I’m excited to have a couple of finishes to share with you this week. I’ve been stitching and quilting like a fiend over the past several days. It feels so good to mark these off my to do list – I feel so accomplished! 🙂

First up, Mom’s clamshell quilt:

Clamshell FMQ Texture

Look at all that great texture! This one is big – 95″x98″ and took several days to do all the micro stippling. I had to work on it in small sessions. All that tiny stitching made my hands cramp so I took a lot of stretching breaks. I love the way it looks.

Clamshell FMQ Close Up

Trying to get the green to show up the correct color is pretty difficult for me. I just can’t get a good picture of it. The top picture is close to the actual color. I used Kona Celadon on this side, and the other side is a leaf print from Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith prints. It doesn’t photograph well either, but I wanted you to see the texture on both sides.

Downton Abbey Lady Edith print

I didn’t take it outside to photograph for two reasons: I still need to stitch down the binding and it is SO windy outside. It would take three people to get a decent picture and since it’s just me today that won’t work.

Up next is the baby quilt I finished. You got to see a couple pics of in progress work, but here is the finished quilt.

Pretty in Pink Baby Quilt HST

I used Yvonne’s painters tape trick to hang it for a picture. It worked like a charm! Next time I’ll try to hang it a little straighter…

I think I like this quilt better than the original version I made. I really like the darker pinks. This was a special request and these were the colors the client chose. I think they look fantastic together.

The colors we used were Kona solids in Azalea, Bordeaux, Honeysuckle, Sangria, and Pomegranate. The binding is azalea.


I used a mottled pink flannel on the back which pulls in the colors from the front. I did a simple straight line quilting to keep the quilt cuddly and soft and it is sooo snuggly! Omni white thread is on the top and a pink variegated Aurifil in used in the bobbin.  It blends right in.

Flannel back

So, that’s it for this week but I’m so happy with the progress. I have three quilts waiting to be quilted, so I guess I better get back to it!

Happy sewing!

This week I’m happy to link up to Finish it Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, and Show Off Saturday,