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Pillow Pop Round-Up: February

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.

We chose Chevrons (easy) and X’s and O’s (challenging) as the pillows for February…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 fabulous.

Chevrons: A modern interpretation of a classic pattern, the Chevrons pillow relies on the judicious use of “value” (lights and darks) to give it its “pop”

 Chevron.ReaderOwl.Sunshine Chevron.ReaderOwl.Snowman

Karen made two of these great pillows: one with a bright yellow pop of color, the other with a neutral palette and some snowmen


Marsha used some great neutrals and text fabric and gave her pillow a splash of blue


Gardencrafter picked lovely blue and violet fabrics to coordinate with last month’s Metro pillow.

Chevron.Kathie Chevron.Skynme

Kathie went bold with solids of white and teal, while Erica used a bit of gold to surprise us.


Jo used Basic Grey’s PB&J line to create a warm and inviting pillow

Chevron.Mary.GardenPath Chevron.Caribousmom

Mary evoked a garden with her lovely pillow, while my pillow used a variety of grays and taupes with a splash of yellow to give it a modern flare.


Taryn chose beautiful fabrics by French General for Moda to create a timeless version of this pillow.

 Chevron.CapetownGirl Chevron.ArloDean

Capetown Girl gave us a fab British interpretation, and Belinda’s pillow dazzles with a metallic shimmer

X’s and O’s: A detailed pillow with applique and covered buttons which showcases special fabrics


Margaret put a great scrappy spin on her pillow using fabrics from V&Co. and lots of great low volume prints


My pillow captures the feel of a garden, but uses a low volume yellow to soften the bold colors


Cathie’s version of this pillow uses soft blues and taupes for an elegant feel.

 Come back next month to see the next wonderful round of pillows from our group!


  1. paula paula
    March 5, 2014    

    I just love seeing all the pillows together at the end of each month and how each person put their own twist on them! Thanks for doing the round up Wendy!

  2. carol marie carol marie
    March 5, 2014    

    Oh these pillows are beautiful! I enjoy seeing all the different variations that each person has implemented!! Thanks Wendy for sharing!

  3. Mary Mary
    March 5, 2014    

    This has been so fun and love seeing them all together! Thanks for sharing.

  4. March 5, 2014    

    Thanks for showing these all in one place, Wendy. It’s fun to see the great variety our talented gals come up with! I appreciate all your work in putting this Showplace together. It looks like Chevrons was the favorite of the two choices this month. Marsha/QuilterinMotion

  5. Terry Terry
    March 6, 2014    

    As always love seeing the monthly round up. Was mad that I didn’t get my butt into gear and do a pillow this month. That will teach me!

  6. April 1, 2014    

    I made a pillow in 5th grade home ec. I wish I still had it. I loved the ones you showed us.

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