It's time for the second month's clamshell report, so here is my total tally for the month. 440. Count 'em. Each of the piles below has 110 identical clamshells in it. Only 80 (approximately) to go. Now all I have to do is figure out what method will allow me to sew them down in the neatest, straightest, least aggravating manner. I think I'll applique the first row down onto a striped fabric. I wouldn't mind appliqueing the whole lot of them in that manner, except I plan to hand quilt the finished top, and I don't know how the extra layer of fabric would affect that process. Any suggestions would be most welcome, as I am feeling a good deal of trepidation at the prospect. Do you think the additional layer of fabric could count as the batting? Just asking.