Quilt Block Mania ~ Sleeping under the Stars

>> Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Edited to fix some of the designer links and to provide a second way to download my block!

It's time for some Summer Fun! Today several pattern designers are sharing FREE quilt blocks all based on the same colour theme and topic of Summer Fun.

Sleeping under the Stars

quilt block mania pieced block Sew Joy Creations sleeping bag friendship star

I named my block Sleeping under the stars!

Summer in Northern Ontario, Canada for me is about
connecting with nature - even at night!
I love being up late and outside watching the stars in the summer.
This block is inspired by camping out with friends under the stars.
Easy enough to share with a young quilter or to make blocks with friends
- the star featured in the block is a friendship star!

Please take a look around while you're here and see how nature and colour inspires my quilting.

I have several patterns available,
and a newsletter
where I have a growing resource of freebies.

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You can also find me at QUILTsocial.com where I contribute blog posts and free patterns.

And I'm hosting my very first sew along in August!
More details soon (a good reason to join my newsletter ;) ! )

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Let's get back to the summer fun!

Sit'n Sip wall hanging pattern
This is my summer inspired pattern from a few years ago. It's all patchwork piecing. It's still my happy place. You can find this pattern in my online shop - My Happy Place

Fabric for the blocks

I was inspired by the theme, but stumped for fabrics in my stash to go with the colour theme.
You can see the colour theme here.

Then I spotted this Blush and Blue Bundle from Needle Crafts + Studio and I knew I'd found my fabric :)

blush and blue fat quarter bundle needle crafts and studio

You can find this bundle of FIGO fabrics and more in the shop! I used some for my block and have leftover to make more blocks!

All of the designers are sharing blocks using the same themes which means you can make blocks from several different designers and they will all look good together!

Summer Sampler Setting

I love making sampler quilts and thought it would be fun to design a layout to put some of these blocks together into a quilt. The Summer Sampler Setting does just that.

sampler setting 12 blocks Surf and Sand

Doesn't it just *look* like summer at the beach?!  This setting will use 12 of the blocks you collect and make from the designers today - or any 12 1/2" blocks you would like to use - and make a generous size lap quilt. Lap quilts are great in the summer after a day in air conditioning or outside as you watch the sunset.

In addition to the instructions for making this setting in 4 sizes, three options for using the setting are also included, making this a pattern to use again and again.

Summer Sampler Setting pattern

The Summer Sampler Setting is available in my online shop starting today!

Click to go to Summer Sampler pattern

Designer Link List

Let's go "surfing" and collect some blocks!

Here is the link list for all of the designers participating. Clicking on the link should bring you right to their free block offer. Note, some designers may ask you to subscribe to a newsletter or have limited time offerings on their blocks. 
My block is free 
and will stay free as a thank you to those of you who visit here!

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Designer link list

Here are links to all the blocks in the Quilt Block Mania Summer Series:
Camping Tent by Carolina Moore
Beach Umbrella by Jennifer Fulton
Flip Flops by Becca Fenstermaker
Summer Cocktail by Marian Pena
Beach Ball by Laura Piland
Popsicle by Sherry Shish
Curvy fish by Velda Roy
Angelfish by Lisa Amundson
Bucket and Shovel by Heidi Pridemore
Wonky Beach Umbrella by Jamie Siel
Starfish by Leanne Parsons
Sailboat at Sunset by Glenda Wilder
Yacht by Sue Griffiths
Food/Ice Cream Truck by Laura Strickland
Crab by Afton Warrick
Sleeping bag and star by Sarah Vanderburgh
Funky Flower by Kathryn LeBlanc
IceCream Cond by Sarah Marcina
Sunglasses by Celine Perkins
Sun by Charisma Horton
Hello Summer by Amarar Creacions
Tall Ships by Kris Driessen
Life Saver Preserver by Sandy Fitzpatrick
Dragon Fly by Julie Luoma
Up in The Air by Judit Hajdu
Surfboard by Susan Arnold
Beach Treasures by Linda Bratten
Two Scoops by Shari Butler
Free to Fly by Marcea Owen


Thank you so much for joining us!

With Joy,

Sarah V.

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Sharon Aurora July 7, 2020 at 11:30 AM  

I love it. One of my favorite summer things to do. Thank you.

Carolina July 7, 2020 at 3:09 PM  

So fun! And I love your summer sampler setting! I am still working on my quilt setting... ❤

Sarah Vanderburgh July 7, 2020 at 5:09 PM  

Thanks Sharon! It's been warm and clear here for star gazing :) And looking forward to seeing your setting, Carolina!

DoohikeyDesign July 7, 2020 at 5:28 PM  

This is an adorable sleeping under the stars quilt block!

Shelly July 7, 2020 at 5:41 PM  

I love your spin on the summer fun block. I used to love sleeping under the stars. However when I go to download it, I get this message. How can I get your block, please?
"This file can not be viewed or downloaded because the owner of this file, sarahvee's 50 megabyte bandwidth for today has been exceeded. Please try again tomorrow OR encourage the owner of this file to upgrade their account to paid status to allow almost unlimited downloads by visitors like you."

I also love your setting blocks for this Summer Fun Quilt. Such a cool block for these awesome blocks from all of you designers.

Susan July 7, 2020 at 5:48 PM  

I love your pattern for the Quilt Mania, as well as your row. I will have to come back tomorrow because it says your download limit was exceeded for the day. Thank you for the pattern anyway!

Sarah Vanderburgh July 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM  

Thank you Shelly and Susan for leaving me comments letting me know you couldn't get my block! I've added a second way to download now so if the first doesn't work, try downloading from my online store. This way you might have to jump through some hoops, but at least you'll get the block :) So glad you like it! Thanks for your patience.

Shelly July 7, 2020 at 9:53 PM  

Sarah, thank you so much for making it available through your shop. It worked perfectly to get it that way! Thanks for helping us out!

Unknown July 8, 2020 at 7:10 AM  

Great pattern! Reminds me a summer night under the stars!

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