers, but I think I'm going to be quilting for at least a while. Until I find that next stitching project that calls to me. Here's what I've been working on.
I know you quilters out there have been seeing these clamshell quilts popping up all over the place. Well, they got to me. I started obsessing. Then Linen and Raspberry showed off her version and it just knocked my socks off. Scroll down on that link and you'll see what she's done. Gorgeous! She later posted a link to Brigitte Giblin's new website with the clamshell quilt pattern that she was using. And so I bought it! I didn't think I'd do anything with it for a long time, but I guess I was wrong about that.
I will proceed to bore you with shots of the whole length of the quilt so far.
I'm using mostly Rowan fabrics -- Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, and Brandon Mably. I'm just loving the colors!
I was afraid the large scale prints wouldn't work well, but so far it's been just fine. I think! I have no clue how to get a shot of the whole thing though.
So Laurie, Deb, and Kim, I hate to say it, but hand applique is still my first love. That and English paper piecing. The Farmer's Wife blocks are still languishing. Ah well..... And Lizzie, I love hand applique, but I still can't face tons of complicated applique! This is easy compared to the Civil War Bride Quilt. I'm lazy. lol!
Both kids went out to see the local fireworks with their own sets of friends. Nice that they do that since the father type and I are content to sit at home and watch the Macy's fireworks and the Capitol 4th on TV. Such stick in the muds we are! It's really feeling like summer now. Wimbledon is done for another year (congrats to Rafa -- I'm not at all surprised he won.). Time to settle in for a long summer. Why do I feel like I'm ready for fall already? lol!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. It's wonderful to be a part of this lovely blogging community! Have a great week! Hope you have today off and get to have a good stitchy day!