Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Clamshell {finished}

Et Voilà!! After months in the making, I am glad to say that my clamshell is all finished!!
It's been washed, it's been dried, it's puffy, it's warm and cozy ... I'm happy as a clam at high tide!


I started this quilt earlier this year, it took a bit longer than expected but only because, at times,  I haven't worked on it ... It's after having read this post  that I seriously committed myself to finish it, I set a mental goal to work on it every day. Even when I didn't want to do it, I managed to put a few stitches. At least, no matter how many stitches I put in,  I was making progress and that's what mattered. And soon enough, it was done.


This quilt is hand sewn using the appliqué method and hand quilted with a black Valdani Pearl Cotton #12. The binding was applied to the front with the sewing machine and then finished by hand with a ladder stitch on the back. I used wool batting; it is warm, a bit puffy and so comfy ... :-)


There are 38 rows for a total of 589 clamshells (and 38 half clamshells). It's a good size for a throw quilt, approx. 60 x 76 inches. 

The next picture is one of my favorites, it shows the back of the quilt and I think the colors are just as beautiful in the back as the front ...


The backing and binding is Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale from the Cotton+Steel collection, I like how the little stars pop out from the dark background.


If you want to see more of the process of this quilt,  click on "clamshell" in my labels section, on the left side of my blog. All related post will show up.

Have a great week everyone and enjoy the rest of the summer!!



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