I remember sleeping under a chenille bedspread at my Grandma's house. Soft, fuzzy caterpillar-like channels were stitched into a design on the blanket. And interestingly enough, "chenille" is actually the French word for "caterpillar."
Here's how to make bias chenille strips, then use them to appliqué a design and finish the edges (it's one of those "Alternate Endings") for this sweet little pillow. You'll be amazed at how EASY it is from start to finish! Just takes a few supplies, and a little (ok, maybe a lot) of elbow grease!