And if you remember the cradle from last week's Sew & Tell, you know there had to be a matching cradle quilt, too:
But the majority of this week has been all about pillows, pillows, pillows. First, the quilted pillow shams for the bed. I was down to the tail end of my green Fairy Frost, so I had to make it stretch for two shams -- thus the (maybe a little TOO busy) checkerboard pattern:
Yeah, I definitely would have preferred solid green for the shams. Something was needed to break up all those squares...
So I went on a throw pillow kick. I can't say enough great things about this zippered pillow tutorial from The House on Hill Road. It's super quick and easy, and the pillows turn out so professional looking! Seriously, if you hate the idea of sewing zippers, try this tutorial. It has me itching to make more, and more, and more pillows...
The best part is, it works equally well with different types of fabric. The dark fuscia pillows here are wide-wale corduroy and the floral is a heavy woven. It's a great way to use up some of the non-quilty stash.
So that was my sewing for the week. I'm nearly done with this guest room now. Just a few more furnishing/decor decisions to make, and I'll be ready to move on to the next
disaster area home challenge. :o)
Be sure to visit Amylouwho today for more Sew & Tell!
I'm also linking up for the first time at Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday (TGIFF!), hosted today by KristyLou's Creations. Thanks for hosting, KristyLou!