Announcing the Summer Memories Quilt Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Announcing the Summer Memories Quilt Along!

Are you ready to make memories with this new quilt along? Join us for the Summer Memories Quilt Along in May, where we’re sewing the beautiful Summer Picnic quilt from Susan Ache’s new book Summer Memories. Keep reading for details about the quilt along!

To join the Summer Memories Quilt Along, gather your supplies and grab your copy of the book so you’re ready to start May 1. For the Summer Memories Quilt Along, we will be sewing two blocks a week, and spend a week on finishing. The nine-week quilt along goes from May 1 – June 26.

The Summer Picnic Quilt is 70″ square when finished and includes five cute, classic basket block designs. If you love a scrappy quilt, this is the time to start organizing your fabrics. You’ll need the book for the pattern, and some optional supplies are listed below. The pattern is written for traditional piecing, but you can use triangle paper for all those little HST’s too.

You can tune in to Fat Quarter Shop’s Friday Livestreams every month to see Kimberly’s progress and check out the Summer Memories trunk show below, where Kimberly discusses and shows all the Summer Memories Quilts! Also, catch the Fat Quarter Shop’s Friday Livestream on March 31 with special guest Susan Ache to hear her and Kimberly discuss all the details of this quilt along!

Join us for the Summer Memories Quilt Along!

Come back to the blog on April 30 for the Summer Memories Quilt Along Kick-off!

Right-click the image to download and share on social media, so everyone knows you’ll be sewing along!

You can find Summer Memories at Fat Quarter Shop now and learn more about author Susan Ache on her Instagram (@yardgrl60).

Keep up with this quilt along by following us on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for our special Summer Memories giveaways on Instagram. Don’t forget to use  #SummerMemoriesQAL to share your progress on social media if you’re sewing along!


  1. I have purchased the book. Love the patterns and cross stitch , Thank you for options on fabric choices

  2. Will the special bundle of fabric selected by Susan that we bought going to work for this sew along?

    1. Hi Lisa! As long as the fabrics in it you want to use are enough for the fabric requirements for this quilt in the book then yes!

  3. the optional supplies include flying geese paper. i don’t see that there are any flying geese blocks in this quilt.

    1. Karen, I’m sorry – that was our mistake. There is no need to use the flying geese paper for this Summer Picnic quilt.

    1. The book can only be bought at Fat Quarter Shop who are also the publishers. However, they ran out of it a while ago. They are supposed to get a new supply in the first or second week of May. You can sign up to be notified when it is in stock but you will still have to wait for them to ship it to you. After they notify me, if I get an order in on time, I’m hoping I’ll get a copy by May 14 which is still two weeks into the sew-a-long.