Today is the day! I've finished and photographed my Rainbow Clams quilt, and I'm super excited to show it off! This is one of my favorite quilts I've made yet. I always love rainbows, love making from scrap, and it doesn't hurt that the cream fabric I used, Comma Periods in chalk, is my all time favorite basic. Also, I'm so glad I was adventurous with the rainbow color flow. It totally worked! I like how it invites the eye to explore color relationships.
Ok, enough chatter. Come see!
Making this quilt with my quilt-as-you-go technique turned out to be a great idea. During the planning stage, I thought I'd find the process of pressing under raw edges and sewing down clams to be a bit tedious (kind of like joining English paper pieced shapes, you know?), but it was not at all annoying. It was actually addicting! Before baby came I was sewing along too fast, haha. And of course I loved that the quilting was already done when the quilt top was complete.
The clamshell-shaped quilting on the back is an extra bonus! I used a Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy fabric for the backing. It's a home decor weight fabric I picked up ages ago on close out at a fabric store. Score! The little dotted leaf design actually echos the Comma Periods print on the front, though I might be the only one who would notice.
Just as planned, this quilt is now listed in my Etsy shop. Aria is horrified that I'm not keeping it, but I feel good about sending this beauty out into the world, perhaps into a house not already so well stocked with handmade quilty goodness. May it bring color, may it bring joy!
Now, what about you? Please share your Clambake quilt-along progress or finishes here. I'll leave this last link party up through the end of April so you can join in later if need be. Let's see!