I did it, I got my second pillow done. It was at 8pm last night, but it was in time. Now they can both sit on my couch for the month of July while I come up with something to replace them with.
I found a tutorial on pinwheels that looked easy and wanted to try, so I designed this pillow around those. It evolved a little as things went (mostly cause I realized my measurements were off and things weren't lining up) but I like the way it turned out. I opted for red binding to contrast the blue on the other pillow.
I reused pebbles to coordinate with the star, then accented the pinwheels. This was kind of dual purpose, as it's a similar design to one I plan to use on my daughters quilt (I'll share the completed top to that soon). I really like pillows as they go together quick and easy and give you a chance to try out new techniques and quilting designs without lots of commitment. I see many many more pillow adventures in my future.
Both of them sitting on my couch all ready for fireworks and fun.
We hope you are having a great weekend. Happy 4th of July!