I love the little pillow that Wendy at Vintage Pattern Files made with 8 squares.
She provides the pattern for the Apricot Leaf with Feather Pattern Border here.
This block is a bit more complicated and knit in the round. I could see this in a sport weight yarn as a pretty pillow as well.
The pattern can be found here at knitting-and.com.
If you really want to overdose, check out this online copy of Mrs. George Cupples' A Knitting-Book of Counterpanes from 1871. Download HERE
|Love this cable square!|