I am making this. I know ... it's an intermediate skill level project, so most probably I'll have to struggle along the way. But I really love to have something like that, none of which seems to be available ready made in the market. (Please don't tell me if it does exist ... I have cut up all the fabrics for sewing already! ;))
I also have problem using that rotary blade ... which doesn't seem to work well with lengthy stretch of cutting. I ended up using the scissors more.
The blue patterned fabrics would be the main one for the pillow and the others are for lining. They are all remnants I got cheap from Jo-Ann's. So, even if I am not successful, it won't be too costly. :D I am wondering how long this project would take me! Oh, how I wish I would get as good in sewing as Diana. Have you seen the coat she made recently?