Friday, January 8, 2016

Settling in at Home

Mom came over today and helped me put away all the Christmas things.  I put a roast in the oven and made some rolls for dinner later to eat at her house when my brother came for a visit.
And then I played a bit with the new Accuquilt die-a clamshell. 
I had a charm pack from Blank in the Sumatra colorway and in keeping with the rainbow theme, I sliced them all up into clam shells! 
I think this is the easy part but tomorrow I will try to piece a row and see how it goes! 
Since these are smaller block, only 4 1/2", I will have to figure out a way to beef up the size.
As the top grows, so will the inspiration;  well that is the plan anyway!
In the afternoon for some down time, I started a KAL from Alana Dakos.  It is a cabled shawl and it is meaty.
Yes, I have several projects on the needles and some are nearing the finish line but I wanted to begin a challenge and I couldn't see any reason to resist!
I am using Artful Yarns Serenade yarn which is mostly Pima cotton (70%) but it is brushed and blended with angora (30%) to make it super soft !  One clue a week will keep it moving along and paced just right!

6 comments:

  1. Mmmmm....those clamshells look delicious!!! I love those batik colorways. I've got quite a stash...gathering dust.

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  2. Beautiful layout! I hope the sewing part goes well. Those curved seams can be tricky.

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  3. Gorgeous fabrics! I see it as a medallion, building up around it with other shapes or designs.

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  4. Can't wait to hear your report on sewing the clamshells...fun or frustrating?! They sure are pretty.

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  5. That clamshell is a very interesting shape. I like the rainbow hues.

    Ohhhh.....I bet your house smells wonderful with a roast in the oven. YUM!

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  6. Love the rainbow layout of the clam shells.

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