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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"

Recommended with this pattern

  • background fabric (batik used in photo) - 1 yard
  • black and white 1" checkerboard print - 1/2 dyard
  • lime green (border, leaves) - 1/2 yard

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B. Bumble & Co.
B. Bumble & Co.
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 under the B. Bumble & Co. name. Most of my patterns are designed for a simple freezer paper applique technique, but will work with any method. They are not complicated and most are easy enough for beginners. I have a blog at where you can keep up with my tutorials, tips, and other postings.