Friday, March 20, 2015

{Clambake} Finishing

Clambake quilt-alongSo.... any Clambake Quilt-alongers still in the building?  

I knew our shindig might get a little lost along the way, but it seems it got entirely buried!  Rest assured I have not forgotten, and indeed when I've spent any time at the machine lately, it's been in the company of this rainbow.

 Clambake quilt-along... finishing!

If you've made your clamshell quilt with my quilt-as-you-go technique, you'll be just about finished when you applique that last row of clams!   You'll want to trim your quilt top along the marked lines on each side of your quilt and then across the bottom.

Clambake quilt-along... finishing!

At the bottom, trim at the base of the curve, effectively changing that last row of "clamshells" into a semi-circle shape as shown.  Last of all add binding, which encases all raw edges at the sides of the quilt!

How about you?  If you're making a clamshell quilt, I hope yours is close to a finish.  Let's share one final link party for Clamshell quilters on Monday.  I'll bind my quilt over the weekend and have photos ready for you then!  Happy sewing.


  1. Yup, I finished mine.

  2. I just stitched my very first row down after spending all morning trying to get my tension right! So yes, I am plugging along, I will try and link up next week for sure!

  3. Rosemary B here:
    Hi Rachel!! ❤️
    Well, Your clammy shell quilt is beautiful. I love the colors.
    I did not make along of course, but I will go see the others.
    I hope all of you are well, and prepared for Eleni's arrival next week.
    I am sure the hospital has given you training, and you can be sure that there are many resources available right near you, to help Eleni to grow and develop. Reach out, grab any services offered at this time. The earlier the better. If I lived closer to you I would help you gather and learn. You are blessed. and loved so much

  4. Finished my last rows and half way through binding today. Finishing touches tomorrow.

  5. I got all mine cut out while recovering from my surgery. But I am at a standstill just now. I know I will pick it up again and get going. Just can't say when. I am excited to see yours though.

  6. Yeah! I'm finished. Just need to blog it. Can wait to see yours! Xx

  7. At first I thought the clamshell quilt design was too fiddily but your QAYG technique is brilliant. I may try a mini clamshell to try this. Thanks. 💖


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