Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - September 2023

Make it Modern Pillows with RBD - September 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, August's pillow featured Blossom Fabric by Christopher Thompson. The colors I used were Eggplant, Fuchsia, Peony, Cranberry, Raspberry, Salmon, Cayenne, Orange, and Honey.

For this month's block, I used flying geese to form zig zag patterns. I call it Zaggety.


I love a good purple and blue comb! This month’s pillow features new basic fabric POParazzi by the Riley Blake Designers. The colors I used were Grape, Orchid, Violet, Peacock, Aqua, Powder, Blue, and Navy.


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!


Get Sparkler or another fun fabric 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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I am so very late getting in on this year of the next round of these gorgeous pillows!!!!! I’m so excited to see them though even if I am extremely late getting in on this wonderful exciting project. I said last year how much I wanted another year of pillows like them and here they are. Little did I know they were out and I had no idea I could have been enjoying so much sooner! Thank you so much!!!!

Connie Stanley

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