Just finished my latest pillow! Just loving the rainbow hues at the moment...
Here are a couple of African Flower motif free patterns on the web:
I used Panda (now Patons) Regal 4 Ply 100% cotton and Clever Country 4 ply cotton (which has some gorgeous bright colours) and a size 3 hook.
I found the edging pattern from a book I have had for a while but haven't used before called The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl which you can have a look at here: