Introducing my ¡Fiesta! collection

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Last year at this time I was preparing to go on vacation to Mexico, leaving the cold Northwest for the sunny tropics of Playa del Carmen.  I had never been to Mexico but grew up in California and had always been exposed to the vibrant culture.  It instantly got my creative juices flowing; bright, fun images floating in my mind.  I absolutely love folk art and have always been drawn to Mexican folk art and embroidery in particular.  I wanted ¡Fiesta! to be a fun, bright, vivid, cheery group that had folk art elements and that just made one smile when they saw it.

I knew I wanted a colorful floral that emulated the feel of folk embroidery.  Floral Fiesta came out exactly as I wanted it to! 
I love how the colors pop on the Black ground, but I also love the sunny afternoon feel of the Marigold ground.

Blooming Baskets uses the style of a symmetric motif, iconic in folk art embroidery.  Whereas Party Petals is such a fun explosion of flowers and colors.

Burst of Confetti is just that, imagine busting into a piñata and the explosion of candy and confetti that spill out.  Piñata Stripe reminds me of botanical streamers, vines with flowers and berries as decorations dangling from above.  Stitched Floral whether in multi or in the tonal options acts as great coordinates to this collection.  And to have this print as a backing is an extra bonus!
 

This collection is also really exciting because it’s the first time we’ve printed on canvas!  I think this was such a great group to launch canvas for the very first time, and the kits using it are so great!

As for the kits, Brioche & Baguette by Modern Quilt Relish is one of my favorites, it is a nice clean design and really showcases the fabrics!

Daisy Dreams Quilt & Sham is such a great kit for any girls room.

Eliza’s Reversible Techno Color Tote by Susan Terpin used both quilters cotton and canvas, and it’s reversible!  So much goodness!!

I also really love the Crazy Canvas Floor Cushion by Susan Terpin, it’s such a clever shape and design and super comfortable!

I also have another embroidery pattern in this collection…look for my blog on that in a few days.

Dreaming of a fiesta as I type!  I hope you enjoy this fun group too!!


15 responses to “Introducing my ¡Fiesta! collection”

  1. Stephanie Dunphy Says:
    01/20/2014 9:45 am

    Sunshine on a cloudy day! :o) Love those “stitchy” prints.

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  2. Terry Sheldon Says:
    01/20/2014 11:31 am

    To me, the two “Blooming Baskets” pieces, in blue and green, do not fit with this gorgeous collection, give a totally different feel. And I do have all the fabrics at hand.

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  3. Jenni Says:
    01/20/2014 11:56 am

    Thanks so much Stephanie!! Need all the bright sunny colors I can get in this mostly grey town:)

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  4. Jenni Says:
    01/20/2014 11:58 am

    Terry, Well, I’m glad you like the majority of the collection and thanks for you opinion. However I disagree about Blooming Baskets. But differences of opinion are what makes the world go round, so it’s all good:)

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  5. Jenna Says:
    01/20/2014 1:13 pm

    I love the way the dark print turned out, it’s so stunning to look it sewn up. I would love to have that set for my girls’ room!

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  6. kaholly Says:
    01/20/2014 1:14 pm

    So bright, fun, and cheerful!! Great collection!

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  7. shannon Says:
    01/20/2014 3:24 pm

    @Terry: it’s already a done deal! if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all!!
    i love the collection…esp the multicolour on white…it would be nice as a border, sashing or backing…very versatile on the light background….

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  8. Amanda Best Says:
    01/20/2014 5:54 pm

    I really like all the fabrics in the Fiesta line! I too love the joy and vibrancy of Latin American folk art. My favorite fabric in the line is the Blooming Baskets, but they are all wonderful. Great job Jenni!

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  9. Jenni Says:
    01/21/2014 8:51 am

    Thanks Jenna! Yes, it’s surely a fun pop of color!

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  10. Jenni Says:
    01/21/2014 8:52 am

    Thank you Kaholly!!!

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  11. Jenni Says:
    01/21/2014 8:53 am

    Shannon, I’m so glad you love it! Thanks!!

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  12. Lindsey Says:
    01/21/2014 1:48 pm

    I love this collection and couldn’t wait to get it home. I usually buy the ten inch square sampler, or a fat quarter sampler, but with Fiesta, I bought a half yard of every fabric. It’s even more beautiful seeing it in person. I can’t wait to use it.

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  13. Jenni Says:
    01/21/2014 1:56 pm

    Lindsey, Wow! That is so awesome to hear! Thanks so much! Enjoy!!! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes up with this collection!

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  14. Teri Says:
    01/21/2014 2:38 pm

    This is a really fun group – It inspired me so much I had to make a bag out of the canvas! Gotta say it was a blast to sew with, who knew!

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  15. Jenni Says:
    01/22/2014 8:10 am

    Thanks Teri!! Muah!!!

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