Redwood Grove ShamsOfficially done with one WIP as the New Year began and finally getting around to blogging about it, yeah! Most of the progress was done with the cheering of #fridaynightsewalong on IG. Two pillow shams to match the wedding quilt Redwood Grove gifted to my niece and her husband. Here they are on my bed testing out the fit.
|Redwood Grove Shams|
The disadvantage of putting off a companion project is having to find all (or most) of the coordinating fabric and trying to remember the thread color and style to quilt it in. With the help of some pictures(below) I think I pulled it off. The shams photographed dominantly green for some reason but there's blue in them too.
|Original quilt and WIP|
Now that my partner Amanda has received and acknowledged the pillow and goodies I can share it here. She requested a red and white Christmas as the theme. The high contrast 40wt Aurifil was kinda scary especially on the white because I typically try and blend in. I think it adds so much with the loft of the batting that it was worth taking a chance and holding my breathe.
|My adorable helper|
Little M was independantly playing with her Duplo's and said to me "Your sewing is my favorite Nana". She wanted to read to me so I pulled a chair up next to my machine but out of reach of the needle! When it was time to bind I invited her to help not realizing Wonder clips are harder to pinch than I thought. She was happy to be in charge of handing them to me.
Kelly @scrapstudio coordinator of the swap has been great and is working to lineup an angel pillow for me to receive. As gratifying as social swapping events like #getyourquiltywishgranted can be, there is the risk of frustration and disappointment as well. While it is fun to discover new quilters and be inspired by their makes, I'm not sure if I'll participate again anytime soon but am glad I did.