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Friday, October 26, 2012

A sham and a shazam!

Here's the sham:
I wanted to make pillow shams to go along with my Christmas quilt, using regular sized bed pillows rather than the small ones I toss on the sofa.  I found a very very  easy pattern on You Tube that I made with a piece of batik-y fabric, that I can use now.  It turned out really pretty!

Next I'll make a couple using Christmas fabrics, inserting a small ruffle around the edges.

And now for the shazam!

I picked up my Black, White and a Shot of Red quilt from the LA yesterday - I love it love it!   I started piecing this one just over a month ago when my sister was visiting, and it was a real pleasure to make.  I blogged about it here.  Unfortunately the reds look a bit orange-y, but they really are red.
Bernerdette did a great job as usual, and she likes the quilt enough to make one of her own.

I don't usually piece my backs but this time I used odd pieces of black and white fabric (with a shot of red!) and it really added some zing to the quilt! 

I sewed the binding on yesterday; I just have to finish sewing it down on the back, and she's ready to roll out!

As an extra bonus for the weekend, today I go to pick up my Stars and Stripes quilt, Bern finished it a couple days ahead of schedule because she wants to get out of town ahead of Sandy.  I look forward to seeing that one finished, I still remember how the bright stars sparkled among the string blocks!  I've pieced other tops using string blocks, but this will be the first one that I've had long-arm quilted.

Well have a great Friday, sew forth and sew on!


  1. I love black and white with pops of color!

  2. Duh... didn't I say that on my last comment? There's a scratch on my broken record...LOL... Be sure to show us the one you're packing up. Stay safe with the weather, dear!

  3. Great black and white/red job. I just picked up two quilts today too. Will bind them and send them off to Martha'sPlace in B'more.


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