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On the Fly - Sue Beevers 8" Block

Foundation-pieced dragonflies in 8 inch blocks flit this way and that across this vibrant quilt. Find out more about designer Sue Beevers and her love of fibers, painting, fabric, and quilting.


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Quilt designer: Sue Beevers

The last 30 years of Sue Beevers’ life have been spent immersed in the fiber world, first as a spinner, weaver, and a dyer, and now as a fabric painter and quilter. Learn more about Sue and see some of her quilts and hand-painted fabrics in this slide show.

3/4 yard dark purple print (blocks, outer border)
2 yards blue leaf print (blocks, inner border)
1-7/8 yards pale blue print (blocks, outer border)
1 yard dark blue floral (blocks, outer border)
2-3/4 yards purple-and-green print (blocks, outer border)
1/2 yard green leaf print (blocks, outer border)
1-3/4 yards pale green print (blocks, outer border)
1/2 yard purple leaf print (outer border)
4-1/8 yards backing fabric
74" square batting

Finished quilt: 67-1/2" square
Finished block: 8" square

Quantities are for 44/45" wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together, unless otherwise stated.