In June, Barbara Brackman (a heroine for quilters) had photos of a fascinating Clamshell variation on her blog, which she called “Unknown Pattern.” Some quilt blocks have several names, but this one is so rare that no names have been documented.
Before Inklingo, it was a challenging design to cut and sew.
Monkey and I think of it as Clamshell Pickle. Whatever you call it, Inklingo is so perfect for it that I don’t think you will be able to resist at least one of the three new collections—small, medium, or large.
No templates, no measuring.
Just print the shapes on the fabric. The lines won’t show in the finished quilt and everything will fit together perfectly.
Thanks to Inklingo, the triangles and the curves can be sewn by hand or by machine.
If you are looking for a portable project, the triangles are easy to stitch, moving continuously from one seam to the next without breaking the thread. If you prefer to sew by machine, the arcs can be chain pieced.
By hand or by machine, this pattern creates a stunning impression.
The big centers cry out for fussy cutting, don’t you think?
Despite the odd angles and curved edges, the shapes are easy to cut. Just follow the line with a rotary cutter or scissors.
All three shape collections include complete directions for sewing by hand or by machine. Pressing instructions are also included, so your points will look wonderful.
The design possibilities are endless.
I think you will have a great time sewing these shapes, no matter which size you choose. —I did!
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Linda & Monkey
PS New to Inklingo? Start here with free triangles, diamonds, and squares.
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