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    Fiestaware Quilt

    I am wanting to make a quilt as a wedding gift for a niece who loves Fiestaware dishes. I've done some searching and found a few that others have made but nothing jumps out at me yet. (I've looked at Southerngirlquilts "Broken Fiestaware" and this one at http://www.utahquiltguild.org/gallery/photo/167/). I'm trying to decide on a pattern and the fabric. I've seen a couple of people say they have matched the various Fiestaware colors with the Kona cottons which would give me the fabrics but I would like to find some fabric line that incorporates some prints using those colors. You folks always have such wonderful ideas so I thought I would ask and get your thoughts and suggestions.

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    Have you seen the Chevron fabric by Riley Blake? It has great bold colors that make me think Fiestaware.

    http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/sho...ron-cottons-2/

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    I like those Riley Blake colors. I would want some solids or other prints to go with the chevrons. - Too bad we can't input some colors and get a list of fabric lines that use them. - Or can we

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    www.eQuilter.com has a a color matching function/ Click on a thumbnail, put cursor on a color, click on find this color and then click on Search. It will bring up a page of thumbnails for you to choose a co-ordinating fabric.

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    Thanks gramajo. I had no idea that eQuilter had color matching available. I'll be checking it out for sure.

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    You might check ebay or another site for a Fiesta tablecloth. There have been a few made of cloth that have the Dancing Lady, the disc pitchers, plates, and a few other motifs. If you could start with one of those it might give you some inspiration. Other than that, anything that gives a deco look should work. You could do a layered or repeating design, or use a tulip design somehow. You could also try the Fiesta collectors website: http://mediumgreen.proboards.com/index.cgi . My wife and I are also Fiesta "collectors," but there are some hard-core collectors on this site and they have a for sale section where you might find a tablecloth or some other ideas.

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    Thanks for the tablecloth suggestion, Darren. I'll look into it. I also found a quilt by Cindy Sharp at her Tops to Treasures blog that really appeals to me - http://topstotreasures.blogspot.com/...-festival.html - Isn't it beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce29 View Post
    Thanks for the tablecloth suggestion, Darren. I'll look into it. I also found a quilt by Cindy Sharp at her Tops to Treasures blog that really appeals to me - http://topstotreasures.blogspot.com/...-festival.html - Isn't it beautiful!
    Joyce -

    Speaking as someone who collects Fiesta, I have to say that quilt is perfect. I don't think you need to search for a tablecloth.

    Darren

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    I used batiks to make this runner for a friend who has a collection of fiesta ware. It went really well with her dishes.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t196734.html
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    How much of a collector of FiestaWare is your niece? I know several people who collect it but only the original and will not keep the new at all. The original was produced in different colors than the new has been produced in. Some people do not collect all colors but only a select few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce29 View Post
    I am wanting to make a quilt as a wedding gift for a niece who loves Fiestaware dishes. I've done some searching and found a few that others have made but nothing jumps out at me yet. (I've looked at Southerngirlquilts "Broken Fiestaware" and this one at http://www.utahquiltguild.org/gallery/photo/167/). I'm trying to decide on a pattern and the fabric. I've seen a couple of people say they have matched the various Fiestaware colors with the Kona cottons which would give me the fabrics but I would like to find some fabric line that incorporates some prints using those colors. You folks always have such wonderful ideas so I thought I would ask and get your thoughts and suggestions.
    I grew up with Fiestaware (the original) and I love that Southern Girls Quilt. It is wonderful.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce29 View Post
    Thanks for the tablecloth suggestion, Darren. I'll look into it. I also found a quilt by Cindy Sharp at her Tops to Treasures blog that really appeals to me - http://topstotreasures.blogspot.com/...-festival.html - Isn't it beautiful!
    That quilt is fabulous! You can get samples of solids from a lot of fabric lines and find the colors you'd most like to use. Buying a charm pack of solids might work too. Sandy Klop actually designed a quilt for her American Jane collection that is named Fiesta Wear. I found a photo of it on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/American-Jane-.../dp/B008HZNLEM

