I made this cute birdie pillow that I love very much.
I pieced the front then added the appliqué shapes using fusible web. I quilted the pillow with an all-over vertical design and used thicker thread and a scribbly free motion stitch around the shapes and to fill in details.
The back is a simple exposed zip closure for a pop of colour.
I'm delighted to announce that I got my poop in a group (as they say) to write up a pattern for this pillow. It's available as a pdf download in my Craftsy pattern shop.