Thursday, June 22, 2017

Patriotic Palette Blog Hop: Day 1


We're continuing to embrace everything red, white and blue! 
We sent 8 designers a bundle of red, white and blue Painter's Palette Solids to play with. 

The colors? White, Claret, Crimson, Tomato, Patriot, French Blue and River.
 Between now and July 4th, we'll be sharing a variety of inspiring fabric art made by them--tutorials, show-and-tell with a peek into the design process, and more! Come back tomorrow for another red, white and blue design!



We've used 7 fat quarters (3 red, 3 blue and 1 white) to create this fun little fireworks mini. Have fun! 

Let's get started!
You'll Need: 
1 fat quarter each: White, Patriot, French Blue, River, Claret, Crimson, and Tomato
Fusible web
1/2 yard backing fabric
12" x 27" piece of batting
How's this for a patriotic bundle?!
(from left: 121-000 White, 121-111 Patriot, 121-131 French Blue, 121-025 River, 121-051 Claret, 121-002 Crimson, and 121-134 Tomato)

Cutting:
From the white:
(3) 7" squares
(4) 2" x 6-1/2" pieces (reserve remaining piece of strip for piecing the long borders)
(2) 2" x 21" strips

From each of the 3 blues and 3 reds:
(1) 2-1/4" x 21" strip for binding
(1) 7" square

From the fusible web:
(6) 7" squares

Make the Quilt: 
Step 1: Adhere a 7" square of fusible web to a 7" Tomato square. Using a thread spool or other small round object, trace a circle slightly off center on the paper side of the fusible web.



Step 2: Using a ruler, draw lines radiating out from the center circle as shown. Note: We marked the rays that would be red with a pencil squiggle to help visualize the negative space the lines will create. Create as many or as few rays as you like, varying widths and angles. 


Step 3: Cut out the negative areas to create a fireworks shape that looks like this: 


Step 4: Repeat with the 7" Patriot square--your center circle and rays will be slightly different from the Tomato shape, and that's good! 

Here's what both your fireworks shapes will look like:


Step 5: Position both fireworks shapes on a 7" white square. Try with both the Patriot and Tomato fireworks shape on top (see photos below), and experiment with rotating one of the shapes until you find the look you like. 



Step 6: When you are satisfied with your block, remove the paper and fuse the fireworks shapes onto the white square. 


Step 7: Trim block to measure 6-1/2" square.


Step 8: In the same way, make 2 additional blocks, pairing the River square with the Claret square and the Crimson square with the French Blue square.

Step 9: Lay out the 3 blocks alternating with (4) 2" x 6-1/2" white pieces. 


Step 10: Sew the blocks and white pieces together. Sew the (2) 2" x 21" white strips and remaining 2" x 14" white strip short ends together into a long strip. Cut (2) 24-1/2" lengths. Sew to the long sides of the quilt. 

Step 11: Layer the backing right side down, batting, and quilt top right side up. Baste layers together and quilt as desired. Use short sections of the (6) 2-1/4" x 21" red and blue strips to bind the quilt. 




Block close-ups: 



Would you like to win a bundle of these seven patriotic solids? Leave a comment below letting us know your favorite kind of fireworks. Giveaway is open through Sunday, June 25th at 11:59 pm CDT. 


Follow along with all of our Patriotic Palette Hop posts! 
Day 1: Fireworks Mini Quilt
Day 2: Atomic Blooms
Day 3: Red, White and Blue Star
Day 4: A Salute to Red, White and Blue
Day 5: Patriotic Pineapple
Day 6: Patriotic Pinwheel
Day 7: Streamers
Day 8: Modern Flags


See all 168 of our Painter's Palette Solids collection here

Find a list of shops carrying the solids here

Psst....are you following along with our Summer of Sewing Series? Watch for weekly tutorial posts, resuming after the Patriotic Palette Hop. Click here to see all the tutorials so far. 

70 comments:

  1. That is so cool!! I love this idea! What a perfect quilt to start the Blog Hop off with!

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  2. I like all the fireworks! Being at the park for a picnic and fireworks with family and friends is the best way to celebrate the Fourth. Thanks for the cute project!

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  3. My favorite type of fireworks are the brilliant array of massive beauties the City puts on at our fairgrounds every year. Thank you for sharing this fabulous table runner pattern; it is a unique pattern and will be so fun to create!

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  4. I like the kind that explode and then explode again!

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  5. Mine are still the sparklers!

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  6. this is lovely. thanks for sharing how to make it.
    I love the fireworks that are silent and lots of colors and that look like star bursts
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  8. Love this technique. So versatile and attractive. Don't have a favorite firework. Love the joy and brightness of them all.

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  9. Love em all! But Specially the great big bursts of color that flutter down after...like glitter! :)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  10. Very Neat Design! Love the Roman Candles!!!

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  11. I like the star bursts with ribbons falling after.
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  12. Bottle rockets are always a blast! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  13. My favorite fireworks are the kind I see in person. Around here, fireworks displays are at some distance and a little sparse. But, I do prefer to leave them to the professionals.

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  14. Really fun, perfect for the 4th and showcases the fabrics so very well!!!

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  15. Wow this pattern is so fun! I don't know the name of the fireworks that I love, but they are the ones that "spiral" off of the ends of a larger firework. They spin like a top.

    Sandy A

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  16. Love this pattern...also would make a great quilt...I love fireworks that look like flowers high in the sky......

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  17. Professional, big starry fireworks are my favorite.

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  18. I love the fireworks that shoots up very high and then explodes and as it falls to the ground it looks like a curtain of falling stars.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  19. I love to watch huge professional celebration displays of fireworks but in person I only do sparklers! Love these beautiful patriotic colors!

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  20. I love the fireworks at Disneyland!

