This was a first-attempt project last year - appliqued using Sue Daley's paper piecing method - with much reference to the Youtube video in the link. Starting with this:
|Clamshells stitched together|
It became this, using Sue's pattern:
Since then I have made a clamshell gift pouch for my sister in March, adapting a great tutorial on Janet's blog "Quiltsallott" (thanks Janet!) Starting with a panel of appliqued clamshells, quilted and cut into this shape:
And added binding and zipper to become this:
Still found myself channeling clamshells last month - and made the same pouch for a friend's April birthday. I decided to use some squares of French souleiado that I thought might be her colours.
|Clamshells over papers|
|Applique row by row|
Meanwhile ...I don't know if you remember all the clamshells I made at the end of last year - to add to the design of my medallion quilt. Here are some pics from previous posts:
|Top finished in January|
...and am quilting it - machine quilting on my domestic machine. I would dearly love to have it hand quilted but my arthritis does not allow this. I want to achieve as close as possible to a hand quilted vintage look so we'll see how it goes.
Quilting in the ditch around all the hand applique:
And now ...I am quilting around the clamshells:
I wonder if I might soon be "over clamshells". Hope not too soon because there is still a rather large border of clamshells to be added to my Ann Randoll quilt in the nearish future - hah!