I was pretty sure that I wanted to do some paper piecing, so I was looking around flickr for some ideas when I saw this block (she has some other great ones too). The wonky border around he star really sold me.
I think my favorite thing about the finished pillow is the star shape that the blocks created in the middle once they were sewn together.
I did shrink down the pattern a little bit (down to 80%) so the finished size of the pillow is about 19" square.
It is bound with Essex linen in navy. The back of the pillow is essex yarn dyed linen in black and the zipper is hiding under the flap thanks to this tutorial (this is my favorite way to finish pillows).
I hope my partner loves it as much as I loved making it!