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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    Elaine M

    May 25, 2012

    Very cute, love the ric rac.

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

    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.

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

    These are beautiful!

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    May 25, 2012

    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.

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    Laura C

    May 25, 2012

    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!

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    Claire Jain

    May 25, 2012

    So cute! I love the ric rack!

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    Cristin Wilson

    May 25, 2012

    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!

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    Nicole L W

    May 25, 2012

    Oh my goodness, they are so charming!

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    May 25, 2012

    Cute cute CUTE!!! I LOVE these.

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

    WOW! Those are absolutely adorable!!! Great job 😉

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    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

    Oh, these are just adorable!!!!

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    May 25, 2012

    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.

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    May 25, 2012

    Wow! I love them. Sew creative…. Mary

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    Cara @ {Pink Stitches}

    May 25, 2012

    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 🙂

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    May 25, 2012

    Beautiful – love your fussy cuts.

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    Gina f.

    May 25, 2012

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

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    May 25, 2012

    oooh i really like these, gorgeous 🙂

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    May 25, 2012

    So cute! Love them.

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    Rebecca Grace

    May 25, 2012

    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?!

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    Ashlea Tenner

    May 25, 2012

    OMGOSH! I love these!!! So Cute!

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    May 25, 2012

    Love these! So super cute!

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    May 25, 2012

    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!

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    May 26, 2012

    Lovely colour combinations!

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    May 26, 2012

    These are really, really pretty.

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    May 26, 2012

    oh, Faith… these are all kinds of lovely 🙂

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    May 27, 2012

    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 =)

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    Melissa, SoChick!

    May 27, 2012

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

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    May 27, 2012

    The bike! The goldfish! Sigh.

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    May 30, 2012

    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!

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    June 3, 2012

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

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      June 3, 2012

      Hi Mia – That is from Sarah Jane’s Children at Play line. You can still get it all over online. 🙂

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    June 7, 2012

    Those look adorable!

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    June 7, 2012

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


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