Certified Cotton Theory Challenge 2013

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The challenge for all Cotton Theory Certified Instructors was to make a pillow sham using this Moda fabric collection.  Entries were due May 1, and were hung in The Quilt Yard in Osseo, WI, Betty Cotton’s quilt store, until the end of October.  Customers chose their favorite one and I won!!  I had had the idea brewing in my head since I learned the method because the connector strips reminded me of ribbon on a package.  When I saw the selected fabric was green and red, but not Christmas fabric, I thought I might have an idea no one else would.  I made a pair of box shaped shams and sewed wire into the bow so it could be shaped and added an embroidered tag.  The tag on one says, “Merry Christmas to all” and the other one says, “And to all a good night!”