Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thimble Blossoms Sampler Week 6 - Clambake

Hi again!

I am finally back with the latest in this sampler project.  I am so sorry for the delay!  But without further adieu, here it is ...

This week, we are using the Clambake quilt pattern.  We'll be making two rows to go under the Flower Patch & Summerville Houses.

For the top row, you'll use 9 full clams.  And for the bottom row, you'll use 8 full clams and cut the 9th in half to put on each end as you can see in the image above.

For the bottom row, you'll use white (or whatever you are using for the background) to create the curves in the clamshells.  I found it helpful to use my design wall to lay out my prints and would encourage you to do so also (the floor would also work if you don't have a design wall).

This strip is slightly longer than we will need, but we will trim it down in the final assembly.

I really love this Clambake pattern - its simple and easy to piece with a little planning.  I really want to mix some collections or maybe even a fun Christmas quilt with many of the prints I have collected over the years.

Thanks again for hanging in there with me!  The last set of blocks (Nantucket) will be shared this Friday and I've updated the original schedule here.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

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