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Summer Garden Quilt

By: Cate Tallman-Evans for Lecien

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Summer Garden Quilt
Summer Garden Quilt
This image courtesy of lecienusa.com

This is one of the most summery downloadable applique quilt patterns! The Summer Garden Quilt features cheerful birdhouse, watering can, flower, and bird appliques against a simple piecework background. An Irish chain quilt pattern adds interest to the wide patchwork border of the quilt. Set the mood in your home during the warmer seasons with one of the most well-loved quilts with summer theme patterns there is. Combine your love for patchwork quilt patterns, applique quilt patterns, and more for a truly professional look. You will love learning how to applique and more with this stunning idea.

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 68 inches wide x 68 inches long

Time to complete: A month or more

Primary Technique: Pieced & Appliqued

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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Note: This pattern was designed using fabrics from the Secret Garden collection by Lynette Anderson Designs for Lecien.

 

MATERIALS AND FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

Summer Garden Quilt
Summer Garden Quilt
Summer Garden Quilt
 

  • Template plastic
  • Templates
  • All supplies for your chosen method of appliqué
    Note: appliqué templates do not include seam allowances and are not reversed.
  • Scrap of black fabric for birds’ eyes and beaks
  • (4) yards of 1/4” wide black ribbon for bows and bird tails
  • (90) 1/4” - 3/8” black buttons, beads or other embellishment for flower centers
  • 4-1/2 yards cream bee hive print (30409-10) for quilt backing
  • 76” x 76” piece of batting
  • Usual sewing and rotary cutting supplies


INSTRUCTIONS:

Cutting Instructions:

Note: All strips are cut across the width of the fabric from selvage edge to selvage edge. Reserve all uncut yardage for appliqués.
 

  1. From the (6) darker blue fat quarters:
    Set (1) fat quarter aside for the bird appliqués.
     
  2. From the remaining (5) fat quarters, cut a total of:
    (3) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece
    (2) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” squares
    (32) 2 -1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  3. From the (2) lighter blue fat quarters, cut a total of:
    (3) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (2) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” pieces
    (1) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” square
    (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” piece
     
  4. From the (6) brown fat quarters:
    Set aside (3) fat quarters for the flower, birdhouse, and heart appliqués.
     
  5. From the remaining (3) fat quarters, cut a total of:
    (1) 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” square
    (4) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 6-1/2” x 12-1/2” piece
    (1) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece
    (1) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” square
    (24) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  6. From the (3) gray fat quarters:
    Set aside (1) fat quarter for the watering can appliqué.
     
  7. From the remaining (2) fat quarters, cut a total of:
    (2) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece
    (2) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” squares
    (16) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  8. From the (2) purple fat quarters cut a total of:
    (2) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” piece
    (4) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” pieces
    (1) 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece
    (16) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  9. From the (2) lightest green fat quarters:
    Set aside (1) fat quarter for the watering can appliqué.

    From the second fat quarter, cut:
    (2) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (2) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” pieces
     
  10. From the (2) medium green fat quarters:
    From (1) fat quarter, cut:
    (8) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border

    From the second fat quarter, cut:
    (1) 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” square
    (1) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” square
    (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” piece
    (2) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” squares
    (8) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  11. From the (2) darkest green fat quarters:
    Set aside (1) fat quarter for the birdhouse appliqués.

    From the second fat quarter, cut:
    (2) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” piece
    (1) 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece
    (2) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” pieces
     
  12. From the darkest green yardage, cut:
    (6) 2-1/2” strips for the inner border
    (7) 2-1/4” strips for the binding.
     
  13. From the (1) lightest cream fat quarter, cut:
    (4) 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” squares for the outer border
     
  14. From the (10) cream fat quarters:
    Set aside (1) fat quarter for the birdhouse appliqués

    From the remaining (9) fat quarters, for the quilt blocks, cut a total of:
    (2) 8-1/2” x 8-1/2” squares
    (13) 6-1/2” x 6-1/2” squares
    (1) 6-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece
    (2) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” pieces
    (2) 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” squares
    (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” piece
     
  15. For the outer border cut a total of:
    (40) 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” pieces
    (64) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” pieces
    (64) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares


Sewing Instructions:

Note: All seams are sewn using 1/4” seam allowance with right sides held together and raw edges even. Please refer to the quilt pictured on the cover for specific fabric placement.

