Yesterday Nann emailed me so I could see some of the redwork shams she had collected. You have to check this out! Hit here!
I have one pieced sham. It's not for a child but the Pennsylvania Dutch are famous for pieced sham. Ann Hermes who often attended our quilt study meetings is famous for her collection and she has a wonderful book, Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases And Other Small Treasures. If you are interested, the book is available at Amazon here.
The pillowcases and shams tend to be pricey but I bought one from a dear late friend who has since passed:
Making shams and pillow covers for kids apparently was part of the nursery ensemble. I remember getting a baby pillow when I was pregnant with my child and being told that pillows are for show-- not for the crib. Of course everything is different now and kids aren't covered with blankets or quilts until they are much older.
These were layover shams that were placed over the pillow and easily removed:
Kit pieces that included a sham: