Friday, June 21, 2013

Free pattern day: Sun and solstice quilts

The solstice is here, marking the longest daylight period of the year and the start of astronomical summer in Earth’s northern hemisphere. We thought it would be fun to celebrate the solstice with quilts! Here are free patterns and tutorials for sun, sunrise, sunshine, sunsets and summer themes (this post was updated on January 28, 2016).


Ascend quilt, ~52 x 63", tutorial by Corinne Sovey at Must Love Quilts


Matrix wall hanging, 37 x 37”, free pattern by Gina Gempesaw for Quilting Treasures (PDF download)


Matrix patternby Gina Gempesaw as seen at EQuilter

Sombre quilt, 66 x 98",  warm and cool versions, free pattern by Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Sunrise Baby quilt, ~36 x 43", tutorial by Erika Mulvenna at We All Sew


Sundial Quilt, free pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy for Dear Stella Design


Sending a Little Sunshine Mug Rug tutorial by Chrissy at Sew Lux Fabrics


Mango Salsa Stars quilt, 40 x 40", free pattern by Konda Luckau for Timeless Treasures (PDF download) 


California Dreamin' quilt, 46 x 46", free New York Beauty quilt pattern by Marsha Evans Moore for Free Spirit Fabric


Sunshine quilt, free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring


Sunny Skies quilt, 54 x 54”, free New York Beauty pattern download at Connecting Threads


Trilogy mini quilt series, free needle arts project by Victoria Gertenbach as seen at Lark Crafts


Aurora Sunshine quilt, 10 x 14",  free pattern by Marlis Bennett for Bernina 


Summer wall hanging tutorial by Teje at Nero’s Post


Sunshine block, 12”, at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Sun and moon applique, 6 x 6", free pattern by Kimara at Wee Folk Art 


Sunburst applique block, free pattern by Kimara at Wee Folk Ar

 
Swirly Twirly Dresden block, 10 x 10",  tutorial by Vicki at Quilting Lodge


Golden Wreath mini quilt tutorial at Purl Bee


Sunshine mini quilt by Faith at Fresh Lemons Quilts (Faith used the template from Purl Bee to make this sunny variation):


Sunshine pillow tutorial by Lee at Freshly Pieced for Fat Quarterly  


 Eclipse pillow cover, free pattern by Sarah Vedeler for Auribuzz


Starburst Pillow cover tutorial by Mary from Lake Pulaski as seen at The Intrepid Thread


Sunburst Picnic Blanket, 55 x 59", at Dear Stella Design, based on the tutorial by You and Mie



Sunburst Picnic Blanket tutorial by You and Mie 


Placemat No. 1, 18 x 14”, free paper piecing pattern by Deb Karasik


Caribbean Sunset, 60 x 70", free pattern by Ellie Brown at McCall's quilting (photo below by Ellie of her sister Ria)
 


South Seas Sky, free New York Beauty / Log Cabin quilt pattern by Toby Lischko for McCalls Quilting


Sunshine and Marmalade by Susan Guzman, free pattern for queen size quilt at McCalls Quilting

  


Image credits: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  Some of these are tutorials while others have downloadable (.pdf) patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the title above each photo.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration {at} gmail {dot} com

3 comments:

  1. Hi! These are all just amazing quilts! I love orange/yellow/red and we all love sun! Thank you so much for including my Summer wall hanging! I'm on my way to see all the other links! Sunny wishes from Greece! x Teje

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  2. Hi Teje, our thanks to you for your great Summer quilt tutorial. We love your work. All of the sunny colors remind us of Greece !

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  3. I love the celebration of the significant event. The sun is heading back to us now.

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