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  • Total submissions: 17
  • Total countries: 6
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 9

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Blueprint Blueprint
By: Christine Herald,
New Zealand

20 year old son was most put out he didn’t have a quilt made by ‘Mum’ so….for his 21st he decided his quilt would be a likeness to his Paper Tiger catamaran Blueprint, by then the centre panel was started… 2 years later he finally got his quilt, “was worth the wait mum” what do you think???

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 76"

Box of Crayons Box of Crayons
By: mindless,
Washington, USA

This quilt started with the backing fabric:I fell in love with Heidi Grace Designs-Reagan’s Closet. It screamed for a colorful, fun top so I used SWIRL by Whistler Studios & scraps from my stash. Then I hand quilted designs that I copied from the backing fabric. I quilt from Wa state.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 72"

Ella's Pink and Purple Ella’s Pink and Purple
By: Kristin Donnelly,
Indiana, USA

Made for my niece Eloise. Variation on Ellen Burns’ Quilt in a Day Log Cabin.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"

Even Ants Need Refreshment Even Ants Need Refreshment
By: Rhonda Lawton,
Texas, USA

It’s hot here in Texas & I hadn’t eaten any watermelon yet so that was on my mind as I made this little summer fun mug rug with a couple of ants who showed up.

Quilt size: width: 9.5" height: 5.0"

Farmers Market Farmers Market
By: Erika Rutten,

I started this quilt years ago and when the blocks were done life happened and the blocks ended up in a drawer.
This year I decided it was high time to finish it.
Farmers Market is designed by Pat Sloan.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 45"

Lasst Rays Lasst Rays
By: Phyllis Cullen,
Hawaii, USA

Our sunsets over the ocean are beautiful here in Hawaii. I use hand dyed and commercial fabrics with the stained glass method that I developed and teach to share our island’s endless summers

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

Monkey Business Monkey Business
By: Sandie Hrycyk,
Ontario, Canada

Hoffman’s Last Banana fabric was just the thing for a summer time child’s quilt. The pattern is Catchanap from Pieced Tree. I made a baby quilt of my own design with the scrap fabric. I quilted it a pattern of free motion leaves and circles. Just right for a jungle!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 55"

Mysterious Letter P Mysterious Letter P
By: Persimon Dreams,
Wisconsin, USA

The Mysterious Letter P quilt was inspired by a local quilt show challenge. We were told to make a quilt inspired by a letter and give at least five clues as to what that letter was. I chose the letter P and included – pinwheels, plus signs, pink, purple, plaid, peace, print, polka dots, and more!

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Pure Hearts Pure Hearts
By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA

Neat little hand+machine pieced+quilted wall hanging of “Pure” fabrics from Sweetwater looks so neat hung on our porch in Summer!

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

Sea Turtles Sea Turtles
By: Debbie Lange Quilting,
Indiana, USA

Our family vacations at the beach. One summer we watched a turtle nest hatch. To commemorate the event I designed and stitched this quilt for my brother. The Mother’s back is a Radiating star. The small hatching turtles are my variation on the Drunkards Path. The heads are dimensional, they flap!

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 86"

Seagull Lake Sunset Seagull Lake Sunset
By: Beret Nelson,
Alaska, USA

A friend took this picture of her family canoeing at the camp where I grew up, met my husband, and got married. (the chapel is on a hill in the background) The camp had recently been largely burned in a forest fire, but in this sunset picture, it was possible to imagine it hadn’t changed…

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"

By: Linda Douglas,
Montana, USA


Quilt size: width: 18" height: 28"

Summer purse Summer purse
By: Summer purse,

Made this summer purse to a friend. The purse has two pocked outside and a lot inside.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 20"

Summer's first quilt Summer’s first quilt
By: Alison Saunders,
Missouri, USA

This was the first quilt that I ever quilted and it was done this summer! It was a practice quilt made from leftover HST from a graduation quilt for a friend’s son. So, this one will be for his first child. I used a long-arm quilting machine to quilt musical notes into it as he loves guitars.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Sunshine Melody Sunshine Melody
By: Fiona,

These colours are so summery to me and the quilt is called Sunshine Melody. There is piecing and a lot of applique for the flowers. The quilt is designed by Dawn Hay and pieced and quilted by me and given to a daughter in law who lives in the tropics…

Quilt size: width: 55.5" height: 68"

Sweet Summer Days Sweet Summer Days
By: Gale Lavers,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Sew Along with Ellison Lane Blog June 2013. All blocks paper pieced and we got to decide how we wanted to finish it. I added sashing in the background color to make the treats stand out and added fusible lettering. Love how it turned out and really enjoyed the sew along. Thanks Jennifer Mathis.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

Where's The Beach? Where’s The Beach?
By: Kathleen Brown,
Illinois, USA

A swimsuit, towel, and flip flops….. what more do you need for summer fun?! Well, except the beach, of course!

