Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Final Project Reveal: Pillow Shams

Back to blogging after a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas with our son Dave and DIL Emily. Then, we arrived back in town Sunday afternoon after a nice trip to visit the McBrayer clan in western North Carolina. And my wonderful DSH (Dear Sweet Husband) agreed to stop at Mary Jo's Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC for some whirlwind shopping on the way. The shopping mall where it is located is being renovated, and the entrance to the store has changed, but they are still there...and busy as always. I picked up some FQ's, some packages of wool roving in every color for my new embellishing machine, and a few fabrics that I hope will work for my niece Melinda's baby nursery.

Now that all my Christmas surprises have been given away, I can show what else I finished recently.

Here is the wedding quilt that I made for son Dave and wife Emily as a wedding present a couple years ago. I heard a little bird say that they would love to have some quilted shams to match...

Luckily, I still had many of the white fabric squares, some of them already pieced together. I used one of my pillow shams as a guide to the size. After quilting the top to the same wool batting and a muslin backing, I sewed them to the back fabric and top-stitched about one and a half inches inside the edge. The quilted feathers are mostly from the book Floribunda Quilting by Nichole Webb.

Isn't it fun to be able to show all the secret surprises we have all been working on?


Vicki W said...

Mary Jo's! I'm so jealous!

Anonymous said...

Wow nice. Would you happen to have a pattern for baby car seat covers?