Fat Quarter Shop Firecrackers Quilt Blog Hop

Firecrackers by Must Love Quilts

Howdy! I’m super excited to share my version of the Firecrackers Quilt, pattern designed and available via Fat Quarter Shop. One of my favorite parts of the online quilting community is seeing the different ways people interpret a pattern. Fabric choice and placement plays such an important part of quilting! I knew I wanted to offer a different voice with this pattern, and ultimately I decided it might be fun to use Zen Chic’s Modern Background Paper as the print, and a variety of solids as my “neutral.”


My quilty friends know that I prefer regular piecing to paper piecing. Another thing that is great about this quilt is that it is traditionally pieced using jelly rolls and the ever fantastic Creative Grids rulers. Followers of my blog know I can’t get enough of those. Fat Quarter Shop also has super helpful tutorials so that any skill level can take this quilt on! Here are a few helpful links for folks who are interested:

PDF Pattern

Quilt Kit

Backing Set

Video Tutorial

Firecrackers Closeup

Make sure you check out the other awesome bloggers who have their own gorgeous versions of Firecrackers. I’m honored to have been included with such talent. 🙂

Ants to Sugar by Daisy

Silly Mama Quilts by Brooke

On the Windy Side by Adrianne

Happy Quilting by Melissa

627 Handworks by Julie

Must Love Quilts by Corinne

Mommy Sew by Jenn

Little Bunny Quilts by Alison

Fly Away Quilts by Lauren

Last but not least, Fat Quarter Shop was generous enough to provide an awesome surprise giveaway to one lucky follower! Comment below for a chance to win. Comments close Monday, November 16th at 5pm Central. Good Luck!

Piece Out!


61 thoughts on “Fat Quarter Shop Firecrackers Quilt Blog Hop

  1. I love how the bold colors in the “background” and the Modern Paper for the rest totally changes to look of this quilt– thanks for sharing!! I have a hard time envisioning how quilts will look when I switch things up like this and so I love tours where I get to see the same pattern done a bunch of different ways.

  2. I am enjoying all the quilts on this Blog Hop, each quilt has its own personality. I love how you made the firecracker/star pop out. Your color choice is amazing. Thank you for sharing, have an awesome day!

  3. Very very pretty! All those perfect sharp points.
    I just bought your Modern Trellis pattern to use with my Katie Jump Rope fabric. I can’t wait to get that going!

  4. It looks really different with the ‘background’ done like that, it makes the diamonds pop way more! I love the combination of the bright solids and the quiet prints. Hmm, you could do a beautifully delicate one with a cream solid and the Hints of Prints jelly roll… That would have a wildly different look than this – thanks for choosing to make it so different so we could see what it looked like!

  5. Love the background colors. It’s so interesting to see how the different color placements can completely change the look of a quilt.

  6. Yours is definitely my favorite in this quilt hop! I love how you paired bright solids with the Zen Chic prints. It looks so modern and happy!

  7. Your quilt really takes the pattern to another plane. I like your use of the soft neutrals for the stars, and the brights for the background. Beautifully done.

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