We got a new pattern book in at work that has just throw pillow patterns in it. Linda and I liked it so much we soon decided to teach a few classes out of it. This is the first pillow made from the book. It is called Jewel of the Seas and why I don't know. Maybe because they used aqua as the main color, where I used red (red matches my sofa and loveseat). The center is made of string blocks (always a favorite of mine) and has several borders. It has bound edges and I put a zipper in the back. I will be teaching another pillow from the book. It is called Crystallized and consists of many half-square triangles. The trick is the use of warm and cool colors and the way you put them together. Linda has picked another couple of pillows to teach. One is made with hexagrams (Linda's favorite) and the other is made cathedral-window style.