I had enough fabric left to make a couple more star blocks, surround them with the scrappy sashing and a few four-patches to make a couple pillow shams to match the quilt. Here they are so far:
Raymond had the great idea of putting our initials on the shams. I enlarged the letters in Microsoft Word and traced them onto freezer paper. Then I outlined them with a white fabric marking pen and cut them out. In the picture, they are just basted on. I will needle-turn applique them onto the blocks, and then they will be a little thinner. I found just enough of that nice dark green for the letters, and I like the way the letters stand out. I plan on adding a 2″ or 3″ border of a similar solid dark green around the outside to set off the shams from the rest of the quilt when they are on the bed.
Guess what? I have to actually go buy fabric for the border! OK, so it is possible that I will have enough left once I piece the backing (which is a dark green, too) to make the border for the shams, but I may have to go buy more green fabric.
I wish I had enough fabric to make a border of half-square triangles and arrange them like the border of the quilt, but I don’t think I do. Well, one thing at a time. Fiddle-dee-dee. I can think about that tomorrow.