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Pillow Pop Round-Up – January

BlogButtonValerie from Quilt Cafe and I are hosting a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long.

To learn more about the group, visit this post.

We currently have 48 members in the Pillow Pop group and would love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it is free, and it is a great community of sewists.

So each month Valerie and I will be do a round up of the pillows for that month.

We chose The Metro (easy) and Gumdrop (challenging) as the pillows for January…and here are the wonderful finishes with links back to each sewist’s project page. I hope you will click through to see the entire projects as the backs and quilting on each pillow are also wonderful.

The Metro: This pillow celebrates bold modern fabrics against a neutral background.

*Click on each image to take you the project page for the pillow.

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 Michelle celebrated the blues with her pillow, while Belinda gave us a classy version in black and white.

Metro.CarolMarie Metro.SewHappy.Beach

Carol Marie made a pillow in the colors of the sea for her daughter and Sue also created a beachy, fun pillow.


Margaret’s pillow used warm colors and artistic prints


Karen chose to celebrate owls in her fabulous interpretation of this pillow

Metro.Drnic2c Metro.Gardencrafter

drnic2c chose a beautiful golden palette, while lavenders were Gardencrafter’s choice


I made one too – and went with golds and black for a modern feel.

The Gumdrop: A fun, bright pillow which uses curved piecing

Gumdrop.True Gumdrop.Terry

Mary used some wonderful text print while Terry used jewel tones to give her pillow a pop

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Erica and Fork and Needle both took us on the road with some great Sweetwater fabric


Margaret chose a smaller version of the pattern with a Christmas theme.

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Valerie’s pillow came alive with purples and grays; while Jo celebrated her inner child with some fabric from Bungle Jungle


Marsha took us to the far East with an Asian flare

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Sue’s beach theme and Karen’s woodland theme coordinated with their Metro pillows.

Gumdrop.Capetowngirl Gumdrop.Caribousmom

Candice celebrated all things British with her fun pillow, while I channeled autumn with some bright oranges and reds.

While not everyone completed a pillow for the month, several members of the group managed to piece their tops. Please visit the group page to see all the gorgeous pillows and tops!

February brings two new pillows – a pretty X’s and O’s pillow to celebrate Valentines Day, and a modern chevron style pillow which uses low volume fabrics. Hope you’ll join us!


  1. Candice Candice
    February 5, 2014    

    Some lovely pillows, and great to see them all here together. Loved doing this

  2. February 5, 2014    

    This is a talented group of sewists! I love the patterns…so engaging.

  3. Mary Mary
    February 5, 2014    

    Love seeing them all here…this is such a fun sew along! Both making one’s own pillow but also seeing all the different interpretations.

  4. paula paula
    February 5, 2014    

    Thanks for posting all the great pillow finishes! It was so fun to see them all together!

  5. Terrylee Terrylee
    February 5, 2014    

    What a blast seeing all these great pillows made up in so many different colorways. Great inspiration and GREAT hosts. Thanks for all the tips along the way!

  6. February 5, 2014    

    I would really love to get into stuff like this in the future. I will enjoy seeing all the projects each month. 🙂

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