I kept this one simple and let the fabric speak for itself. Marc loves Africa. He's traveled the continent extensively and even lived there for a bit so this fabric seemed more than appropriate and matches out decor well. (Excuse the wrinkles, please. I am battling a bad case of insomnia and spent most of the night cuddling with this pillow on the couch so I didn't disturb the husband. At least it gave me a chance to catch up on all my blog reading.)
On the back I used some Echino cheetahs that I picked up recently at Momen +, an awesome fabric store in the South Bay that specializes in Japanese Imports. I trimmed the back with some Echino Polka Dots, again found at Momen +.
The pillow measures 20"x20" and it came together so incredibly fast. I finished it well before he got home. He actually asked if I could make several more just like it, Unfortunately I don't think I have enough of the purple animal print fabric to make more pillows this size - or maybe I can eek out one more. I do have so much other great Echino fabric in my stash, though, that I think I can whip up some coordinating pillows that will make him happy. I am debating using some coordinating Perle Cotton to hand stitch around the trees and flowers to add some texture and detail. What do you think?