Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Clam Shell Applique Block

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I just finished basting my clam shells to make this applique block for Green Tea and Sweet Beans. I've been moving the pieces around but I think I may end up with this arrangement. I'm going to live with it for a few days just to make sure!

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This is how I prepare my applique pieces. I iron freezer paper to the wrong side of the fabric. I trim around the freezer paper right before I baste. I make little notches in the seam allowance so they will lay flat. 

I've got to decide what background fabric to use. I only have 2 blocks left! I can't believe I'm almost done with the quilt top. Borders are a whole other story!

8 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics you have chosen. Reminds me of ice cream cones!

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  2. Just lovely --your little clamshells look so perfect--hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! That freezer paper makes it so easy!

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  3. very nice. A clamshell quilt is on my bucket list.

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    1. Thanks! Such a nice way to use up those scraps too!

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  4. Rosemary I'm doing a new project with clamshell pattern and I love it. I will post as soon as complete the top. Your clamshell is very very nice : is it a runner? Happy aplliquè quilting!

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    1. Thank you! This is just a block in the quilt designed by Jen Kingwell called Green Tea and Sweet Beans. I've started to applique the clamshells. Can't wait to see your project!

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