Tuesday 18 February 2014

liberty shell

Some days are best suited for pattern cutting....

Today was such a day...

*I have made two templates.
One which is the final 5 1/2 inch clamshell.
And one which has a 1/2 inch allowance
for turning under.
I figured I should start as I mean to go on,
with accuracy.


  1. This quilt will be a stunner!! Lovely scrappy photos!

  2. Wow Clare, this is going to be amazing Project! Show us more quickly! Wonderful photos! x Teje

  3. This is a lovely old pattern. I still have my Nans metal templates, which include clamshell. I look forward to seeing this work progressing.

  4. I look forward to hearing how you go on with all the curves and how you find working with the liberty tauna lawn fabric. Liz x

  5. Wowsers, this is liberty porn you do realise!
    I do love a girl who keeps all scraps no matter how small, good name for a blog that. I made my precious scraps into a small purse using 1/2 inch hexagons, just a suggestion, should you want a further project. Lol.
    I wait with bated breath to see the blossoming of the beautious blanket......ok now I am just waffling.

  6. This is going to be gorgeous, Liberty is so beautiful. Let us know if it is easy or not, I am a bit nervous of working with curves.

  7. This is going to be just gorgeous, I know it! Such lovely Liberty fabrics you have chosen. I am a fan of Barbara Brackman's blog too as am interested in all the history behind the patterns, etc. Am trying out new patterns at the moment and seeing your Clamshell stuff has given me an idea ...!! xCathy

  8. Your Liberty shells are looking beautiful - its going to be a gorgeous quilt Clare!
    Gill xx

  9. Shell design is my favorite and definitely on my list to do! I will adore your reports for now, while finishing my current projects and just keep saving the scraps for may be next year shell quilt! Love the Liberty fabrics!

  10. Wow. Looks like a lot of effort, but it will be well worth it in the end.


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