I recently finished these pillows- 16"x16". They have an overlapped back, with a removable pillow form. I received a lovely songbird datebook as a gift and it has been inspiring me to do something with birds. I traced the outline of a Northern Mockingbird (the datebook has photos of birds each week). Then used the tracing as a pattern for the raw edge applique.
I free motion stitched around the birds.