It's been busy around here.
But when I have a moment I glance over at the daffodils and smile and breathe deeply.
And when I found bit of time to 'make' I realized that I didn't have enough light hued solids to finish up my boys' quilts.
So I used my bit of time to make some new pillows for our couch.
They match the quilt that we've been snuggling under. I wrote about the quilt here.
Here's a pillow close-up:
It's pouring rain here today so I had to prop it right up to the window. Just some 5" squares I had left over from the quilt and a bit of linen for the bottom. I did some straight line quilting about a 1/4 inch from the seams.
For this pillow I randomly cut and inserted 3" strips of fabric into the pink background fabric. It's the same technique I used here. And some linen for the bottom.
In between sewing the pillows I took a break with an Italian sandwich cookie - these are filled with the yummiest raspberry jam.
Last night Abigail took a little rest on this pillow and proclaimed it her favorite. She asked not to be photographed but I snuck one in anyhow - years from now she'll thank me for having taken this. (Right?)
Now all I need is to find some free time to settle down on the couch and sink back into my new pillows! But with the weekend coming that is a lot easier said than done!