Quilt Along 2020 – Gathering Quilt Assembly

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It’s week three of the Gathering Quilt Along 2020. We’re finishing the Gathering quilt assembly!

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! February’s quilt is Gathering.

Gathering Schedule

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

  • Fabric Pull & Cutting – Click Here
  • Unit Construction – Click Here
  • Quilt Assembly – See below!
  • Quilting & Monthly Giveaway – February 22nd

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

Gathering Quilt Block Assembly

Top Left Double Row

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. An olive 8½″ square, three olive/gold HST, a dark green/gold HST, a coral/white HST, and two dark green/white HST.

Sew the pieces together into two rows, then sew the rows together. The unit measures 16½″ x 32½ unfinished. Make 2 Top Left Double Rows.

Top Right Double Row

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. An olive 8½″ square, three olive/gold HST, a dark green/gold HST, a coral/white HST, and two dark green/white HST.

Sew the pieces together into two rows, then sew the rows together. The unit measures 16½″ x 32½″ unfinished. Make 2 Top Right Double Rows.

Row Assembly

Row A

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. Two olive 8½″squares, and eight dark green/white 8½″ HST.

Sew the pieces into a row. Row A measures 8½″ x 80½″ unfinished. Make 2.

Row B

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. A top left double row, a top right double row, and a QST unit.

gathering quilt

Sew the pieces into a row. Row B measures 16½″ x 80½″ unfinished. Make 2.

Row C

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. Two dark green/white 8½″ HST, two olive/gold 8½″ HST, two coral/white 8½″ HST, and a coral 8½″ x 32½″  rectangle.

Sew the pieces into a row. Row C measures 8½″ x 80½″ unfinished. Make 2.

Row D

Referring to the diagram below, arrange the following pieces as shown. Four dark green/white 8½″HST, two QST, two coral 8½″ x 16½″ rectangles, and the Square in a Square unit.

Sew the dark green/white HST into pairs. Sew the pieces into a row. Row D measures 16½″ x 80½″ unfinished. Make 1.

Gathering Quilt Assembly

Following the diagram below, arrange the rows as shown. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt center.

gathering quilt

Gathering quilt measures 80½″ x 80½″ unfinished. Quilt as desired and bind using your preferred method.

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered. Click Here for the FREE Gathering pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Gathering ePattern you can purchase with three size options!


The Gathering ePattern features a 60″ square, 80″ square, and a 96″ x 112″ version of the quilt with easy-to-follow instructions. With the Gathering ePattern, there are more ways than ever to make your quilt special.

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

February 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!

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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