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, rotary cut, and sew!
There is a video showing How to Rotary Cut Curves. It might surprise you.
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.
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.
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.
If you are new to Inklingo, there are step by step instructions and a new VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page on the website.
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INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICES
All of these designs use one shape collection:
- Clamshell Rose 4 inch is on sale for only $20 but it goes up to $25 on November 1.
The possibilities are multiplied when you add more shapes:
- Clamshell Edges 4 inch is on sale for only $15 but it goes up to $20 on November 1.
More Clamshell ideas:
- Main Clamshell Page For all shapes and sizes!
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
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
$10 Coupon! 10 Year Anniversary Special on the handbook