Saturday, 7 June 2014

Book Review - Pillow Pop

Book review by Kim H.

Pillow Pop by Heather Bostic and the Design Collective. Stash Books (C&T Publishing), 2013

Hello quilters!
I have a few books in my 'book stash' that I really love. One of them is Pillow Pop. This book has been compiled by modern sewist and blogger Heather Bostic and includes lots of different contributors. The photos are inspiring and the directions are clear and simple. There's no such thing as too many pillows. And if you're going to have pillows, they might as well look like mini quilts – right?

A lot of the pillow projects in this book finish nice and big, a lot of them are 20 inches. They include different techniques from simple piecing to a little more challenging, like curved piecing and Cathedral windows. My one complaint about this book is that the templates for some of the patterns need to be enlarged.
If you get this book, check online for corrections. I think there is only one.     

And now a little bit about Kim....

How long have you been sewing/quilting?
I've been sewing on and off for about 40 years but I've been quilting for about 12 years. Not so much 'other' sewing happening now, haha...

Favourite quilt you've made?
My favourite quilt... it's so hard to pick just one. But I do love the zigzag quilts. I think I love all HST quilts. Those HST's are like Legos, you can make just about anything with them :)

What are you working on now?
What I'm working on right now is my + & x quilt (ed: Kim won the March BOM)

Thanks for the great book review Kim!


  1. Great review Kim - I am a lucky recipient of one of theses pillows!
    Tracy Scott

  2. The colors are great and the velveteen, perfect! When a large amount of quilters I know start and quilt and it ends up as a pillow!