Glam Clam Quilt Pattern
Do you love Latifah Saafir’s Glam Clam pattern on Craftsy? This is the version I recently created. I decided to go full-on Latifah-style and add in red bias tape on a few clams. The pattern is so easy to download and pretty easy to piece. Sure, it has curves in it, but the curves are BIG which makes them easy. Jump in and give it a try!
This is the 12″ Glam Clam pattern. I have to say, the design wall helped tremendously to arrange the white-to-black value gradation.
Once I had the pieces placed, I thought I should break up the black and white with another color. A full-on red clamshell looked out of place, which is when I opted for the bias tape. The tape is in all widths and is machine applied.
Next up- Longarm Quilting.
You may have seen my The Quilted Clamshell book post earlier in the week on the blog. This quilt has pushed me to design better longarm quilting shapes. My initial research found many clamshell quilts with an edge-to-edge quilting design. This means the same quilting design literally moves from one edge of the quilt to the other. I took a different approach. I used three variables to draw interesting longarm designs and stitched a different one on nearly every clamshell.
This quilt back is white flannel with lightweight white bobbin thread.
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This quilt has feathers in one border and zigzag-triangles in another. It was so fun to quilt. Each area is totally different!
I started to snap a picture of the finished quilt in my studio. My plan was to pin the quilt back onto the design wall. However- with the flannel backing the quilt is heavier than a usual quilt. It is also quite big. I ended up enlisting my team for these photos. Thanks, Team!