|Wonky quilt pillow on left, "Faux" clamshell on right|
After seeing a pillow made from Clamshell quilt pieces, by Rachael at Stitched in Color I wanted to try one myself. . I didn't have the Clamshell pattern (which would have helped) and I don't live close enough to afford the luxury of attending Rachel's class, but I used a circle pattern instead. It made the placement more tricky, but it worked for the moment.
|Circles ("faux" clamshell) pillow|
It's been so cold and rainy lately and my hands have been achy, so the thought of hand stitching these down was not even possibility. I used a "special" stitch on my sewing machine and went around each exposed shell, starting at the bottom and working up. Didn't take me but 30 minutes, but maybe next time I can do hand stitching.It's not bad for an experiment and having no directions and Only thought it was nice. Next time, I will get a pattern for the Clamshell!
Funny thing is Miss "I" looked at it and said "Um, what happened to the rest of the pillow. It's missing." She was NOT impressed.