I'd asked for suggestions in hand quilting the borders of this quilt and decided to go with the clam shell. After I'd gotten about 1/2 of the first side finished I didn't like it at all but have since changed my mind and think it's looking very pretty! (Didn't take a picture of the front of the quilted area because of all the markings on it. When it's finished and washed I'll send a picture of the front.) Thank you for looking and for all the suggestions.