Summer Haze: FREE Baby Quilt Pattern

Get this FREE baby quilt pattern! This modern quilt uses half square triangles in a unique and beautiful way.

This pattern has been revised and renamed since its original launch. Now named Summer Haze, you can purchase the PDF pattern that includes fabric requirements and instructions to make it in queen, twin, throw, and baby sizes. For the free baby quilt PDF pattern, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.

Summer Haze is great for new quilters and focuses on the simple half square triangle block. My favorite way to make half square triangles is the 8-at-a-time method. If you don't know what that is, check out this blog post about HSTs and the three different ways to make them.

I'm not one to be too persnickety about squares being perfectly square, but this ruler does help those unruly edges that start to look more like rhombuses than squares. It also allows you to slice off those pesky dog ears with one swipe of the rotary cutter. For more info on how to make perfect HSTs, check out 3 Tools to Make the Perfect HST.


Summer Haze is the perfect quilt to practice making half square triangles. HSTs are one of the most versatile quilt blocks, and when you're comfortable making your HSTs, you'll be able to make so many more beautiful Suzy Quilts patterns! Here are some other patterns to try out when your Summer Haze quilt is finished.


For extra help making your Summer Haze quilt, check out our three-part tips and tricks series! We cover all the basics of making HSTs, tips for better piecing accuracy, choosing fabrics, and more.


This quilt pattern can be made using different colors and prints, but there is something really special about these specific colors together and the simple, unassuming look they achieve as solid fabrics. If you are interested in remaking this exact quilt, keep reading for the names of each fabric! 

The solid fabrics used in this design are Birch Fabrics solid poplin in the following colors:

  • Shell
  • Peachy
  • Timber
  • Petal
  • Mineral
  • Periwinkle
  • Shroom
  • Slate
  • Cream

To stay in line with the look of my quilt, use Pop Dots Stormy 100% organic cotton for the backing and Warm & Natural 100% Cotton batting.


And enjoy that hazy summer feeling all year long with your new quilt!

59 thoughts on “Summer Haze: FREE Baby Quilt Pattern

  1. Janelle says:

    What a beautiful quilt, and thank you for the pattern! Did you have to bury a lot of threads with that quilting pattern?

    I also have been worried that the use of the term “Indian Summer” is racist, so I asked a First Nations colleague of mine and she said no, it’s a lovely term.

    • Wendy says:

      Indian Summer is just an old fashion term relating to the weather. Brings back pleasant memories.
      Love the pattern and the quilting done is very effective….great pattern “Indian Summer” I am a member of Victoria Quilts..where we make quilts for cancer patients so I will make is quilt larger as it needs to be 50″ x 70″

      • Cheri says:

        They are out of the quilt kits. I am interested in either the baby quilt or throw pattern. Can you tell me the name of the colors and backing? I want to buy them to match your quilt.

  2. Phyllis Prom says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern, it is very calming just like the feel of an Indian Summer, when one sweeps over you, you will remember the day, where you were and who you were with. It is such a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We were building a home on a hill and my husband, myself and his sister were standing on the flooring, which was all there was built at the time, we were looking over the piece of land we had bought and this very calm quiet came over us then a little warm breeze, my sister-in-law said oh, that was an Indian Summer Breeze, it is something I have not felt since then. I was 23 at that time and I am now 73. Again, thank you for the pattern. Phyllis

  3. Becky says:

    Great quilt. Love the quilting. Am thinking I would like to make this using fall colors since it is an “Indian Summer”. However, I can’t for the life of me, get the pattern.

  4. Suzanne says:

    I really love this pattern. I’m just learning to quilt on my regular sewing machine, and I’m wondering what other type of quilting pattern could be used with this top – something where I wouldn’t have to start and stop too much? Thanks.

  5. Jenna says:

    This is a gorgeous pattern. Would you mind sharing – how long did this take you? I have a week free but the baby shower is in a week, and I’d like to make this as a baby blanket. Don’t want to be unrealistic if I can’t create this in time.

    • Suzy says:

      I’m not a great person to ask since I have some “unhealthy” OCD tendencies when it comes to making quilts. lol! But, I vividly remember not rushing through this or spastically obsessing and I still made the quilt top in 2 days and then finished the quilt a couple days after that. It’s a really simple and straightforward pattern. Good luck!

      • Jenna says:

        Hi Suzy,

        I started putting this quilt together and noticed a possible problem with some of the math in the pattern. You have the short rectangles listed at 3.5×6.5, but in order to line up with two of the 3.5 squares, they actually need to be 7″ wide. To the same extent, the longer 3.5×12.5 pieces need to be 14″ wide in order to line up with 4 of the 3.5 squares.

        Am I doing something wrong I will see later down the line as I piece this together, or, is the math wrong on the pattern? Thanks.


        • Suzy says:

          Once you sew the 3 1/2″ squares together, you will lose a 1/2″ in the seam allowance making the double square unit 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. Let me know if you start sewing and run into any other questions.

          • Jenna says:

            It all ended up working out perfect. In fact, I was so in love with what I did that I am doing another one this month!

