Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - December 2023

Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - December 2023


Welcome to the December 2023 installment of the Make it Modern pillow series that I created for Riley Blake Designs! In this series, you'll find a collection of 18" modern pillows with a bold modern geometric design that you can easily customize for any space.

Find some quilting inspiration with this fun and fresh modern quilt block tutorial! Grab your favorite quilting fabric and thread to whip up your own quilted pillow to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Great for both experienced and beginning quilters, this quilt project will quickly jump on your to-do list!

In case you missed it, November's pillow featured Bee Vintage fabric by Lori Holt. The colors I used were Mildred Red, Lula Tea Rose, Suzanne Coral, Elaine Tea Rose, Edith Pink, and Gladys Melon.


For this month's block, I used half square triangles to make simple arrows. I call it Up for Fun.


This month’s pillow features Confetti Cotton Solids. The colors I used were Cayenne, Riley Hot Pink, Mac n’ Cheese, Riley Lime, Emerald City, Scuba, Azure, and Navy.






I did a classic grid at 1/2" with 50wt Aurifil thread. 



I am also excited to tell you I made some fun freebie printables packet to help you plan out your pillow! They include a FABRIC PLANNING PAGE, a COLORING PAGE, and a FABRIC LABEL PAGE. To get them emailed to you, fill out the form below to join my email list! 


 Ready to make a pillow for yourself?

Click the link below to head over to the Riley Blake Blog!


Get Confetti Cotton Solids or another fun fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop!


Want to see other pillows in this series.


Like this pillow pattern? Check out my quilt patterns!


I hope you all enjoy these pillow patterns I've put together! I have a feeling I'll be making some more versions too! Be sure to share all your makes on social media and tag me on Instagram at @sewbrainy

Until later, happy quilting!

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