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Thread: Is Fiesta de Talavera Quilt really for an advanced stitcher?

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    Fiesta de Talavera by J. Michelle Watts is a gorgeous appliqué quilt! http://jmichellewatts.com/images/Sam...e_Talavera.jpg
    But I have to ask, is this pattern really for a person who does advanced appliqué? If so, what makes it for a more advanced stitcher? I would like to try it, but I am not sure I would say that I am intermediate/advanced appliqué person. I have worked on only a couple of template appliqué projects in the past without too much difficulty so I was just wondering if this was something that I might be able to attempt. Attempt is actually the wrong word because I can always attempt it but might not actually finish it! :lol: :lol: Accomplish and complete it might be a better phrase. Anyway, I would like to know your opinion of the experience level needed for this quilt and any input you might have on it.

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    Ohhhhh, what a gorgeous quilt!! I'd say GO FOR IT!!!
    Karen

    PS: I'm currently working on a Baltimore album-ish quilt and the biggest challenge I've found is maintaining the symmetry with mirror images. This one would be no different but if your placement layout is accurate you should have no problem.

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    it's a very pretty quilt. if you have mastered the basics of quilting, i would say that any project can be tackled. you just have to read and understand the instructions and check everything two or three times before doing it. good luck

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    It's a beautiful quilt, and I think you should try it. Your applique skills will improve as you do it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Janet

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    Go for it.

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    I'm a newbe quilter, but when I try something I'm not familiar with, I make sure to have enough material to make a few extra blocks. I just consider the first few blocks training while I perfect the technique.

    That being said, I haven't advanced to anything like this. It is beautiful. I say try it and good luck.

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    Beautiful

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    There are many of us that have made beautiful quilts that we just didn't know they were not for beginners or confident beginners. We just did them and enjoyed the learning process. Have fun....go for it!! AND keep us posted on your progress:)

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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I have several ladies at my local quilt shop and in my guilds who applique so I know that if I had some issues that they would be able to help but I didn't want to fork over so much for the kit if it was going to become a UFO!

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    Wow, that is one lovely quilt! I would say you could definitely do it, all it takes, as for any project, is determination and perseverance.

    Good luck.

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