Quilt Along 2020 – Gathering Units

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It’s week two of the Gathering Quilt Along 2020. We’re making the Gathering 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! 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 – See below!
  • Quilt Assembly – February 15th
  • Quilting & Monthly Giveaway – February 22nd

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

Gathering Quilt Along 2020

80″ x 80″

by Betsey Langford

Gathering Units

Half Square Triangles (HST)

Mark the wrong side of the white 9″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over a dark green 9″ square, right sides together.

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Sew ¼″ from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line. Trim unit to 8½″ square. Make 32 dark green/white HST.

Repeat to make the following 8½″HST:

  • (16) Olive/Gold
  • (8) Coral/White
  • (4) Dark Green/Gold

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Repeat with the white, olive, and gold 17½″ [13½″] squares, but skip the trimming step, to make the following HST for the next unit:

  • (2) Olive/White
  • (2) Gold/White

Quarter Square Triangles (QST)

Mark the wrong side of one of the gold/white HSTs from the previous step in half diagonally once. Lay a marked HST over an olive/white HST with opposite colors facing each other. Sew ¼″ from each side of the marked line.

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Cut apart on the marked line to make 2 gold/white/olive QST. Trim QST unit to 16½″ square. Make 4 QST.

Square In A Square

Mark the wrong side of the white 8½″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked square over the coral 16½″ square, right sides together.

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Sew on the marked line. Trim a ¼″ seam and press. Repeat on all the corners. Square in a Square unit measures 16½″ x 16½″ unfinished.

That’s all the Gathering units! Next time, we’ll assemble the quilt.

Tips for Unit Construction

Join Emily as she shares how to make the Gathering units step-by-step.

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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