Get ready – this week in the Modern Quilt Block Series we are sewing the Elbow block. This bold and graphic block is great large scale fabric you don’t want to cut too small, and showcase in your quilts. Stick with me as I continue designing and sharing a new block pattern each week for you to explore your creativity with!


The graphic look of this block makes it a great addition to many quilt layouts, and it’s fun to sew! Explore the layout options in the video for a few color variations too. This version I’ve made is a jumping-off point for all the creative ways you can use this block. The layout options are really fun for this simple block!

In the video, I walk you through the simple construction of this block! I hope you enjoy the video and block pattern in your studio space. Honest truth, I’ve had this block in my files since the beginning. I overlooked it many times as “too simple” but when I finally put it in some quilts – I love the outcomes! Which goes to show that even this simplest blocks can be interesting in your quilt tops, with a little time to explore and have fun in the process. You never know until you try!

This week the Elbow block is free, next week it will be available for purchase in my shop. 

Pin now, sew later

Save to your favorite quilting boards for inspiration when you need it!

I can’t wait to see your reactions to this block! Take a minute to drop a comment here or on Youtube with your favorite layout option, I would love to know which one you are drawn to.

Happy quilting –


Elbow Block: Modern Quilt Block Series

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