Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Doilies,Daisies & More! - Happy As A Clam

Roll up! Roll up! one and all.
It's time to continue our clamshell parade.
I'm eager to show you
the next group I made.

My aim with these was something
pretty and sweet to sew.
But with a contrast with denim
something to make it glow.

So I searched in my drawers
for the right ingredients to use.
Soon doilies, daisys, lace
and rick rack became my muse.

I sewed and stitched,
and after a while,
I had finished clamshells,
stacked in a pile.

So here they are for you to see,
presented in a show.
Which is your favourite?
I'm curious to know.














In case you haven't seen Part 1 of the clamshell parade and want to know more pop back to this post.

Stay tuned, next time I'll be showing Flowery clamshells, or maybe Things with Wings...

37 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

These are awesome Rachael....that 2nd Aqua one speaks to me!

Patchwork and Play said...

Aren't they wild Rachael!? I love the second last one with its pretty pink and green daisies and ric-rac border! This is going to be a very individual and FUN quilt!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hmmm I like them all! I have to be honest I wasn't expecting to like the doilie ones so much but the neon thread really makes them sparkle! Lovely poem too:)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh and this quilt might be another viewers choice next year!!!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness these are adorable!

Jeneta said...

You're kidding me - you wrote in verse!! And it flows so beautifully! I love the aqua doily with the rick rack trim, as well as the denim hearts with broderie anglais trim.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Oh my they are lovely! I like the the pink one (second from the bottom) the rick rack is so cute!

Dasha said...

I like them all Rachel, but if pushed I think my favourite would have to be the top one. All so gorgeous!

Kyle said...

Your text is as cute as the clamshells. Favorite? The first one. Love the neon stitching on the dollie and the binding, but the hot pink ric rac is super cute too.

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael! Not a single one - that's the hardest part of this question.. I love them all. This is going to be such a fun quilt!

Diane said...

Wow! Loving rick rack as much as I do it would be difficult to choose a favorite, but the aqua one did catch my eye again and again. These are going to be so fun, I love the updates! And who knew you were such a poet? Bravo!

Di said...

You actually expect us to choose? They're all so cute! OK, any of your clamshells embellished with ricrac (especially the second last one) make my heart go pitty-pat :-)

Beth Shibley said...

I have no patience. I want to see them ALL together. LOVE. THESE!

Vickie said...

Now that is a hard question to answer Rachael ! All are so creative......however the 10th one down is super.

DeborahGun said...

I must admit that when you said doilies I thought 'aagh what is she doing?', but these are amazing :-)

Quiltbenaco said...

I cuoricini e le delicate margherite sono quelli che preferisco!
Ciao

Melissa P said...

They are all so fabulous! It's hard to pick a favorite. I'm enjoying this parade of art filled denim canvases.

Linda said...

All lovely but I particularly like the turquoise one( one of my favourite colours), the one with white daisies and the one with lots of hot pink.

audrey said...

My fave is either the red edged doily or the turquoise one with rickrack edges--so very sweet. Wow! These are so fun!

Cathy Hetzel said...

They are gorgeous Rachael...look forward to seeing the finished
piece....love how you work outside the box......<3

Terry said...

Now you've caught my interest. What is the full circle block for? A fun post with the rhymes and rick rack.

Shay said...

The daisies, the lace and the pink and red crochet flower are to die for ! So so talented ....

roccagal said...

they are ALL stunning-i checked out the initial post a well!!!<3<3<3
My fave is the one with the pink rick rack and the daisies!!!

Dawn said...

OMG the doilies are awesome ..... did you crochet them yourself too???

Melody said...

Brilliant. What more can I say - just brilliant.

Karen said...

What an incredible collection of doilies, lace and trims you have! They look amazing on the clam shells!!! A favourite? The bright and colourful green and pink daisies and ric rac. But only by a whisker because they are all lovely.

needleandspindle said...

Mmm...thinking...thinking. I like blue green doilies and ric rac closely followed by newsprint binding and white machine stitching. A cavalcade of spleniforous clam shells. You really let yourself have a good time don't you...let the joy in. Life lessons in clam shells...only you could do that!

Nifty Quilts said...

Every one has its own delightful personality. So fun!

quiltsomore said...

Hi Rachael, They are so beautiful. I especially like 3rd from top and 2nd from bottom both ric rac edges.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

These are just so sweet and awesome and amazing and stuff!

I'm not a lacy kind of gal, but I think I can make an exception for this project. :)

Rock on Rachael, you're a superstar.

Karen said...

Just so delightful! Love it! So much wonderful texture and colours.

Sharon said...

These clamshells are so cute and so fun! I love them all, but my faves are #3 and #9. You wrote such a great poem to go with the clamshells. Awesome!

Swedish Scrapper said...

My head is about to explode with all this fabulousness! I lovethe top one for it's crispness, twinkly turquoise because it is so well coordinated, the one with the red and green wrinkly trim that looks like a tropical plant, and the bathing beauty bathing caps with the daisies, but of course!

Barb said...

you've really had fun with your trims!
some are round? for the bottom? can't wait to see this all pulled together - glad you are having fun with this project...wings? you know I love those ;)

Quilting Dee said...

Love them all! Daisies with coloured rick rack have lots of zing! Love your imagination and creativity!

Sunna Reyr said...

The one with two lace's going diagonally and the red with white dots binding. But none of them fails, I actually love them all as in the first clam post.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Not sure how I missed this post with the most! Love your poem and love those clam shells - sorry I can't pick a favourite, I can see that care and time have gone into all of them!

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