  6. Wilma says:

    Thank you for the gift. I am First Nations and thought it was so respectful of you to think about whether the name of the guilt was PC. I also appreciated your efforts to research the history of the phrase. It is really the word ‘Indian’ that we have issues with because that was how we were mislabeled as for so long. The definition you found is so beautiful and just like your quilt.. Hopefully I will be able to make one such as nice.

  7. Emily says:

    Hi Suzy! I bought the quilt kit from Fabric Worm as well as the square you recommended. As a newbie quilter, I assumed the square would be the guide for cutting the squares, but that’s not right, is it? Can you help me figure out what the 6.5 inch square is for when the cut squares are 7.75? Thanks so much!

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      Hey E,

      Great question! When cutting fabric to be pieced, I recommend a long ruler, like this one. I made a quick video about cutting fabric that you can find here – (disclaimer, it’s terrible quality. lol!)

      Even when cutting those initial 7 3/4″ squares, use your long ruler. The smaller square ruler I linked to above is used to trim and square up the Half Square Triangle blocks once they are pieced together. The 6 1/2″ square ruler is a great “first ruler” because it’s small enough to be helpful in trimming 6 1/2″ HSTs and smaller. It was my first square ruler purchase and I use it all the time.

      If you don’t mind making lots of ruler purchases (pointing to myself), you could purchase a 3 1/2″ square ruler for trimming the HSTs since that is the exact unfinished size. Does that make sense? Shoot me an email if you’re still feel confused – [email protected]. xo

      • Emily says:


        Thank you SO MUCH for the reply! The video was so helpful! I went down a rabbit hole and watched all the videos you’ve made. They are so helpful and enjoyable! Thank you! You’re the best! I can’t wait to dive in!

        Thanks again! xo

  8. Marlyn Derkacz says:

    Hi Suzy:
    Just discovered your website. It’s well oraganized with loads of useful info. I would like to purchase the Indian summer pattern, but before I do, do you have any addition info on how to make it bigger than 48 x 54.? I would like to make it closer to a twin size. Love the triangle jitters quilt also which has a cheat sheet included with the pattern to make larger size. Thanks Marlyn

  9. Brittany says:

    Hi Suzy! First off, thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I started this as my second quilt ever and have been having so much fun with it. I have a question about how you’d recommend pressing the seams. One I’ve sewn all 12 blocks together in each row, should I press those seams open? Your note (“Iron seams in each row the opposite direction as the row next to it”) I was thinking applied to the seams after I’ve sewn the 17 rows together, right? Sorry if this is a silly question, I’m so excited about the quilt and don’t want to mess it up!

  10. Kelsey says:

    Love this Pattern! I’m in the middle of making one for my little guy that is due in July! I’m debating the chain-stitching technique, but have never done it before. How do you handle chain-stitching when you come across one of the longer rectangles that has already been attached on the previous column? Do you skip it? or stitch right thru? Thanks!!

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      If you’ve never chain pieced rows before, don’t do it for the first time with this pattern. It’s easiest when all of the blocks are the same size. I’ve actually never tried it with a pattern like this…it could probably work, just take more brain power.

  11. Kelsey says:

    Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 I was thinking it would be a bit of a brain teaser haha I’ll avoid the technique for this one…maybe will try it out on my next!

  12. Kristin says:

    When you go into your shop and click on this quilt pattern, the fourth picture in features a brighter set of colors with corals, teals, and yellows.

  13. Diane says:

    Hello Suzy! I love this pattern so much. However, when I try and download it it says page not found. Is there anyway for you to reup the page for the baby quilt pattern?

  14. Lea says:

    Hi Suzy, Your story behind this quilt is very nostalgic for me. Growing up in New England, Indian Summer was very real. It was a short, beautiful season filled with vibrant foliage. Sort of the last hoorah before the deep freezes set in. Your quilt colors are perfect and does the name wonderful justice! So glad I didn’t miss it.

  15. Carol Croffut says:

    Hi Suzy, my granddaughter love this quilt pattern. So I’m making it for her. She asked to
    have it quilted like it shows you quilted it. Is there a longarm pattern to use for quilting?

  16. Molly says:

    Hi Suzy. For the coloured sections of this quilt could you use patterned fabric or will it look stupid? Perhaps a very small ditsy print would work?! Thanks x

  17. Jessica Savage says:

    Hi Suzy, I’m so excited to make this quilt! Quick question, do you usually buy wide fabric for the back or do you piece together your back to get the correct width? Thank you!

  18. Stephanie says:

    Hi Suzy,
    Do you still have the throw pattern for sale?
    What a beautiful quilt! I would love to make it in a bigger size.

  19. Monica says:

    Hello! Can you tell me the what fabric you used for the background and binding in the (Ruby Star) Warp and Weft Summer Haze? I’m dying to get started! 🙂

    • Laura Hopper says:

      Hi Monica! The background of that quilt is Art Gallery PURE Solids in Creme de la Creme, and the binding is the pink solid from the Warp and Weft line. Enjoy making your quilt!

  20. Mary Scott says:

    Your patterns look so awesome, clean and modern. I’m a new quilter and wish to stay connected to your site. In deep gratitude for all you do.
    Mary Rose

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