Fireworks Quilt, block 1

 I couldn’t resist the new Thimble Blossoms patterns, and Fireworks is first on the list.  I’m using prints from the Liberty of London Bloomsbury Gardens collection.  This first block has me smiling!

There are a lot of little flying geese in this quilt, so as I was sewing I just drew a second line on each little square, half an inch closer to the corner of the block.

After I sewed the pieces together I went back and sewed on the second line.  When I cut the corners for the flying geese, I had 32 tiny half square triangles as well!

Surely they’ll make something fun when I’m done.  If I do this for all 16 blocks, I’ll have more than 500 tiny squares to play with.

Can’t wait to make more…

Have a great day,

P.S. Have you seen the Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along that’s getting underway?  I hope you’ll join in!


  • Oh this is lovely! AND really tempting me. Fun!!

  • I LOVE these colors!
    Someday I will learn to quilt!

  • Anita

    Love your first block! I believe Bonnie Hunter has ideas for what to do with those “bonus triangles” I think she calls them. I’ve seen cute blocks and even a quilt made out of them 🙂

  • Barbara Blake

    I am making these squares using large 2 1/2″ squares but also 1 1/2″ squares too so large and small squares. I love this block couldn’t find the pattern so drew out my own. I didn’t make middle block solid it’s ( 4 ) 2 1/2″ squares. Next time I will use a solid square in middle. I ?? this pattern and will make a larger quilt for my bed.

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