Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Glamclam Quilt!!!

I had to include those exclamation points in the title of this post. I'm so thrilled with this quilt! I love the modern vibe of this traditional design. I love all the awesome, colorful Cotton + Steel fabrics. I love the backing, which is a Cotton + Steel lawn. I love the quilting and the texture it created on the quilt. And I love the feel - so soft and cuddly.

Yes, I think I like this one...


The Glamclam is an amazing free pattern by Latifah Saafir and available on Craftsy. I used the 8" size.


You may remember I did my super easy, mindless organic quilting in vertical rows...


For the backing I chose a Cotton + Steel lawn that had this great border on one edge. It created a cool stripe on the back and I'll definitely be using lawn or voile again for a backing. A little more expensive, but the drape and feel of the quilt is amazing!




I was a little reluctant to try this one because of all the curves, but it really was very easy. The big curves are gentle and the pattern templates are so perfect, even providing notches for matching up the curve. If you've been on the fence with this one, I say give it a go!

9 comments:

  1. Voile is a beautiful backing when it is done!! It's always a pain (for me) to get it basted right and then to prevent from wrinkling up!

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  2. The quilt is so beautiful. It almost makes me want to try to sew the curves.

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  3. Your quilt is gorgeous! I am going to overcome my fear and give it a try!

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  4. You are inspiring me to want a clamshell quilt. Beautiful.

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  5. OMG...love it! This is my favourite quilt I've seen this month!

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  6. This looks so fantastic! I'm chuckling because my finished glam clam has been sitting on my couch for about 4 weeks now waiting for me to photograph it! sigh - I need more time in the day. Nice work on yours, I love the colors!

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  7. I can see why you love it so. It has such "cool" colors and the shape of the clams are very appealing. Nice finish.

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  8. Looks great! I really want to make a clamshell quilt! Thanks :-)

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