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I have been fascinated with quilting since I was a little girl sleeping under a Dutch girl quilt my grandmother made. Now that I?m a grandmother myself, I market my original and whimsical designs ...

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Photo of L. Winters

First Flight

from B. Bumble & Co.
(7) Name: 'Quilting : First Flight
First Flight First Flight

Pattern Description:

I remember being a young girl and the feeling I got from swinging. It was like flying! I've watched my own children and grandchildren enjoy that same feeling. One of my favorite poems was The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson. "Oh, to go up in the air on a swing. Up in the air so blue. ....."
This quilt is large enough to serve as a nap quilt, but would look sweet on a wall in a child's room.
Although it is designed with turned under applique (be sure and read my EASY method first), you could easily use machine or fusible applique if you wanted.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 42" x 52"


  • background fabric (batik used in photo) - 1 yard
  • black and white 1" checkerboard print - 1/2 dyard
  • lime green (border, leaves) - 1/2 yard
  • fuscia border - 1/2 yard
  • flesh fabric or tea dyed muslin - 1 fat quarter or large scraps
  • dk. brown (swing seat) - scrap about 5" x 14"
  • medium brown (limb) scrap 6" x 19"
  • reddish brown for hair - scrap 8" x 8" (less for boy)
  • yellow (shirt) - scrap 9" x 6"
  • black and white (rope) - 2 scraps each 2" x 33"
  • blue (shorts) - scrap 8" x 4"
  • light yellow solid (butterflies) - scraps

You Will Also Need:

  • fabric crayon in dark green, brown
  • embroidery floss - dk. tan or flesh, dark yellow, blue
  • freezer paper
  • glue stick