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Fiesta!

Sunday, February 19, 2012 9 Comments »
My daughter's father-in-law, Aurelio, was born in Mexico.  Most of his family lives there, although Aurelio has lived here in Pennsylvania since college.  My son-in-law, Paul, and his 2 brothers spent many summers in Guadalajra with Aurelio's brother Antonio; Antonio's 3 children each spent a year with Tio Aurelio and Tia Lori here in the United States going to school.  Paul's oldest cousin, Julio, was Best Man in Kate and Paul's wedding 5 years ago.

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That's Julio, with his two sisters Carolina and Daniela, at Kate and Paul's rehersal dinner in Puerto Vallarta, June, 2006. 

Julio has been the perrenial batchelor, but he finally found a woman who could tame his wild ways.  Eleanora is an artist, very independent, and has captured his heart.  Their wedding will be held in the historic town of Tlaquepaque, outside of Guadalajara;  Kate and Paul will be going to the wedding in March, along with the rest of Paul's family.  We are not able to attend, however I wanted to send something very special for Julio and his bride.
Somehow Kaffe Fasset's fabric remind me of a Mexican fiesta, so that Kaffe quilt I've been working on will travel to Mexico along with Kate and Paul as a gift for Julio and his artist bride.  I finished the top today, and am thrilled at how it turned out.  I'll put the back together tonight so it can go off to the long-armer tomorrow.  Believe me, it's going to be very very hard to part with this one!


Fiesta de la Boda    Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  82" x 92"

9 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Wow, Pat. Oh my gosh! I love this. You did a fabulous job, no wait, a spectacular job choosing the fabrics and just the right pattern. Seriously friend - impressive, classic and gorgeous (plus fun and cool). *karendianne.

regan said...

This quilt is fantastic, and yes, has that Mexican fiesta flare! It will surely be loved by them!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. I am sure while you were making it for your children much love went into it. PK

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

It's a nice picture. But I've seen the quilt up close and personal and THAT is spectacular!

Bobbi said...

Love love love it.

Michelle K. said...

It's beautiful!

Michele said...

Wow! That is amazing!!! I can see why it will be hard to part with. I'm sure they will be thrilled with such a lovely quilt. If you can let such a beauty go.......

howdidIgethere said...

What Nancy said. Double spectacular!

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt - I have seen that pattern in many combinations but never seen it done in Kaffe's before! It's very bright and cheerful! It does looks like a Mexican Fiesta!

Judy