Firefly Applique Block

Firefly Applique Block

This isn’t exactly the time of year I’d feel inspired to design a Firefly Applique Block, BUT we got a request from one of our readers. Seems her wee one LOVES fireflies and she wanted to craft something using a firefly applique pattern, and since we didn’t have one… well, let’s just say we do now 🙂 So… although there isn’t a single bug to be found now in our neck of the woods as the days are short and cold, there’s at least one little firefly flitting about!

As with all applique blocks, this one was designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block, but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The directions for our Firefly Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE Applique Patterns. Enjoy!



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  1. Aww, I grew up in the South and transplanted to the Pacific NW. I MISS fireflies! (I still call them lightning bugs.)

  2. That is a cute firefly, I love it. I am making a wall quilt with a dog on a fence and I have added birds and some butterflies, but need some bugs. I am going to add some of your fireflies, they are perfect. I wanted to do a grasshopper, but something easy to do with wool, do you have something like that?


  3. Oh, I love this one. It’s so cute. I was browsing through all your free applique designs and got started thinking about how sweet it would be to see all of them in a quilt together! Maybe, some day….

  4. This has me thinking…what about ladybugs, butterflies and dragonflies?

    I want to take a moment to say that I am so grateful to you for sharing these patterns with all of us. It has made my Christmas giving list a bit easier this year ( just posted pics of a project on the Flickr group). Each one of your designs is just gorgeous and inspiring! Many thanks.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and suggestions! I will definitely get to butterflies and ladybugs (Actually, I already drew the illustrations for them!) BUT unless someone has an imminent need I think I’ll wait til spring 🙂 

      1. will take me that long to get caught up on projects!


    2. Just made it over to our WFA Flickr Group to see your photos of the banner. I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing, Hope! Seeing something as lovely as that makes all our efforts worthwhile! I linked to it on FaceBook, and to all our readers here, make sure you visit our Flickr Group. Just lovely!

      1. wow, thanks for your kinds words. I truly enjoyed making it and each block made me smile!

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