Thankfully, washing the pink polar fleece in water with metholated spirits did the trick to get rid of the chemical ( formaldehyde? ) smell.
I made a pillow case to match. Thanks to Kristen for the better quality photos!
A tiny snick with the scissor was also the inspiration for some little flowers scattered to hold the fllece the to top, and off course cover the one little oops!
Here's a close up of the quilting designs with stipple to attach the two layers. i didnt go too crazy, just enough to keep the layers neat.