OK, this has to be some sort of record - my energy this week overfloweth - more than one post in a week??? When I get going on one project it just multiplies!
For weeks I've been looking for pillow shams to go with my new quilt. Oh yes, I probably could have found matching ones - Tar-jay had one here and one there. But I didn't really want to go matchy matchy. So hunting for shams, looking at cloth, trying to figure out if I had something in my studio that would do. Then I happened to remember a very soft cotton flannel blanket that was my mothers. It was blanket stitched along the edges. When I folded it and cut it in half, I only had to trim a few inches off one side and it was perfect for two shams. AND matched the cream color in the quilt. Seamed two sides and they were done. Not quite staying closed at the ends like I wanted though so I just stitched up three pennies for each sham and sewed through both sides. Worked like a charm.
Now for the mystery. Of course you know what these are. Or I should say, were.
But what in the world will they turn into? Stay tuned. The first one should be done by the end of next weekend.