It’s Summer. And phew, it’s hot! And who wants to sit under a pile of fabric and batting and get all sweaty, right? But let’s face it, the glorious Summer weather isn’t going to last and before you know it, those nights will turn chilly and there will be fights over who gets to put the couch quilt over their knees.
So here are some quilts that scream ‘SUMMER’ to me. These Summer quilt patterns are designed to carry that lazy summery feeling on into the brisk Autumn evenings and cold winter nights. If you start now, you’ll have one ready to layer on the bed with the first frost!
Bloom is a quilt designed by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. These whimsical flowers and fresh fabrics sing a happy Summer song. Even better, Lori is starting a quilt along on her blog. You can join her from Monday 18th January 2016 and get real insider information and tips on making this lovely quilt. Check out Lori’s blog for more details.
The Summer Beach Quilt that Christina from Pretty Little Quilts made is just gorgeous. She generously wrote a tutorial for each of the different blocks that she used in this row-by-row summer quilt pattern and she shares them on her blog. The theme of this quilt is already very summery, but you could make it even brighter by upping the hue of the fabrics you use.
Summer means camping and camping means caravans. This Campers Quilt Pattern is for all those lovers of vintage caravans and the fun memories they’ve got of camping in one. It’s not a free pattern, but it’s a goodie. This is an Amy Bradley appliqué design and is available from Keepsake Quilting.
I think this is my favourite! Erica from Kitchen Table Quilts made this simple, graphic, modern quilt that just says beach and summer and long days swimming. Erica called her version ‘Deep Blue Sea’ and the colours are just gorgeous. Erica shares a tutorial on how to make this quilt on her blog. It’s constructed with curved piecing, but the curves are long and shallow, so it’s a great quilt to practice on if you are a bit nervous or rusty with curves.
I hope these Summer quilt patterns have got you enthused to start one. Spend those hot afternoons in the pool or at the beach and the cooler evenings quilting and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your little slice of Summer when it’s chilly and grey outside.