A couple of weeks ago I bought a small charm pack of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. They were so beautiful I wanted to make something right away that I could enjoy. Time for a little selfish sewing! A quick back of the envelope calculation showed that there would be just about enough fabric to make the fronts of two pillow covers.
So I stitched them together into quarter square triangles in the same rainbow order they came in the pack. And when this groovy Brother Sister Design yardage showed up in my mailbox later, I knew it would be perfect for the borders and envelope-style backs.
The cooler colors remind me of the sky in the late evening, so this pillow is Twilight. I quilted it with my walking foot in straight lines about an eighth of an inch on either side of the diagonal seams.
The warmer colors look like a rosy dawn to me, so this pillow is Sunrise. It is also quilted by walking foot, using an easy, liberated orange peel design. All told, the quilting on both pillows took less than an hour, and the piecing maybe an hour and a half. Fast and fun!
We anchored last night in the Caloosahatchee River, near the town of La Belle, FL. We dropped our dinghy and went ashore for dinner. When we returned, lights from onshore made our boat ride on her reflection in the dark, calm water. I love my floating home and am tickled pink to have new pillows for the couch!