September 9, 2012
This weeks UFO project I am working on, which I thought was completed last week, (until I saw Cindy Needham's project) ~ a quilted bathmat for our updated bathroom to match the shower curtain.
(front of plain clamshells on right)
I had used a clamshell design in FMQ on the plain white canvas, using blue painters tape cut out for a pattern to follow (no marking). Then I received Cindy Needhams newsletter, (love Cindy's work), which had a photo of a quilt with clamshells on it, and she had quilted the ripples of the shells onto her piece. It is beautiful! I was so inspired I had to give it a try, so my finished bathmat now became this weeks UFO.
(this is the back of the plain clamshells)
So I made a few drafts of how I would do the ripples of the clamshell pattern in my journal.
I then made a sample sheet in cloth to see how it would work up in cloth, and decided which design of the ripple patterns I liked best.
Thanks Leah! Off to make some quilted basket covers and liners and then a few small runners for the shelves! Down to the last bits of fabric for the bathroom projects.