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Posted by Shari on May 26th, 2024

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along!

Starting Soon - Save the date - starts July 4th, 2024!

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
Hello!  Hello! 

I am in love with the scrappy basket blocks in the Summer Picnic quilt!  Follow along with me as I work on this quilt over the next few months.

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
I will be using an American Beauty Fat Quarter Bundle by Riley Blake Designs, along with other red, white and blue fabrics from my stash.  I will be omitting the pink fabrics in the fabric requirements below and using more reds, light blue, and light grey.  (Side note, American Beauty by Riley Blake Designs and Old Glory by Moda match beautifully together!)

I prefer to use just one main background fabric for all my blocks.  I have not decided between Riley Blake Designs American Beauty Pin Dot White/Red or Riley Blake Designs American Beauty Stars Multi/White.

The American Beauty Fat Quarter Bundle is a perfect starter bundle to work with other fabrics you have.

I can easily see this quilt is so many other colorways as well; purples, pinks, greens, browns...the color combinations are endless!  Feel free to use whatever colors you prefer.

What:  Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along

When:  July 2024 - December 2024

Why:  July is my birthday month!  This will be a great scrap-buster project.  It will also be a new "leader/ender" project as I work on my other quilts.  (If you are not familiar with "leaders and enders", research Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville for more information.)

Requirements:  The Summer Memories Pattern Book is required to participate.  The Summer Picnic quilt pattern is one of many patterns in the book.  To protect the designer's hard work, no cutting or sizing information will be provided.

Suggested Tools:  No special tools are needed.  I am hoping to show you how to adapt the pattern to use the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle Tool and the Creative Grids Half Square Triangle 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler.  If you have participated in a recent mystery quilt or the Bluetiful Quilt Sew-Along, you may already have these specialty rulers.

Summer Picnic Quilt Fabric Requirements from the Summer Memories Pattern Book:
  • Block Backgrounds = 16 Fat Quarters
  • Red Prints = 16 - 10" Squares
  • Pink Prints = 16 - 10" Squares
  • Blue Prints = 16 Fat Eighths
  • Sashing = 1 1/4 yards
  • Cornerstones = 1 Fat Quarter
  • Border = 1 1/4 yards
  • Binding = 3/4 yards
  • Backing = 4 1/2 yards
Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
Finished quilt measures 70" by 70".

The Summer Picnic quilt is created with blocks and sashing.  Want to make it bigger, create more blocks.  Want to make it smaller, create less blocks.  The choice is yours!

Here is our Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along Schedule:

07/04/2024 - Month 1:  Basket One Blocks
08/04/2024 - Month 2:  Basket Two Blocks
09/04/2024 - Month 3:  Basket Three Blocks
10/04/2024 - Month 4:  Basket Four Blocks
11/04/2024 - Month 5:  Basket Five Blocks
12/04/2024 - Month 6:  Assembly

Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along
All monthly Summer Picnic Quilt Sew-Along posts will appear on our blog.  This is not a Zoom class or a specific time to check in.  Sew at your own pace as you follow along with me on the Sew-Along schedule. 

The Summer Memories Pattern Book is required to participate as no cutting/sizing information will be given.  The Summer Picnic quilt pattern is one of many patterns in the Summer Memories Pattern Book.

Our Bear Creek Quilting Company Exclusive Sew-Alongs private Facebook Group is available to join.  Be sure to complete all the questions and agree to the group rules or the automated-moderator may deny your request to join.

Questions??  Email us at
Bear Creek Quilting Company

and the BCQC Team