Gumdrop Pillow

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This pillow is part of the Pillow Pop Sew Along on Threadbias – there are two pillows each month and participants can choose to make one, both or none. I made the second pillow for this month in December as a gift for my niece (The Metro), but I was really looking forward to this great curvy pattern.

I used a multi-colored leaf fabric from the Matilda collection by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures (check out her blog). I chose coordinating fabrics that felt “textural” for a very modern feel.

The pillow measures a generous 20″ X 20″ finished and incorporates lots of curves, neutrals, and bright pops of color.

I decided to quilt this in concentric circles that move from the inside to the outside – giving the pillow even more texture and emphasizing the curves in the pattern.


I also pieced the back – making an extra block from the front and then pulling in more of that gorgeous leaf fabric.


I included a hidden zipper to make this a truly reversible pillow.


This pillow was bound with the tangerine diagonal strip fabric from Bonnie and Camille’s Scrumptious collection – which I am in love with! This one has found a place on my couch for now.


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  1. Nice!

    • Lu on January 5, 2014 at 13:15


  2. This is gorgeous. I want to branch out into sewing curved pieces this year! For some reason, they freak me out.

  3. It’s beautiful!

    • Judy on January 8, 2014 at 07:15

    I love this pillow. The colors are luscious! I need to add some stripes to my stash for binding. It’s awesome!

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