I have been in love with clam shell quilts for a very long time. The V & A has a wonderful 4 poster bed in its collection that has curtains made from hand pieced clam shells and a true item of beauty. This months challenge at LMQG has been to made a traditional quilt block with a new modern interpretation.
My shells are made from a fat 8th bundle of Earth Platinum Oakshott cottons, backed with bondaweb and will be eventually quilted into something!
I had an idea to make a giant clamshell quilt by hand, although I may well need a few years to complete that! The tea cosy would be a much quicker project and if you click on the photo’s the details are very easy to follow. Craftsy have a brilliant free pattern called Glam Clam, by Latifah Saafir – The Quilt Engineer. Molly Flanders also has a brilliant tutorial on clamshells. Have you ever made a clamshell quilt, or block? Any tips of how you made yours?