Shells are another seashore-inspired design. Notice the mussel shell at the center. Quilting tip: Start by making a teardrop shape. At the base, quilt an arc back to the other side, touching at the middle of the first teardrop. Make one or two more arcs. Begin a new teardrop shape off to the side and continue building the design. For a slightly different look, make a teardrop shape but hook it back out to give an open-shelled appearance, as I did here with my doodle in the sand.
Copyright 2008, Sharon Baggs