I finished piecing the Spikey Leaf units.
And started the Clam Shell Border
The instructions for piecing the Clam Shell border call for strip piecing where the papers are placed along a strip of fabric then cut off. I am not a fan of this technique because I find it difficult to handle the large papers and long strips of fabric. So what I did was cut the strips into pieces and pieced them in the "usual" paper piecing method.
This is a close up of preparing the next section. A very light fabric is being sewn next to a very dark fabric. Instead of lining up the edges of both fabrics I place the light fabric slightly above the dark. I do this to prevent shadowing once the piece is sewn and pressed.
Here is the Clam Shell Border finished.
So far this quilt is going together easily. the Spikey Leaf was a little time consuming but nothing hard.