Fiesta Lap Quilt

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Blog, Quilts, Tutorials

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One of the new fabric lines by Michael Miller that made its debut at Quilt Market this fall is Fiesta. I love the warm Southwestern vibe, captured so beautifully in these Michael Miller mood boards.
QM panel v1

QM panel v2

The chocolate colour way really caught my eye and inspired me to create an easy lap quilt.

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Whether you look at it vertically, as above, or horizontally, the way I was working on it, I hope you can sense the arrow inspiration.

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I quilted it very simply, with straight lines, and cut the binding fabric to look like a row of tiny arrow heads, though tiny hearts are probably what jump out more.

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I have written up a free downloadable pattern if you would like to create one yourself. Just hop on over to the Michael Miller website right here.

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  1. Cindy Dahlgren
    November 10, 2014

    Loving the pattern and the fabric.

  2. sherry
    November 21, 2014

    i love the fabric wrapped stairs…nice bento bags…i also love the warm vibes of the american southwest

    • Tamara
      November 22, 2014

      Thanks Sherry!

  3. Monica
    November 21, 2014

    My goodness, Tamara, I did not realize you were Canadian! I love your fabrics, and I’m currently using Flight Patterns for one of my quilts. It’s been very inspirational! I love all the light, happy colours.

    Another great find on the Blogathon!

    • Tamara
      November 22, 2014

      Hi Monica, So glad you’re here! And I’d love to see that quilt when you’ve finished!

  4. Janet
    November 21, 2014

    A gorgeous fabric! Your arrows look lovely in it.

  5. Margaret
    November 21, 2014

    Very pretty quilt and thank your for the free pattern. It looks like a great project for a gift!

  6. Tamara
    November 22, 2014

    Thank you all. Happy sewing!