Funshine Units – Quilt Along 2020


It’s week two of Quilt Along 2020: Funshine! We’re making the Funshine units.

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

Funshine Units

Half Square Triangles (HST)
Mark the wrong side of the white 7″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a yellow 7″ square, right sides together.

funshine units

Sew ¼″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Trim to 6½″ square. Make 32.

Rail Units
Sew together two assorted bright 2″ x 3½″ rectangles of different colors along the long side.

funshine units

Rail unit measures 3½″ x 3½″ unfinished. Make 104.


Sashing Units
Sew together two rail units along the long side. Sew the quartet to a white 3½″ x 6½″ rectangle as shown below.

funshine units

Sashing blocks measure 3½″ x 12½″ unfinished. Make 16.


Funshine Burst Units
Arrange two yellow/white HSTs, a white 6½″ square, and a yellow 6½″ square as shown below. Sew together in pairs, and then sew the pairs together.

funshine units

Funshine Burst unit measures 12½″ x 12½″ unfinished. Make 16.

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.

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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