I sewed a pillow for my friend Thuy for her birthday. It's not quite her birthday yet, but today was the best chance for my son to giver her the birthday present. She loves red, and I've been feeling renewed interest in the porthole technique. The pillow is 16x16 (maybe a bit smaller--the pillow form fits in very snugly). with a foliage print base and a circle patchwork of reds in floral, solid and geometric patterns.
I used Erin's (House on Hill Road) zipper technique for the third time (hurray!) and her piping technique for the second time (still struggling).
The finished size of the red squares is 1 1/2", and the porthole diameter is about 10". I love the square patchwork circumscribed by the foreground porthole. More portholes to come in the near future.