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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 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    My favorite summer activities are outdoor plays at night and reading.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love Vicki’s fabrics!

    My favorite summer activities are gardening and quilting on the screened porch in the evening.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Favorite summer activity is indulging in a good book while sitting on the back deck or down at city beach.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I love garage sale shopping and quilting is a favorite year-round.

  • July 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    The best thing about summer is going fishing. My husband and I go catfishing as much as possible. The best thing about it I always catch more and bigger fish than him! Love it! :)

  • July 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    My favorite summer activity is finding a cool or shady spot to read and sip iced tea.

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I love hiking and camping in the summertime but haven’t had a chance to do either yet!

  • July 14, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Sailing with Hubby, and anyone else who will come, when ever time allows♄

  • July 14, 2013 at 2:19 am

    My favorite summer activity is to drive to the beach in the early evening to eat clam chowder and then light a fire on the beach and enjoy the sunset.

  • July 14, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I love working in my yard in the summertime, but I also enjoy sewing in my sunroom. I can look out the windows and watch the birds at the feeders or enjoy the view of our hosta garden while working.

  • July 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    It has been so hot here the last couple of summers, the only fun thing to do was stay inside – and sew!!

  • July 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    In the summer I like to eat watermelon and have family gatherings. Thanks for the giveaway.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

  • July 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Love watermelon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Reading and quilting. now I have a covered patio I can do both on. And eat watermelon there.

  • July 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    My favorite summertime activity is walking up our local hil and picking the wild blackberries there to cook and eat or just eat. Tie dyeing in the garden on a summers day!

  • July 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I love going out very early in the morning before the sun heats things up.

  • July 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I live in Texas …has to be swimming!

  • July 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Summer activity?? How on earth could you have one?? LOL
    I just wish it was longer here in Canada. I do however enjoy getting ready for our biannual Quilt Show. I guess I could say that’s my favorite summer activity since quilting is my passion!!!!

  • July 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I love to eat ice cream! I like to try new flavors. My current favorite is Italian Cream Cake! Next I want to try Red Velvet Cake.

  • July 15, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Love bein in the garden early mornings….canning vegies of season….and also canning our peaches, makin Jam & sellin fresh peaches at several Farm Mkts,

    Also enjoy time with the Grangirlies!! Looooove Summer!!! :)

  • July 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I’m a gardener and I love working in my veggie garden but my all time favorite thing to do in the summer is to keep my flower gardens looking bright & beautiful. Summer is short in northern Wisconsin so I enjoy every sunny day.

  • July 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I love everything summer but visits by family and friends are the highlight.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Love to quilt and paint…no matter the time of year. Enjoying summer sun and the flowers now.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Disfruto en la piscina y con un libro a la sobra

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I love camping and with the grand babies!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    well, besides quilting (that is a favorite ANY time!), it is early morning walks with Marley (our beloved Alaskan Malamute), watching sunsets on the shore of lake Erie (yes, with Marley again :) ), first morning coffee in the garden with my husband… Hard to pick just one! :)
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    playing in the ocean.
    Thanks for the give away!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I recently retired and I can truly say my favorite summertime activity is spending time with our children and grandchildren — picnics, hikes, time in the pool, etc.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I love hiking in National Parks in the summer.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

    My favorite summertime activity is bicycling.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Our local park has outdoor concerts every Sunday evening. Sitting on the hill in the evening breeze listening to wonderful music has to be my favorite activity.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love the summers as this is our time away in the rv relaxing and having fun. My sewing machine is always with me so I can still enjoy my passion of quilting too. Could life get any better? ;-)

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I love to travel with our RV – always having my Janome Gem with me in case I “need” to piece/quilt!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I love the ocean! The sailboat, and the turtle quilts are wonderful! Congrats to everyone for their wonderful entries!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

    My favorite activity for the summer is camping in our little Airstream with my hubby. While he is fishing to catch our dinner, I get to piece quilts on my portable Juki. Bliss!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Love farmers markets, fresh veggie eating and reading.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I love tending the flower gardens and picking berries.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Swimming, preferably at the beach but a pool is good too. Sewing indoors when it’s too hot outside.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Sitting on the beach with my toes in the surf, reading a good book and eating watermelon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

    My favorite summer time activity would be going on picnics !

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

    My favorite summer activity is swimming.

  • July 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I love to fish in the summer as well as ride my horse early in the morning.

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

    my favorite summer thing is sitting on the porch early in the morning with a cup of coffee and piecing quilt blocks. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    My favorite thing to do in the Summer, or really any season these days, is to spend time with my niece and nephew. They are 3 and 5, and still discovering so much. It’s great to be able to share in it.

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I live where summer is sunny and hot so my favorite way to spend time is visiting the beach and quilting to cool off!

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Well, my favorite is camping – with our trailer, and getting out there and exploring this big, beautiful country!

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:25 am

    My favorite summer activity is going on vacation! We love to explore new places and see this wonderful country we live in. Just got back from Kansas and Nebraska. Love those plains states.

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

    My favorite summer activity is gardening, being out in the sun and wind and weather, digging in the dirt, merging with Mother Nature–and endless source of Inspiration for dreaming, quiliting, and living.

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