Today is Clamshell Club reporting day. I have sewn 4 1/2 rows! I'm really enjoying this project as the clamshells are already basted before I start appliqueing them down so it is just applique, no turning under.
I have decided to alternate the rows of prints with backgrounds. The photos aren't too good today as it is a wet and dreary day outside BUT I'm not complaining as we need the rain and at least it isn't freezing.
We celebrated Nicole's birthday yesterday at sewing and Michelle made her wonderfully artistic profiterolle cake. There is something about strawberries dipped in chocolate that I just can't resist and there were a few profiterolles left without a strawberry attached.
I have also been letting my fingers do the shopping at the FatQuarter Shop and this parcel of heaven arrived through the week. It's called Luna Notte by 3 Sisters and I can't wait for the yardage to hit the shops - it's divine! I think I have picked out my centre now for Swan Lake using a blue and a grey from this pack.
I also bought this glue pen a couple of weeks ago. I had never seen them before except in blogland and always wondered what they were like. I brought it home and tried it and wasn't really that impressed until last week I spoke with Lynette Anderson at the Quilt Show and she showed me the proper way to use it. This is my new favourite tool for hexagons - I love it! It is so quick to cover the papers and it has held together really well when sewing the flowers together.
Speaking of hexagons, I have been covering 1/2 inch hexies for the Brigitte Giblin bag and thought I might do a dummy run with the pattern to make sure I can actually sew the bag together before damaging all my hard work. I found this piece of linen last week and made it up and it looks fantastic! Can't beat red polkadots.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,