WIP: Clamshell Invasion!

This week it’s all about the clams…..clam shells, that is. A while back I was playing around with some new FMQ rulers I purchased. Remember this piece?

Clamshells with background filler

That practice piece was the inspiration for a custom quilt order. Yay! My mother fell in love with the design when she saw it and asked me to make her a quilt. She wants a solid green quilt with clam shells and micro-stippling as an overall design. I was finally able to start on her project this week.

FMQ Ruler work Clam Shells

One shell at a time…

We found a beautiful leaf print from the Downton Abby Lady Edith collection to use on one side (sorry, no pic yet), and this coordinating Kona Celadon for the other side. I don’t want to say ‘front’ or ‘back’ because the quilt is going to be reversible. It is so difficult to photograph a solid print!

Right now I am making all the rows of shells, and then I will go back and stipple every other row. I think it will look amazing when it’s done. I am already loving the way it looks.

Clamshell Quilting in Progress FMQ

The green looks washed out here. Hopefully when it’s finished I will be able to get pictures that show the true color.

On a side note, I want to say thank you to everyone for your super kind words about my new pattern Snap, Crackle, Pop! The positive response has been overwhelming and I’m just so grateful to you. Thank you so much!

You can read more about the pattern here. As a reminder, it is on sale for $6 through November 15 in my Craftsy and Etsy shops and then will go to its regular price.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Lorna @ Let’s Bee Social.



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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8 Responses to WIP: Clamshell Invasion!

  1. Margo says:

    Love green color and the quilting is going to be so beautiful. Your mom will love it!

  2. Kate says:

    Love the soft green. It’s going to be a beautiful whole cloth when it’s done.

  3. Bonnie in Va says:

    Love your practice piece. The green is going to be stunning. Looking forward to seeing it as you work on it.

  4. Tish says:

    What a fun quilt. Now I want to see the other side too 🙂 I think I’m about ready to break out that ruler and give it a try.

  5. What a wonderful idea for a whole cloth quilt! The quilting is going to be amazing.

  6. Anne Beier says:

    That’s going to be an amazing quilt. Are you quilting on a long arm? Or what kind of machine are you using to quilt it? The clam shell pattern is lovely.

  7. Whole cloth quilts are so satisfying, and I love that your test piece turned into something for your mom. That is awesome! Getting to see it once you have added so much texture is going to be fun.

  8. Susan says:

    I think that will be an amazing quilt! How nice that your mother is in your corner always. =) Green is my favorite color, so I’ll like it, whatever shade it is. LOL I just know she’s going to love it. I’m surprised she’s not over watching you do it.

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