Balance and Clamshells

I am sewing along with the Splendid Sampler 2 and here are the next two blocks completed.

Clamshells was difficult near impossible for me, I’d never tried them before and ran into problems when the glue I used dried and really stuck as I tried to get the cardboard out. However that said a sampler like this is all about learning, and next time I try a block like this hopefully I’ll be a little wiser!

Clamshells was designed by Helen Stubbings. She sells English Paper Iron on Templates that would have been perfect for this block. But… I am not really an EPP kind of person so I made my own templates. If you are an EPP person you can find her design here.

Clamshells quilt block

Last week’s block is called Balance – we all need it right!  I was at a craft group of friends last night and one of them – Jane, said to me as I went out the door with my embroidery – “Do you find this kind of work addictive?”   I nodded because I do, and then housework balance goes out the window.

So Balance is designed by Wenche WolffHatling who is from Norway.  Find the pattern for this six inch block here.

Elephant quilt block


1 thought on “Balance and Clamshells

  1. Hi Kathryn,
    What fun blocks! It’s all about learning though, isn’t it?! I’m not much for EPP myself, but I do have a template for the hexagon shape. If only it was easier to make something with the hexie shape, I would be all set! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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