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Thread: log cabin clam shell pattern

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    log cabin clam shell pattern

    Just saw a gorgeous quilt , a clam shell pattern but in a log cabin design. I found a pattern but it gave no instructions on its assembly. Can anyone help? I just love all of the posts and learn so much from you all.
    Thanking you in advance

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    If I recall, wide logs are used on two sides of the block and narrow strips are used on the other two sides.
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    Picture please. I can't imagine what this looks like.
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    Don't know, but would appreciate a picture, sounds interesting.

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    now that is interesting!!

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    Love it! I am teaching a curved log cabin workshop for my guild in April; we'll be focusing on the narrow background in one block and the wide background in another. There are innumerable ways to set these blocks. it'll be a lot of fun! I LOVE log cabins, they are THE most versatile quilts out there.

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    That's a really neat idea. Thanks for posting a link to the photo, woody. I couldn't visualise it at all before that.

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    the method is just like any other log cabin, it's only the shapes of the individual logs that are different. Remember, this unit is 4 sub-blocks.

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    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. The one from Judy Holly quilts is the layout. It is a thick & thin configuration, but I just can't understand where the center starts and you go out from there. Maybe it is because I am blonde and 73. I took a picture of it at the quilt show, but I don't think I should upload because of rights. Who knows, but again thanks for all your help. Sandy

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    Hi Sandy,
    Think of the block as 4 mini log cabin blocks. two are the same and two have the colors opposite. When you have all four mini log cabin blocks, then sew them together like a four patch.
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    I see the clamshell in this curved log cabin graphic I drew for the workshop sample I'm teaching in April. The finished quilt will be similar but not exact to this one.

    These curved blocks are easy to make; I wish we could see a picture of the one that interests you so we could help more.

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    Hi Jan in VA,
    Check back on response #5 from Woody. The second link provided shows the block diagram.

    ---Ps---- great quilt layout you have shown us!
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    Thanks Jan, I can see your clam shell...I tried to post a picture, no luck, but this is the website if you have time to look at it. Appreciate your help
    http://judyholleyquilts.com/mywebedi...sSupplyist.pdf

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    Jan, I wish I were closer. That is gorgeous.

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    Dear QM, Thanks so much, I blew up the block and now I see what you are talking about....It takes me a while, and i have been going back and forth to this site to reread and it all comes clear now. Thanks again, Sandy

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