February 8 ~ Pillow of the Day

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Pillow Talk Swap Pillow by KarrieLyne, Freckled Whimsy

KarrieLyne created this 20″ square pillow for her swap partner, and wrote about it on her Freckled Whimsy blog. She also did a post on how she created the quilting, which includes a handy tip about how to make those straight lines.

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128 Responses to February 8 ~ Pillow of the Day

  1. Sylvia says:

    Really like the fresh look of this pillow!

  2. Ann says:

    Nice, fresh looking pillow. I love the idea of using painter’s tape to make the straight lines.

  3. Sourkraut says:

    I adore the combo of lime green and pink. Looks great!

  4. I love the simplicity of this design and the perfect quilting.

  5. Ann says:

    Nice spring image on this cold winter day.

  6. Kay says:

    Lovely pillow, will be great for a little girls room.

  7. Debbie says:

    What a sweet pillow!

  8. Umm.. the title of this post reminded me of the movie Pillow Talk with Doris Day. 🙂 Haha!

  9. Hooray for swaps! Swaps bring out my best creativity for some reason.

  10. alisha says:

    That is a handy tip on quilting straight lines. I’ll have to try it out on my next quilted project.

  11. Sara says:

    Love the overlapping squares!

  12. Melissa says:

    This is such a gorgeous pillow.

  13. Paula says:

    Very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Cat says:

    it is so very nice !

  15. WandaFish says:

    Another fabulous cushion – I love the quilting on this one.

  16. Susan in SC says:

    Great pillow!

  17. Joanne says:

    I love this pillow! The design is great and the fabrics are so pretty and make me think of spring!

  18. Shannon O. says:


  19. Marcilla says:

    I feel like I’ll be making pillows for months with all these great ideas!

  20. Debra says:

    The fabrics here are perfect–great pillow!

  21. Donna H says:

    Lovely pillows! Can’t wait to try this project!

  22. Alli Forsyth says:

    I love the clean lines of this pillow. What a great look…

  23. Jessica says:

    I always love KarrieLyne’s creations. She did a beautiful job!

  24. Marcia W. says:

    wonderful design and quilting

  25. Hoping I win a color card!

  26. That is a really pretty pillow, and a neat way to keep the lines straight.

  27. Christine M says:

    Ooooo! I love that pillow!

  28. Kasey says:

    Pillows like this prove that oftentimes, less is more. Beautiful!

  29. I love this. I might have to copy you on the straight lines.

  30. Kristin says:


  31. Marcia W. says:

    Lovely interlocking squares… very springy fabrics

  32. Tina says:

    very clever & cute. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait until I have more confidence to try some of these projects. I’m still so new at all of this…and continue to be stymied by the dumbest things. 🙂

  34. Nicole says:

    Love this one! Thanks for the tip as well, I’ve got it bookmarked. Can’t wait to try it.

  35. Heidi Anderson says:

    Great design! Its very fresh and cheerful!

  36. Heather says:

    Wonderful design. It is beautiful.

  37. Ramona says:

    I also like the quilting on this pillow and appreciate the tutorial.

  38. Robyn says:

    pretty quilting.

  39. Claire says:

    Wow, that’s such a great idea, I’ll have to try that on the next project.

  40. CJ says:

    I love this pillow, the quilting is divine.

  41. Sandy N says:

    Love that pillow and love her blog!=)

  42. Laura says:

    The straight line quilting looks so modern!

  43. Kirsten N says:

    Great effect with the quilting!

  44. Joy says:

    Very helpful tutorial…thanks!

  45. kathyh says:

    the quilting really stands out as spectacular.

  46. Kate says:

    Wow, this pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all these beauties with us!

  47. Kelli says:

    I love this one. It’s beautiful, classic and would fit in so many decors. Great job, KarrieLyne!

  48. Liz says:

    I was the lucky swap partner to Karrie Lynn for this pillow and just love it! It is sitting on my couch right now. She did such an amazing job and the design is really cool. Glad to see it included in the Pillow of the Day!

  49. Colleen says:

    love the pillow!

  50. Lucky Partner she had – Really Great Pillow

  51. Barb says:

    Thanks so much for showcasing another beautiful pillow!

  52. Debbie says:

    Love the design and colors.

  53. Jenny S. says:

    What a pretty pillow! I love the quilting.

  54. Diane says:

    This is a great pillow. I really like the quilting.

  55. Cat says:

    cool design

  56. Charlotte says:

    What a great tip for quilting staight lines

  57. Linda says:

    This is beautiful! Love the quilting…

  58. delia says:

    I love this style!

  59. June says:

    I love it! Very classy.

  60. DebbieKL says:

    Very nice! Love it.

  61. Jennifer says:

    This is cute! It’s so hard to get great quilt lines like that. Thanks for the tips!

