I cut random sized strips from my favorite fabrics for the 'branches' on the front. I left the edges raw so the stripes would have a messy, frayed look.
For the back of the pillow I pieced together some bigger strips of the fabric. I snagged a few extra pieces from guild friends who hadn't used all their fabric.
I love the way the pillow turned out, and I love the little reminder of a favorite autumn childhood memory that now sits on my entry bench.