Modern, but basic: easy quilts to try (+ fabric giveaway!)

Quilts from Modern BasicsCurious what it’s like to create a “modern” quilt? Amy Ellis will soon release her fourth book, and each one makes dipping your toe in the modern-quilting pool easy and fun. Once you stitch a quilt with Amy, you’ll want to dive in head first to start another.

Amy’s gift? Giving classic foundations a modern twist. Because one style relies on the other, you can achieve a fresh look while preserving elements that make traditional quilts so cozy and welcoming.

Amy’s quilts have these three traits in common:

  1. Designs typically use just one block pattern.
  2. Cutting and sewing is at its simplest (Amy has a knack for streamlining).
  3. It’s all about choosing fabrics you love.

Speaking of fabric…

FABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Moda have generously donated a gorgeous bundle of 28 fat quarters from Amy’s new “Modern Neutrals” fabric line to give to you! Learn how you can win it—plus your choice of one of Amy’s eBooks—at the bottom of this post.

Moda fabric giveaway

Start with a dash of traditional charm, add a splash of modern fun, and you’ll see why intertwining the two styles can become so addictive. See some of Amy’s easy one-block designs below.

Modern Maze quilt
“Modern Maze” from Modern Basics

Revisit Log Cabin, Postage Stamp, and Rail Fence blocks in Modern Basics >

Stepping Stones quilt
“Stepping Stones” from
Modern Basics II

Create 14 easy quilts featuring Amy’s original blocks in Modern Basics II >

Circuit Board quilt
“Circuit Board” from
Modern Neutrals

So chic, so elegant—so cool! See the amazing quilts in Modern Neutrals >

Choose fabrics you love and a design that inspires you; then let Amy help you make a mesmerizing modern quilt!

Modern Basics Modern Basics II Modern Neutrals

Think Big> Coming from Amy December 2:
Think Big: Quilts, Runners, and Pillows from 18″ Blocksspacer

Rate your experience with modern quilting: dipped a toe, taken a swim, or own the pool? Tell us in the comments and you could win the gorgeous “Modern Neutrals” fabric bundle designed by Amy and provided by Moda, plus a digital copy of one of Amy’s books—your choice! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Rita, who says:

“I’ve dipped my toe and started to swim. I have been trying to use patterns that are just one block and added my own twist. I just finished a quilt top that the accent was a red center with light, medium, dark black and white prints. Then surrounded by a textured dark gray. Turned out great. Thanks for keeping our minds churning.”

Rita, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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