It's done and I am so in love with how it came out!
This surprisingly is my first pillow ever and I always figured them as quick projects (especially after doing a whole afghan), but as I crocheted the border all I kept saying was "why are pillows so big?!". Well it ended up that my plan to make a 16" pillow turned into a 20" pillow! If I had left off the colorful border it would have been around 16", but I think that the border makes the whole thing.
This pillow was made completely out of leftovers from my Cath Kidston inspired blanket. I used attic24's summer garden square pattern, then added 6 rows of double crochet in white (2dc, ch2, 2dc in each corner). Then outlined that with 5 more rows of double crochet in alternating colors. To make this into a pillow and not just a very large square I hand sewed it onto the front of a plain white envelope style pillow cover.
I'm deciding on what my next pillow project should be as I dream of a couch full of handmade cushions. Do you have a favorite pattern?