Remember these Accuquilt circles?
Well, I cut them up even more. I emailed Accuquilt and asked them to make a clamshell die. They said they’d consider it. I didn’t feel like waiting, so I cut the circles into clamshells myself. Once I got a rhythm going, it went pretty fast.
It’s amazing how much work you can get done while watching tv. I’ve gotten to the point where if I’m not doing something while I watch, I’ll fall asleep.
I painted the edges of the clamshells with starch….
and pressed them over the edge of my heat-resistant template. Now I have a happy little pile of clams with pressed edges.
Up next: assembly!
It’s finished! It went together fast. I actually finished it Friday night, but taking pictures outside has been challenging. See the cute little whale tablecloth weights I have dangling from the bottom edge? That’s because it was so windy!
I definitely want some borders on this quilt. Plain borders will be better – anything pieced would just be entirely too busy. This quilt was almost too busy for me anyway. I had a moment of self-doubt where I thought there were too many colors and prints in it. But I asked myself what else would I do with all those jelly roll strips, and just kept going. It got a lot better after I added the sashing!
I love those rich reds, but I keep finding myself drawn to the pinks.
The sashing strips are EXACTLY the color of toasted marshmallows.
I think this block is my favorite. I love that cream fabric with the tiny pink flowers. So sweet. I have all boys, so stuff like this is very rare in my house! I’m seriously thinking about making a different quilt using only the pink fabrics. How much you wanna bet it doesn’t grow legs and walk off?
I love it. You know me, I’m not much of a flowery person, but that quilt could convert me! Reds and pinks are my favorites. Those red sashing squares really set the whole thing off. And those whale weights are adorable! Taking pictures of your quilt outside makes a huge difference, doesn’t it? The colors are so much more vibrant when they’re not under those indoor lights. Can’t wait to see the finished border!
Aren’t these fabrics GORGEOUS?
It’s called Aster Manor, from Moda. I saw it on Moda’s website (go there for closer views) and immediately fell in love. Gorgeous soft coral-pinks, saturated rusty-reds and deep chocolate browns, warm golds and accent creams. Drool. I had a 40% coupon and bought a jelly roll. Cindi said she knew I wouldn’t be able to resist! I’ve never had much use for jelly rolls, they seem rather limiting to me, but I made an exception for this one.
Stay tuned – In the next day or so I’ll be showing the quilt I’m making with just one jelly roll and two accent fabrics!
Love the fabrics, Peggi. I can’t wait to see what you’re making. I’m living vicariously through you right now since quilting is on the back burner for a few weeks. Bring it on, girlfriend! ~ Cindi