Every once in a while I feel like I need to step out of my comfort zone.
I’m so much more comfortable sewing with blues. Orange and yellow are not colors I usually reach for, but that Mind’s Eye in Toast by Anna Maria Horner from her Field Study line and Heather Ross’ Frog Prince in yellow from Far Far Away begged to come out of my stash and play.
I pulled some Carolyn Friedlander cross hatch and Doe, as well as a few others, to fill out my warm rays of sunshine.
This quilt pattern is perfectly suited for jelly rolls, but I enjoyed pulling out orange and yellow yardage from my stash to make the strip sets. I was a little concerned about the cohesiveness of the scrappy greens, but you can decide for yourself if a scrappy approach works for you.
I’m still trying to decide whether I’ll quilt this and use it as a picnic quilt or whether I’ll send it to a quilter and gift it to a relative.
If YOU’D like to make one, everything you need to make your own Firecrackers Quilt is below. All links will open in a new window and take you to pages at fatquartershop.com:
It’s not necessary, but I enjoyed using the Creative Grids Non-Slip 30 degree Triangle ruler by Swirly Girls Designs. That’s a big name for what turns out to be a big ruler – almost 20″ long by 11″ at the widest part. I used it with both the green background wedges and the strip set wedges, and the ruler really sped up my cutting.
If you’d like more inspiration, check out the other Firecracker Quilts made by these talented bloggers!
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
If you’d like a chance to win a jelly roll of your choice from the Fat Quarter Shop, leave me a comment sharing when and where you were the last time you set off some firecrackers.* And, of course, what kind of firecrackers you set off!
The contest is open internationally, and entries will close midnight CST on Sunday. I’ll let the random generator pick a winner for us on Monday morning, November 16.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
*If firecrackers are illegal in the state or country in which you live, Ants to Sugar does not encourage or condone breaking the law – but I will certainly enjoy hearing about it.
Linking with crazymomquilts.