Summer quilting ideas

How are your summer plans shaping up? Do you have a relaxed schedule with room to play? Today, I have some summer quilting ideas that will give you some fun options to consider! From small and quick to long and relaxed, you’ll find something that’s just right for you.

Summer quilting ideas are plenty at The Crafty Quilter!

Summer quilting ideas

It’s important to carve out some time to nurture your creative self, and this summer is the perfect time to make that happen. Some of these projects have already started, but it would be easy to jump in at any time. Others are project ideas that would be fun to start whenever you feel the urge. Either way, you’ll find inspiration and ideas to carry you through the lazy days of summer.

Current summer quilt-alongs

Water Colors Summer Quilt-along

All People Quilt is hosting the Water Colors Summer quilt along which runs from June 1 thru July 13, 2023. You’ll need a copy of the June 2023 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting or you can purchase the pattern separately here. The pattern is fat quarter friendly and has five different size options so you can customize it to fit your schedule.

Water Colors Summer QAL hosted by All People Quilt would be perfect for a Summer project.
Image Source: All People Quilt

Summer Lovin’ Seaglass Sew Along

If you’ve been wanting to try something totally new, you’ll love this Summer Lovin’ Seaglass Sew Along hosted by Kitty @NightQuilter and Allie @ExhaustedOctopus. This is for makers of all skill levels and is set up similar to an online class. It includes project trackers, instructional videos and prizes along the way. I think this would be really fun!

Summer Lovin Seaglass sew along is hosted by Allie at Exhausted Octopus and Kittie at Night Quilter.

Mystery Haunted Halloween Quilt & Stitch Along

I know this doesn’t sound very summery, but this FREE Mystery Haunted Halloween Quilt & Stitch Along is a great way to get ready for the Fall season. Fat Quarter Shop is hosting this one at their blog, The Jolly Jabber. It just started on June 6 and will continue thru June 27, 2023. The quilt size is 31.5″ x 30.5″, so it’s perfect for a wall hanging or table topper. A little bird tells me that this one is going to be really cute!

Mystery Haunted Halloween quilt & stitch along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.

Spring Mystery Quilt Along

It’s not too late to join this Spring Mystery Quilt Along from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. It just started May 31st and will continue through July 13th, 2023. Quilting clues and recipes for blocks will be posted every Wednesday on their Blog and YouTube Channel. The quilt will include traditional piecing, a little bit of English paper piecing, and appliqué. Something for everyone!

Supplies for Spring Mystery Quilt Along @ Laundry Basket Quilts
Image Source: Laundry Basket Quilts

Summer project ideas – any time

Disappearing 9-patch quilt along

I hosted the Disappearing 9-patch quilt along in the summer of 2019, and it’s still one of my favorite summer projects. You can still participate at your own pace (but there are no more prizes or giveaways). It’s an easy quilt that uses 5″ charm packs or 5″ squares of scrap fabric. I share lots of tips and photos, making this a great project for quilters of all skill levels. If you’ve never tried a disappearing 9-patch, I can promise that you will love it!

Summer quilting ideas include this Disappearing 9-patch quilt along from The Crafty Quilter

Summer Fun Quilt Along

Here’s a project that really says “summer”! The Summer Fun Quilt Along is another one I hosted in the past that includes easy piecing and a little applique. This wall hanging has five rows (one to complete each week) and results in a wall hanging that measures 30″ x 32″. It includes detailed instructions and tips along with free downloadable patterns for each row!

Make this Summer Fun Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter this summer.  Free pattern downloads along with tips for this row quilt made up of all things summer.

Stars of Courage Quilt

This free Stars of Courage Quilt was designed by me for Quilts of Valor. It makes the perfect summer project, too! This quilt measures 60″ x 72″ and contains 15 Ribbon Star blocks that measure 12″ square. These blocks are made up of half-square triangle units and they’re large, so the piecing is easy. Just pick your favorite red, white & blue fabrics to get started!

This Stars of Courage Quilt would be perfect for a summer quilting project.  Free pattern from The Crafty Quilter.

Summer Memories Book

I received a copy of Summer Memories by Susan Ache from Fat Quarter Shop a few months ago. This book is loaded with quilts and cross stitch projects that will make your summer happy just by looking at the pages.

Summer Memories Book by Susan Ache is a perfect way to inspire your summer sewing.

I really want to make the Summer Picnic Quilt – I love those cute basket blocks! I have plenty of those dusty blue and red scraps in my scrap bins that would be perfect for this. Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Summer Memories quilt along right now that will continue through the end of June.

If you’re a fan of cross stitch or wanting to try it, you’ll find projects ranging from medium to small for all things patriotic.

This is a book that will definitely create Summer Memories or just to inspire your summer daydreams!

I hope you found some ideas to add creativity to your summer plans. I’m looking forward to getting into the summer groove with a new tutorial that features a sunflower block. It’s coming soon my friends!

Summer Sunflower block is coming soon from Julie @ The Crafty Quilter.
Summer Sunflower by Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Happy Summer!

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  1. Julie, Summer Fun row quilt looks manageable considering my current projects! I’ve always wanted a row quilt for my entryway….this one looks like the winner….colors? Theme?? The big winner is your New Sunflower!!! Wow, being a Nebraska girl I can hardly wait for that pattern!!!! Love the Disappearing Nine Patch, so fun to keep turning the blocks for so many variations. Hope summer is long enough for all these projects and a pitcher of ice tea! Just finished planting tomatos, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers and eggplant….let the growth begin. Blessings on all your great projects. Thank you, Dawn

  2. I love your sunflower and can’t wait to make it! Thanks Julie and have a wonderful summer ☀️

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