I have been wanting to try my hand at more curved piecing lately, and decided the best way would be a New York Beauty block. The paper pieced pattern came from over here. But I didn't want to commit to a whole giant block because I'm scared of curves, so I made 1/4 of a block for a smaller throw pillow cover.
Well when I finished the block I realized it would look really boring with part of a star in the corner of the pillow, so I drafted some flying geese to go around the edge. I guess you could say I started to get comfortable with curves. I did not mean for the geese to meet in the middle and wanted them to all go the same direction, but I actually like it more this way.
I even finished the back off with a hidden zipper closure.
Oh! Oh! The best part is that everything (fabric, zipper, AND pillow form) came from my stash! YES!