Make the “Whooo Loves You” Clamshell Owl Quilt

In a recent episode of “Shop Your Stash”, Pam talked about her design process for choosing fabrics for a baby quilt. Since this was for a friend, she had color palette (shown below) and a theme to work from (owls).

The palette was a soothing blend of mint, rust, and some darker blue.  Pam took advantage of the 8″ Glam Clam ruler by Latifah Saafir and make a clam shell quilt with some applique elements to create owl faces.  Here’s the finished result: the “Whooo Loves You?” clamshell owl quilt!

I used a mix of batiks and more youthful prints to mix it up and keep it fun. The clamshells were quilted with swooping feather motif, and the background was quilted with wavy vertical lines and some stars and a crescent moon.

If you want to make your own version of this quilt, use Latifa Saafir’s pattern and Glam Clam ruler or similar template, and get my applique template for free! My applique template includes the eyes, beak, and horns, which are sized for an 8″ clamshell.

Author: Pam

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  1. Absolutely adorable!!!! Thanks for the template!!!!

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    • When you first showed the other clamshell quilt, I was sceptical about buying the ruler – but this quilt is so imaginative!

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  2. Funny I had just decided to do this same thing for our guild challenge where all of the quilts made will be donated to our local shelter. I was wondering more about the actual construction process for the clamshells. Did you machine sew or appliqué the shells and did you start from the bottom or the top? I do have the ruler and my challenge fabric and scraps ready. Just not sure where to start!
    PS Love watching the show

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    • Hi Tara- Latifah’s pattern has you starting at the top of the quilt with curved piecing. If you check out her blog at I think she’s got some tips videos for construction of the Glam Clam quilts.

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