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Thread: UFO Clamshell lap quilt finished

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    This is another top that's been unfinished for years. Mainly, because it's a scrap quilt and I had to accumulate enough left over pieces. It's a good lap size especially since I added a border. I don't think I'll be doing another though. I didn't enjoy all the curves :shock: I still have to hand stitch down the binding, so it still looks a little poofy on the binding area because it's only pinned. I FMQ'd some circular doo-dad designs and a simple wave on the border. It will get tossed in the wash to get all shrunk and comfy after the binding is stitched on the back.
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    love it. I like the quilting you chose. Another unfinished done! Makes you feel good!

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    Beautiful!! I haven't tried curves and don't want to do any, any time soon, kudos to you! Excellent quilting!

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I ony wish I could piece curves. You did good!

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    That turned out great. I love the quilting you did. Wonderful quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    I love that quilt and never seen one like that. Is there a pattern for it some where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    I love that quilt and never seen one like that. Is there a pattern for it some where?

    I made this one up just using a clam shell template. There wasn't a pattern, I just kept on adding to it until I was happy with the size and slapped a border on it:>

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    you just sew one next to each other? Is it an unfinished edge then? Like a Bulls eye quilt.

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    Beautiful colours...and your quilting really sets it off. I love it.

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    Beautiful quilt!! I have avoided curves so far!!!

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    Definite kudos to you for doing so many curves. I don't do curves, either, so this is totally out of my league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    you just sew one next to each other? Is it an unfinished edge then? Like a Bulls eye quilt.

    No, there's no unfinished edges. They're all 1/4" seams.

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    Thanks I will see if I can figure this one out! very pretty quilt !

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    I've done a drunken path quilt many years ago, I was silly enough to pick that one as my first quilt. And this one was double the amount of curves. It wasn't easy, that's for sure.

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    That is so pretty! It looks like scales on a tropical fish.

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    This is really pretty. If I were to do one like this, I think I would do circles, turn the edges and top stitch down. I don't like to piece curves and work around it if I can.

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    Wow, I learn something today never saw a clamshell design, that looks cool. Was it hard?

    Did you find your pattern online? As I would love to buy the pattern or book, need to find the publisher.

    Thanks

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    I agree and I decided since everyone is afraid of curves why not leave a 1/4 raw edge. I did a Bills eye this way and its really nice, that way we can have our clamshell quilt and not have yp worry about sewing the curves. i may add it to my never ending list of want to do quilts!
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    The clam shell quilt is gorgeous, love the scrappy. You did a great job on it.

    Daisey did a good job also. You need to put your quilt in a seperate topic.

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    Very pretty!

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    Wow that is beautiful, so much work in it. I want to do a drunkards path and i am scared of it, this looks much more complicated. did u do on machine or by hand?

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    You did a great job on the quilting and the curves. I haven't tried curves yet. Thanks for the push to try.

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    Thanks, I did it by machine. And it's also quilted on my machine.

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    I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    I agree and I decided since everyone is afraid of curves why not leave a 1/4 raw edge. I did a Bills eye this way and its really nice, that way we can have our clamshell quilt and not have yp worry about sewing the curves. i may add it to my never ending list of want to do quilts!
    Daisy
    I don't like to leave raw edges on my quilts, but yours is very pretty. I actually like a challenge. It doesn't mean I'd do more of them since I mastered it, but can add it to my mental "accomplished" list:>

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