  1. Layout the patches listed below as shown in the Row 1 Assembly Diagram:
    (6) 6-1/2” cream squares, (4) 6-1/2” colored squares, (1) 8-1/2” colored square, (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” colored piece, (1) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” colored piece, (2) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” colored pieces, (1) 4-1/2” colored square and (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” colored piece.
    Stitch the units together as shown to complete Row 1.

    Summer Garden Quilt
     
  2. Layout the patches listed below as shown in the Row 2 Assembly Diagram:
    (6) 6-1/2” colored squares, (1) 6-1/2” cream square, (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” colored piece, (1) 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” colored piece, (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” cream piece, (4) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” colored pieces, (3) 4-1/2” colored squares, (2) 4-1/2” cream squares, and (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” colored piece.
    Stitch the units together as shown to complete Row 2.

    Summer Garden Quilt
     
  3. Layout the patches listed below as shown in the Row 3 Assembly Diagram below:
    (2) 8-1/2” cream squares, (3) 6-1/2” colored squares, (1) 6-1/2” cream square, (1) 6-1/2” x 12-1/2” colored piece, (1) 6-1/2” x 8-1/2” cream piece, (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” colored piece, (1) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” colored piece, (3) 4-1/2” colored squares, (2) 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” colored pieces, and (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” colored piece.
    Stitch the units together as shown to complete Row 3.

    Summer Garden Quilt
     
  4. Layout the patches listed below as shown in the Row 4 Assembly Diagram below:
    (1) 8-1/2” colored square, (6) 6-1/2” colored squares,
    (5) 6-1/2” cream squares, (1) 4-1/2” x 12-1/2” cream piece, (1) 4-1/2” x 8-1/2” colored piece, (1) 4-1/2” colored square, (1) 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” colored piece, and (1) 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” cream piece.
    Stitch the units together as shown to complete Row 4.

    Summer Garden Quilt
     
  5. Stitch the four rows of patches together to complete the quilt center.


Applique Instructions:

  1. Using the paper patterns and template plastic, make templates for each shape.
     
  2. Prepare the number of motifs listed on each paper pattern as required for your chosen method of appliqué. Please note that the templates are not reversed and do not have seam allowances.
     
  3. Using the quilt pictured as a guide to placement, appliqué the motifs to the quilt top using your favorite method. Repeat this procedure to appliqué (1) small flower motif to each 8-1/2” lightest cream square for the outer border.


Finishing Instructions:

  1. Trim the selvages from the 2-1/2” darkest green inner border strips and sew the strips together end to end to make a long 2-1/2” strip. From this long strip, cut (2) 52-1/2” and (2) 48-1/2” lengths. Stitch the shorter lengths to the left and right sides of the quilt top. Sew the longer lengths to the top and bottom.
     
  2. Sew a 2-1/2” colored square to one end of a 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” cream piece. Repeat to make a total of (40) units.
     
  3. Sew a 2-1/2” cream square and a 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” matching cream piece to opposite sides of a 2-1/2” colored square. Repeat to make a total of (64) units.
     
  4. Using the quilt pictured on the cover as a guide, assemble (10) units from step 2 and (16) units from step 3 into (1) pieced outer border unit. Repeat to make a total of (4) units. Sew pieced border units to the left and right sides of the quilt top, noting orientation. Stitch an 8-1/2” lightest cream square to each end of both remaining pieced border units and sew these borders to the top and bottom to complete the quilt top.
     
  5. Layer the finished quilt top with batting and backing and quilt as desired.
     
  6. Bind the finished quilt using the 2-1/4” darkest green strips.

 


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What a cute summer pattern! I love the combination of piecing and applique. I would probably use fusible applique as my method. I think it would make this project move along quickly. I like the colors chosen for the project as well. It's adorable for summer. I also appreciate the time frame of a month or so because I think quilting and sewing projects always take longer than we think they will!

I downloaded the pattern,but it does not include the appliques...do I get them somewhere else? I love this quilt and want to make it!!

nice size & subject matter.

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