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 // Fireflies at Dusk –examples of firefly blocks
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.
Sewtopia Quilt Along Kit Fabric Bubb Quilt Along Kit
Quilt Along Schedule
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!
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