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Summer Vibes Geometric Quilt Pattern (free pattern)

Welcome! I’m so happy to share this easy Super Easy Summer Vibes Geometric Quilt Pattern and Tutorial with you today.

The free quilt pattern is made using only squares and half-square triangles, so it is super easy to assemble and is perfect for a beginner quilter or someone who just likes a quick and easy project.  Grab your copy today!

Summer vibes free quilt pattern

Free Summer Vibes Quilt Pattern

Now that I have gotten the hang of my new long arm quilting machine, I have been sewing and quilting like crazy! Finishing up old quilt tops and dreaming up new quilt designs.

For today’s quilt project, I’ve got a beginner-friendly geometric style quilt pattern to share with you. I decided to name this quilt “Summer Vibes Geometric Quilt” because the colors of the quilt remind me of sunshine, blue skies, and pink sunsets – all the makings of a perfect summer day.

Although depending on the colors you choose, I guess you could call it spring or winter vibes, lol.

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Why you should make this quilt

  • The Summer Vibes Geometric quilt is a beginner quilt pattern, that looks like it could be complicated, but is actually super simple to make.
  • The free quilt pattern uses 3 colors and a combination of 2 sizes of squares (to make half-square triangles) – and that is it!
  • The pattern includes a printable template for you to save and use.
  • I used solid fabrics, but a combination of like-toned prints could work too.
  • The short-cut half-square triangle method I show you in the quilt tutorial uses 2 different colored squares to easily make the half-square triangles.
  • The pattern includes 3 sizes: mini, lap, and twin size, so you can make whichever suits your needs. The pattern would be very easy for you to make even larger if desired. Simply add more squares.

Summer vibes Quilt Color Variations

The colors I used on my summer vibes quilt were:

summer vibes free quilt pattern colors

This quilt would be amazing in other color combos as well.

I included a quilt coloring sheet along with the pattern to help you design your quilt and choose the colors.

A few of my favorite solid color combos: (these are all Kona solid colors)

color variations in this free geometric quilt pattern

Just imagine how crazy you could go with prints!

Quilt Assembly Tips:

Scant quarter inch seam allowance: When sewing your half square triangles together, I recommend using a scant quarter inch seam allowance. This will give you extra room to square up the half-square triangles.

Squaring up: Do not skip the step of squaring up your half-square triangles! I use this template (I love that you can use it on multiple sizes) but this one from Bloc-Loc looks interesting as well. (interesting but pricey, lol) I did try out a ruler that squares up the half square triangles before pressing, but that ruler does not take into account the amount of fabric loss when the seams are pressed open – so those blocks were a 16th of an inch smaller. (Which would be ok if my quilt were all half-square triangles, but this quilt is a combo of squares and half-square triangles.)

Piecing squares together: When piecing together your squares, I recommend keeping a copy of the pattern layout at your sewing machine so you don’t make any mistakes. It helps to number the rows on the template and pinning a scrap piece of paper with the row number, to each row of squares/blocks.

Sewing rows together: When sewing the blocks together in a row, I recommend sewing 2 blocks together at a time, rather than one block after another, after another. If you sew the rows together one after another, the straightness of your piecing can get off.

free summer quilt pattern

Where Do I find the Free quilt template?

The link for the pattern template is under materials needed. Click the link, add the pattern to your cart and check out. (takes about 15 seconds for the process.) A copy of the pattern will be emailed to you.

Summer vibes Quilt Information:

Instructions for quilt top only, quilt and bind using your preferred method. (I plan to bind with the same color as the background and either quilt via stitch in the ditch or straight line quilting 1/4 inch from the seamlines.)

Skill level: Beginner-friendly

Time to finish quilt top: 5 to 6 hours

Block size: Mini: the blocks are 2 inches finished, and the lap and twin are 5 inches finished.

Quilt finished size:

  • mini (finished size 21 x 21 inches)
  • lap/throw (finished size 51 x 66 inches)
  • twin (finished size 71 by 91 inches).

