Friday, January 13, 2012

Clamshell Pillow

Hey, it's another project from my Curves Class!  Would you like to see the "challenge" project for Week 1, basic curves?

Clamshell project

The Clamshell Pillow is a modern take on the classic clamshell quilt pattern without the time investment of hand piecing or painstakingly pressed-under seams.  Maybe, like me, you don't want to make clamshells that badly, but you would enjoy a little fling to practice your basic curves.

Goodmorning pillow

If you've already sewn basic curves, this project is designed to sharpen your skills with lots of tight rounded arcs.  It takes some attention, but it's nothing you can't handle.  I figured that after sewing this baby you'll have dusted off any latent skills and completed something pretty to give or to get. Win, win!

And, I used scraps.  Just sayin.

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I hope those of you who won't be taking the class do enjoy these little bits and pieces from the Curves Class as a taste of curvy inspiration.  Of course if you change your mind (wink), there's still time to sign up.  Class starts February 1st!  But either way, I'm glad you're here (so, SO glad in fact) just sharing this space with me.

xo,

Rachel

25 comments:

  1. I love that you organize your pins by color. ;) I don't feel so alone now. He he. The pillow is lovely! The backing print is pretty sweet too!

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  2. Wow, what a great pillow cover!! Great work. Esther.

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  3. I really love this pillow. And you're making me wish I could fit the class into my schedule this spring! Maybe I can just move that wedding date.... ;)

    Gorgeous, Rachel! And I LOVE that you used that AH Dascha print for the back.

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  4. I love this! I'm so excited for February 1st to get here. I'm dying to make that scallop quilt!

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  5. I love that pillow! You sure have great eye for design and colour.

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  6. Loving it! Can't wait to make it!

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  7. Looks great, I can't wait to get started! My living room needs new pillows :)

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  8. I love it. Simple. Pretty. Scrapbusting. Fantastic!

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  9. I can't wait to make this! Beautiful!

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  10. i have a feeling it will be impossible to decide what project i will do each week. this pillow is so lovely!

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  11. Wow, it is really nice pillow! :-) J.

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  12. When I saw the pillow I wanted to drop everything and make it. Can I take just this class, or are they all in a package?

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  13. What a great project! And I have JUST the fabrics I need.

    In fact, I was just planning that pillow cover the other nite. How fortuitous.

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  14. I LOVE love love that fabric on the back - more info on that please!

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  15. Love the pillow and can't wait for feb 1st :)

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  16. Oh I do hope you sell the individual patterns for some of these projects at some point in the future, I can't do the class but I LOVE that pillow!

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  17. Rachel, I DO want to make a clamshell that badly! I love the pillow and I am SO SO SO SO (I could keep going) very excited to start class :)

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  18. I love this take on the clamshell! Ever since I was lucky enough to receive a clamshell pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap, I have wanted to try handpiecing my own. You tempt me with this modern twist, my friend! Oh, and I adore the fabric you used on the back. What is it?

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  19. Thanks, Alecia! The back is called Dasha by Alexander Henry. It's pretty hard to find, unfortunately.

    Carrie - The class is definitely a "package deal". I'm not selling projects separately, sorry. I may sell some patterns in the future, but I have not decided which ones. It will definitely be just a handful, to preserve the value of the class.

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  20. I love that pillow! I also love your pin cushion/tools holder!!! Did you make or buy? I would love to have one just like that!

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    1. The design for that pin cushion is in Anna Maria Horner's Seams to Me book. It's a great design!

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