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April 21, 2017
More Half Pickled Ladies from Quilt Obsession

The final eight half clamshell pickles are done – so now it’s time to start sewing them on to the top. But first, here are the final eight.

I was happy to find so many of my floral fabrics had flowers small enough for all the clamshell pickles, including all the partial ones. Some very small.

Some quite a bit larger.

Some light.

Some darker.

Lots of roses, large …

… and small.

Another light one.

And one of my favourites.

Now that all the half Pickled Ladies are done, it’s time for lots of curved piecing and continuous stitching as ...

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April 19, 2017
Half Pickled Ladies on the Side from Quilt Obsession

I had made the little strips of triangles for the side halves of the Clamshell Pickles a long time ago and they’ve been sitting waiting, all this time, for me to finally get the fabrics chosen and half Pickled Ladies printed for each one.

All that was left was some nice curved piecing to add the little strips of the triangles to the half clamshell pickles, which went very quickly, and all the ones needed for one side are now done.

Using the window template made it very quick to find fabrics that worked for the side halves. The ...

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April 17, 2017
Half Pickled Ladies from Quilt Obsession

Yes, I know it has been a long time since I blogged, but I have been busy sewing all this time. This post will be a bit short on words, but there are lots of pictures.

Part of the piecing has involved finally getting the Pickled Ladies top to the point I needed to choose fabrics for the edges so that I’d have a straight edge before I start attaching the borders.


So I began with window templates for the top and bottom pieces.

And window templates for the two sides.

Six and a half hours later, after auditioning ...

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November 28, 2016
Clam Chowder from Quilt Obsession

I know, I know – I said I’d try to blog more often. Well, at least this time it hasn’t been over three months since I last blogged. In fact, it’s just under two months, so maybe I”m getting a bit better at blogging a tad more regularly.

What have I been doing? I’ve been totally engrossed in piecing clamshells.


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The obsession began with this  – a Clamshell Rose block. It measures 14″ and is destined to be the cover for a piecing book. I think I may just have enough of the red to make a ...

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September 30, 2016
Ribbon Dance from Quilt Obsession

I know I thought I’d blog more frequently after I got Baby Bubbles done, but — well, the summer was hot and glorious and somehow blogging just went on the back burner.

But piecing didn’t. When I first saw it, I was immediately attracted by the Valse Brillante quilt in Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein.

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I made this one block a year ago and knew that I wanted to make a version of the quilt.

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After Baby Bubbles was finished, I finally got started on it and last week my version of the quilt was finished. I’m calling ...

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June 6, 2016
Baby Bubbles from Quilt Obsession

Odd title, isn’t it? That’s what Mr. Q.O. named the quilt that was finished late last week and delivered on Friday afternoon to the mum-to-be. Now I can write about and show it. I couldn’t before as I was a bit concerned that her co-workers might see it and spill the beans! One of her co-workers was my spy – she found out that the baby was a girl and what colours the nursery was being painted.

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It started with 6″ blocks like these and those blocks grew in number until I had 56 of them. I ...

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