Clamshells are a mixture of patchwork and applique and Jennie Rayment shows us a couple of methods that you might like to try.
This is a mixture of patchwork and applique which can be done by hand or by machine. Whilst traditionally these shapes have been sewn in a row, Jennie now suggests we might like to design our own pattern with this shape. It lends itself to forming a diamond, or a pyramid blob !
You do have to deal with at least the top edge of this shape needing to be turned under. Jennie shares with us a couple of alternative ways of doing this though.
However the final step is that the shapes need to be applied onto a background. You could do this by sewing machine using one of the pre-set stitches and maybe some lovely thread. Alternatively you could do it by hand, when the stitches would be invisible.
The Pansy design will coming shortly.