I love this block. It is block number 1316b – Fireflies. It is in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and is attributed to James. It is a fun block and great for featuring a printed fabric. This is the next block in my Vintage Christmas Sampler.
I started out as I usually do – sketching the block onto my quilting graph paper to determine the appropriate cutting measurements. Note: when using graphing paper – you are drawing out the FINISHED size of the block – this means you will need to add half an inch to each block to account for seam allowances.
NOTE: All seams are 1/4″
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