We are so excited for the Firefly Quilt Along, which runs July 2-August 24, with a catch-up week in there, because life is busy, especially during the summer!  This quilt was designed by Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns, and is new and exclusive to Pattern Drop!  We wanted to share some of the different Firefly Blocks our members and designers have made, as well as 2 color ways that Lindsey mocked up, to help you in your quilt planning!

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We have a few tips for organization in the first week’s Firefly Quilt Along post, here.

Firefly Quilt Along // A Beehive Full of Bees bee block examples

Firefly Quilt Along // A Baby Bee Quilt

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Purchase the Individual Firefly Quilt Pattern [with Bee directions too]

Block by Jo Avery @mybearpaw

Aren’t those polka dots just so awesome! One of the most fun things about both the bee and firefly blocks is that the blocks look good in every fabric combination! I love the wing fabric, one of the Blueberry Park collections, I believe.

Ah! I love the firefly block [and styling] made by Karen Lewis @karenlewistextiles

Ah! I love the original quilt, and I love seeing people go totally in their own direction. This block, by Angie Reece @quiltshug, is awesome.

Tricia @triciafisha7 made this cute firefly that just glows! Tricia has magical fireflies in her backyard, and I’m jealous!

You might have noticed that some of the fireflies are vertical, and some are tilted, like they are flying. Adding the corners, and then trimming this block to 17-1/2” square, provides a lot of movement to the quilt!

Lindsey mocked up 2 different firefly quilts–love seeing the fireflies with the navy and magenta backgrounds!

And if you want to make a bee quilt, the pattern provides that option, too.

Just 4 of these super sized blocks makes a smaller-sized baby quilt–perfect for a crib or a stroller or a lovey. If I would have included a border, like instructed in the quilt instructions, it would have been just a bit bigger, and the perfect size!  This jade green binding just made me smile–and did you see the Liberty queen bee in the top left? Every bee quilt needs a queen bee, I think. More about this quilt, here.

Quilt Along Schedule

Week 1 – July 2-6: Cutting

Week 2 – July 9-13: Piecing the 1st 5 blocks

Week 3 – July 16-20: Piecing the 2nd 5 blocks

Week 4 – July 23-27: Piecing the remaining 6 blocks

Week 5 – July 30-Aug 3: Piecing the quilt top

Week 6 – Aug 6-10: Catch up week

Week 7 – Aug 13-17: Quilting

Week 8 – Aug 20-24: Binding

Week 9 – Celebration and show and tell