Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing



A couple weekends ago, on Mother’s Day, I spent part of the day playing with some of my Heather Ross fabric scraps. I made some scrappy log cabin blocks, just having fun coordinating colors and prints. This week I decided to turn those little squares into pillows.

Pillow Detail 2

I thought I would add some ric rac trim to the edges for added cuteness. I’ve never sewn ric rac to the edge of anything so I used this tutorial.

Pillow Detail 1

I quilted the front of the pillows to a piece of batting. Random lines…

Bike Pillow

Straight lines…

Goldfish Pillow

Diagonal lines…

Far Far Away 2 Pillow

Wavy lines…

Mermaid Pillow

The backs are just some cute prints I had laying around.

Pillow Backs

One of these pillows is being mailed out to one of my husband’s coworkers who just had a baby boy. The others have found a new home on my daughter’s window seat!

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41 Responses to “Pillow-Palooza”

  1. 1
    Elaine M says:

    Very cute, love the ric rac.

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    Debbie says:

    Very fun – love the variety of stitching you’ve done.

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    Karen says:

    Adorable and what a great use of those scraps. I’m so glad you linked to the ric rack tute because that’s just what I need to make a receiving blanket special.

  4. 4
    elsa says:

    Love the pillows and especially the use of the ric rac ~ so cute!

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    christina says:

    These are beautiful!

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    krista says:

    These are so adorable!! A perfect way to use those Heather Ross blocks. I’ll check out that tute for the ric rac too– I’ve never sewn it to anything either, but it is super cute.

  7. 7
    Karen says:

    These are so cute!! I love the “almost” instant gratification of a pillow sewing project!!

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    Heidi says:

    Absolutely darling!! I love the way you put these together…so simple and sweet!

  9. 9
    Laura C says:

    Oh, that ric rack! I picked some up at Joann’s this morning to add to some pillows I’ve got on deck. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. 10
    Claire Jain says:

    So cute! I love the ric rack!

  11. 11

    Completely adorable! I’ve never used ric-rac… I think it looks tedious (or difficult?) but maybe its not! Adds a great touch to these pillows for sure!

  12. 12
    Barb says:

    You doodle so well with scraps! Very fun pillows. What do you have up your sleeve for this weekend?

  13. 13
    Marika says:

    These are so so cute !!
    Usually, I’m not a big fan of ric rac but it totally works on these pillows !

  14. 14
    Nicole L W says:

    Oh my goodness, they are so charming!

  15. 15

    Cute cute CUTE!!! I LOVE these.

  16. 16
    Brooke says:

    Those pillows are so super cute! What a great idea for Heather Ross prints!

  17. 17
    Dianne says:

    WOW! Those are absolutely adorable!!! Great job ;)

  18. 18
    Lori says:

    So stinkin’ cute. I must do some zig zag on my pillows. I love it.

  19. 19
    svetlana says:

    Oh, these are just adorable!!!!

  20. 20
    Kristen says:

    What adorable pillows. Love the fabrics used.

    Thank you, from the bottom of my ric rac challenged heart, for pointing towards that tutorial. Maybe I’ll master it–yet.

  21. 21
    Mary says:

    Wow! I love them. Sew creative…. Mary

  22. 22

    These are ultra cute!!
    I have some large ric rac that I purchased ages ago and had no idea what to do with it! Now I have one! thanks :)

  23. 23
    CitricSugar says:

    Beautiful – love your fussy cuts.

  24. 24
    Gina f. says:

    So cute… The bike one is my favorite! Have a good weekend!

  25. 25
    cas says:

    oooh i really like these, gorgeous :)

  26. 26
    Sarah says:

    So cute! Love them.

  27. 27

    I LOVE ricrac trim! When I was in Paris last September, I was surprised to see ricrac trim inserted as pillow trim in a VERY high end fabric showroom, but they layered two colors of ricrac, offsetting them to get alternating colored scallops. Now, I wonder if I took a picture of that, and if so, I wonder if there’s any chance of me actually LOCATING IT?!

  28. 28

    OMGOSH! I love these!!! So Cute!

  29. 29

    Love these! So super cute!

  30. 30
    Dianne says:

    I love your cushions. You have pieced them in a way I wouldn’t have thought of (read: I love your sense of style and creativity). Now I have a great idea of what I can do with some fabric scraps and some charm squares that I have lying round here to match a throw I have almost completed. Thank you for the inspiration!

  31. 31
    ann says:

    Lovely colour combinations!

  32. 32
    Tamie says:

    These are really, really pretty.

  33. 33
    rachael says:

    oh, Faith… these are all kinds of lovely :)

  34. 34
    jill says:

    Love!! details please……for the wavy quilting lines did you trace the rick rack with desolving pen and quilt along b/c it looks very uniform. What is the width on the straight line quiting — 1″ apart? Very inspiring as always =)

  35. 35

    I love these, the fabrics with the Ric rac are so cheery!

  36. 36
    Caryn says:

    The bike! The goldfish! Sigh.

  37. 37
    Kate says:

    Wow, those are some cute pillows! You’ve inspired me. I just spent an hour ripping the seams out of an itchy old Pottery Barn pillowcase so I can put a new front on it. Now I just need to decide what fabrics to use!

  38. 38
    mia says:

    I love that pinwheel print! Do you remember where you got it?

  39. 40
    Kara says:

    Those look adorable!

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    EG says:

    I really couldn’t love these any more! They’re so great!

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