In January I started a new series for 2021 called Jumbo Blocks Rock where I take traditional 12" blocks, upsize them to 18", and give them a modern twist. Each month I've been also making a fun pillow using assorted basics from Riley Blake Designs. In case you missed them, here are the pillows from January, February, and March.
For this month I made an Salem Star Remix block which jazzed up the traditional Salem quilt block. For this month's fun pillow using from Riley Blake fabrics, I decided to finally use Pantone's Colors of the Year - Yellow and Grey.
Riley Blake has a lot of great basics in Grey and Yellow. I am definitely a fan of the warm grey colors. The two main fabrics I used for this project were Bee Cross Stitch in Pebble and Swiss Dot in Yellow. I also threw in some Grey Small Gingham and Medium Grey Dot accents. Then I did the backing and binding in Riley Yellow Confetti Cotton Solids. That gorgeous Pebble color is available in a Confetti Cotton Solid too!
You can see RBD's Color of the Year post with some Riley Blake Confetti Cottons Solids and a free project HERE. How gorgeous are these colors below? They are Lemon Zest, Riley Yellow, Dandelions, Honey, Silver, Riley Gray, Iron, and Charcoal. These greys are a bit cooler in tone than the ones that I used. Confetti Cotton Color of the Year yardage and fabric bundles are available for purchase at your favorite local and online quilt shops.
I like that the Gingham and Dots add an extra bit of texture too!
For the quilting, I kept it simple with a 2" triple line grid.
It's so pretty!!! I think I'm going to have to play with this Gingham print some more!
Bentley was definitely a fan and wanted to be in all the photos! LOL
For the FREE Salem Star Remix 18" Jumbo block pattern, head over to my tutorial. Also, if you want a tutorial on how to do the backing and binding like I do, you can get that HERE on March's blog post.
I can't wait to see all the block and pillows everyone is making! Be sure to tag me @sewbrainy on Instagram so I can check them out!
Have you made a COTY project yet? If not, give it a whirl!
Until later, happy sewing!