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  21. Cool tutorial! Thanks! We watch town fireworks and I love the big, big ones that just explode in the sky!
    Liz Horgan

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  22. The fireworks at Disneyland are the best!

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  23. Oh I love patriotic fabric and thank you for the tutorial! My favorite fireworks are the beehive type the wiggle around! thanks!

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  24. I like the ones that burst and then crackle.

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  25. Cute pattern! My favorite fireworks are the ones that explode and then sprinkle down like glitter!

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  26. Thank you for sharing the pattern. The best fireworks are the white- silvery ones that seem to shimmer after the initial grand explosion. I'm looking forward to working in red, white, and blue fabrics this summer. Sunflowerpetal42@gmail.com

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  27. I love the professional ones, bigger and more colorful, the better, and the ones that leave the little streamers (we always called them fishies) are the best. Great pattern. Thanks.

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  28. Love this tablerunner! I like the fireworkse that look like exploding balls of stars.

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  29. I like the whistlers. The more noise the better.

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  30. My favorite fireworks are the simple sparklers.

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  31. I love the ones that have lots of color.

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  32. I like like the big ones that kind of glitter down after the big boom! Love the firework like effect of this block!

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  33. I love our local July 4th fireworks display. It's a family tradition

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  34. Fireworks are my favorite thing about the 4th of July! I love the big chrysanthemum fireworks!

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  35. This is such a great design! and great instructions how to achieve the look! Loving the blog hop so far!! I like the fireworks with the screamin squiggles :)

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  36. I love the ones that explode twice and leave sparkles at the very end. We live near two stadiums, so we see fireworks year round and they just never get old.

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  37. Great little mini quilt! Love the pattern. And love all types of fireworks. =) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. How fun! And what a great way to assemble it - thanks for sharing the technique

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  39. I'm a fan of anything that looks "flowery". It's been awhile since I've watched fireworks; our old dogs used to be so scared of them, it took the fun out of it for me. Now we have only one elderly dog, and his hearing is bad and he doesn't seem scared of the "booms" so I may get back in the groove of the 4th of July again. Our young dogs are still silly and think everything is fun.

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  40. Wonderful block, perfect for July 4th! Fireworks are the best tradition this time of year-I love to watch the colorful, flower-like shape, that twinkles different colors as they fall! Thank you, Susan

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  41. My favorite fireworks displays in red, blues and silver..bursting layers with each color over riding the other. Thank you for the tutorial also. It's a beauty.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I love the end of the show fireworks, the biggest ones that sizzle like a dragon through the sky~

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  43. That is a great pattern and so easy to do. Thank you. I love the ones they call chrysanthemums especially when they shoot off 3 or 4 together!!

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  44. This is really a neat idea of how to make a block. The fireworks I like explode way up in the air and make huge showers of color. I don't touch the stuff myself so I don't have a clue what they're called! I love to see these blogs!

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  45. I like the big fireworks that send bits trailing down in spirals.

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  46. I love the one's that just seem to go on forever and ever in different colors, so pretty.

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  47. We like the fireworks that the Wahoos, the local baseball Red's affiliate, puts on.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
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  48. Love your color choices. I like the big bursts of color that are circles.

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  49. I love the fireworks that explode then look like they are raining down, so beautiful.

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  50. Great block design and tutorial!
    My favorite thing about watching fireworks is when there is music synced up with them, especially if it's the 1812 Overture.

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  51. I love fireworks to be as colourful as possible

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  52. Great design.I love the fireworks that shoots up very high and then explodes.The last shoots explodes , nt best favorite!

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  53. This is a gorgeous pattern!! Thank you. I love all the fireworks especially the re-exploding ones!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  54. I love the fireworks that explode twice. Literally more bang for your buck!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  55. One Fourth of July, I brought my 85 year old Great Aunt to the Fireworks Show at the park. I brought a folding chair for her to sit on. She was very hard of hearing, but the fireworks that flash and then just make a big boom a second later she could hear and feel. It was very cute because whenever those fireworks would flash, she would say, "Oh, my!" right before the boom. That was a fun time and she enjoyed herself. Thank you for the opportunity to win these fabrics! ljbisme at msn dot com

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  56. Thanks for sharing your creative process with us. The finished block looks so much more complicated. Love it. My favorite fireworks are those that were at Disneyworld. Haven't seen the new ones yet.

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  57. Love the fireworks - so timely.

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  58. The ones that change color as they explode. Not smoky or noisy. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  59. my favorite fireworks are the ones that are in designs when they explode

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  60. This is a Great! I started making quilts for my friend Tom. He's a chaplain at the American Legion. He matches 2 vets so they can give each other comfort, support and friendship He likes to give them something as thanks for their service.

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  61. I love the big white fireworks that explode and then slowly cascade down to the ground.

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  62. I love the big fluffy white ones. This block looks so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. What a great fireworks quilt! I love them all, especilly the ones that fill light up the sky!

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  64. How delightful! Wouldn't it be fun to have this palette in your stash!

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  66. I really like the overlay of colors! Interesting technique! I love all fireworks just wish they were not so noisy!

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  67. The military bases fireworks are not in the best in my opinion but also the most inspirational because it's a family bonding time experience especially when our husband 's were deployed

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  68. I've been following all week on Chrome, and just realized that none of my comments are showing up! My favorite fireworks are sparklers! It takes me back to my childhood where everyone in the neighborhood gathered to make hand churned ice cream, 'cause there wasn't any other way, and we all waited for dark to dance on the grass with sparklers. dezertsuz at gmail

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  69. I always loved bottle rockets when I was a kid. Too bad (but I understand) that our city and many other jurisdictions have banned the sale of them. Injury and fire hazards are the main reasons.

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