This week in the Modern Quilt Block Series we are going to sew up not one, but two Half Full blocks! This is a SIMPLE quilt block, perfect for showing off your large scale prints. Especially the ones you couldn’t leave at the quilt shop, but have been languishing in your stash. You know which ones I’m talking about.

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Half Full

I like to look at things with a positive outlook. What about you? I figure there’s enough negativity and hard stuff to manage in life, that I don’t want to bring it into my creative space. So I don’t!

While today’s block is super simple, it’s also a really fun way to get started in quilting. I love the simple quilts for showing off fabrics, and really playing with value.

In the video I talk about scale and color in these blocks, I hope you’ll stay through to the end to see the great lay out options included in this quick video.

This week the Half Full 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!

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I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy quilting, 


Half Full Block: Modern Quilt Block Series

3 thoughts on “Half Full Block: Modern Quilt Block Series

  • May 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for another free block! I don’t always have time to watch the videos, but I like seeing the layouts.
    I’ve totally been focused on simple projects and simple quilt blocks – I have a Dayhike top on my design wall right now. Last week I did a quick Disappearing 9-patch top – why have I never done one of those before? Normally I don’t have much time to sew, and I have craft ADHD anyway, but right now I work all day in my sewing room/office/gym/yoga studio, so I am surrounded by my stash and all the projects I have put aside for years. So I’ve been stitching like crazy in the small spaces between meetings, and to de-stress in the evenings and weekends. I really appreciate creatives like you who share content to keep inspiring all of us, sheltered in place, while we weather this very strange and anxious time.

  • July 13, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Thank you Amy, for helping me find my way back to sewing! All last week I read your encouragements and ideas to explore new approaches to color and quilting. I didn’t “do” any of them, but reading is my first start.
    Your video today about doing simple really struck a chord. I love a challenge, but in that love, I have stalled because I am unable to give sewing the thought and time it takes.
    So, today, thanks to you, I see a way forward to do what is one of my great joys – sewing! Doing simple is now my motto for now. Thank you! God bless you! I am a full time pastor, and love that too, but the creative part of me needs this outlet. It is so healing to be in the sewing zone!


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