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January 11, 2018
Clamshell cushion from Granny Maud's Girl

Ages ago, I borrowed a copy of Jen Kingwell’s Quilt Lovely from my local library. I was checking the book out to see whether I wanted to buy a copy.

The clamshell cushion was the most tempting project because I had dreams of using it to tame my scraps, so I made the templates and started cutting out bits of fabric from my scrap box. Too soon, the due date of the book came around, and I returned it to the library.

From that point, I did not have the instructions.

Clamshell (clambake) cushion made by Granny Maud's Girl

I repeated only one fabric, as far as ...

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September 8, 2017
Optical Illusion from Quilt Obsession

I have tried – really, really tried – to stay completely focused on piecing the flowers for the Gardens Gone Wild quilt. And really? That hasn’t been much of a problem. Until last week, that is. Last week, the 3.5″ Inklingo clamshell edge collection was released. I would have been okay because I’ve played with half clamshells before – and know that I like sewing them, so the new size alone wouldn’t have drawn me away from the flowers.

It was this optical illusion (which I’m posting with permission from Linda Franz) that was shown on the Inklingo ...

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