Summer Lake Modified 2x4 Quilt Timeline

Summer Lake Blue 2x4 Quilt Pinned via


Started: July 28, 2018
October 10, 2018
Twin Bed Quilt


July 28, 2018: All this quilting going on for other people, and my poor husband is sleeping under a seriously tattered quilt that’s completely worn through. He asks for a quilt and I decide to knock one out. I’m trying to use up the strips from the Green Scrappy Trip-Around-the-World Quilt, so I snag all the blues and grays and a bunch of greens and start putting together a plan for a modified 2x4 block using my 2” strips instead of the 3” strips cut from fat quarters that the original tutorial calls for. For the colors and setting I am inspired by a quilt top I see on Instagram at my friend Anna @domesticjoy and with her kind permission I set out to make a quilt from those three blended sources.

August 4, 2018: Block construction has begun and quite a few blocks are done. Using my modified block, the blocks are very wide and short, which makes the block count for the quilt kind of mind bending, since there’s fewer columns than rows!

August 8, 2018: All the blocks are done!

August 11, 2018: As I’m about to lay out the quilt I realize that what makes Anna’s quilt so amazing is that she’s done an offset setting which creates a ton of movement. I take apart a few blocks to make half blocks and then do the layout and assemble the quilt.

August 24, 2018: The quilt is pinned!

September 9, 2018: Quilting!

October 10, 2018: Woo hoo, the Summer Lake Modified 2x4 Quilt is finished!