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Turkey Tracks: “Clamlicious” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  January 24, 2014

“Clamlicious” Quilt

 

This little quilt has been my hand project for months, over the course of, literally, hundreds of hours, so there is a bittersweetness to the moment of finishing it.

I started the quilt back in July.  The clamshells were hand-sewn.  And the quilt is hand-quilted (something I have not done for some years).  I did put the borders and binding on with the machine.

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I outlined each clam shell–and didn’t worry to much about the perfection of my quilting.  This quilt is still meant to be used and loved.

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The fabric was collected by Susan Barry, who was an amazing, wonderful quilter.  When she died some years back now, her fabric stash was sold at Coastal Quilters and the money made was donated to our local hospital’s cancer wing.   Susan, herself, put together this little collection of fabrics, and they drew my eye as being really nice for a baby quilt.

Here are the inner and outer borders.  I got carried away with the pleasure of hand-sewing on the pink rose trellis border and quilted the whole grid.  Mercy!

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What to do for binding?  I finally went back to the blue to bring the center of the quilt out to the edges…

The backing was from my stash and chosen to be forgiving to my quilting–you can’t see it at all on the backing unless you catch the backing in a certain light that shows the stitches.  I might do the backing over in order to show the stitching as it turned out to be pretty good after so many years.  It’s like riding a bicycle.  And I use a quilting spoon and very short needles.

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This quilt is as soft as butter to the touch.

It’s No. 93, so I am homing in on my 100th quilt.

 

Written by louisaenright

January 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

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  1. I really love this quilt. it was worth the extra time and effort. it is truly lovely.

    June Derr

    January 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  2. this is a beautiful quilt! great job, louisa!!

    judith brill

    January 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm


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