Quilt Along 2020 – Summer Star


The day has come. We’re starting Summer Star Quilt Along, the July quilt for Quilt Along 2020. This week is the Summer Star quilt fabric pull and cutting 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! 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.

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

Summer Star Quilt Along 2020

72″ x 72″

by Betsey Langford

Fabric Requirements

Click the fabrics below to order yardage of our American Made Brand colorway.

White – 1 1/4 yards
Light Denim – 2 yards
Blue (Center Star) – 2/3 yard
Dark Blue – 1 2/3 yards
Navy – 3/4 yard
Dark Yellow – 1 yard
Binding – 2/3 yard
Backing – 4 1/2 yards

Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(8) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ squares
(4) 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ squares

From the light denim fabric, cut:
(32) 7″ x 7″ squares
(12) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ squares

From the blue fabric, cut:
(4) 7″ x 7″ squares
(1) 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ squares

From the dark blue fabric, cut:
(24) 7″ x 7″ squares
(16) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ squares

From the navy fabric, cut:
(12) 7″ x 7″ squares

From the dark yellow fabric, cut:
(4) 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangles
(8) 7″ x 7″ squares

For the binding, cut:
(8) 2 1/2″ x width of fabric strips


Summer Star 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 Summer Star Color & Fabric Planner.

Summer Star is such a fun quilt for showing off prints, playing with color, and experimenting with value. What are your ideas?

Here’s it is in lovely purple and green.

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.)

July Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. Enter below to win a fun fabric bundle. Congratulations to our June winner, Lynne S!

(Bundle will differ from bundle shown.)

Enter below and click submit.

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!

Summer Star Quilt Along 2020

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