    The quilt and instructions are also in her book "Quilts for All Seasons" for only a few dollars more. http://www.amazon.com/American-Janes...or+all+seasons
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    I have a not yet finished "Fiestaware" quilt, that is a Broken Dishes pattern. It was a blocks made by guild members from one of our block of the month programs, and I won the blocks. The only requirement was a white background and Fiestaware colors. I found fabric with cups and saucers on it for the borders. Someday it will be finished, but so far it looks great!
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    Broken Dishes was the pattern I was going to suggest. Love the idea of the dish print for borders.

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    Oh My , you've gotta' check out this pattern. I think it's beautiful! And you could personalize it, if you knew what colors of Fiestaware she likes!

    here's where you can find the free pattern:
    www.pbtex.com/html/fiestapopparade.html
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    Vintage dishes

    another pretty one!! http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2011/05...ge-dishes.html
    This one has dishes & cups on it!! BUT, I cannot ! find the pattern, just the pics!! enjoy!
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    I really like your table runner lalaland. So many good ideas - I'm starting to get confused. I've looked at the history of the colors Tanya L and I see what you mean about how they've changed over the years. I haven't seen her collection. Her mom thought it would be a good idea/theme for a quilt for her. I think if I do something using a variety of colors that it will work for her. - Thank you to everyone for your ideas and expertise.

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    A designer on spoonflower.com is selling fabric to make an apron (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/267593). They print on Kona fabric. It's a bit pricey, but you might be able to get a little bit of the fabric and match Kona solids to it to make a quilt.
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    Just remember that Fiestaware doesn't have any floral pattern on it , Just those wonderful vibrant colors. If you want to add florals, maybe in the border of backing. Just a thought.

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    "Amish with a Twist" pattern and kit has the bright colors. hancocks-paducah.com has the kits in different colorways. Good luck.
    lizziebeths.blogspot.com

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    If you scroll down the to links section and follow the one that starts "Tote/purse pattern with zipper" it will take you to a ite that has some quilts across the top of the page and the third one screams Fiesta to me. (Black with all the fiesta colors. ) I don't know if there is a pattern but you can probably figure it out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce29 View Post
    I am wanting to make a quilt as a wedding gift for a niece who loves Fiestaware dishes. I've done some searching and found a few that others have made but nothing jumps out at me yet. (I've looked at Southerngirlquilts "Broken Fiestaware" and this one at http://www.utahquiltguild.org/gallery/photo/167/). I'm trying to decide on a pattern and the fabric. I've seen a couple of people say they have matched the various Fiestaware colors with the Kona cottons which would give me the fabrics but I would like to find some fabric line that incorporates some prints using those colors. You folks always have such wonderful ideas so I thought I would ask and get your thoughts and suggestions.
    have you looked at the blog exuberant color. she uses Kaffe fabric but does make bright and wonderful quilts so they may work. went to a retreat last week and one gal made a wonderful chevron quilt with all the brights and solids that would match fiestaware and it was smashing. good luck

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    I'd probably make a snowball quilt with the snowballs being fiesta ware colors, and the corners all the same color, possibly with a sashing between blocks.

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    Here's some print fabric by Elizabeth Studios that called fiesta. The very first time I ever went fabric shopping I saw this fabric and it's my very first stash piece. I think would make a great boarder. Perhaps used in a table cloth for fiesta dishes? Could this be the print you are looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Have you seen the Chevron fabric by Riley Blake? It has great bold colors that make me think Fiestaware.

    http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/sho...ron-cottons-2/
    Wow!! I'd like a yard of at least half of those...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellageo View Post
    Oh My , you've gotta' check out this pattern. I think it's beautiful! And you could personalize it, if you knew what colors of Fiestaware she likes!

    here's where you can find the free pattern:
    www.pbtex.com/html/fiestapopparade.html
    Gorgeous!!!

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