Summer Star Assembly – Quilt Along 2020

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It’s the third week of the Summer Star Quilt Along, the July quilt for Quilt Along 2020. The first week, we selected and cut our fabric, last week we made the Half Square Triangle units. This week it’s time to assembly the Summer Star quilt.

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 – Click Here
  • Quilt Assembly – See Below!
  • 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.)

Summer Star Quilt Assembly

Gather the half square triangle units we made last week to use in assembling the quilt.

The quilt is broken up into nine sections: the center star, 4 corners, 4 middle sections.

Center Star

To make the center star, sew two light denim/blue HST (half square triangles) together as shown below.

Unit measures 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″. Make 4.

Sew two of the previous unit to each side of the blue 12 1/2″ square as shown below.

Unit measures 24 1/2″ x 12 1/2″. Make 1.

Sew a light denim 6 1/2″ square to each end of the two remaining previously made HST units as shown below.

Unit measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Make 2.

Sew the previously made units to the top and bottom of the center section of the star as shown below.

Center Star measures 24 1/2″ square. Make 1.

Corners

Sew a light denim/dark blue HST to a light denim/navy HST as shown below.

Unit measures 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a light denim/dark blue HST to a light denim 6 1/2″ square as shown below.

Unit measures 6 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew each of the previous units to the sides of the white 12 1/2″ square as shown below.

Unit measures 24 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a light denim/dark blue HST to a light denim/navy HST as shown below. Sew a dark blue 6 1/2″ square to one end and a white 6 1/2″ square to the other as shown below. This makes the top row.

The top row measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a light denim/dark blue HST to a light denim 6 1/2″ square as shown below. Sew a white 6 1/2″ square to one end and a dark blue 6 1/2″ square to the other as shown below. This makes the bottom row.

The bottom row measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew the top row to the top of the corner section previously made as shown below. Sew the bottom row to the bottom of the corner section previously made as shown below.

Corner measures 24 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Middle Sections

Sew four light denim/dark blue HST together as shown below. This makes Row A.

Row A measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew two dark blue/dark yellow HST together as shown below. Sew a dark blue 6 1/2″ square to each end. This makes Row B.

Row B measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew a navy/dark yellow HST to each end of the dark yellow 12 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle as shown below. This makes Row C.

Row C measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew two light denim/dark blue HST together as shown below. Sew a light denim/navy HST to each end as shown below. This makes Row D.

Row D measures 24 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4.

Sew rows A, B, C, and D together as shown below.

Middle section measures 24 1/2″ square. Make 4.

Quilt Assembly

Layout each of the sections as shown below. Sew each row row together. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

And that’s the Summer Star quilt assembly! Next week we’ll look at ideas for quilting Summer Star.

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.

(Bundle will differ from bundle shown.)

Enter below and click submit.


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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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