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Monday, July 12, 2010

My Late Klosjes Report


My Klosjes report for the week is 3.  Two short of my weekly target, but considering I didn't make any last week I figure 3 is better than 0.  Grand total is 87.


Even though I am trying to use fabrics from my stash, I did make a couple of purchases last week that were perfect for Klosjes and clamshells.  Actually, I have so many little ongoing projects like this that I can use up a fat eighth just cutting one Klosje, a couple of clamshells, some yo yo's (which have really been neglected) and a new little project that requires 1/2 inch hexagons - boy are they a lot smaller than 3/4 inch hexagons!


I am so in love with my clamshells at the moment!


I  have been sewing arms on headless dollies this week and have finally finished.  I think I have them all lined up when I glue them down, only to find that when I have appliqued them, there can be either a gap or an overlap.  I have done a fair bit of pulling out this week and maybe I might have to cover the next lot in papers to avoid my frustration.  Today I plan on joining this border with the hexagon border and applique some heads tonight in front of the telly.

Keep warm/cool everyone,
Sue-Anne xxx

28 comments:

Lizzie said...

It's all looking good though Sue-Anne, I love those soft colours...
Lizzie
xxx

Maree: said...

Gorgeous Fabrics..no wonder you couldn't resist...I am lovin the Clamshells too..might have to start a new Project...maybe in baby fabrics...shame about the reverse stitching..
cheers

Sandra Henderson said...

Gorgeous Sue-Anne! What beautiful fabrics! I love the key fob and your Pebe, so much to catch up on tonite with your blog. Your work is just so detailed and gorgeous. XO

Cathi said...

Fabulous fabrics you're using in your klosjes and clamshells! The half-inch hexagons are definitely much smaller than the three-quarter inch ones ;-) but are fast to stitch.

jean said...

Hi Sue-Anne
Your clamshells are looking beautiful, I too have lots of little things going on.

Cubby House Crafts said...

I do so love your fabric choices...so pretty!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Terry said...

Oh who could resist a fat 8th of such wonderful fabric/
Clamshells and dollies both you are tenatious.
Lovely stitching !

katrien said...

Oh such a lovely fabrics.
Nice klosjes ,and you are still working on the clamshells who are also very nice.

Notjustnat said...

I love what you are doing at the moment. Those dollies ladies are so very cute. They need faces though haha! You made 3 klosjes more than me. I haven't make any for weeks. I love stitching them but can't find time!!!
Hugs
Nat

Shirley said...

You always have such pretty fabrics Sue-Anne and I do the same, a few hexagons, clamshells, klosjes. All those quilts in the future will have matching fabrics and will mix and match. I do love that dancing dolly border. I must get my act together and get back in klosje mode as I haven't made any for weeks now.
Shirley.x

Shiree said...

hmmm yu're using some pretty stunning fabrics there!

Sue said...

You are keeping busy with some very nice projects. I really love your fabric choices.
Those clamshells are great!

Elyte said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous and they will make lovely clamshells. Swan Lake looks like it is purring along slowly and challenging you just a little.

Quiltendewilma said...

Those fabrics ate gourgeous. I love to make clamshells... Lovely klosjes!!

Linda said...

Those clamshells are really great! I love the fabric!

*karendianne. said...

The many projects you have going on is one of my most joyful things about visiting. It's fun and inspirational. Besides, I like learning as you go along. I enjoy watching the process of the Doll Dresses and arms (and eventually heads) come together, understanding as I am now that it's not all that simple. Boy aren't your clamshells yummy. Best fabric ever!!! Love it. Klosjes are so cute, too. Lovely post Sue-Anne. Oh wait, those little hexies. You're going smaller, eh? Inviting!

Tineke said...

your fabrics are so great...I love the klosjes you made with it!

Siobhan said...

I love all your projects, Sue-Anne! You have a great eye for fabrics--soooo pretty. Love the klojses!

Mayleen said...

Sue-Anne, you are such an inspiration to me! Such pretty fabrics and beautiful work. I'm looking forward to seeing the new hexagon project!

Daniëlle said...

Those fabrics are yummy!!! Great for klosjes and clamshells indeed!! Lots of success sewing the border and heads hihi! Hugs, Daniëlle

Karen said...

Hi Sue-Anne. Very pretty fabric to add to your stash and yes, perfect for klosjes and clamshells! Three klosjes is definitely better then zero. I made a few more last week and need to post a report. I also spent a little time with my clamshells and have the first two rows completed. Now, it is time for you to get some heads on the dollies! LOL.

Annemieke said...

Well, 3 klosjes is a lot more then I made so I think I have had a bit of a 'klosjes dip'. But I will be back. I love your fabrics and you did a lot of work on your dollies.
Groetjes
Annemieke

wendy said...

Oh Sue Anne I love your fabric choices, so similar to mine.
I have dipped my toes into the clamshell craze, something small methinks. I am making slow progress on my 1/2 inch hees, but they are delicate and beautiful, and worth the effort. I will have to take another look in my stash to dig out these fabrics that look so good on someone elses blog.LOL
wendy

Marieke said...

Great new klosjes and wonderful fabrics! It's always fun to buy new fabrics: I cab't g step into a quiltshop nowadays! Good luck on the dolls!

Pat said...

Your work is so beautiful, my dear friend.
Happy Quilting!

Barb said...

I love your clam shells too!
the spools look lovely as do the dollies. Your soft palette is really pretty

Linda C said...

Beautiful soft fabrics you are using. Your clamshells are lovely. Are you coming down for Jeff's shed next week? Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

You use such pretty fabrics. I love all your projects. Very ambitious.