I had never quilted anything before making these, and while it may not be the best project for a complete beginner, between my own sewing knowledge and some tips on the actual quilting itself from my mom, they turned out to be lovely. I think the hardest part was choosing fabric. I bought a fat quarter bundle of April Rhodes' Bound & Wanderer collections online specifically for these pillows thinking that colors and patterns would kind of automatically coordinate with each other. That sort of worked. If I were to make them again, I would use a lot more neutrals and solid coordinating colors to vary the saturation of color. But even so, I totally dig these guys, especially against my white comforter.
I think these are the third project I've finished from Handmade Style - so that means there's only like ten left since this book is amazing and I want to make all the things.