  62. Kelly P says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  63. Amy says:

    Her work is always top notch! It’s a lovely pillow.

  64. Rebecca says:

    Great pillow from a talented sewer!

  65. Lori says:

    Oh that is beautiful! A work of art!

  66. Elizabethdx says:

    OOH! Love it! Want to piece one of my own and quilt it just like KarrieLyne.

  67. Debbie says:

    Lovely pillow and great tip about sewing those straight lines!

  68. Katie says:

    What great colors and such a clean design! Love it!

  69. Jessica says:


  70. Mary Anna says:

    Awesome! I’m staring at the photo and imagining a sofafull of these in so many different combos!

  71. Stephanie S says:


  72. Kelly Sas says:

    I have been quilting for 15 years. I can appreciate KarrieLyne’s perfect quilting and her great tutorial on this popular helpful technique.

  73. Mandy K Court says:


  74. Valerie H says:

    Wow, I absolutely love the texture on that pillow, nifty!

  75. Tiffany says:

    Great pillow!

  76. Paulina says:

    Thanks for that tutorial.

  77. Laura Reich says:

    Amazing. I read her tutorial on quilting with the straight lines and it was super helpful and easy to follow.

  78. Jacqueline says:

    That is a lot of precise quilting.

  79. Ms. Fine says:

    See the danger of my continuing to look at all of your pillows of the day is that I keep changing my mind about what I want to make! It’s a nice problem though.

  80. linda says:

    Great tip regarding the straight lines!

  81. Laura says:

    very cute. i agree the quilting just makes it.

  82. Kathleen P says:

    lovely quilting!

  83. Bethany says:

    Beautiful pillow!

  84. Sharon T. says:

    I love the quilting on this pillow!

  85. Cassandra says:

    I love the quilting!

  86. Jenny says:

    love that straight line quilting

  87. Maya says:

    This pillow is great. I love the quilting on it.

  88. Shelley says:

    Gorgeous pillow! The quilting lines are amazing.

  89. anna says:

    lovely, clean design that also looks intricate!

  90. Deborah S. says:

    Love the tips that you post each day. Your contributors are the best. I can’t wait to start a new pillow this week.

  91. Robyn says:


  92. Jen says:

    Lovely pillow!

  93. Anabel says:

    I love this pillow!

  94. Susan C. says:

    Love it! I’m totally loving pillow month. 🙂

  95. Beautiful pillow. I also use painter’s tape to get those first few quilting lines perfectly straight.

  96. Susan says:

    This is gorgeous, I love how the stitching is done.

  97. Krystina says:

    The tips for making straight lines are priceless, thanks!

  98. tracy says:

    I am loving the pillow inspiration OVERLOAD!

  99. ste says:

    I’ve been getting things together for my daughter to have a new room and this would be so perfect on her bed!

  100. Wendy D. P. says:

    Love the quilting on this pillow!

  101. Tong says:

    great pattern!

  102. Tez says:

    ohh straight lines are the bane of my existence! Thank you for the tip!

  103. Melissa says:

    Very cute!

  104. Anya says:

    Love all the pillows! Thanks for the chance!

  105. Tara says:

    Just simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  106. jm says:


  107. Liz says:

    I was her lucky partner for this swap! Love that pillow and it now sits happily on our couch 🙂

  108. Lindsey F says:

    Love the inspiration I am getting from these postings.

  109. Mama Spark says:

    I really like this pattern. What a neat pillow!!

  110. Kate F. says:

    Lucky swap partner! I think it’s cool how much depth this pillow has, even though it’s created with simple shapes.

  111. Becky T says:

    very pretty. I love all the stitched lines

  112. Andi says:

    I love the quilting on this one!

  113. Suzie says:

    Such a cute pillow!

  114. AnneC says:

    Lucky swap partner – it is adorable

  115. Aditi says:

    I love the quilting on this pillow!

  116. Tracy says:

    I’m loving all these wonderful pillows but it leaves me with a big problem.
    Which one do I try to make first.

  117. Karo says:

    love the quilting!

  118. Rebecca says:

    nice quilting!

  119. Vanessa says:

    I like the quilting!

  120. Helena P says:

    I love this pillow, and KarrieLyne has some great tutorials on her blog too!!

  121. Sarah says:

    I love the interlinked squares and use of colour in this cushion.

  122. mims says:

    cute pillow and i love the tip on her blog about the straight lines!

  123. Jill B says:

    So pretty – the quilting’s amazing!

  124. Cynthia says:

    What a pretty pillow!

  125. Thats so pretty!

  126. Desirée says:

    pfff what a work she will had with this pillow, but it is relly nice!

  127. Jennifer says:

    Great design! I love the pop of pink.

  128. Dawn S. says:

    Oh goodness, I love the quilting on this pillow! Using painter’s tape is a great idea, I’ll have to try this!

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