My Clamshell Rose Sketchbook – Part 2

Clamshell Rose Quilt

When I realized what could happen with the addition of a melon shape, I got excited about Clamshells—and the new Inklingo Clamshell Rose shape collection was born.


Print on fabric with your Inkjet

Print, rotary cut, and sew!

There is a video showing How to Rotary Cut Curves. It might surprise you.


Clamshell Rose Quilt

I think it is natural to see symmetrical designs with these shapes.

This  might look like appliqué but it can be entirely hand pieced!

Piecing this design is simpler for many quilters, especially because sewing this design with a running stitch (or by machine) ensures that the petals are all perfectly symmetrical.

Of course , if you prefer appliqué, you can print the shapes with Inklingo and appliqué to a background.

There is a chapter on appliqué in The Inklingo Handbook.


Clamshell Rose Pillow

This asymmetrical design would make a fabulous pillow cover, don’t you think? It is 18 x 18 inches because (4 x 4) + 2 = 18.


Clamshell Rose Quilt

I’m intrigued by this too.

My Clamshell Rose sketchbook has more variations. Some of them combine the Clamshell Rose shapes with the shapes in Clamshell Edges. There’s more excitement coming in Part 3.


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Clamshell Rose Quilt


All of these designs use one shape collection:

The possibilities are multiplied when you add more shapes:

More Clamshell ideas:

If you’ve been following Inklingo from the beginning, you know that each new shape collection is at a special low price for the first few days and that’s it.

I hope this inspires you to design your own variations and that you will come back to see more of the designs in my sketchbook!

Linda & Monkey


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