firecrackers blog hop

hello and welcome to
Fat Quarter Shop’s Firecrackers blog hop!!
firecrackers quilt
I am super excited to FINALLY share this quilt project with you!
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to get started…
you will need the pattern, two jelly rolls, a 30 degree triangle ruler and some background…
I decided to mix two lines..Hello Darling and Daysail by Bonnie and Camille

@bonniecottonway @thimbleblossoms strips all pieced for @fatquartershop #firecrackerquilt now to begin cutting. Happy Friday!

@bonniecottonway @thimbleblossoms strips all pieced for @fatquartershop #firecrackerquilt now to begin cutting. Happy Friday!

the first step is to sew strips together in groups of five
one tip I did…I cut my strips in half so I wasn’t sewing with such a long strip…
it also allowed me to mix up my fabrics – I alternated fabrics from each of the lines to mix up the colors and prints
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then, using the 30 degree triangle ruler, I cut my triangles…
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the next step was to sew background triangles cut from 8 inch WOF strips
and sew one on either side of the pieced triangle…
Fat Quarter Shop has put together an outstanding tutorial full of great tips…
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the next step is to trim your blocks to 6.5 inches square…again, there are some great tips in the tutorial..I referred to it often!

Two by two #firecrackersquilt project coming along @fatquartershop @bonniecottonway @thimbleblossoms just keep seeing!

Two by two #firecrackersquilt project coming along @fatquartershop @bonniecottonway @thimbleblossoms just keep seeing!

sewing the blocks into pairs…
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and then sew the pairs together to get this block…
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and then lay the blocks out in a pleasing arrangement…
you will notice my top is 5 x 5 rather than 5 x 6 like the pattern…
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I sewed the blocks into rows and then the rows together…
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just really love how this finished!!!
*one other tip – do a stay stitch around the outer edge…there are a lot of bias edges and this will help to keep your quilt top square before it is quilted*
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so the Fat Quarter Shop has put together a quilt kit and a backing kit for this project….

take a look at these other blogs to see their Firecrackers Quilt…
Ants to Sugar by Daisy
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

now for some fun…
how would you like to win a jelly roll or a 30 degree ruler??
I have the pleasure of giving away one of each…
so leave me a comment on what jelly roll you would select…or your thoughts about this project…or just to say “hello”!

since this is a finish…I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts

Happy Sewing!

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74 Responses to firecrackers blog hop

  1. buntyw November 13, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    Love this pattern Brooke!
    I’d choose an Alison Glass jelly roll – no surprises here!!

  2. Alison November 13, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    This is gorgeous and I loved that you mixed these two lines together! 😀

  3. Annmarie November 13, 2015 at 8:22 am #

    Lovely quilt – the pattern is ssew cool. I love batiks, so any of the Watercolor jelly rolls from Hoffman Fabrics over at the FQS would be a much appreciated win!

  4. Bonnie B November 13, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    I love the quilt. I am more of a scrap quilter than one who uses a specific line of fabric. Maybe if I win a jelly roll that might change. The ruler looks like a wonderful tool. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Jen B November 13, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Hello, I’d use the jelly roll:

  6. Sarah J. November 13, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    Oh what a lovely quilt! I love how you combined both of those lines. I am always a bit mystified by jelly rolls and how to use them- thanks for sharing a great idea!

  7. amy November 13, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I’d use Farmhouse jelly rolls! This pattern is so awesome-and your version is really lovely!

  8. mumbird3 November 13, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Great quilt – love Daysail! One of my favs – your combination of both jelly rolls is lovely!

  9. carol n November 13, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    Beautiful fabric choices, I think I like Daysail best, thanks for sharing.

  10. Jayne November 13, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    What a gorgeously beautiful quilt! It looks like I need that ruler…I have a hard time knowing what to do with jelly rolls. This looks like a project I would love to try!

  11. Sandy M November 13, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    I love the Hello Darling fabric you used but I think I would need to make mine in the Fig Tree Farm house. It’s been a while since I worked with Fig Tree and the Farmhouse line is adorable!

