It has been a while since any actual quilting has taken place in my world. The rain clouds broke up and I have been outside most days...but I ran out of energy for landscaping so I took a couple of days off to bond with my midarm.
I have four shams to match quilts I use regularly on my bed. The bed quilts are both seven years old...hopefully I will get these made into pillow shams before the quilts turn eight. I used a simple muslin fabric for the backing as the backside will be completely covered once the shams are constructed.
I got really hung up on what to "quilt" on the Iditarod shams. Finally I decided done was better than exciting! They are just pillow shams!!!
I love these feathery designs...something so eye catching about combining the straight lines with feathers...and making little frames inside of frames. Love these.
I am going to wash the quilted sham tops before I do the final pillow sham construction. Something I have learned from experience. Though, this time I used dream puff batting which doesn't do a lot of shrinking.
Here's a peek at one of my hanging baskets. Our summer started with grey skies and rain so the coral geraniums in the center of this basket gave up on showing themselves. Still pretty!
I have been working in the evenings on a set of Bucilla ornaments that go with a Christmas stocking that features a gnome. Pretty darn cute!