Lisa from Vintage Modern Quilts is your host for constructing part 4 of My Small World. She has some very handy tips on templates, seam allowances, appliqué and a whole host of general tips that will improve accuracy and the overall look of your quilt. She's also being posting on Instagram as @vintagemodernquilts and the hashtag #mysmallworld will show you everyone's progress
I found this quite a straightforward section and whizzed through it quite quickly. I am trying to repeat some of the fabrics from earlier sections and as ever I try just to concentrate on the block I am doing at any one time whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture from time to time.
For the clam shells, I used a mix of freezer paper/starch and tip of an iron to turn over the raw edges- double layer freezer is even better- just iron another layer on top of the paper so that there is still a waxy side underneath and paper side facing you - and Mary Dugan's method of layering and hand sewing the clam shells to a base. I did stubble a little keeping them aligned. Having pencil lines on the back of the base of the actual size of the finished section helped.