Grand Finale Fireworks Quilt in Grey
Snap, crackle, pop! Who doesn’t love watching a sky full of fireworks on the 4th of July? The best part is always at the end, when the grand finale begins! Sit back and relax – the sky is about to bloom with big bursts of color and lights to dazzle all the senses. The night will quiet – eventually – but you can let summer linger longer by stitching up a “Grand Finale” fireworks quilt in your favorite patriotic fabric. Mine is made using my upcoming Old Glory collection for Moda Fabrics (February 2024).
The “Grand Finale” fireworks quilt pattern is considered intermediate in skill level. There are two different fireworks blocks: a big bursting star (made from fat quarter prints) + a cluster of sawtooth stars (made with charm squares for star centers + yardage for star points).
In making these blocks, you will be sewing up 3 different sizes of sawtooth stars. Which means making a bunch of flying geese blocks. Luckily, my instructions use a no-waste flying geese method that makes piecing them easier than ever. If you are new to this technique, you will love it!
The most difficult part of making the Grand Finale fireworks quilt will be choosing your background color! Based on that, you will want to select a contrasting accent print for the little sawtooth star points. (For more ideas, check out my mockups on the Grand Finale Layout page here.) Finish it off with a fun border print to frame it all in + binding print in your favorite color.
The quilting on this is so wonderful – Kaitlyn is always so thoughtful with her pantograph choices. This “City of Fountains” pantograph really brings these firework blocks to life, don’t you think?
- Pattern: “Grand Finale” fireworks quilt by Lella Boutique
- Fabric: Old Glory by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (arriving Feb 2024)
- Finished Block: 18″ x 18″
- Finished Quilt: 78-1/2″ x 78-1/2″
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Quilting: Kaitlyn @ Knot and Thread Design
- Pantograph: “City of Fountains” by Julie Hirt