The Clamshell block is a traditional quilt block that has been designed and republished by several designers through the years. Brad Niemeyer, the architect behind quilting designs at Quiltworx.com added the Clamshell to the collection of foundation paper pieced patterns so this design can be made using several of the piecing techniques that are popular with those who love Judy Niemeyer patterns. The Clamshell block was split into a left and right units in order to join the blocks into vertical rows. Floating points were designed into the New York Beauty arcs. Long spikes with floating points were added to the shell to add color and dimension. A small accent strip, cut on the bias, was designed into the paper piecing on the shell unit using a technique called curved paper piecing as well. Sashing was sewn between each row to avoid matching and stacked seams between all the blocks. Finished Size 62" x 76"
Each kit includes the fabrics needed to make the quilt top including borders and binding. The pattern is available separately.
You will need 5 1/2 yards of backing fabric. See recommended items for a suggested backing fabric.