Happy first days of summer. Living in Virginia for 10 years, I have a deep and abiding love for fireflies. There is something so magical about dusk and the first hints of fireflies. We used to find them easily in our yard.

Interested in sewing along? You can purchase the Firefly Quilt Pattern here, or join Pattern Drop [and get the pattern as part of your subscription] for a discount!  Each week of the quilt along, we will be posting on the blog, with examples, tips, etc. To participate in the quilt along, all you have to do is make the quilt along with us! You can post pictures of your progress and finished blocks on Instagram [use the hashtags  #fireflyquilt #fireflyquiltalong #patterndrop #penandpaperpatterns.

Looking for examples of firefly and bee blocks and quilts? 

Firefly Quilt Along // A Beehive Full of Bees –examples of bee blocks

Firefly Quilt Along // A Baby Bee Quilt

Firefly Quilt Along // Fireflies at Dusk –examples of firefly blocks

Sign up for Pattern Drop here

Purchase the Individual Firefly Quilt Pattern Here

In Utah, I’m not so lucky. But that doesn’t mean I can’t make a firefly quilt! And guess what, so can you. ;). This quilt was designed by Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns, and is new and exclusive to Pattern Drop!

Pattern Drop is hosting a 6 week Quilt Along–Mike is thinking this might be just the pattern to make himself a quilt.

Buy your quilt kits [slightly different fabric choices] from Sewtopia or Fabric Bubb!

Sewtopia Quilt Along Kit Fabric Bubb Quilt Along Kit

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 [this week]

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

Love Bees? Lindsey and her pattern have you covered!

Here are the fabrics for the original Firefly Quilt all cotton couture colors!
https://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/shop/basics/cotton-couture.html

Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids used for the original Firefly Quilt —note—sometimes colors look slightly different on screens—I think the blue photographs slightly brighter than it looks in person.

Bottle SC5333— 3/4 fabric for the light
Ocean SC5333 — 4 3/8 yards background fabric
Powder Blue SC5333 — 3/4 yard fabric for the wings
Starfruit SC5333 — 1/4 yard for 1 portion of the abdomen
Straw SC5333 — 1/4 yard for 1 portion of the abdomen
Grass SC5333 — 1/4 yard for 1 portion of the abdomen
Metal SC5333— 5/8 yard fabric for the antenna, head, and thorax

Binding–either starfruit or star look great!

FIREFLY QUILT FABRIC REQUIREMENTS
1/4 yard each of three prints for the abdomen
3/4 yard fabric for the wings
5/8 yard fabric for the antenna, head, and thorax
3/4 yard fabric for the light
4 3/8 yards background fabric
5/8 yard for binding
4 1/2 yards backing fabric

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