School is out and the sun is making it a little more difficult to stay inside and sew. I know I want to soak up as much sunshine as I can (with sunscreen!) and enjoy the outdoors while it’s nice outside.  I’ve selected my seven favorite easy quilt patterns that you can sew up while enjoying the summer to its fullest too! 

7 Easy Quilt Patterns



Frolic by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

Grab your favorite Jelly Roll and some yardage to sew up this easy quilt. All the squares and rectangles mean no trimming, just sewing! And the Jelly Roll takes all the guesswork out of your fabric selection. One Jelly Roll makes a generous throw size quilt, and there are options in the quilt pattern too!



Dayhike by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

This pattern is perfect for the Layer Cake you stashed and need a pattern for. Add a little yardage and you are ready to sew! It’s a smaller quilt, but a really quick sew, making it great for a last-minute gift, or picnic blanket for your summer excursions.



Paintpots by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

Jelly Roll plus sashing fabric and you are on your way to a Paintpots quilt top! I love randomly sewing pieces together from the Jelly Roll, this project is perfect for chain piecing when you have a few moments. I might need to get a new Jelly Roll soon… I’d love to sew this up again!


Pickle Juice

Pickle Juice by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

One of my most recent patterns, Pickle Juice is strip pieced and simple to sew! There are only two fabrics to select before you begin this fun project. I made a sample block in prints, and it’s so fun! Pickle Juice is a versatile pattern with size options too!



Dart - Modern Quilt Pattern by Amy Ellis -


Using your fat quarter stash or even scraps in the rectangles of bold color makes for a fun quilt. Just add low volume background fabrics from your stash and you are set! I’m working on a new scrappy sample of this quilt in a throw size – it’s so fun to include fabric from past projects in there!


Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

This fat quarter quilt is full of different size squares. The seemingly random placement adds interest and keeps it simple! There are three different blocks and a complete cutting visual to get you started right away. Talk of the Town is one that I’ve been wanting to sew again myself. Anyone else have a stack of fat quarters begging to be used? 

Color Shift

Color Shift by Amy Ellis - Easy Quilts Patterns

Stop by your local quilt shop, and select fabrics for this subtle beauty! Once your fabrics are selected, the cutting and piecing are EASY. Color Shift includes multiple sizes, but the blocks scale up and down, instead of creating more. Working smarter, not harder!


Do you already have your summer sewing plans? I’d love to know what you are working on!

xo – Amy