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Monday, June 3, 2013

Fireworks Quilt

Hi Everyone,

Do you remember last week when I said I was working away on a new project, but there really wasn't much to show at the time?  Well, I got it pieced.  I have been wanting to make this quilt for a few years now, ever since I got my copy of Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Surprises.  I love her quilts!  They are so much fun to make!

 
In the version in the book, a fireworks batik was used for the border, so I immediately set about looking for navy blue, fireworks fabric.  I found one and ordered it a year or so ago.  Then a few months ago, I stumbled on this Jo Morton fabric and fell in love, so I got it, too.  The original will work for a later project!



Here is a close-up of this wonderful fabric.  You can also see that I mitered the corners.  Even though it meant a few weird bits along the seam line--where the fireworks don't meet up, I thought it would be better than butted borders or even corner stones.  I thought a lot about what to do, and this worked for me. 
 
I think I 'm going to name it "Inferno Fireworks" because I listened to Dan Brown's newest book, Inferno, while working on this.  It was a great, fun book in the "on the run, puzzle-solving, obscure history, with bad guys chasing Robert Langdon" style that Dan Brown does so well.  I highly recommend it.
 
Have a great day!
JoAnne

11 comments:

  1. Love, love, love it!!! Bravo for you!!

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  2. Love this! So many great fabrics - I love the red and white stripe, to me stripes just really add something to an already special quilt.

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  3. What perfect fabric choices for a fireworks quilt! Great pattern with lots of movement really sparkles!

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  4. Well now I'm going to have to search for that book, because I love the pattern! Love your fabrics... the blue fireworks are just perfect for the border! Was it a quick block to make?

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  5. Great quilt - I love your fabric choices.

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  6. Gracious girl! Look at you go! You are pumping out the projects like crazy. Good on you! I love this one...great scrap project too.

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  7. Wow it looks fabulous. You're really going for it. Love the firework fabric. xxx

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  8. Great quilt! I have a couple RWB UFOs that I need to work on to get ready for the 4th. Thanks for reminding me with your fireworks!

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  9. I love the scrap basket books! Your quilt looks great in your colours. I'll have to check out the book. I've read and enjoyed his others.

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  10. Jo's fabric is perfect for that border! I hope to read the new Dan Brown if I ever finish the Fire and Ice/Game of Thrones series--I'm half way through book four.

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