Our February swap for the Triad Modern Quilt Guild was a travel pillow (approximately 12" x 16"). Our swap Mama gave me an easy, and tough swap mate: Angie! Easy, because she loves Kate Spain, tough because she is an awesome sewist, so I needed to be on my game. Our guild has a Flickr group, links to blogs and we follow each other on pinterest, so stalking Angie for ideas was fun. I found one of the last charm packs of Terrain, known to exist (LOL) and some Kona Charcoal and Free Spirit Manatee solids.
I pieced selected charms with the gray solids for the front, the edge and added an accent strip on the envelope flap on the back.
I did minimal straight line quilting, just to accent the shape. I really like the contrast that the gray lends to the bright colors of the charms.
She DID like it!!! And I love my pillow!