The Comfort Quilt || Quilt-Along – Week 1

Hi Friends!

I’m really excited to be quilting along with all of you! There’s over 700 quilters (so far!) signed up to sew The Comfort Quilt! I’d love to know where you are from in the comments.

Then Comfort Quilt - Quilt-Along with Amy Ellis

The Comfort Quilt

I will be posting every Monday for the next eight weeks to check in with you and your Comfort Quilt. April 23 – June 11, if you don’t keep up that’s no problem! Sew when you have the time and finish at your own pace. If I don’t have a deadline, I’m less likely to finish so this is great incentive for me. Thank you!

If you’ve made your way here and haven’t signed up yet, click here to get all the details in your inbox:


You need a copy of Modern Heritage to participate in the quilt-along. You can find it on Amazon, Fat Quarter Shop, my shop for autographed copies, and Martingale too!

The yardage needed will vary, based on the quilt size you choose to make. This week we will be raiding the scrap bin, and small cuts for the bright centers. Sign up using the button above for access to the materials lists and schedules.

Week one

  • Raid your scrap bin for brights to use in your block and cut them, per the book instructions.
  • Order low volume fabrics, if needed.
  • Make test blocks, checking seam allowance for accuracy.
  • Post a selfie to Instagram to introduce yourself to the group with #ComfortQuiltQAL
  • Share a photo of your bright block centers. OR Post a photo and let us help you decide!
  • Post a photo of your test blocks too.

Be sure to use the #ComfortQuiltQAL hashtag on all your posts so that everyone can find you. It will be a fun way to interact as we sew!

Since we are making a scrappy quilt, it makes sense to start with the bright block centers. Pull and cull your scraps until you have a great collection of fabrics! This is a great opportunity to pull your background fabrics and see if you need to order more too.

I’ve also set up a video for all you looking for tips in fabric selection. In the video I have a look at all the fabrics going into my quilt.

If you click over to youtube there’s links for the products mentioned in the video too.

Have questions about the quilt-along? I’d love to help! Leave a note in the comments and I’ll answer there so everyone can benefit.

This decidedly simple scrappy quilt is so fun to make! I hope you love the results as much as I have, and that it brings comfort to you or someone you love.

Happy Quilting –







By |2018-04-23T00:44:17-06:00April 23rd, 2018|quilt-along, The Comfort Quilt QAL|18 Comments


  1. Tiffanee April 23, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Hi from Little Rock Arkansas. So are we going to need to buy the pattern/book or is it going to be posted? I’m sew excited to finally start using my 17yeras of quilt making scraps

    • Amy April 23, 2018 at 7:26 am - Reply

      Hi Tiffanee! You need a copy of Modern Heritage to participate in the quilt-along. There’s links in the materials list above for where you can find one.

  2. Anne Beange April 23, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Hi from Perth Western Australia

  3. annette ellis April 23, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hello all. I am from Wichita Falls, Texas. I am excited to piece this quilt top.

  4. Towona April 23, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Hi! From Clemmons North Carolina and so happy to do this quilt that’s been on my list

  5. Kaye Wahlstrom April 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    This is my first quilt along.
    Cranberry Twp , Pennsylvania

  6. Stephanie Baxter April 23, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Hello from San Antonio, TX. I’ll be making a scrappy baby size Comfort quilt. Thanks for the wonderful pattern!

  7. Kipi April 23, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Hi, Amy, and hello from Fort Worth, Texas. I’m making a throw size Comfort Quilt for a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.

  8. Marsha April 24, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    This is also my first quilt-along. I’m from Erie, Colorado (near Boulder) and I will be making a queen size quilt.

  9. Béatrice April 26, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Hello from France, I’m making trow size :)

  10. Sue April 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada! I’m making the throw size quilt. It’s my first quilt along.

  11. Tara Bilbao April 27, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Hello from Long Beach California. I will be making a throw size. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creation.

  12. Dawn April 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy, LOVE this pattern. I’m from Oxford, CT.

  13. Jo Pooley April 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    So excited for the Quilt Along. Just finishing up the #communitysampler quilt along so great timing.

  14. Angela April 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I’m from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I’m not sure what size I am making but I am so glad I found this quilt along. I have not made anything from the book but this was one of my favourites in it!

  15. Cathy May 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Hello, from Nova Scotia Canada. I will be making a King size, but have to wait fir the book

  16. Diane Fishburn January 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy!

    I have your book Modern Heritage Quilts and love it.

    I would like to make the Comfort quilt in the baby size. I tried to sign up for quilt along but the link did not work for me. Would you please send or post the other sizes?

    Thanks so much!


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