Quilt Along 2020: Summer Star HST Units


It’s week two of the Summer Star Quilt Along, the July quilt for Quilt Along 2020. This week we are making the Half Square Triangles.

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! July’s quilt is Summer Star.

Summer Star Schedule

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

  • Fabric Pull & Cutting Instructions – Click Here
  • Unit Construction – See Below!
  • Quilt Assembly – Click Here
  • Quilting – July 29

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

Summer Star Quilt Along 2020

72″ x 72″

The Pattern

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

Click Here for the FREE Summer Star pattern. (Note: The original pattern uses larger unit sizes creating a 96″ square quilt. We have resized it for the quilt along.)

Unit Assembly

This week we are making the Half Square Triangles.

Need to brush up on your Half Square Triangle skills? Watch the video below as Emily shows you how:

For Summer Star you will need to make the following Half Square Triangles:

Light Denim/Dark Blue – 40
Light Denim/Navy – 16
Light Denim/Blue – 8
Dark Yellow/Dark Blue – 8
Dark Yellow/Navy – 8

Draw a line on the backside of a 7″ square diagonally. Lay right sides together with the other square. Sew a 1/4″ from each side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the line. Press and trim to 6 1/2″.

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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