For my next pillow, I wanted a nice, big one. Stumbling upon some nice Merrimekko fabric, vastly reduced at the Crate & Barrel outlet store in Carlsbad, I decided to do a mid-century modern treatment, left, with linear quilting and some fused organza napkin fabric in little, very fiddly circles. The fabric was rather thin, being a cotton sateen. Of course it needed some quilting to strengthen the pillow. This was actually a pain in the pincushion.
Bottom: I went wild with curly free-motion quilting, hand-embroidered chain-stitch, and more of those fused, fiddly circles. I call the piece "Two Sides to Every Story."