Fussy Cut Fiesta Gitana – Tips and Tricks

If you are inspired by Willyne Hammerstein’s original design, I think you will want to fussy cut Fiesta Gitana!

Fussy cut Fiesta Gitana


Fiesta Gitana comes to life with Willyne’s brilliant fussy cutting!

Fiesta Gitana quilt by Cathi in Toronto

Cathi in Toronto picked up the rhythm for her Gypsy Party too. You can see more of these on her Quilt Obsession blog.


If you are curious about how Cathi gets such perfect intersections for her stars, this old video shows how to “circle the intersection.”

Fiesta Gitana quilt detail 04

No matter which size you choose, you can get spectacular effects that make color spin and twirl and swoop across the quilt.

Fiesta Gitana quilt detail 05

I wish I could have a peek at Willyne’s stash!


If you are curious about fussy cutting with Inklingo, this new video should help. The example is Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses but the same technique works for all of Willyne’s designs.

detail of Fiesta Gitana

The details are wonderful.

Print Fiesta Gitana templates on fabric

Printing the shapes on fabric with Inklingo makes the preparation go fast.

Millefiori Quilts 4 $39.95 
Millefiori Quilts 4 is still at only $39.95.

The assembly instructions for Fiesta Gitana are in Willyne’s wonderful fourth book.

All 4 of Willyne’s books are in stock. Main Millefiori Page and there is more info about Fiesta Gitana on the blog too.

Introduction to Inklingo

If you have an Inkjet printer and a computer, you are all set! Main Beginner’s Page

Fussy Cut Fiesta Gitana

Main Millefiori Page 


The low intro price on Fiesta Gitana ends tomorrow night at midnight. I hope you will join our fiesta!

Millefiori Quilts 4 includes 18 other luxuriant designs too. I am working on more shape collections and doing the ones that have been requested most often. If you have a request, please leave a comment or email me at Linda @lindafranz.com. I want to know what you want!

Thank you for visiting. The fiesta continues.

Linda & Monkey

5 thoughts on “Fussy Cut Fiesta Gitana – Tips and Tricks”

  1. Fiesta is such a fabulous design it’s hard to tear myself away to do anything else. I just want to sew more and more of the star blocks and then start putting it together — although I’ve got quite a while to go before I’m at that stage. I can’t wait to see which design you’re going to do a collection for next, though. And I must admit I’ve got a fabric in mind for fussy cutting for one of them that may or may not work.

    Circling the intersection is one of many fabulous lessons I learned from you — even stars with 10 or 12 points can have perfect centres with a little work. I’m so used to circling the intersections now that I do it all the time without even thinking about it and am always thrilled when I get a perfect centre. All thanks to your lessons, either in person at Jillybeans or on the Quilted Diamonds 2 DVD.


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