Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - January 2023

So you know how I made a bunch of pillow patterns for the Make it Modern series last year with Riley Blake Designs? Good news, the fun is back this year with 12 MORE!!!

These fresh new designs for 2023 are my usual 18" bold and geometric blocks. I opted for a few more colors per pillow (most have 8), but they are still quick, easy, and scrap friendly! I'll be posting them the third Thursday of every month. In case you missed the 2022 pillow designs, you can see them here!.

This month’s block features a new Dapple Dot collection from the RDB Designers. The 6 colors I used (from top to bottom) are Sugar Pink, Frosting, Canyon Rose, Marsala, Silver, and Riley Grey.

 

Flat picture of January Pillow Lively Lift

 

January's Pillow reminds me of elevator buttons, so I named it Lively Lift!

 

 

While the colors here are a bit subdued from my normal bright colors, I love the mellow combination. 

 

 

And instead of matchstick quilting that I did last year, I picked a classic grid at 1/2" with my 50wt Aurifil thread.

 

 

Ready to make a pillow for yourself? Click the link below to head over to the Riley Blake Blog!

 

If you like the Dapple Dot fabric that I used on this month's pillow, click the link below to check it.

 

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 this form to join my email list!


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!
Jamie

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