It's a Beach Party!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

This month, dozens of pattern designers are coming together to start Quilt Block Mania where we share FREE quilt blocks with you every month! Carolina from AlwaysExpectMoore is spearheading the project, and there are already plans to continue with other themes for several months!

This month's theme is Summer Fun, and I'm sharing the FREE pattern for a beach ball quilt block!

FREE Beach Ball quilt block pattern

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Beach ball quilt block pattern

The Beach Ball quilt block uses raw edge applique to create a fun and modern look.

Raw edge applique on the beach ball quilt pattern

This month's colors were inspired by a summer sunset of yellows, oranges, and blues. I chose several solid colors from my stash that fit the theme! Using my Kona color card, the colors look like Buttercup, Primrose, Jade Green, and Aqua.

Beach ball quilt block pattern with raw edge applique

When stitching the pieces, I used 50wt Aurifil in 2810 Turquoise, 2425 Bright Pink, and 5008 Sugar Paper.

Beach ball quilt block

I couldn't resist using EQ8 to mock up a quilt using a more traditional beach ball color palette, and I LOVE it!! 

Free beach ball quilt block pattern

Ready to make your own??

I can't wait to see your beach ball quilt blocks!

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FREE Beach Ball quilt block pattern

Visit the other designers to get more FREE Summer Fun blocks!

Here are links to all the blocks in the Quilt Block Mania Summer Series:

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

List of FREE Summer Fun quilt block patterns


  1. Such a perfect block for summer!

  2. Love the beach ball pattern! So fun and love the raw edge appliqué look!

  3. Thank you, Laura! That's a great pattern.

  4. Your stitching looks so precise in those close up pictures!

  5. Thank you for this free block. Have a nice day

  6. Such a funny block! Congratulations!


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