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Mary’s Clamshell Pickle

Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Mary used her stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for her stunning Clamshell Pickle quilt.


Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Each clamshell is a work of art!


Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

There is a choice of 3 sizes. Mary used the 6 inch shapes.

She sewed the points by hand (lots of continuous stitching!) and added the borders by machine.

Main Clamshell Page http://lindafranz.com/shop/clamshell-quilt-templates/6

I would love to see this quilt in person.

There are several articles on the blog about the two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.


Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

You can see more of Mary’s quilts on the blog too.


Print quilt shapes on fabric with Inklingo

No templates! Print the shapes on fabric, cut and sew!

There is another article on the blog showing quilts Mary had made with Inklingo up until 2010.

As you can see, Mary is an artist. Printing the shapes on fabric with Inklingo allows her to express her creativity.

She knows her work will be precise and that she will be able to finish in the amount of time she wants to spend making a quilt, even a complex design like this one.


Clamshell Pickle quilt by Mary with Inklingo

Mary’s gorgeous Clamshell Pickle won First Place and a Founder’s Choice Ribbon at the recent quilt show in Sun Prairie Wisconsin.

Congratulations, Mary! Your beautiful quilts are an inspiration to me.


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Introduction to Inklingo

The video Introduction to Inklingo explains the three key ideas that make Inklingo work. Mary was one of the first three people I told about Inklingo. I explained these three key ideas to her for the first time almost exactly 10 years ago!

Please share my videos on your blogs and Facebook and please tell your friends about Inklingo!

If you would like to learn more about Clamshell quilts with Inklingo, please go to the Main Clamshell Pickle Page.

Thank you for inspiring all of us, Mary!

Linda & Monkey


New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

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12 Responses to “Mary’s Clamshell Pickle”

  1. Mary, your quilt is breathtaking. Congratulations on the ribbons – well deserved!

  2. Linda says:

    Thank you very much for all of the lovely comments you have left for Mary!

  3. Judy Zedalis says:

    Great quilt! I am always amazed at the complexity of some hand stitched (and machine stitched) quilts. Every quilt I make I try to learn a few new things. I was amazed at the amount of sewing I had to do for a disappearing 4 patch. wowsa. I am happy you won some ribbons! beautiful. A clam shell is one of the quilts in my mind to make.

  4. Paula L. says:

    Wow! Your quilt is absolutely amazing. Congratulations on first place! Love it!

  5. Ferrer patricia says:

    Ces tissus sont magnifique l’ensemble donne une belle lumière.

  6. Diane Heller says:

    Absolutely amazing use of fabrics and color! Congratulations Mary!

  7. Yoly Tovar says:

    This is the Best way of using Kaffe & friends fabrics! Gorgeous Quilt. Great eye for design, Mary!

  8. Whiskers says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I have never figured out how to tame Kaffe fabrics, but you certainly have. Love you “pickled clams”.

  9. Linda says:

    Thank you, Cathi and Gwendoline! I will make sure Mary sees all your comments on her amazing work.

  10. Cathi says:

    That is just gorgeous! No wonder it won ribbons!

  11. Gwendoline Steele says:

    This is absolutely stunning

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