December Clamshell Club Report

The months are flying by — I cannot believe it’s already time for another Clamshell Club report!  The Pickled Ladies had a few new additions in December, but nowhere near as many as I had hoped.  The count is now up to 56 Pickled Ladies made.  I’m going to keep going until I hit around 110 and then lay them out and decide how much, if at all, bigger I want to make it.  It’s hard to think of not making them as they are so much fun!  I’m clearly out of design floor room to lay these out now, so next month will probably only show the new additions.  Once the numbers are up to 110, I will then start working on fussy cutting and printing the setting pieces made up of vertical half and horizontal half clamshells.

To see what other members of the Clamshell Club have reported for this month, go to Cybele’s Patch blog post here.  I’m looking forward to seeing what the others have done.

It’s hard to believe that this is my last post for 2010.  The year seems to have flown by.  Thank you to all who have shared my quilting obsession this year and I hope to share more with you in 2011.  I wish you all a safe and healthy and Happy New Year.

Lester is going to ring out the old year in typical laid-back Lester fashion; having a snooze.

While Smudge is going to treat us to one more of his classic almost headless cat poses for 2010.

26 thoughts on “December Clamshell Club Report

  1. Where did all of those ladies come from? I am amazed ~ not shocked because I know you have your nose to the grindstone and your fingers flying! The blocks are wonderful. Thanks for keeping us inspired in 2010! Happy New Year to you, Mr. QO, Smudge and Lester.


  2. Wow! I checked out the other people’s blogs and the winner is…..Yours! Not that it is a contest, but if it was, your clamshells would take the cake! wonderful!
    Happy New Year to all!


  3. WOW Cathi those look amazing all laid out together!!

    I’ll be doing the same thing the cats are when the New Year is rung in.

    Happy New Year to you my friend.



  4. Let me first wish you and your guys a healthy and peaceful New Years. Then tell you that I would steal for your ladies!!!! They will be on my order list for 20??. They will rival your Shabby Chic.


  5. Cathi, these are beautiful. Truly.

    Yes, it is a time to reflect and be thankful. One of the many things I am thankful for is the inspiration to try Inklingo, and the help and advice you offered during my learning curve. Without you, I wouldn’t be enjoying my favorite hobby in a whole new way. I can’t begin to express how much satisfaction and downright happiness I feel each time a piece of fabric comes out of my printer with such fabulous shapes on it, and while I need to thank Linda at Inklingo for that, I also need to thank you.

    Thank you.

    I hope you realize how much of a positive impact you are on people’s lives.

    Happy New Year!
    ~ Ronda


  6. Your pickled ladies are beautiful I look forward to seeing the rest. I found the head with smudge (but thats only cause I have coons who do the same!). Glad to see he feels well enough for that. Hope you don’t have to do too much more syringe feeding. happy stitching.


  7. just absolutely beautiful and can’t wait to see it finished!…I still have hope this coming new year that I will be able to get started on my first inklingo project!…I wish you and yours and Smudge and Lester a wonderfully happy and healthy New Year!…So glad to hear Smudge is improving and hope that your wrists are too!…Blessings…Annie


  8. Your Clamshell Ladies are devine! BEAUTIFUL AND AWESOME!! You’ve made great progress with your clams since the challenge started. Alas, I’m no further with mine.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! hugs Ellyx


  9. Your pickled ladies are gorgeous. I love that pattern. I have so much enjoyed visiting your blog in 2010. Thank you for your inspiration!

    I wish you a wonderful and happy New Year, much creativity, good health and a bag full of time!


  10. Hi Cathi, let me pop out of lurkdom to say Happy New Year to you, your hubby and your beautiful cats. I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for being such an inspiration. This weekend after stalling and being basically a chicken I will start my first Inklingo project. I would never have heard of it if it wasn’t for you and the example your present of such wonderful and beautiful work. May you and yours stay healthy and pain free this year. Blessings from a lurking fan.


  11. I just found your blog…I LOVE all your piecing projects, but this Pickled Ladies quilt is stunning! Did you draft this pattern? Your work is beautiful and fabric choices so lovely…I can’t wait to see how you finish this one off. Lovely, lovely work!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)


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