Friday, May 30, 2014

Finish it Up Friday - Clamshell Quilt

I need to update on my UFO goal for the year.  I have been working on it, but I haven't posted about any progress. Here is one update.  

I've been working on a clamshell quilt for just under four years.  For a while I was posting updates with the Clamshell Club, but I didn't hand piece as fast as those ladies.  This project was always more of a long term project, something I worked on when we traveled and such.

When we went to Nebraska earlier this month, I determined I would finish it on the trip.  I had about five rows left and figured a week in the car would provide ample opportunity.  Well, it didn't get finished on the trip, but I got close.  Since we've been home I neglected my sewing room in favor of the couch and hand-stitching.  Sunday morning before church I put the last stitch in this quilt top.  Huzzah!

I already have the backing and plenty of binding options in my Christmas fabric stash.  My plan is to quilt this as soon as I finish my Farmer's Wife quilt.

The applique is totally not perfect, but I cut, basted, and pieced the entire thing by hand.  The top measures about 54" x 65", so it'll make a good Christmas quilt for our couch.

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts!


  1. It's lovely! I've never had the nerve to undertake a hand-stitching project like that, so you have my admiration!

  2. What a labour of love! Well done, Rachel. Amazing that you did this ALL by hand. Bravo!

  3. Just fabulous! I want to do one of these . There are several machine stitched tutorials out there, but by hand is the ONLY way to go for such a classic pattern!



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