Glam Clam mini is finished.

Glam Clam Mini Quilt

This is my final post for the Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap. I’m mailing off this mini in just a few days, and hopefully its new owner loves it as much as I do. When I first started this mini, I realized I didn’t have a single piece of Anna Maria Horner (which is my partner’s favorite) and so I had to post on Instagram and see if anyone had any they would like to swap or share. I was overwhelmed by the response I received. I got a ton of scraps and charms. More than enough for what I had planned to do with them.

I actually planned to do a hexie mini quilt like this one from Modern Handcraft. However, my hands don’t do English Paper Piecing (EPP) very well. I was miserable after 8 tiny hexies so I gave up. Then I remembered that I had the Glam Clam pattern downloaded from a previous quilt and decided that the 4″ clam template was perfect.

I immediately started cutting into all the fabrics and pieced this in just a few hours. The next night, I basted it and then started quilting. The quilting alone took close to three hours. I had to frequently change out bobbins, wind bobbins, rethread the machine, etc. I mean, I did use 13 colors of thread! I love the effect it gives though, so I don’t regret this decision one bit. I went with “matchstick quilting” in the end, which is basically straight line quilting 1/8″ apart. My lines are slightly more organic in nature, rather than straight.

Glam Clam Mini Quilt

Glam Clam Mini Quilt

On the backside, you can really see the thread changes and the overall effect. I used Quilter’s Linen in Grey for the back since I really wanted the thread to pop on this side. For the binding, I used a print from WordPlay by Michelle D’Amore.

Glam Clam Mini Quilt

Glam Clam Mini Quilt

Quilt Stats:
Final Size | 14″ x 15.5″
Fabrics Used | Various Anna Maria Horner scraps, Quilters Linen in Grey for the back.
Thread | Aurifil 50 wt. in 13 different colors.
Batting | Warm and Natural 100% Cotton

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