Saturday, August 3, 2019

⤐ Tracie's Choose Your Own Adventure ⬷

If you read Tracie blog over at Riceford Streams, you've caught the excitement she shares about finishing this quilt top! I enjoyed it's beauty while quilting it up for her.

We tossed around a few ideas for the quilting, and settled on a modern clamshell design, Random Clams:

I prefer overcast days for photos. But the day and time I had to take photos had a lot of sun. Well, all I can say is, the quilting definition shows up great in the sunshine:

A peek at the matching back, which came in 108" extra-wide--longarm quilters love the extra-wide backings!

Don't you love these fabrics?!!๐Ÿ˜

Quilt Info:
Maker: Tracie of Riceford Streams
Pattern: Moda Bake Shop's Choose Your Own Adventure QAL
Size: 73" X 73"
Fabrics: Nest by Lella Boutique
Quilting Design: Random Clams
Batting: Quilter's Dream Batting 80/20 Natural
Thread: Glide Cream
Interesting Fact: Medallion quilts can sometimes have a mountain, or at least a mole hill, in the middle, due to adding border after border. But not Tracie's quilt--flat as a board. I can tell she pieced very carefully.

Great job, Tracie! It's a beauty!!!
Grace & peace!!! ~Nancy

Linking up with TGIFF, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Foto Fun, From Bolt to Beauty, Peacock Party, Busy Hands Quilts, UFO Busting, Oh Scrap.            


  1. Such gorgeous quilting on such a fabulous quilt!

  2. Nancy, I’m so happy with your expert quilting. Thank you!

  3. Tracie did a beautiful job making this quilt. This is a very special quilt. I love the fabrics. Your quilting looks great, a perfect compliment.
    Quilter Bonnie

  4. Tracie makes beautiful quilts. She puts much thought and careful piecing into them. I love her work! I'm very excited for her and her finish of this quilt! This has been a favorite project of hers, so it's fun to see it almost finished! Nice work on the quilting, Nancy!

  5. Yes, it's beautiful! Quilting such a lovely top must be the next-best thing to piecing one yourself. Lucky lady! : )

  6. That is a beautiful quilt! There isn't a better feeling than when a quilt is finished!

  7. That is a gorgeous quilt, and I love the quilting you did on it! Quilting always changes the look of a quilt in such an amazing way!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, that texture shot is amazing!

  9. Wonderful! Tracie did such a nice job on this piece. The clamshells add so much texture! What's the difference between clamshells and Baptist fans?

    1. Thanks, Louise! It's no surprise that Tracie wrote this is her favorite quilt so far!

      As for clamshell VS Baptist fan, they are somewhat interchangeable. But I think traditionally, Baptist fan go from left to about 3/4 the way to the right, so they lean on the next one. Clamshells go all the way from left to right, making a full arch.

  10. Super, super pretty - the clamshells are a good choice too; what a beautiful quilt!

  11. This quilt definitely is my colors and if I were a LA quilter I would have found it very hard to give back to Tracy. It's a good thing you always take great photos of the quilts you've done--this one is definitely for your portfolio.

  12. I like that clam shell design. A very effective pattern.

  13. Impressed that you have been a missionary for 24 years, I like your quilting also.

  14. It's a beautiful quilt ! I am always drawn to the clamshell that is oriented this way as opposed to on it's side, but not quite got the method down yet. I have a sit down and dont use a panto.


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