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November 1, 2020
Glamorous Clams — finally! from Quilting and More...

This was such a fun project to do, but there were times that I thought I might never get to the end of it. LOL! I loved selecting and using the built-in embroidery stitches on my Bernina 790+, but I have to admit that quilting them — all in the ditch — quickly became very […]

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October 4, 2020
Glamorous Clams, part 3 from Quilting and More...

I’ve been working pretty hard on the online classes I’ve mentioned before, but I did finally get all of my clamshells stitched to the background, using a variety of decorative stitches and thread colors. The next step will be to quilt this piece and the backing before putting them together. That may need to wait […]

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September 20, 2020
Glamorous Clams, part 2 from Quilting and More...

I’ve been making slow but steady progress on this project. I finished making all 49 clamshell shapes and did the preliminary decorative stitching. The next step was to lay them out (there are five unused clamshells, allowing for a little flexibility) and fuse them to the background, and now I’m basting them with invisible thread […]

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September 10, 2020
Glamorous Clams, part 1 from Quilting and More...

I’ve made a little progress on stitching the pieces of my clamshells. I honestly think it would be doubly difficult to decide which designs to use if I hadn’t made a detailed stitch sampler, following directions posted on the Bernina web site. This allows me to flip through the pages of designs to decide which […]

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July 26, 2020
Finished class sample from Quilting and More...

In my last post, I showed a small trapunto project I’d done in the series of online classes I’m taking. The next part was rouleau loops, so I’ve added those to the trapunto piece to finish it off. I’m not a huge fan of beige and only used this fabric because I had it on […]

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