It is a late blog post for the day because I was shamming. I wish I could say I was just sitting downstairs in the cool AC browsing on Pinterest all day, but instead, I was upstairs in my quilt room, which is temporarily without air conditioning (the guy was here today and it is going to mean a new unit--I'm glad we are just renting) working on these.
I knew I wanted to make these when I was working on the extra border to the quilt, so I made sure that I had the proper size strips left over. I made the flying geese units with my Fit to Be Geese ruler, which I love. Then I just needed lots of 4-patches. I got the centers of the shams done yesterday.
Today, I put the borders on, layered the tops with batting and a lining, and quilted them both. Then I put the backs on and finished them up.
Speaking of Google, did any of you see the Google header today? It featured the winner of the national "Doodle for Google" school contest. It was a real tear-jerker. You can click on the link to see it.
Earlier this week I managed to get this month's Schnibble, Gentle Art, quilted, bound, and washed. This morning I had a bit of a photo shoot with it. This is my favorite picture:
This weekend is a holiday weekend here in the US. It is for Memorial Day. My husband has Friday and Monday off so we are leaving tomorrow for a few days. We are traveling up north a bit to Maryland and NOVA (northern Virginia). The destinations are the Antietam and Manassas Civil War Battlefields. I'm planning to visit some quilt shops, too.
Have a great weekend!