When I was in ninth grade, my family moved to a new home. That summer, I remember stretching out in the hammock in the back yard.
While a book sat unopened on my lap, I watched as sunlight peeked through the trees and listened as the leaves whispered in the breeze.
My boys have been enjoying this summer in their own ways. Elaborate LEGO creations cover every inch of bedroom floor.
Bike/scooter/skateboard rides around the neighborhood are our daily outing. They both have their own hiding spot for sticks, for no reason that I can figure out.
They don't realize it yet, but the start of the school year is just around the corner - a time of fresh starts and new challenges.
I'll start talking to them about school soon, but for now I want them to enjoy these carefree days.
To help you get excited about back to school, I've teamed up with some other pattern designers to give you 37 school-themed quilt block patterns for free!
Click the links below to grab your gifts.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, whether you're exploring nature, playing with toys on the floor, or sewing a fun new project!
Free Quilt Block Patterns:Backpack by Tacy Gray
Lockers by Powered by Quilting
Math Problem by Pretty Piney
Chalk Board by Inquiring Quilter
Stack of Books by Carolina Moore
Pointy Pencil Block by Sew Brainy
Geometry by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Pencils by Quilting Room with Mel
School Bus by Orange Blossom Quilt
Book with Animal by Seams to be Sew
Stack of Textbooks by Quilted Diary
Shades of the Sun by Charisma Horton
Basketball by Devoted Quilter
Apples by Perkins Dry Goods
Box of Crayons by ScrapDash
Apple with leaf by Block of the Month
Crayons by Off the Wall Quilt
School Time Schoolhouse by Quilt Moments
School House by Utah Quilt Appraiser
Pencil by True Blue Quilts
Owl by The Whimsical Workshop
Calculator by Quilt Fabrication
Crayons by Linda B Creative
Applique Computer by DooHikey Designs
Modern Apple by Cotton Street Commons
Glue by Quilting Mod
School Girls Puzzle by Sew on the Go
Snack by Quiltfox Design
Backpack by Oh Kaye Quilting
Math Signs by Patti's Patchwork
Bookworm by Appliques Quilts and More
Schoolhouse by From my Carolina Home
Girl's Favorite by Blue Bear Quilts
Origami Paper Plane by Amara Creacions
Show up and Shine! by SewJoy Creations
School House with Children by Aunte Ms Quilts