I surprised myself by using the fabric I did for the border. It came in a small plastic bag with some other fabrics and was sent to me by my friend Sally. It was an odd mix of fabric and I thought I’d use them all together in a quilt. I always like the challenge of making fabric that doesn’t seem to go together work in a quilt.
But when I was looking around for the border for this pillow and nothing that I thought should work did, I looked through that plastic bag and saw the fabric with the golfing theme. Since I first saw it, I wondered how I would use that piece of fabric. Sometimes when the subject of a piece of material is so dominant I find it hard to use, without it taking over the whole meaning of a piece. In my mind, golf was far from the Dancing Cocktail Cats. (although once I really thought about it, they do seem to work together. The Cats, I would guess are from the 50’s and I can imagine the whole “Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” thing going on). But the colors and pattern was perfect. And the golf theme only noticeable on close inspection. Like a hidden message.
This pillow is sold, but I have two more pairs of the Cocktail Cats left and know I’ll have just as much fun making them into pillows as I have making the last two Cocktail Cats Pillows.