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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17 Responses to “Firecrackers Blog Hop”

  1. I love the quilting, the quilt looks amazing!

  2. Love the quilting on this!

  3. This is so beautiful and I love that you used the yellow background! It’s so nice to finally see everyone’s finished versions!

  4. I love the quilting- and even more so that it is “do-able” for a newish quilter!! What is the background fabric you used? It’s a great color (sorry if I missed where you mentioned it in the post).

  5. Nice quilt – love the scrappy look!

  6. I like your version and your quilting.

  7. Love the background you used. It gives it a cool antiquey look.

  8. Pretty quilt! I like the green polka dot you used for the background.

  9. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the fabric you used and the green background makes it look so fresh!

  11. It is amazing to me that all of you on this Blog Hop are using the same pattern. I love how each quilt is unique from the other. I just love your colors and the quilting with the wavy lines. Have a great day!

  12. I love the quilting on this! The background is a lovely complement to the jelly roll you chose, too!

  13. Beautiful quilt I like the way you quilted it. Thank you for a chance to win .

  14. Loved that you used the yellow background – it definitely gave it a vintage look, even though you were using modern fabrics! And loved the wavy line quilting, too!

  15. The colors and the quilting are awesome!

  16. The yellow is so pretty!

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