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Fiesta Time

Fiesta Time

Don’t you love it when you see a photo of a quilt that takes your breath away? My friend, Linda Reim’s quilt, Fiesta, did exactly that. Linda’s colourful collection of Fiesta dinnerware  inspired her to make this glorious Fiesta time quilt.

Fiesta by Linda Reim
Fiesta by Linda Reim

Fabrics and templates

The blocks are a mix of vibrant Kaffe Fassett prints and Marquee striped fabric. Linda used Elisa’s Backporch 8″ Rainbow Templates to cut out the pieces, then stitched them together by machine.

Eliza's Backporch Design 8" Rainbow Templates
Elisa’s Backporch 8″ Rainbow Templates
“I just cut a bunch of the small pieces (like drunkard’s path) and a bunch of large pieces and I just grabbed one from each and sewed! I only tried to match them near the very end when I had only like three left to do. Then I had to see what I had left. They went together so fast. If you have ever sewn clothes, it’s just like putting in interfacing of an armhole. I just used three pins when sewing each one together. Folded in center and pinned center and each end. That’s all. Four blocks make one circle.”

Fiesta getting ready to baste

Linda has made Fiesta to be used as a tablecloth and I can only imagine that being surrounded by such scrumptious  colour would also be a  feast for the eyes.

Quilt photos courtesy of Linda Reim.

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