Monday, 19 May 2014

clam chowder - getting close to the boil

Right now I'm in Pittsburgh for International Quilt market, a trade show for the Quilting Industry. This little project is waiting patiently for my return.

So, I already mentioned in my first post what was happening with these fabrics and the clamshell die, and now I'm progressing onto the sewing part. usually I'd hand stitch my applique down, but for ease and speed I'm machine stitching. It's not as pretty this way, I'm not as keen on the stitches showing at the edges but it does save an awful lot of time. Another bonus will be that the stitches will be hardier - less likely to break and less likely to need occasional fixing (that's always a good thing in my house).
The full reveal will be in a week or so as part of the Lotus Pond blog hop. I have to admit, I'm really enjoying these prints, and especially the colours - they're really something special!

(fabrics are lotus pond by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud 9 fabrics)


  1. That's a great idea using a lesser fabric for underneath! That's just like my Hexy MF...I cut the Grunge out from behind it because I couldn't bear to waste it!:)
    This looks great!

  2. Are you using a straight stitch? Why not use the blind hem stitch on your Bernina?

  3. OH Katy, Im in Cherry Hill New Jersey area which is about 3-4 hrs away. AWE im so dissapointed I cant meet you, Im wihout car so I cant go see you. Have a great time , I hope maybe Ill get to meet you another time..Izzy , South Jersey USA , right on the other side of Philadelphia..

  4. Lovely quilt as its coming together. Another one to add to the list!

  5. Love it! I've just recently ordered the same die. Where is your background fabric from?

    1. Thanks! it's a print by Alison Glass that I got from the village haberdashery (sun print text)