Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stars

In my garden...


and on my bed.


I worked on this pillow sham off and on for a while. The stars were pieced using a paper piecing technique and then appliqued onto some white linen. I decided to stipple quilt the bulk of the background because I wanted texture but without an organized pattern. I think that the second sham, in keeping with the celestial theme need to be something like planets or moons.
I'm so enjoying having this bit of handmade goodness on my bed. So often I make things like this to give or sell. It's nice to have some of it close by to enjoy.

12 comments:

connie said...

I love this pillow. I think everything works so well together.

Allie said...

The pillow sham is really nice!!! So are your flowers - wish spring would come for real to Michigan, lol!

Andi said...

So beautiful ... all of it.

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! I love your blogg and your work!!! I got so much inspiration!!

Kris said...

Yay for keeping some of your beautiful work! I'm the same. I usually "make" for other people and "put off" for me. Your pillow is lovely!

jude said...

i love the addition of the paper piecing, it adds a real heirloom quality to the work.

Michaela said...

I love those flowers. I am not familiar with any of them. The pillow? so simple and so beautiful..

Tara said...

I love the shams! I need to start practicing some paper piecing!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it! So vintage and sweet.

kimmy said...

your photos are so very wonderful!!
i get so inspired by your work!

KathieB said...

Love the pale piecing--what a fresh look. Have you seen the Japanese book called Simple Quilts, or some similar name? If not, you would like. I have it at home, can email you the author and ISBN if you're interested.

Lisa said...

I love sham (and your garden!)! Spring sure is inspiring, isn't it? I'm having fun with your blog :)