It was Katie who discovered the rack of soft organic cotton fabrics. The colors were deep and rich with a natural hue that soon captured Katie's attention. I looked around a while longer and almost selected fabrics to go with my quilt. In the end, I went with the organic cotton. Katie chose pink and brown; I went with blue and green.
The idea was to do a pieced quilted block pillow, so we went back to my house to peruse quilting books. Inspired by a picture in one of the books illustrating a skirt with large appliqued flowers, we decided to do something similar on our pillows.
We had so much fun making our pillows! We were unable to finish the project during Katie's visit, but we each made a good start, and I was able to finish mine yesterday.
My pillow is made of two large pink and blue flowers with three green leaves. I appliqued the pieces onto a brown background and added a blue border. I quilted it with scrap fabric and leftover batting from my quilt before attaching the blue back, stuffing the pillow, and sewing it shut. My first applique project was done!