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:
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!
This is so cool The colors you used in the background are absolutely beautiful!
I love this pattern and your version is fabulous!
Your quilt is simply gorgeous!
Stunning quilt. Great fabric choices along with the unique pattern make it so.
Love this version! The Modern Background fabrics are my favorite fabrics and your neutral just pops! Well done!
Beautiful quilt, I love seeing different versions of the same pattern.
Beautiful! love the pattern and how you made it color wise!
Very pretty, thanks for sharing!
Nice color combination! Very effective!!!
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.
Beautiful! Love the colors and texture of this quilt! I’m itching for this ruler!
enjoying your take on this pattern – a great learning tool to see how different talents treat the same pattern.
Love how you used the print on the outside it gives it a visual illusion that is super cool!
I love your version with the background as the colors and the “stars” as the light fabric! Really cool looking!
I LOVE your version with the bright colors as the background fabric! Awesome!
I love your Firecrackers quilt! It is fun to see the same pattern made up in different fabrics.
I love this pattern. It is so amazing how the fabric choices change the look of the quilt. Thanks!
I love the colors you chose, it’s beautiful!
Looks so wonderful with these colors! So vibrant!
I love your take on the quilt! Would love to try the ruler. 🙂
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!
Be still my heart. I LOVE how you used a variety of solids for the “neutral” background. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Pretty version of the quilt.
I love your colors! Thank you for sharing!
HI, YOUR QUILT IS SO PRETTY! THANKS TO FQS+YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
What a great twist to use colorful solids in the background and low volume for the firecrackers!
Really love how you have used the solids along with the low volume fabrics in your quilt!
Wow, what a great twist on this pattern!
Your version of this quilt is outstanding!
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!
Love your version of this quilt! Outstanding!
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!
Love the background colors. It’s so interesting to see how the different color placements can completely change the look of a quilt.
Very nice, I love how you changed the color palette to make the firecrackers really pop!
Love your version and that solids were used.
Love your Firecracker quilt. Great to see all the different versions.
I love this pattern and the fabrics you chose. Beautiful work.
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!
I have been wanting to make this since I watched the video! Can’t wait.
Colors are wonderful. Looks like a fun one to make.
I love your version, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Your quilt looks 3D with depth. Amazing. Thank you for a chance to win .
I love how at first glance the wedges look like solid white. Beautiful!
Your color choices give this pattern a completely different look. Very nice.
What a fun take on this pattern! Love the movement!
Love your quilt! Your “Piece out” makes me laugh 🙂
What a dynamic, colorful quilt! Great job!
LOVED your decision to reverse neutral/colors here!!! Exceptional quilt!!
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.