Well, I finally got around to taking pix of the pillows I made to brighten up our very masculine furniture in the living room. This was a personal challenge that I set for myself. The hardest part was that I couldn't use the color blue. I love blue and it felt odd to not have it as an option.
I had never paper pieced anything before so I bought a couple of books by Carol Doak and taught myself how...errr, maybe it would be more accurate to say that Carol Doak taught me how! Her instructions were very clear and easy to understand so it was a breeze. I used a floral focus fabric that I also used to make lampshades. I purchased a bright yellow fabric for the back and the rest is all from my stash. I wasn't so sure at first if I was digging all the paper removal but once I got it all torn off I found that the final result was well worth the effort! I made designs I never would have attempted with any other method and the accuracy of the piecing was incredible! I did however, make a few boo boo's with the fabric selection and placement but I chalk it up to lessons learned.