No, not a nap day, although curling up under a snuggly quilt sure sounds good after the cold front that came through last night. Today I finally made the pillow shams to go with the new bed quilt that I finished about a month ago. When I made the quilt, I pieced a back for it out of miscellaneous batiks I had that went with the top. There was a double strip of 4" squares through it. There were fat quarters and pieces of yardage in it. I tried twice to square it up so that it would load on my longarm, but I just couldn't get it right. I even quilted two rows that I ended up picking out. So I gave up on the pieced back. I could have taken it all apart and folded up those fabrics and put them away, but I didn't.
So today, I cut up that back to make the pillow shams. It was a pain trying to manipulate all that fabric (the equivalent of a queen size sheet), but since everything was already sewn together, all I needed was to cut two pieces 24" by 28". I quilted the tops and just made pocket backs so that a regular bed pillow can slip right in.
You can see the bed quilt in the background. I would have taken the picture with the pillows actually on the bed, but I was too lazy to make it. It IS Saturday, after all!