Avalon Scrappy Summer Quilt


Hi.  My name is Trish and I blog over at  notes of sincerity.  I am so happy to be back at the Moda Bake Shop sharing another tutorial.  Thank you so much for your kind comments left on my previous tutorials.
5 Avalon charm packs
1 1/9 yard Avalon Daisy Natural (blocks)
 1/2 yard Avalon Daisy Natural (binding)
4 yards Avalon Cherry Candy for backing
*optional : starch


Our quilt today will consist of two blocks.  A four patch block and a diamond block made from half square triangles.

Open and divide charm packs into two piles.  You will need 128 squares for the 32 four patch blocks and 62 for the 31 diamond blocks.

Iron and cut 8 - 5" by width of fabric strips.  From these strips cut 8 - 5" squares.  You will need 62 (having two left over).

For the four patch blocks, pair and sew two charm squares together.  Press with hot dry iron to set seam then press to one side = 64 pairs.  Sew those pairs into 32 four patch blocks, being sure to "lock" center seams.  

Press with hot dry iron to set seam, then (using a little starch - optional) press to one side.  Here is an example of the back to one of the blocks.

 Square to 8 1/2".
Repeat until you have 32 blocks.

For the diamond blocks you will draw a diagonal line on one side of the neutral square.  Place flat, right sides together, and pin to patterned fabric.

Sew a 1/4" seam on either side of the line.  Press with hot dry iron to set seam, carefully cut along drawn line.

Iron seams open (my personal preference).

 Square to 4 1/2"

Form a square with four half square triangles in a diamond shape pattern.  Sew top two and bottom two together.  Press to set seam with hot dry iron, then press to one side.  

Sew top two blocks to the bottom two blocks.  Press to set seam (with what??) a hot dry iron (wink), then press to one side. Square to 8 1/2".  Repeat until you have 32 blocks.
**little note : pressing both of your blocks to one side will allow those blocks to "lock" together while sewing into rows, then later when sewing rows together to form the quilt**

Lay your blocks out as you would have them - into rows.  Sew your rows together, locking seams as you go.  To insure that all my rows locked as desired, I made sure to place all diamond block seams facing up and all four patch block seams facing down before sewing.

Now that all your blocks are sewn into rows, it is time to press your rows so that they may be sewn to become your quilt top.  To reduce bulk and allow for the seams to lay flat after pressed, I pressed away from the diamond blocks.

Pin each row together and sew rows together, one at a time.  I like to number each of my rows with a tiny sticky tab, that way they are sewn together in the pattern I intended, with no guess work.

When rows are all sewn together, you will quilt as desired, bind using 2.5" strips, and enjoy.
      Beautifully long arm quilted by Kathy Olkowski.

a fun and happy Avalon scrappy summer throw that measures 56.5" x 72"

Trish Poolson


Nanja Stam said...

Hi, I really love this quilt. I has a fresh look to it. But where did you use the strips for? For the back?


Olivia said...

The natural fabric was used to cut 8 strips the width of fabric x 5" and then was cut into 5" squares that are used as triangles in the diamond blocks. The rest was used for the binding.

trish said...

** Thank you Olivia, that is what I was planning to say. :o) - Trish **

Kathleen Grace said...


trish said...

** Thanks so much Kathy! **

I am Just One Mom said...

Wonderful Avalon! And a terrific tut!

Darlene said...

This adorable and definitely a must do ASAP! Delightfully scrappy! :-) Thank you, Trish!

tvbleak said...

Beautiful and a great tutorial too, thanks. :^D

Aggiequilter said...

Wow I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing with us.
Can't wait til the print link is up !

donna said...

LOVE it!

Melissa Corry said...

Fantastic. Another amazing design and beautiful quilt. Just stunning, Trish!!

Nanette Merrill said...

So scrappy happy. Love the cherries.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

So pretty, Trish!

Amanda said...


MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I love Avalon and I love this quilt Trish!!

cherylj said...

Trish - I love your pattern! Such a cute quilt!

Kim said...

Just what I was looking for! I am new to the quilting world, and I can't seem to find "Avalon Daisy Natural." Any suggestions?

trish said...

Hi Kim.

Here is a link to The Fat Quarter Shop :


Trish :o)

Sinta Renee said...

You created such a sweet quilt Trish! I really like the summer feel it has and it's pretty straight forward too. I like it without any borders too... it gives it an old fashioned look. I happen to have some "bonus" HST's laying around... might just give this pattern a test drive!

Caroline said...

Love the Avalon and great pattern too!

Liv said...

Love this ! Great pattern!

Anna Haller said...

I love this quilt! Thank you for the great tutorial!

Christine S said...

This is beautiful, thanks!!

sue said...

Without seeing the actual layout and placement of the blocks used, can you please indicate how many blocks wide and long the pattern is?
Thanks so much!