Pillow Pop Round-Up: May

BlogButtonThe Pillow Pop group is 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’d love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it’s free, and it is a great community of sewists.

We chose Don’t Be Square (easy) and Fresh Bloom (challenging) as the pillows for May…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.

Don’t Be Square: A crisp, solid background allows small pops of color to shine.

DontBeSquare.Terry DontBeSquare.Margaret

Both Terry and Margaret used cream backgrounds, but Terry chose an array of grays and yellows, while Margaret introduced blues and taupes to make their squares pop.


Belinda’s pillow became a high school graduation gift with the school’s mascot appliqued in the center.


Marsha had some fun with all that negative space and did some intricate quilting to make her pillow shine.


I couldn’t resist using some Scrumptious fabric by Bonni and Camille, and then tried out a new type of quilting to fill the negative space.

 Fresh Bloom: Raw edge applique and a variety of scraps give this pillow a one-of-a-kind signature.


Carol’s selection of raspberry and pink with some hints of green, gives definition and beauty to this pillow.


Mary also chose a pink palette, but then added some half moons and smaller circles to give her pillow a one-of-a-kind appeal.


Cathie selected a medium gray background and then added in shades of gold to create her blossom.


I selected golds, oranges and dark grays against an ash background to create a bloom of color.

I hope you will visit each pillow’s dedicated project page to learn more about the quilters’ choices and see the lovely backs on each pillow.

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