My Heart Lives In England

Barbara Barber designed My Heart Lives in England to showcase the versatility of the traditional clamshell pattern. Instructions for her innovative bias-strip method are in "Easy Lesson" in the June/July 2009 issue of QN.




My Heart Lives in England,
67" x 67", 2007,
designed by Barbara Barber and sewn by Hila Leslie.


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Puckered Clams
This is a darling pattern, and I am an experienced seamstress. Still, the clams came out puckered. I have gottent he piece wet and dried it, to shrink the clams, but no luck. Any way to avoid puckers?
bias-strip clamshells
I have always wanted to make a clamshell quilt and this how-to article has really motivated me to try this technique. It looks really easy.


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