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!
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.”
No matter which size you choose, you can get spectacular effects that make color spin and twirl and swoop across the quilt.
I wish I could have a peek at Willyne’s stash!
FUSSY CUTTING VIDEO
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.
The details are wonderful.
Printing the shapes on fabric with Inklingo makes the preparation go fast.
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.
If you have an Inkjet printer and a computer, you are all set! Main Beginner’s Page
INTRO PARTY PRICE ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT
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”
The Swinging Old Lady is calling to me. Something about it really appeals to me.
Thank you, Patti. A few others have requested it. It is on the list! 🙂 Thank you for your input.
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.
Having a great time poring over MQ4. 🙂
The one that’s on my Make List is Dancing Cheek to Cheek …
Thank you for letting me know, Sonia. It is a popular one. I like it too.