I made this pillow for my husband's niece for Christmas after taking the quilting class. She'd said they were redecorating her bedroom in purple and turquoise, and I'd been reading about Amish quilts. The Amish use solid fabrics, and black is a popular neutral in their designs.
Our niece wasn't a "girly girl" so the geometric designs helped soften the ruffles. The turquoise diamond in the middle has a quilted square inside; the other patches have 1/4-inch quilting.