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11 Fresh Summer Quilt Patterns to Start this Week

Every year, right around the end of May, I start to get an idea that I need to make a summer quilt. This year was no exception. I pulled out my stash of Liberty fabrics and started scheming a lightweight summer quilt.

As I searched for Summer Quilt Patterns, I came across quite a few that I thought you would enjoy! I wish I had time to tackle them all; they are so fresh and fun.

seas the day quilt pattern being held by woman

I’ve shared quite a few free quilt patterns here in the past; most of the ones I’m featuring today are for purchase. Personally, I don’t mind purchasing a quilt pattern since it helps to support our Maker community.

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11 Quilt Patterns Perfect for Summer

1. “Seas” the Day Quilt Pattern

pattern cover for seas the day quilt pattern

The Seas the Day Quilt Pattern; a Precut Fabric pattern

This quilt pattern is perfect for summer since the blocks are inspired by Nautical Flags! It’s even easier to create since it is made using a 10″ precut stack of fabric and a bit of yardage.

2. Gingham Daydream Quilt

collage of two gingham quilts

Gingham Daydream Quilt Pattern

I can’t think of another motif that screams summer more than gingham! The gingham daydream quilt pattern can be made in five different sizes, from Baby to King!

3. Fly the Flag Quilt

red white and blue flag quilt on wall

Fly the Flag Quilt – Diary of a Quilter

Amy from Diary of a Quilter designed the Fly the Flag Quilt Pattern years ago and has a new version using her Portsmouth fabric collection. I love that it’s a creative take on a more traditional American Flag quilt.

You can also get a quilt kit for this quilt & pattern.

4. Bluegrass Quilt

blue star quilt outdoors

Bluegrass Quilt Pattern – Flamingo Toes

I think I fell in love with the name of this quilt first! I’ve lived in Kentucky for more than 20 years, and we do have the most beautiful bluegrass.

This quilt is bright and colorful and reminds me of a stained glass window. It is made using a Fat Quarter of fabric.

5. Nautical Flag Quilt

quilt on wall with chair

Nautical Summer Quilt Along – Simple Simon & Co. 

The girls at Simple Simon and Co are hosting a free Summer Quilt Along featuring these fun nautical flags. A few weeks ago, I was on our boat and wondered why no one had made a quilt featuring nautical flags yet (or at least one that I had seen).  They show several layout ideas for the quilt and sell a few kits to go along with it.

6. Simple Striped Quilt

striped quilt hanging on tree outdoors with pinwheel

Simple Strip Quilt – Free Pattern

Sometimes simple is best! This striking quilt is a great one for a beginner. The red, white, and blue color scheme is perfect for summer!

7. Breezy Bunting Quilt Pattern

colorful flag quilt on beach

Breezy Bunting Quilt Pattern

With its vibrant colors and endless design possibilities, the “Breezy Bunting” quilt pattern is a perfect choice for both seasoned quilters and those new to the craft.

The Breezy Bunting Quilt Pattern uses a 2 1/2″ roll of precut fabric, sometimes called a Rolie Polie or a Jelly Roll.

8. Summer Sugar Quilt

quilt hanging in front of garden

The Summer Sugar Quilt Pattern

Apples, cherries, and pineapples, oh my! You can’t get more summer than flowers, fruit, and bees! This quilt was part of a previous sew-along; you can still find all instructional videos on our YouTube channel.

This quilt is made up of six individual blocks. So you can mix and match them to make a quilt that’s uniquely yours. Here is an example of a quilt made up only of the Bee quilt blocks.

Bee Quilt pattern in yellows and blues

9. Choose Happiness Quilt

pink, blue and yellow geometric quilt in field of flowers

The Choose Happiness Quilt Pattern

This quilt pattern was previously shared as a part of the Polka Dot Chair quilt block of the month program. Now that the year is over, the quilt pattern is available as a stand-alone pattern. The bright colors and modern layout make this a great quilt pattern to create for summer.

10. Summer Pinwheels

Summertime Pinwheel Quilt - so easy you can make it with a bunch of layer cakes or 10" stackers. A simple summer quilt to make

Summer Pinwheel Quilt

This Summer Pinwheel Quilt is one of my favorites. We hauled it all around Utah with us last summer on our RV Road trip. It’s super simple to stitch up; you don’t even really need a pattern!

11. Let’s Stay Home Quilt Pattern

let's stay home quilt pattern on stairs

The Let’s Stay Home Quilt Pattern

The Let’s Stay Home quilt pattern features rows of Sawtooth & Ohio Star blocks interspersed with rows of House Quilt blocks.

A Few Additional Summer Quilt Patterns

If you don’t like one of the 11 quilts above, here are a few additional patterns that are perfect to sew in summer!

summer quilt patterns

Clockwise from top to bottom:

1- Colorpop by Allison Harris

2- Red Delicious by Amy Smart

3- Firefly by Pen & Paper Patterns

4- Stars and Windows by Bev McCullough

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  1. ‘Seems to be a glitch, I click Pinterest and the save page opens and then goes white. I switched to Chrome browser and the same thing happened.

  2. So many lovely quilts in my favourite colors.It´s hard to decide which one to make.Instead I try to follow the RBD block challenge ,and I just got the first 3 blocks done.

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