07 February, 2018

Clamshells For Days

Dixie 107.5" X 107.5"
This is Dixie; I finally got the outer borders on this one, she's been hanging in the "to be quilted" queue for a long time. I knew that I needed to add the borders before quilting so that she would fit our king-sized bed. She is one big quilt!  I wasn't in any rush after the first of the year as the house was in chaos with the floor refinishing. When order had been reinstated around here it was finally time. The borders went on and the only place large enough to get a photo of the whole top was on the floor of our bedroom. This top was an eight year old block-of-the -month that I designed this setting for, with the help of EQ7, back in 2011. How to quilt her? I decided to use a new pantograph that I had purchased: "Improved Clamshell", it worked out really well. Originally I had thought about custom quilting her, but I knew that the time involved to complete that would be too much; after all, this one had been hanging around long enough.
 Dixie was loaded on Snowbird,  Clamshell quilting commenced. 
 I quilted day and night. I saw Clamshells in my sleep.
 Yesterday, finally, she was all quilted! She is trimmed and awaiting binding now. 
I plan to make coordinating pillow shams soon, but for now I just love how she looks on the bed!

Yep, Clamshells for days.
Life is Good!

10 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

very nice....love that quilting pattern....glad to see you posting again...i thought maybe you had gone traveling again...lol

Janet O. said...

That is a great variation of the clamshell. Doesn't it feel good to get closure on a really aged UFO? It looks lovely on your bed!

quiltkeemosabe said...

It looks great! And perfect for the bed!

jude's page said...

Looks fantastic, lovely quilting pattern, and glad you have finally gained order out of the chaos.

Little Penpen said...

Oh how beautiful! Looks so pretty in your room and your floors are pretty, too.

Warm Quilts said...

Gorgeous - well done!

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO well worth the effort!! Like the idea of the triple clamshell - awesome texture.

AnnieO said...

Looks just beautiful, Debbie! What a sigh of joy seeing it on the bed must you have let out.

Debbie Lou said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the clam shells! It looks great on your bed.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Absolutely LOVE the quilting design ... it looks beautiful! Well done you!! Linda