Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - May 2023

Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - May 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!!! I'll be posting them the third Thursday of every month. In case you missed the 2022 pillow designs, you can see them here!.

In case you missed it, April's block featured the RBD Basics collection Texture by Sandy Gervais. The colors I used were Turtle, Rainforest, Turquoise, Orchid, Hot Pink, Flamingo, Popsicle, and Citron.


May's pillow features the new RBD Basics collection Dainty Daisy by Beverly McCullough. The colors I used (in order from top to bottom) were Peony, Lipstick, Honey, Alpine, and Pumpkin. 

For this block, some simple piecing gives a fun 3D effect! It kind of gives me   waterfall vibes, so I call this design Water Wall!


I went a bit rainbow retro with the gorgeous vintage palette!


I did 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 Dainty Daisy Fabric that I used on this month's pillow, click the link below to check it out at the Fat Quarter Shop.


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!


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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