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Join Us for the Summer Sugar Quilt Along!

Dream of warm summer days as you sew along with us to create the Summer Sugar Quilt. It’s a fresh summer quilt pattern that features pineapple, apple, strawberry & cherry quilt blocks.

Colorful quilt top on sewing table with sewing machine and thread case in background.

I am so excited to finally be announcing the start dates of our Summer Sugar Quilt Along! It was originally planned for last Fall, but a few supply issues led me to put off the date. By late Fall I felt it was too close to the holidays, so I decided to save the quilt along for late winter.

I thought it would be fun to have something bright and summery to work on while we all wait out the last vestiges of Winter! If you follow the schedule below for the quilt along your quilt will be done in plenty of time for all of your summer picnics!

About the Summer Sugar Quilt Pattern

Colorful quilt with fruit quilt blocks in garden

I love the most about the Summer Sugar quilt pattern because you can use the block patterns individually to create single block quilts! For example, if you LOVE the bee quilt block, here is a mockup of the quilt pattern with ONLY bee blocks!

(Blocks are rotated 90 degrees to add variety, the bee block pattern is exactly the same as the one shown below).

Bee Quilt pattern in yellows and blues

You can do the same for any of the other quilt blocks! So if you want a Cherry or Pineapple quilt you can use the pattern to create one!

During the quilt along, we will cover how to make all of the blocks in the quilt.

cherry and apple quilt blocks on white cutting mat

The quilt features 6 different quilt block patterns, each finishing at 12″ x 12″.

  1. Strawberry Quilt Block
  2. Pineapple Quilt Block
  3. Cherry Quilt BLock
  4. Apple Quilt Block
  5. Bee Quilt Block
  6. Flower Quilt Block
  7. Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

All of the blocks are traditionally pieced. I would say that this pattern is an advanced beginner to intermediate quilt pattern. There are some templates and smaller pieces.

colorful fabric and sewing notions arranged on a white cutting mat

Supplies Needed

For this Quilt Along you will need to buy the pattern. We have both Print and PDF copies available. You can find them in our Pattern Shop (or on Etsy if you are outside of the US).

In addition to the pattern, you will also need fabric. All of the requirements are listed on the Pattern envelope and on the listing in the shop.

This pattern is made using my Summer Picnic Fabric Collection from Riley Blake Designs! It was released last Fall but there is still plenty of it in stores.

If you don’t want to use Summer Picnic fabric, I have the fabric requirements listed by color. You can easily substitute another collection.

Dates & Video Tutorial Information

The Quilt Along will run from March 18- April 29. We will tackle ONE block a week! Each week I will share a video on my YouTube channel with instructions and tips to make the block. (If you were in my Spooky Sampler quilt along, the format is very similar to the one for that quilt).

If you’d like to be notified when new videos are posted be sure to use the signup form below!

Otherwise, you can follow me on Instagram, where I’ll also be sharing sew-along information!

quilt under sewing machine being assembled

How to Join

Technically you don’t have to join. You can just buy the pattern and sew along as the videos are posted. However, if you’d like to officially sign up, just fill out the form below and we will email you each week!

Free Planner Pages

planner pages laid out on white cutting mat with cover with cherry pattern

As a part of the quilt along, I’m excited to offer you a free PDF designed JUST for the quilt along. The pages feature a printable with the block schedule, a fabric planning sheet, notes, and more! It’s free, again just use the form below to sign up!

Where to Buy the Fabric

I don’t sell fabric, but there are many brick-and-mortar and online shops that carry the Summer Picnic Fabric Collection. Here are a few that I know have it in stock.

Simply Love Fabrics on Etsy

Fat Quarter Shop

Other Etsy Sellers

If you have it in stock, let me know I’m happy to add you to the list.

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7 Comments

  1. where do I find the pdf just for the quilt along (printable with the block schedule, a fabric planning sheet, etc.)

  2. I am so excited to be doing this adorable quilt-a-long with you. I have already ordered my quilt kit. I can’t wait for it to show up so I can sew along with you. My birthday is on the first day of SPRING, so this is my birthday gift to myself.

  3. I would like to buy and make this quilt. Are the YouTube videos time limited?

    Is it possible for me to buy the pattern and then follow the YouTube videos? I don’t want to start and then find the videos have disappeared!

    Thanks
    Yvonne
    29 July 2022

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