I really enjoyed teaching the clamshell class. Since I have a “Go” cutter with a clamshell die, I decided to let everyone use it to cut out their clamshells. The thing about a clamshell quilt is that there is not a single seam in the quilt that is straight. They are all curved. One of my favorite customers, and good friend is Cathy Campbell. She made this clamshell quilt. The reason it’s special is that she used chambray for the background. That has become so popular. All these great new textures that are entering the quilting world are wonderful. Actually, they’ve been around for a long time. My mother used alternative textures when quilting, but that was because she was making do. Now, it’s all the rage and considered chic. It is chic. It’s awesome. Here’s her picture. She did a fabulous job, and now she’s an expert at curved piecing.
Judy has been sewing for most of her life, starting at about age 9. She is the owner of Bungalow Quilting and Yarn, and the author of “Quilts for Scrap Lovers: 16 Projects Start with Simple Squares”. Her second book, "Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers" is a best seller for C&T Publishing. She is also the author of Sew Cuddly, Tantalizing Table Toppers and Sensational Quilts for Scrap Lovers, all from C&T Publishing. She has also been published in many other publications, including Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and American Quilter. She has created a line of fabric for Ink and Arrow Fabrics, and now designs for Studio e Fabrics.