  12. Becca November 13, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    What a pretty quilt! Those lines look really good together. That looks like a fabulous ruler! I think I might pick Canyon by Kate Spain. Or maybe Atrium by Joel Dewberry. 🙂

  13. Emilee November 13, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    I love the cotton & steel basics jelly roll!

  14. Delaine November 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    I love this Firecrackers quilt pattern and your color combinations are beautiful. Thanks!

  15. Becky S November 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    I love your quilt! B&C fabrics are my favorite. I think I would like to try this pattern with Gooseberry by
    Lella Boutique.

  16. Liz November 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    I like this project, and I’d try it with some solids and a scrappy low volume background.

  17. Cecilia November 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    I love the fabrics you chose! Bonnie & Camille are my favorite designers. I would love to use one of their lines, such as Hello Darling. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing.

  18. Connie Cain November 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    Love the quilt and I can’t get over how neat the seams on the back of your quilt are!! 🙂

  19. Martina November 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    So beautiful! love the fabrics you used! I think i would love to try Bon voyage by French General.

  20. Dawn Jones November 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    I love your quilt, it is stunning. I would choose the Flower Sugar Sushi Roll by
    Lecien Fabrics.

  21. Sarah November 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    Great tip about the stay stitch! I’ll have to remember that. Your quilt looks gorgeous. I don’t know what jelly roll I’d pick but it’ll be fun choosing. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt AT gmail

  22. Quilting Tangent November 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Flair Bali Pop Hoffman Fabrics is my favorite.

  23. Doris McCarty November 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    I love this quilt. I really like scrappy looking quilts. I would use Canyon by Kate Spain. Thank you!

  24. Donna Christell November 13, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

    Very Nice. Thank you for sharing. I really would love to make something from Sweetwater’s new line, and can imagine this in all the reds and creams.

  25. Nicole Sender November 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Your Firecrackers Quilt is awesome! I really like the Hello Darling jelly roll!

  26. Summer November 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Great tip about cutting the strip in half before sewing. The middle tends to be a bit wonky anyway.

  27. LINDA November 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    HI,isn’t this quilt striking! Love it! I’d love to win a Jelly Roll, like a “Gooseberry” one!
    Thanks to you+FQS for sharing a great giveaway!

  28. Kirsten November 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    I would like to use Canyon by Kate Spain – thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Lisa Marie November 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Your quilt top is gorgeous! I would likely choose the For You Jelly Roll by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics, but then I would mix in some other fabrics like you did. When it comes to the number of fabrics in my quilts, I think more is more!

  30. Nicole Sender November 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    Your quilt is outstanding! I think I might use Ardently Austen 2.5″ Rolie Polie Amanda Herring for Riley Blake Designs & Clementine Design Roll Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics.

    • Nicole Sender November 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

      Sorry!! I guess I messed up and posted 2 times!!!!!

  31. Morgan November 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    I like this for a simple when-you-need-a-quilt pattern. I need to do a snuggle quilt for my partner so he stops dragging his quilt off the bed, and this pattern is vying with Fire Drill for my attention…. (coincidence with the fiery names, I think!) Oh, and I really like the top photo where it looks on point, that’s awesome! Making this quilt with a Shimmer strip set would be awesome but I think I’d go with Modern Background Ink… That combined with a black background would be suitably masculine!

  32. Judy November 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    I would make it with the Evergreen jelly roll from Basic Grey, love your mix of fabric on this quilt!

  33. Emily C November 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    I would love a jelly roll of Cold Spell.

  34. Vicki H November 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    I love the quilt. I’m not sure what colors I would use.

  35. Sandy K November 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    I would like to make one with Christmas fabrics.

  36. Kristen Sanderson November 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    I love this quilt! Love that you mixed the two fabric lines together.

  37. duchick November 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    This is such a fun design! It makes me think of a tree skirt I made last year with triangles similar to these, only bigger. I have some leftover that I could make into blocks. You’ve got my creative wheels spinning! thanks!

  38. Darlene H November 13, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    I like your fabric choice. I would use bali pops.

