Thursday, January 16, 2020

Clamnation - Construction

I had a blast taking my second class from Karen K. Stone in Houston this year.  It was called Shellfire and Clamnation.  It was such fun learning how she creates clam shells and appliques them together.  

I started out with a pack of Island Batik 10 inch squares called Pressed Petals.  I made these fun clam shell starters.

Then she taught us to add a 1/4" flange on the clam shells.  In my infinite wisdom (or not) I went down to the show floor in Houston and bought a bunch of silk to use as the flanges and some for the background too.  When in Houston after all...

Later at home I started playing with different arrangements for my clam shells.  I wanted to do a modern take on clam shells.

The silk is a dark, dark blue.  So luscious.  I sprayed LOTS of starch on it to keep it stiff for working with.

It's getting assembled.

Here's me and Karen in class.

And my final top before basting.  It's a bit sunny in this picture so the colors are a bit brighter than the actual quilt.

Come back soon to see the quilting!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see it quilted!

  2. So beautiful and such a striking pattern.

  3. How fun is that!! Thanks for the hints to successfully working with silk!! I am looking forward to seeing this quilt finished!

  4. Lovely quilt and what a fun technique. I know your quilting will bring it to life.