I started a clamshell quilt back in about July 2014.
I used my sizzix machine to cut out my clamshells which made the job of piecing them all by hand a whole lot easier. They were all the same size and shape!
A charm square was just the right size to go through my sizzix for this shape - I have stacks of charms; some from charm swaps and some I had cut myself from stash.
I tend to cut a few charms from any new fabric coming in so I get to play with it a little as once upon a time I just worked with my scraps and didn't touch my stash - now it seems like the other way around though Scraptastic Tuesday is helping!
Anyway I pieced all my clamshells together
Added a border in Kona Pear by adding partial clamshells as I couldn't bear to trim them off!
And then hand quilted with a deep purple (229) Finca Perle Cotton no. 12 thread. I just followed round the inside of each and every of my 480 clamshells. This took quite a while.....
Then this weekend I decided I would quilt a flutter of clamshells tumbling every which way in the border - this time in green (1223).
I have yet to add my add my label details on the inside of a few of those clamshells - maybe when I finally decide what to name the quilt!
I used a navy white check type print by Lotta Jansdotter as my binding,..
..which nicely finished off the front but also went well with the gorgeous Art Gallery Fabric I used a backing. You can perhaps see the quilting on the back too!
I am so very happy with how this quilt turned out. For me it has a strong traditional look but yet has a few touches of the modern about it!
Don't forget to get your scrappy projects ready for our linkup next Tuesday!
You never know I might have another scrappy quilt finished by then as I seem to be finishing quite a few at the moment! That deadline to finish off our Siblings Together quilts gets closer and closer....
I know Leanne has been playing with some fun FQs and scraps to make a gorgeous baby quilt - and she has a giveaway so you can join in! Just follow the link
In June I'll be linking this post up to ....