Sunday, July 16, 2017


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!


Ramona said...

Great shams! And you are right... done is the best. I haven't worked on any Bucilla projects in a while. Your gnomes are adorable!

Donna quilts said...

OMG I think your pillow shams are beautifully quilted - and exciting! Those gnomes are cute too!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

yes done is good! you haven't shown your Christmas projects in awhile do you have a lot of them to finish up this year? Love that flower basket

CecileD said...

You've done an incredible quilting on your pillows ! Wow they are gorgeous !

Sally said...

Wow, what beautiful shams. I'm thinking they will be 18 to 24" pillowforms?