Materials Needed For Quilt Top:

Fabric Requirements

This quilt pattern can be made in 3 sizes:

  • mini (finished size 21 x 21 inches)
  • lap/throw (finished size 51 x 66 inches)
  • twin (finished size 71 by 91 inches)
Free Summer Vibes Quilt pattern

Quilt top Sewing Instructions

Step 1: Cut Fabric:

free quit pattern with half square triangles
cutting fabric for summer vibes quilt

Step 2: Make the Half Square Triangles

  1. Line up one square of fabric 2 and one square of fabric 3.
  2. Use a ruler and draw a line from corner to corner. 
  3. Sew a scant quarter inch on both sides of the line you drew. (I recommend a scant quarter inch for 2 reasons – 1. When you press the half square triangle open, you lose a bit of fabric. 2. With a scant quarter-inch, it leaves you a bit more room to square up your half square triangles
  4. Use your rotary cutter to slice the triangles apart on the line you drew.
  5. Press the half square triangle open. 2 at a time half square triangle instructions
  6. Trim/square up your half square triangles. (I like using this ruler from June Tailor, since you can do multiple sizes with one ruler.) how to square up a half square triangle.
  7. Repeat till you have the specified amount of half-square triangles needed for your quilt size.

Step 3. Assemble the quilt.

  1. Use the provided template to lay out the quilt pattern. (I love my portable quilt wall for this. It hangs right on my wall, so no more laying my quilts out on the floor! Even better it folds up when not in use.)free geometric quilt pattern with half square triangles
  2. Sew your square together row by row with a quarter-inch seam allowance.
    TIP: when sewing the blocks together in a row, I recommend sewing 2 blocks together at a time, rather than one block after another after another. If you sew the rows together one after another, the straightness of your piecing can get off.
  3. Sew rows together 2 at a time and then sew the row/blocks together.summer vibes free quilt pattern assembly

Step 4: Quilt and bind as desired.

Refer to the fabric chart above for backing and binding fabric requirements.

free geometric quilt pattern with half square triangles

Now doesn’t that photo just give you summer vibes?

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Summer Vibes Geometric Quilt Pattern Assembly Instructions

Summer vibes free quilt pattern

The Summer Vibes quilt pattern is made using only squares and half-square triangles, so it is super easy to assemble and is perfect for a beginner quilter or someone who just likes a quick and easy project. 

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours
Difficulty easy/intermediate
Estimated Cost $60

Materials

  • 3 colors of fabric (see fabric in post)
  • Quilt pattern Template
  • Rotary Cutter/Ruler/Cutting Mat
  • half quarter triangle trimming ruler
  • Iron
  • quarter-inch seam allowance foot
  • Basic Sewing/quilting Supplies

Instructions

Step 1: Cut Fabric:

  1. Cut the fabric according to the fabric cutting chart in post.

Step 2: Make the Half Square Triangles

  1. Line up one square of fabric 2 and one square of fabric 3.
  2. Use a ruler and draw a line from corner to corner. 
  3. Sew a scant quarter inch on both sides of the line you drew. (I recommend a scant quarter inch for 2 reasons - 1. When you press the half square triangle open, you lose a bit of fabric. 2. With a scant quarter-inch, it leaves you a bit more room to square up your half square triangles
  4. Use your rotary cutter to slice the triangles apart on the line you drew.
  5. Press the half square triangle open. 
  6. Trim/square up your half square triangles.
  7. Repeat till you have the specified amount of half-square triangles needed for your quilt size.

Step 3. Assemble the quilt.

  1. Use the provided template to lay out the quilt pattern. (I love my portable quilt wall for this. It hangs right on my wall, so no more laying my quilts out on the floor! Even better it folds up when not in use.)
  2. Sew your square together row by row with a quarter-inch seam allowance.TIP: when sewing the blocks together in a row, I recommend sewing 2 blocks together at a time, rather than one block after another after another. If you sew the rows together one after another, the straightness of your piecing can get off.
  3. Sew rows together 2 at a time and then sew the row/blocks together.

Step 4: Quilt and bind as desired.

  1. Refer to the fabric chart above for backing and binding fabric requirements.

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2 Comments

  1. Sharon C. says:

    Love this pattern and the name. Great pattern write up and tips. Looking forward to making some up. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  2. Elizabeth V K says:

    “Summer Vibes” is an interesting geometric design and not too complicated. I look forward to trying it out for a comfort quilt . Thanks for sharing.