The Fireside quilt pattern is now available! Even though the pattern includes fabric requirements and instructions for both a multi-color version and a limited-color version, there are still some beautiful variations you can make yourself!
In this post, I will take you on a tour of some of the limited-color variations and layout variations. A few of you have asked if this pattern is jelly-roll friendly. The answer is no, however it is very scrap friendly. The baby size, in particular, uses thin enough strips that if you have some yardage remnants you could put together a beautiful, scrap-tastic Fireside quilt.
So without further ado, let's jump into some limited-color Fireside quilts.
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Fireside Fabric Requirements
Limited-Color Fireside Quilt
First up is a stunning emerald green Fireside quilt made and quilted by Lilo of Trace Creek Quilting. She used the panto Chunky Knit by Simply Fabulous Quilting and sized it to fit the strip width exactly. Don't you just love the texture it brings? It makes it look like an actual sweater!
Depending on the size you make, Lilo is able to change the width of this panto to line up with your strips. As mentioned in a previous post, the width of the strips in the Fireside design changes proportionally based on the size you are making. For example, the strips in the queen size are much wider than the strips in the baby size.
This quilt was made with a kit from Sarah Made. It includes:
- Color 1: Art Gallery Fabrics solid Spruce
- Color 2: Art Gallery Fabrics solid Zambia Stone
- Color 3: Moda Bella Eggshell
You've already seen this quilt in a previous post, but it's so pretty I have to include it again. This extra cozy lavender beauty was made by Kim Vogelsang with a kit from Crimson Tate. It was quilted by Heather Alexander using the panto Boxed Twig and wool batting for added fluffiness. Isn't it gorgeous?
Joanna sure likes it.
Fireside Multi-Color Variation
This multi-color variation combines half of the colors into "background" fabric. That means rather than picking 10 colors, you only pick 5. Each block is then made from one color fabric and one background fabric. Even though this quilt uses a cream background color, your background fabric can be anything.
The fabric for this quilt breakdown looks like this:
- Color 1: Art Gallery PURE solid Dried Carrot
- Color 2: Moda Bella Eggshell
- Color 3: Moda Bella Eggshell
- Color 4: Art Gallery PURE solid Swimming Pool
- Color 5: Moda Bella Eggshell
- Color 6: Art Gallery PURE solid Tender Green
- Color 7: Art Gallery PURE solid Raw Gold
- Color 8: Moda Bella Eggshell
- Color 9: Art Gallery PURE solid Turmeric
- Color 10: Moda Bella Eggshell
Fireside Limited-Color Variation
These next two variations take a bit more planning, but we're here to help. Instead of three colors, which is how the limited-color version is in the pattern, this first one is four.
Fireside Limited-Color Variation #1
To make a four-color Fireside throw-sized variation and get this diamond look, follow the Limited-Color fabric requirements, cutting instructions, and instructions. Colors 1 and 2 will be exactly the same!
The deviation from the pattern happens in Color 3 — turn Color 3 into two colors. Here are the fabric requirements for Colors 3 and 4:
- Color 3: 1/2 yd.
- Color 4: 1/2 yd.
The cutting instructions for Colors 3 and 4 look like this:
- Color 3: cut 6 - 2.5" x WOF strips
- Color 4: cut 6 - 2.5" x WOF strips
When piecing your blocks, your two Color 1/2 blocks will stay exactly the same as in the pattern. Instead of making two Color 1/3 blocks, you should make Color 1/3/4 blocks following the assembly instructions in the pattern but with the color placement in the diagram below!
Fireside Limited-Color Variation #2
This next variation is exactly like the one above except it uses a fifth color for the center rectangles. I will also note that I changed the strip sewing order after seeing this variation, so this quilt is slightly different than the instructions on the one above.