Back in June on Barbara Brackman’s blog post here, I saw pictures of clamshells done with a triangle arc and fell in love with them. On Sunday, three new Inklingo collections were released with the shapes for 6″, 9″ and 11″ clamshells on a pickle dish, including all the edge pieces so that one can have a straight edge. Of course, I couldn’t resist. And I even made the largest, which is completely unusual for me. The yardstick shows centimetre measurements rather than inches, but it seems huge — at its widest, it’s 11″. I have a design idea in mind that will use all 3 sizes in one quilt. The bonus to the large size is that I can have a quilt done in next to no time. The design possibilities with these shapes seem endless. It took hardly any time at all to put the arc of triangles together as it’s all continuous stitching. Then adding the arc to the clamshell was easy as could be.
The baby quilt is still at the almost finished stage. There aren’t that many pieces left to join to finish the top, so hopefully I’ll get it finished by Wednesday. I just couldn’t resist the pickled clams and, as the baby isn’t due until February, my self-imposed deadline of August 31 can be extended.
We’re going into a few days of high heat and humidity with humidex values in the 40C range through to Wednesday. The longer it stays lovely and hot the better.
Lester was getting in some windowsill time over the weekend.
And Smudge was posing for the camera.