Hi, this is the first quilted project I have ever completed, so please don't judge me TOO hard :) Using a photo of Waikiki, I did a painting on a white fat quarter using Caran d'Ache watercolor sticks. Touched up some of the areas thad bled too much with white fabric paint. Free motioned it using mostly invisible thread, except where I wanted the stories of the buildings to show. Sewed the pillow and stuffed it. (the back is a Hawaiian print fabric.) Then I took a few silk leis, unstrung the flowers and hand sewed them along the seams. Voila! This will match a full-size Hawaiian memory quilt I am planning to make for my mom. It also got me my first rejection letter- from Quilting Arts, lol.