Quilting Starts and Stops

Decisions need to be made. After prepping 228 5″ Clam Shells and then pulling out the fabric they are to go on – I find I don’t have enough fabric. Grrr. I have enough to piece two sides of the quilt using 2 white prints already used in the quilt. So, buy all new fabric for the four sides, or piece and still have to buy new fabric for remaining two sides?

While the Clam Shells sit, I ponder this situation. I’m making no progress on the quilt. There is a sale coming up in February – do I wait or just buy now? And before I quilt this last border, I need to purchase more backing fabric.

A trip to a quilt shop is definitely in my future!

Here is the pillow I made for my grandson that met the challenge in Project Quilting 12:2 last week.

Read all about it here.

Last Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Clam Shells!  ✔️ 228 Clam Shells prepped
  2. Maybe create a Fussy Cut truck pillow for my grandson – Project Quilting 12:2 Challenge.  ✔️ No maybe about it! Completed a cute pillow with back pocket to hold a book.

This Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Shop for fabric?
  2. Start layout and stitching Clam Shells in place

Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Home Sewn by Us

4 Responses to “Quilting Starts and Stops”

  1. Jean McKinstry Says:

    Shop for fabric, you do not know if in your area shops might close at any moment.There can never be too much to have on hand.love those colours for the shells.

  2. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! How cute that pillow turned out for your Grandson! I’ll bet he loves that almost as much as the big quilt. Is the fabric the clamshells go on going to show? Would it be noticeable or could you get away with two different fabrics? Darn it – after 226 clamshells being made you hate to be stuck on such an easy step. {{Hugs}} Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Judy B Says:

    Don’t you just love making pocket pillows! Yours is extra cute withe the fussy cut trucks!

  4. Linda Says:

    Gosh those clamshells are pretty! I hear you on the dilemma. I thought I had enough fabric for the backing on a quilt, and of course I didn’t. I’ve made do with piecing fabrics but I’m just not happy with it – I should have made that trip to the LQS! LOL!

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