My son LOVES trains and railroad crossings and so when I saw a railroad crossing pillow in the Land of Nod catalog (a place where I've found great inspiration for projects), I decided to give it a try (sans pattern). I also attempted piping for the first time, which I've been wanting to do for a while.
The red pillow below is my first RR pillow. I used red fleece, yellow felt, and black cotton fabric. The back has this awesome train print, but, for some reason, I didn't take a picture of that. Anyway, I think it turned out pretty well even though the piping looks pretty rough up close (I covered white piping with black fabric -- for the next time, I just went out and bought black piping! Much easier).
I decided to try another pillow, and this time I let my son pick the fabrics from our stash. He selected yellow cotton for one side, pink fleece for the other side, and a fushia-colored fleece for the sides. The R's are again made from felt.