  39. nicole gendy November 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    such a fun quilt! i love that 30 degree ruler and i think it would be great to use in a variety of projects 🙂

  40. Sheila Ivany November 13, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    I’m amazed how each Fire Cracker quit looks so different with your fabric choice. They are all spectacular . Thank you for a chance to win .

  41. Chris November 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    This quilt is wonderful. I’d love to make one of these with a black background and lots of brights. Then a white tone on tone with 30’s.

  42. Sarah November 14, 2015 at 1:45 am #

    I think I would have to deliberate for awhile to pick a jelly roll! I love your quilt, and I love that it’s cut after the strips are sewn together. The two lines of fabric you chose go so well together!

  43. Loriann Fish November 14, 2015 at 2:47 am #

    I think this would be a good pattern to go scrappy with. I would use a constant background.

  44. Diane K November 14, 2015 at 6:17 am #

    I love your quilt and great photos showing each step. Add it to the list!

  45. Kristina November 14, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    Hello darling and white background. I love anything with the white to make it pop.

  46. Donna November 14, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    This quilt came out awesome. Love it!!!!!

  47. Kristy S November 14, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    What a fun pattern! I’m feeling in the holiday spirit and think this would be a fun pattern to use some of my Christmas fabrics on – a totally scrappy explosion of red and green!

  48. Teresa Stanulis November 14, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Your quilt looks great! I love it!

  49. Melanie C November 14, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Love your quilt! I’m a huge B&C fan! I would choose a C&S Basics jelly roll

  50. Barbara McDonald November 14, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    You did a fabulous job on this quilt and best of all: you chose two of my fave fabric lines!! I wouldn’t have chosen any other fabrics!!

    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  51. Kathleen November 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    I saw the video for this quilt and love how it’s created. At first I thought it was going to be a hard one but turns out I was wrong. Would love to own this ruler.

  52. Pam November 14, 2015 at 11:10 pm #

    What a great quilt! I love the combination of jelly rolls that your picked. I would love to play with this ruler!

  53. Annette November 14, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Beautiful quilt! I would love to try this ruler.

  54. Morgan November 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    This quilt will be added to my Project to do list =D Love it!!!

  55. murphy November 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    love the jelly roll you picked

  56. dispack November 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    Great quilt pattern, thanks for the chance to win, I love Allison Glass fabric.

  57. Jenny November 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    I think the quilts are great!!! I really hope you enjoyed piecing yours. I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Awesome choice!

  58. Diane B November 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Bright Blueberry Park.
    Looks like firecrackers rolled up, imagine the how the beauty would explode when cut w/the 30 degree ruler and quilted:)
    Thank you!

  59. Greta November 16, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Love these blocks, would love to try something similar.

  60. Michele T November 17, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    Beautiful pattern!!! Love the fabric you chose too!!!

  61. Christine Sherman November 17, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    I love this Brooke!!

  62. Sharon November 17, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    I really love this quilt pattern! I’ve never used jelly rolls before, but I would probably choose Farmhouse fabrics by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.

  63. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts November 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    What a fun quilt Brooke! No idea what fabric I would use, but if I won I would certainly play! Thanks for the fun!

  64. Lori Morton November 18, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    I would choose “Prairie” Jelly Roll! Love the Firecrackers pattern & the Ruler looks grrrreat too! Your Quilt is Awesome!

  65. June G November 19, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    What a great giveaway to feed my ruler habit.

  66. Helen November 20, 2015 at 6:13 am #

    Hi – I’m a new quilter and just subscribed toen your site. I really like your tutorials, and look forward to doing lots of quilting.

  67. Claire Ross November 22, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    Hi, love your quilt and the fabrics you have chosen are gorgeous. It looks so fresh x

  68. Jessica P. November 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    I think I would love a Hello Darling jelly roll. I don’t have one yet. Beautiful quilt.

  69. Linda Stone December 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Brook, I am so happy to have found your blog. I first saw your quilt from Varsity using a jolly bar. If you would please share the pdf pattern of that I would sure appreciate it. is my email. I am Linda Stone. This firecracker quilt is awesome!! Love the mix of the two collections! May I be considered in the giveaway? Thanks so much! Looking forward to your future blogs! Linda


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