Fireworks-A Paper Piecing Project

Paper Pieced Fireworks, Quilt In honor of Independence Day, Peggy created this gorgeous Fireworks Paper Piecing Project in red, white and blue!

UPDATED:  July 4, 2014

Note from Peggy:  People who are not using the templates as such for the Fireworks project have asked for a full sized line drawing (“Foundation”, in paper piecing terms) so here that is too.
Plus a piecing sequence guide.   FOUNDATION PATTERN 

Turn it sideways and it has a different look…

Paper Pieced Fireworks, QuiltWait….now it looks like The Union Jack!…

Oh well…it was more than 200 years ago…

Click here for the paper pieced fireworks pattern templates.

***NEWLY ADDED***(Added July 1, 2014)  Click here for the full fireworks pattern–25 pages—

Paper Pieced Fireworks, Quilt   Click here for the fireworks color chart. Paper Pieced Fireworks, Quilt   Click here for the fireworks paper pieced expanded drawing. Paper Pieced Fireworks Pattern Click here for the Fireworks Foursome layout.

And for a little more inspiration:  a few color ways to consider

Paper Pieced Fireworks, Quilt



The pattern is a little different this time in that it is a mostly symmetrical pattern. I have chosen to just give the 6 templates for one of the eight wedges. All the wedges are the same, except some must have lines extended, and some will be chopped off if used in the “flag” configuration. This means there are only a few sheets of templates rather than oodles more.


Thank you, Peggy,  this is gorgeous!  I could also see this in red and green-like a Christmas present with a big bow and ribbons…

Tuesday–We’re going “off the rails” with our free motion quilt tutorial this week–no drawn lines to guide us as we learn a new all-over or “fill” pattern.

A Challenge–The rest of the week–I have challenged myself to work in a series.  Each day- a new small quilt with a patriotic theme…I think you will enjoy this…


Start with an 8 inch by  8 inch piece of red, white or blue fabric and create a design with free motion quilting. (My projects range in size from 6″ x 8″ to 22″ square…)   One a day—no UFOs!


Can’t resist a (sewing) challenge,


PS…any takers??

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