It was time to get creative with my my stash of First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita. I love the vibrant colors of this collection and together with inspiration from the previously mentioned Japanese Magazine (Patchwork Tsushin #174), these log cabin and log cabin variation style pillows came together relatively quickly.
I have included in my project a number of solid fabrics; most are Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons including Black, Mulberry, and Turquoise. Both the yellow and green solid fabrics are from the Pure Organic Solids range - Marigold and Chartreuse.
I feel I may have been a little heavy handed with the machine quilting with the first pillow (with the Letter B) and also chose a thread for quilting which was heavier (thicker) than what I normally use. These two factors combined seem to make the quilting more prominent, but the texture is luxurious. I changed quilting thread and style for the second pillow.
For the back of the pillows I have used a home decorator weight Chevron Print. The pillows both have a zippered side seam for easy insert removal and cleaning. Zippers no longer cause anxiety and I have stopped needing to refer to instructions to insert a zipper in a pillow cover, but in case you do I have in the past found this tutorial by Design Sponge very useful.
The pillows are not for sale and have already made their way to the new owner where I am sure they will be much loved.
I hope you found some time to sew on the weekend also. Particularly those of you who have enjoyed a long weekend!