It’s summertime in Burlington. The sun is hot, hot, hot—and so are Clamshells!
They’re not just for edges either. This one is half Clamshells.
Does it look tilted to you, or is it the sun in my eyes?
Same shapes, but alternate blocks are made with the mirror image of the half Clamshell. Neat, eh? Imagine the possibilities with more than two fabrics!
The quarter Clamshell shapes are for the corners of a Clamshell quilt—or another fun block design.
If you’re staying inside where it’s cool, you can rotary cut and use your sewing machine for these curves, when everything is printed on the fabric with Inklingo,
Monkey is ready for a day at the shore, with his sun hat and sewing kit. (Yes, that is a ceramic clamshell box.) This is a great portable project too. You can cut with scissors when you’re on the go, and then zone out with a running stitch. Sometimes we just need the gentle rhythm of working with our hands.
She sews clamshells
by the seashore.
The shells she sews
are surely clamshells.
So if she sews shells,
on the seashore,
I’m sure she sews
I have never heard Monkey say that.
Linda & Monkey
PS Remember the Search feature at the top of the screen! You can find anything you want in the archives. We have written about Clamshells before, but not in poems.
*You asked for it. You got it. We told you we would move these shapes up the list if enough quilters requested them. Promise kept. It’s ready.