As soon as I had my poinsettia block pillow completed (see below), I knew I wanted to make a coordinating block that I could make into a second pillow for my family room.
I found the block templates at quilterscache.com, which I find to be an excellent resource if you are looking for blocks by size. This one happens to be a 14" block, which is a nice size for a pillow as is, or a slightly larger size can be made by adding a border, which is my plan. I like it when the hard work stays on the flatter surface of the pillow, rather than getting lost as it curves around to the edge.
I have not done any paper piecing since I learned to do it at Quilt Camp in December of 2012. I can for sure that I was a bit rusty, but Faith's paper piecing tutorial at fresh lemons quilts got me on track in no time.