Monday, 24 June 2013

Clamshells

What's a girl to do with a day off? After getting some of the boring jobs out of the way I sat down and finished my clamshell purse. I know I complained a lot about doing these clamshells but I do rather like the finished look. So there may still be a clamshell quilt one day, but with clamshells much bigger than these!


I think I have used every last scrap of the charm pack now, so I'm feeling very thrifty.

I have also pulled out my hexagon star UFO. It only needs the border hexagons appliquéd on, so it's easy to work on and doesn't require much thought. I wonder what made me put it away when it was so close to being a finished flimsy? Maybe because it's my first hexagon project and it shows the whole learning curve.

The chair by the warm fire is calling me......

Susan x

32 comments:

  1. Beautifully done Susan - what a pretty purse - now on to something more to your liking, LOL x

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  2. Wow! It's turned out beautifully, Susan. I love spring clip purses - and the clips are so much fun to play with - a bit like that bubble wrap that you just HAVE to pop!

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  3. Oh it is gorgeous Susan...well done. I love it. Looks like some of my favourite fabrics.

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  4. It is soooo beautiful! Congrats on your finish!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  5. This is so beautiful - and I never would have known it was so small had you not taken the second picture!!! It looks huge in the first picture! LOL*

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  6. Great finish, well worth it .... teeny tiny little clams...
    Hugz

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  7. wow Susan it is so cute,love it,well done on such a beautiful finish.xx

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  8. Well done Susan. It looks lovely. hugs

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  9. So lovely Susan - didn't realise how tiny those clamshells are.

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  10. Your purse looks great Susan. Aren't you glad you persevered with those clam shells!

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  11. they are so small..........very cute.............

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  12. Your purse looks lovely in the clamshells. I have a magazine pattern for a very large clamshell quilt. Bought the magazine this year. Let me know if you're interested and I'll bring the mag along to CQG meeting on the 21st.

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  13. oh my it looks so gorgeous!
    I think I have purse envy....x

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  14. Your finished project is gorgeous!!! I still have my baby clamshells waiting to be played with!

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  15. OMG I knew those clamshells were small but seeing the purse in your hand, they are tiny! Teeny tiny...and I am soooo jealous, I just love it...well done...

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  16. Wonderful finish on your purse. It is very cute, I thought it was much bigger. Hugs......

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  17. This looks amazing susan, nice work using all the charm pack too, thats what you call value for money

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  18. Looks fantastic and so small.
    Grit

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  19. Glad you persisted with the clamshells. The result is a very pretty purse. However my little purse is just a fraction prettier!

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  20. Your little purse looks great, very cute. Can t wait to see more of your hexagon star quilt

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  21. That is so cool Susan....hope you enjoyed your Fireside Stitching!

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  22. Oops I also meant to say thanks for the congrats over at Deb's....I'm so excited!!!

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  23. Looks like you found the perfect way to spend a day off ... sitting by the fire and stitching time :)

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  24. What a beautiful little purse. You fave used all your scraps very well!

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  25. WOW those clamshells look beautiful as is the fabric. Great way to spend some time out!

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  26. I'm super impressed! Somehow I got the idea that your new 'purse' was going to be much bigger....it's tiny! Just how small are those clamshells? Wow!! Love the fabric and you certainly win a prize for being so thrifty with it.

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  27. It is so beautiful, the clamshells make a perfect little purse!

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