Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kathie's Pillowcases

A few months ago Josh's aunt, Kathie, showed me this BEAUTIFUL log cabin quilt she had gotten for a screaming deal.  Unfortunately it didn't come with pillow shams.  She asked me how hard I thought it would be to make something to match the quilt.  The fabrics were pretty basic and I told her I'd enjoy the challenge and give it a try.  Since it was about a month before I was moving and having a baby (within two days of each other I'd like to add....) it might be a little while.  She told me it there was no rush and off we went with her beautiful quilt in hand.
Little did she know it would be almost a year until she'd see her quilt or her pillowcases.  Woops!

Really the delay was because it was actually trickier than I thought it would be to find fabrics that would match.  But eventually I found enough that were close enough that I put them together.

They came out a little brighter than I would have liked but once they were all pieced and hand quilted together, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here they are with the whole bed view.  What do you think??


  1. I think you've done a fabulous job. What a great way to use scraps or those famous 2 1/2 inch strips. You do such beautiful work.

  2. Tyra,

    These are beautiful, and they have much more detailed than a Mother of 2 small boys should have attempted. Thank you, and I'm sorry I dumped my project on you, but as I think Josh says "I got a screamin' deal" on the bedspread. I was really just asking for a mono-color quick sham, but you took my request to a whole new level. Thank you - you are too good to Josh's relatives and you are very talented and creative!



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