Quilt size: width: 6" height: 6"

Summer Fun Quilts

132 thoughts on “Summer Fun Quilts

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I love going to auctions, yard sales etc. looking for treasures.
    Hard choice this week, all are good!

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Lovely submissions!

    My favorite summer activity is cooking the ‘girl food’ while my husband grills up our burgers, then hopping in the pool as a family. And luckily, summers are very long in Arizona!

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm


  • July 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Being with my family while my girls are out of school.

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Beautiful quilts!
    In the summer I love to take my machine out to the gazebo to work on my quilts.

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is taking my granddaughter on outdoor outings – to the park, the swimming pool, and the zoo. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Vicki’s fabric is gorgeous.

  • July 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    My fav activity is just what I do all year. Nothing. LOL I live in Florida and don’t work. We go to the beach once in awhile. What I love to do most is sing and I do that 3 times a week.

  • July 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Campfires & hiking are my two favorite activities in summertime!

  • July 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I love thee sunshine and scenery of the Pacific northwest’s wet, cold winters.

  • July 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    BBQ’s and the get-to-gethers.

  • July 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I love the freedom of being able to travel without worry of ice or snow on roads. And the warmth. And the flowers And the water activities And spending a lotta time visiting family.

  • July 12, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I love to go to the shore in the summertime!

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Backpacking! To lovely Oregon lakes, special places we love.

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Love the Ocean during the summer, the waves crashing into the Washington shores!

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I can’t decide between bike rides and barbecue, both my most loved summer activities besides using my holiday time for sewing.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:47 am

    My favorite summertime activity is traveling around the U.S. in our rv.

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I Love Gardening and working in my flower beds. Also working on Summer Quilts for the Homeless- the Mission . So they can Stay warm in the winter. If you give back it is very rewarding. Also visiting the beautiful Lakes in Michigan and seeing the beautiful State..

  • July 13, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I love getting together with friends and family for picnics and barbecues. My alone time is spent sewing and quilting.

  • July 13, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Spending time at the pool is my favorite summer time activity.

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  • July 13, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Swimming to cool down under this hot California sun!

  • July 13, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I love patchworking while watching the Australian Open on TV.

  • July 13, 2013 at 3:35 am

    My favorite summertime activity is visiting friends, quilting, drinking mojito’s, quilting, going on short weekends away and quilting.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I love going to the county fairs.

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Summer time means picnics and quilting

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:23 am

    My husband and I love going to car shows in the Summer.

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I love to walk and to quilt in the garden.

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:44 am

    love to go swimming with the dogs

  • July 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    My favorite summertime activities are picnics and quilting

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I love to hang by the pool, lay on the hammock with a good book, work in my garden and quilt quilt quilt!!!

  • July 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Having the summer off from taking care of my granddaughter(almost a yr old), has allowed me the freedom to work on my many quilt tops on my UFO list. Had a great summer!!!

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I love spending time in the garden and cooking meals on the barbeque.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

    My favorite summertime thing to do is take my granddaughter swimming!

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

    What’s your favourite summertime activity?

    I love spending time outdoors with friends. The BBQ with friends is just great!

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

    My favorite summertime activity? I like going through the countryside and being inspired by nature. I love seeing the colors and shapes that mesh together in nature and summer is a great time to see a wide variety of them.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Lovely fabrics. My favorite summertime activity is visiting family. With work and school, summers are the best time to get together. Thanks.

  • July 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

    My favorite summer activity is definitely being able to garden out doors. I love being outside in the warm weather with the sun on my back and seeing everthing green and alive and growing. And knowing that we are all a part of this great big world.

  • July 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    very nice colors…can be used for many things!!

  • July 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

    My favorite summer activity is enjoying the outside. I loved these summery quilts. What fun!

  • July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    PS. My favorite activity is having family over on a hot sunny day for lots of swimming & eating. Or going camping!

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Our family favorite summertime activity is camping at Higgins Lake where we can boat, ski, tube, swim, laugh, eat and RELAX!

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    My favorite summertime activity,I love going to baseball games. The longer days give me more time to piece and get ready for winter quilting.

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

    My favorite summertime activity s kayaking on the beautiful waterways of Virginia. Sometimes it’s a slow relaxing float and others are filled with excitement when we encounter rapids!

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Boating, swimming and RVing!

  • July 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

    My favorite thing to do in the summer is swim.

  • July 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Having family visit and just hanging out on the deck, barbecue, and some sewing time.

  • July 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I love swimming!

  • July 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    My all time favourite summer activity is quilt making! Coincidentally it is also my favourite winter, fall and spring activity!

  • July 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Ijust love to garden. The rose garde probably is my favorite as I get so many beauties. We have a turtle in the back yard and he just loves rose petals so he will visit me for a snack while I am picking. Summer is sew fun!

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