From Day 1, I had in mind that they would go nicely in our living room, where my Chaos quilt now hangs. As perfect as I felt the combination of Irome Muji cotton/linen blends by Kokka, gray chambray, and Essex Natural were for the quilt, I knew they would be equally perfect for these pillows. To balance what fabric I had, I included some yarn-dyed Essex in gray, and all together, I love the mix.
These pillows were great fun to piece, and each was quilted simply in Aurifil 50wt #2600 (light gray), which is one of two threads I keep on my machine for every-day use. I followed along the accent stripes, which added a new dimension without overwhelming those blocks of color. And speaking of color, I backed each in a different one - whichever was most used in that particular pillow. The pattern called for lapped zippers, which I really like, and Debbie's method made them a breeze.
So I'm really pleased! I haven't made anything other than Christmas pillows for this room in a very long time, so it was about time. And Slats fit the bill perfectly.