Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Glam Clams + Mendocino
September has been the month of making snap quilting decisions. After I finished the improv curves top I was thinking about how sewing those curves wasn't really that hard. And I started looking through flickr for curved quilt block inspiration. Drunkard's Path blocks were definitely high on my list.
And then I discovered Latifah Saafir's FREE machine stitched Glam Clam pattern (she also has patterns for 8", 6" and 4" clams). In an instant, I decided not only to give these clams a try but to also use Mendocino, my favorite and most treasured fabric.
For years I've been looking for a pattern that was special enough for Mendocino yet had large enough blocks to show off the prints. And 12" clams will be perfection!
I spent an entire week slowly, slowly cutting clams. This entire quilt will be a slow project and I don't mind in the least. The more time I can spend with this fabric, the better. I might even hand quilt it!
Also, since clams leave lots of curvy scraps behind, I took the opportunity to cut pieces for Drunkard's Path blocks at the same time. I'm going to mix in some solids to give the eye a rest and to stretch the Mendocino a little bit. I have some left over and can cut more if I need to but I'll see what I can do with these first.
Cutting fabric for these Mendocino quilts was a fun adventure but I'm planning to set them aside for now so I can focus on October's featured quilt. Stay tuned for the reveal tomorrow!