Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Glam💎Clam Finish Along 1 & 2

Here's the results of the latest quilt-along I participated in!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Glam Clam and the 8" Glam Clam template by Latifah Saafir
Fabrics: Antique Japanese Indigos
Size: 19" X 36"
Batting: Hobbs 80/20, Black
Thread: Glide--Navy
Quilting: First quilt--Ikat #1 ⤵️ from Urban Elementz
Second quilt--Diamond Loops ⤵️ from Longarm League
Interesting Info: Latifah held a "Finish Along", with the idea that quilters who took classes with her and started their Glam Clam quilts would now have an incentive to finish them. I haven't been lucky enough to have a class with Latifah yet. But, I have had her templates and pattern for several years. So this Finish Along was a good motivator for me to start AND finish a Glam Clam quilt. 

Then I made a second one, because as Latifah says, you can't make just one--you have to do something with the clam shells that you didn't use in your first one!!!
Most of these fabrics are antique recycled Japanese indigos!⤴️⤵️
I sized my quilt to hang in this empty spot I had overhead, while going down our stairway. I used a hang it dang it quilt hanger and a Command Hook to hang it.⤵️
For the backing on both quilts, I used this shibori-look fabric from Naomi Collection out of Tokyo. I have a hanging sleeve on my keeper version in the photo below. ⤵️
Latifah did a video during the Finish Along on how to do a "chunky binding". I used her technique and cut my Ikat look bindings at 5". A binding this wide can replace a border. ⤵️
Now, this was my first and second time to use my Glam Clam templates, but DD2 has used them before me! Last year she made this fun wall hanging using the 6" template to add some color to her room! She quilted it herself, with a different motif in each clam!!!⤵️
You can check out all the Glam Clam quilts on Instagram at #glamclamfinishalong.

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy


  1. Are the clams appliqued onto a background? Great finishes Nancy.

    1. No, it is not applique, but machine pieced, starting with the top row (the easiest one!) on down to the bottom row, and always left to right.

  2. These are all just fabulous Nancy! I love the fabrics on all of them and the chunky binding frames them so nicely. Works of art!!

  3. That is a fantasstic addition to your wall of quilts! Love it. What is that ropey plant in that photo - it's very cool!

  4. Very pretty! I especially appreciate the link for chunky binding. Thx!

  5. Simply lovely! Those Japanese fabrics are so yummy. What a great wall hanging you made. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  6. These fabrics are always a stunner and in the clamshell pattern they are extraordinary. Looks great above the door and I love that you made 2!

  7. Your clam shells look great. Love the fabrics in them and on the back. Lovely finishes!

  8. I love those beautiful Japanese fabrics! What fun wall hangings. I love Susanna's colorful one too!
    Quilter Bonnie

  9. Beautiful wall hangings, and gorgeous quilting. Well done!

  10. So beautiful! What a fun quilt along!

  11. Beautiful fabrics, and pretty wall quilts! It was a great idea to make two of them ;)
    Thank you for linking up today!

  12. These look fantastic - I love the blue fabrics you used!

  13. oh I LOVE this! Japanese indigo really have charm of its own. Thanks for sharing the pattern link :)

  14. Beautiful finishes, you have nerves of steel piecing the clamshells. Thank you for sharing in Put your foot down.

  15. Love the indigo fabrics you used in those. I want to check out the binding technique.

  16. What a fun way to uplift that wall space! And I envious of your curves. I always mess them up ;) xo Melanie


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