Sometimes, in the name of beauty, sacrifices must be made.
How gorgeous are these?
Now the sacrifice…we needed to cut up these beauties to make shams.
The first time I was asked to cut up perfectly good quilts, I nearly fainted. Really? Cut up quilts? How could one be asked to commit such a crime? Also, to cut them up to make something I had never done. I had no clue how to make a sham. Growing up, I was taught to treat quilts with love and care. Not attack them like a crazy man with scissors.
So, once I was able to get over my initial fear, get my mother’s voice out of my head, and pick my husband’s jaw off the floor, I got to work with my scissors.
See, I wasn’t real mean, at least I gave them pretty curves. I am beginning to see the beginnings of something beautiful.
Here is the end result.
So, I guess the moral of this story, don’ t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. You might be surprised by the end results. I love making shams now and actually have no problem cutting up quilts. I am even working on some little projects with the left over scraps.
If you are interested, you can check out our custom shams here.
I hope y’all are having a great day, and go try something new today…leave me a comment and let me know what you have tried. I would love to hear from you!
Let’s go sew!