Make a Clamshell Pillow Top with Kimberly Jolly - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Make a Clamshell Pillow Top with Kimberly Jolly

Welcome back to the final installment of the Quilt Goals 2023 challenge! This month, I took on the delightful challenge of crafting a clamshell pillow top for #QuiltGoals2023.

In my twenty-five years of quilting, I’ve never pieced a block like this one, but I’m up for the challenge! I’m using a recent favorite, Lighthearted by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics, to sew with. I love the colors and floral designs of this collection.

The clamshell quilt is a traditional quilt with curves, and Latifah Saafir Studios has several patterns and rulers designed just for this type of piecing. Today, I’m using her 6″ Clammy Ruler and the Glam Clam Quilt Pattern. You can follow along with me as I sew in the quilt challenge video below!

It took me about three hours to complete this little quilt, which was much better than I expected. This challenge was more complicated than I thought it would be, but it also came out better than I thought my final quilt would. We can mark this cute clamshell project as done even if it’s not perfect. Thank you for following along with me as I tried something new!

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It’s been an incredible journey watching talented quilters share their quilt goals each month. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to every quilter who participated in this year-long adventure. We encourage you to continue setting quilt goals, pushing your creative boundaries, and sharing your projects with us!

For those who may have missed any part of this inspiring series, you can find all the incredible projects shared throughout the Quilt Goals 2023 series linked below.

February: Pat Sloan (@QuilterPatSloan) sewed Tula Pink’s Butterfly Quilt.
March: Melissa Corry (@HappyQuiltingMC) sewed a duffle bag.
April: Sherri McConnell (@aQuiltingLife) made an orange peel project.
May: Jemima Flendt (@TiedWithARibbon) taught a friend to quilt.
June: Robin Pickens (@RobinPickens) tried her hand at cross stitching.
July: Wendy Chow (@the.WeekendQuilter) made a quilt-as-you-go project.
August: Christopher Thompson (@the_tattooed_quilter) made a bed-sized quilt.
September: Shereece Nicole (@SewHookedOnTreasures) sewed a t-shirt quilt.

Thank you once again for making our Quilt Goals 2023 Challenge a memorable journey. We can’t wait to see what quilting adventures are coming, and we’ll be here, cheering you on every step of the way.

Did you meet your Quilt Goals this year? How is your progress so far? Leave a comment below and let us know how it’s going. You can also share your updates with #QuiltGoals2023 on Instagram.

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