In my last post, I teased a new project I was making with red, white, and blue prints. This quilt is called Sparklers and the pattern is from a brand new book by Pat Sloan called Holiday Celebrations – 17 Quilts and More for 6 Seasonal Occasions. More on both the quilt and the book below!
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Holiday Celebrations is the latest book by quilting guru, Pat Sloan.
This book has 17(!) quilts+projects for all of your seasonal celebrations and occasions. Here’s a sampling of a few of my favorites. (All photos by Martingale Publishing.)
I think I want to make every single one of these projects!
As you can guess, I chose the Sparklers quilt pattern. Here is Pat’s version from the Holiday Celebrations book.
Usually I try a totally different take on a project, just to give it a different look. But I was so smitten with this pile of the Liberty quilting cottons Carnaby Collection (coming to stores next month) and looking for the perfect project to make with it. And here it was!
The blocks in Pat’s version are scrappier – which I love – but I decided to modify my version slightly by using fewer prints per block. It’s fun to play with fabric placement to change up the look of a block. I love both versions.
I paired the Carnaby prints with a Riley Blake Light Indigo woven chambray and the Uncle Sam Blossom basic with red, white, and blue tossed blossoms. (I also added a Lori Holt Bee Basic Red Tiny Daisy print because I wanted one more red.)
These blocks were so much fun to make! Honestly, if I’d had more of the chambray, I would have kept going and made a total of 9 blocks. The large-scale blocks make the quilt come together really quickly. I’m planning to get this one off to the quilter this weekend.
AND! I have a copy to give away to one of you! To enter to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite holiday to sew for.
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Giveaway ends on June 14, 2021 at 11:59 MDT GIVEAWAY CLOSED
LISA WALTERS June 4, 2021 at 10:13 am
Halloween is my favorite to sew for, and then July 4th. Oh, and I love Christmas. And a fall table runner is fun, too. Yes, I have a problem when it comes to holidays and sewing/quilting. Lol. It’s so nice to get a peek at some quilters that I didn’t know about. I just found Pats videos a few months ago. Have a blessed June.
AND!! Pat Sloan has pulled together two prize packs extraordinaire! To enter, visit the Martingale blog here for all of the details. And visit Pat’s blog to see all of the other project variations on the blog tour and other chances to win a copy of the book. 🙂