Turn up the heat this summer with summer quilt patterns. Use batik fabric or citrus colors for a hot summer quilt. Celebrate Fourth of July with free patriotic quilt patterns, star quilts, and red, white, and blue designs. Nautical decor, such as pillows and quilted wall hangings, will give a nod to the sea and beach. Tabletop quilts and quilted throws are perfect for an outdoor picnic.