Funshine Fabric Pull & Cutting – Quilt Along 2020


The day has come. We’re starting Funshine, the March quilt for Quilt Along 2020! We’re going to pull fabric for Funshine and cut out our pieces.

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! March’s quilt is Funshine.

Funshine Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Funshine quilts. Check out the schedule below.

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Funshine Quilt Along 2020

60″ x 60″

by Emily Cross

Fabric Requirements

White – 1⅔ yards
Yellow – 1⅜ yards
Red – ¼ yard
Assorted bright fabrics totaling – 1⅓ yards (6 fat quarters are a great option)
Backing – 4 yards
Binding – ⅝ yard

Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(16) 7″ x 7″
(16) 6½″ x 6½″
(16) 3½″ x 6½″

From the yellow fabric, cut:
(16) 7″ x 7″
(16) 6½″ x 6½″

From the red fabric, cut:
(8) 3½″ x 3½″

From the assorted bright fabrics, cut:
(208) 2″ x 3 ½″

For the 60″ x 60″ binding, cut:
(7) 2½″ x WOF strips

Funshine Fabric Pull Ideas

We have some ideas for different color ways below. Get inspired to create your own color ways and plan out your fabrics with a handy planning page!

Click Here to download the Funshine Color & Fabric Planner.

Funshine is such a fun quilt for showing off prints, playing with color, and experimenting with value.

Look for color inspiration in nature, like these precious little pansies.

Choose fabrics all in the same color family for a cohesive look. Pop in a complementary color for some playfulness.

Decrease the contrast between the fabrics in the quilt to create different emphasis.

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Funshine pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Funshine ePattern you can purchase and download instantly!

The Funshine ePattern features a 60″ x 60″,  87″ x 87″, and 87″ x 99″ version of the quilt with easy-to-follow instructions. There are more ways than ever to make your quilt special with the Funshine ePattern.

And while you’re at ShopAQS, why not grab batting for your quilt? Use special code QAL2020 for 10% off your batting purchase!

March Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. The month the prize is a fat quarter bundle from P&B Textiles.

Enter below!


 Having trouble with the survey? Click here for the web version.

February’s giveaway winner was Teresa S! Congratulations, Teresa!

Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

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Kathy Wolownik

Is the sunshine quilt fabric (kit) available from one of your vendors? With self-quarintine I would like to order online so I don’t have to go to a shop. Thank you Kathy Wolownik