Despite UPS doing their best not to deliver the Lake House quilt to my mom (ugh, long story), it did eventually find its way to rural Virginia and mom is very happy with it. In fact, she called me the other day, positively delighted that it is big enough (or nearly big enough) to use on her queen-sized bed.
But, she says, if it’s going on her bed then she needs shams.
(An aside: my husband is vehemently anti-sham. Don’t even get him started on fluffy decorative pillows. He thinks pillows-that-you-remove-from-the-bed-each-night is the dumbest thing he’s ever heard. He will rant for seemingly endless minutes over the pointlessness of pillows you don’t use for sleeping. We’re not a sham-inclined household, is what I’m saying.)
Hey, I’m never one to turn down a request. And as it turns out, I had a fair amount of Nicey Jane left over, nearly all of which I had cut to a couple of uniform sizes. Who knows why I did that, but hey, THANKS, PAST ME.
I had 50+ pieces cut to 4.5×5.5″ (why I chose that size, I’ll never know), and it turns out that was just enough to make two standard shams.
Talk about quick and dirty, I just chain-pieced them all together, quilted on either side of the seams (no batting, just some random solid white I had in my stash as a sort of interior backing), made an envelope back, Bob’s your uncle: two shams!
(And, like, you could totally use them for sleeping if you wanted to…)
There you go, mom. Now, anything you want me to do with the 80+ charm squares I apparently cut from the rest of the leftovers? Or does anyone out there want them? I’m kind of all done on this particular collection.