I can sew a straight stitch and this is what I made:
Much to Brian's dismay my collection of throw pillows is growing. Actually, I have not purchased any more lately--simply changed the covers on pillow forms I already owned. It is amazing how a yard of fabric can make such a dramatic change in a room.
Right now black and white damask is a favorite as per this post, and now that May is here I am feeling Spring green as well.