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!

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

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

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

We wanted to make sure that you knew that Lindsey also included instructions on how to make a Bee quilt! I wanted to share a few bee blocks, in case you might want to make a bee quilt, too! [Or instead, but really, how can you choose!?

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.

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

There are a lot of pieces to cut, but it isn’t hard to sew!  I loved doing a loop de loop quilting on this cute bee–and using some of my very favorite fabrics. This Cotton and Steel print is from the first/one of their first releases, and I’ve had that Tula Pink ladybug print for ages. So happy to use little bits of favorite prints in this quilt!

See more bee examples in this blog post!

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

BEE QUILT FABRIC REQUIREMENTS
1/4 yard each of two prints for the abdomen
3/4 yard fabric for the wings
7/8 yard fabric for the antenna, head, and thorax
5 yards background fabric
5/8 yard for binding
4 1/2 yards backing fabric