clamshell template with sub-divisions
m. mouse here – the official, diabetic, how-to-quilt.com siamese cat – just jumping in.
yesterday penny sent you some information about one of my favorite quilts – the kissing fish.
i really like it because it has fish on it – even though i can’t eat them, they are fun to look at. and i have some great dreams when i am sleeping on it.
anyway, today, penny is wrapped up with some big project, so she asked if i would send along the information about how to make the templates to do a clamshell kind of quilt.
the thing is, i watched her draw them yesterday, and it looked really easy.
she just started with a blank piece of paper and drew a square. if you have a square template, that is really easy. it needs to be the size of your “block.”
then she drew lines through the center – from top to bottom and from side to side.
then she took her circle thingy and drew the quarter circles. i was really glad she didn’t have to use my food bowl to draw the circle. she mentioned that might have been a possibility.
anyway, she drew 6 little curved lines. they looked like my tail when i curl up and wrap it around my little tucked-in feet and head. (i have a pretty long tail, you know.)
and then it was done, and the templates were ready to cut out and use.
she made some scans of the drawings and has explained it all pretty well right here on this page:
it’s all very step-by-step, so you can see how she added each line.
it was very fun to watch, and once she was done, i went happily back to my nap – dreaming of clams.
i’ll be watching for a picture of your quilt made using clamshells. you can post it on the image gallery whenever you like.
you can post any other quilt or cat picture you like, too. penny put my picture up there.
some quilters have even posted pictures of their dogs – laying on quilts. i guess dogs deserve some quilted comfort, too.
there is a link to the Quilt Gallery at the bottom of each page.
so, after you look at the clamshells, click on over and look at the pictures of pretty quilts:
the official, diabetic, how-to-quilt.com siamese cat