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November 13th, 2015

Firecrackers Blog Hop

by Julie Hirt

I’m so happy to be a part of the Fat Quarter Shop blog hop and share my version of their new Firecrackers quilt pattern.

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I chose to use Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale fabric collection.


This pattern is super easy to follow and there is also a video tutorial available here.

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Fat Quartershop has a Quilt Kit and Backing Set available featuring Corey Yoder’s Prairie fabrics. Check those out here:

Firecrackers Quilt Kit
Firecrackers Backing Set

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If you’re looking for an excuse to buy the 30 degree triangle ruler, or a new pattern to use your ruler with – Firecrackers is a fun one to try.  I already have plans to make a smaller version for a baby quilt.


I wanted to try something new with the quilting and I love how it turned out. The texture is so nice and crinkly. All you need to do is start with a wavy line and loosely echo it using 1/4″ to 1/2″ spacing throughout.

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The concerns I had using Hobbs heirloom 80/20 batting have been resolved. Pretty sure it was the backing fabric that made it feel so lightweight.

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The Firecrackers pattern could have a modern or vintage feel – it all just depends on your fabric choices.

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Be sure to check out the other bloggers and their versions of the Firecrackers quilt:

Ants to Sugar by Daisy
Silly Mama Quilts by Brooke
On the Windy Side by Adrianne
Happy Quilting by Melissa
Must Love Quilts by Corinne
Mommy Sew by Jenn
Little Bunny Quilts by Alison
Fly Away Quilts by Lauren

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You can pick up a copy of the pattern here.  Would love to see your version – tag me on Instagram @juliehirt


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