Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

I’m participating in yet another fantastic blog tour!  ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch

Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts!  The results are appealing and fun!  Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made.  Cheryl then continues to share her tried and true methods for appliqué and paper piecing, and reminds us all that perfection is over-rated!

That sounds familiar!  : )

I’m so glad that we are of the same mindset Cheryl!

There are 10 fabulous quilt projects based on the tiles shown on the cover.  My favorite part in the projects is that the appliqué is broken down into manageable pieces, often finished on the individual block before assembling the quilt top.

And the secondary design made with each block is really fun!

With each of the projects Cheryl also offers alternate color or layout options – inspiring you to be creative with the designs.

Are you inspired yet?

I have a signed copy to giveaway to one of my readers!

Make sure that you are a follower and leave me a comment.

One entry per person, and I will select a winner on Friday, March 4th.

Stop over and say hi at Cheryl’s blog too!  I know she’ll appreciate your comments.

Good luck,



ETA:  Winner is # 62, Patty who doesn’t have a blog to link to.  Thanks for participating!

By |2017-02-06T09:18:41-06:00February 28th, 2011|give away, review|123 Comments


  1. Suzanne February 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I lived in Mexico City for a year and can echo Cheryl’s enthusiasm for the tiles. They are beautiful. Paper piecing would be a great way to recreate the patterns. I’d love to see more of the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. A.J. Dub February 28, 2011 at 6:36 am

    How beautiful! I would so love to win this book. (I am already a follower.) :)

  3. Jocelyn February 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

    What a delightful book! The colors are vibrant and the patterns look amazing. Thanks for offering a copy for a giveaway :-)

  4. sebbie February 28, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I follow you on google reader. We visited Mexico when our friends were working there its fantastic and I’d love to make a Mexican inspired quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Melinda February 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

    These look very cool! I have often admired the tiles they import for the Mexican restaurants, never would have thought to design a quilt after one!

  6. Bea February 28, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Sounds really interesting. Perhaps I can close the place in my bookshelf with this book. :-)
    I would love to win!
    Happy quilting

  7. Cathy Buel February 28, 2011 at 6:46 am

    The more I see this book the more I want it. I am currently working on a quilt that the sashing was inspired by wall tiles. Thank you for the chance to win this book. Hugs

  8. Gill February 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

    This looks a really great book – I’d love to win a copy!!
    I’m already a follower!

  9. Anne February 28, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Gorgeous! I always study the tiles on the tables at Chili’s restaurants because I love the rich colors and symmetric designs. How clever to translate those graphic elements into patterns for fabric and thread!

  10. Katie February 28, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Such a great idea! I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for a chance.

  11. Jill February 28, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Looks like a great book. What a great idea for inspiration!

  12. Mary C in WA February 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I tried to post a comment to win on another BLOG but it never posted. Maybe this time I’ll get lucky and win this book. I need it to make a Quilt for our Quilt Show Theme is “FIESTA” this year.

  13. Mary C in WA February 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I tried to post but it came up as a mixed message with lots of 20% in it. Hope I win so I can make a quilt for our Quilt Show in September. Viva “Fiesta”

  14. VickiT February 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I just love the look of the quilts seen so far in this tour. It really looks like a book to have. Thank you for being part of the tour Amy.

  15. Deborah February 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Oooohhhhh…I love the ideas in the book and would be so grateful to win it. Thanks for the giveaway. And yes, I’m a follower. I thought I already was, but signed up again. For some reason, I keep seeing blogs that I know i’m signed up to follow, for some reason I’ve dropped off. I do, however, get your post updates via e-mail, so at least that hasn’t changed. Again – appreciate the giveway. I like the fact that these blocks come from Mexcican tiles. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Cassie February 28, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Thanks for taking the time to host this giveaway. This book is awesome and I look forward to potentially winning a copy, or later purchasing one for myself. Thanks!

  17. Katy February 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Would love to win this but if not, I will definitely be looking for it to purchase! Designs look beautiful!!

  18. Patty Ojeda February 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I really like this book! Love the 2 quilts featured! Sure would like to have this book too!

  19. kathy harris February 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I love the blocks in these quilts. Each time I look at them, I see something different. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  20. Grace February 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I just recently started following your Blog. I really like the look of these tile quilts. The designs and the colors are just beautiful. Amazing where quilters get their inspiration from! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these books.

  21. Mary Ann VAN Soest February 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Love the lime quilt and would love to have the book.
    A new quilter who is interested in absorbing as much as I can.

  22. Connie February 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I’m a follower and this sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for sharing and now to check out Cheryl’s blog.

  23. Becky M February 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Oh wow! I’ve always loved mexican tiles and I knew there was a quilt or two hidden in them. I definitely have to get my hands on this book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  24. Charming's Mama February 28, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Cool. I have often thought of doing a quilt based on a tile pattern. Would love to peruse her book. Thanks

  25. Dolores February 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Having never been to Mexico, I would love to learn more through a quilter’s eyes. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book that includes applique and piecing.

  26. Jamie February 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    This looks like a really fun book. We lived in Tucson for a couple years and the tilework you saw in southern Arizona was amazing, too.

  27. Greenstylemom February 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I love it! I love Mexican tiles and I love quilting and I don’t think I can live without this book.

  28. Michelle February 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

    The book looks amazing!

  29. TiffBlakey February 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Looks like a fun book!

  30. Jeanne W. February 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of quilts using Mexican tiles for inspiration! I’ve always loved those tiles and the quilt idea is so awesome! I’d love to have this book…and if I don’t win it…I’ll buy it! :)

  31. Kathy Angel Lee February 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I’m really enjoying visiting the different blogs. And the chance to win a book makes it even sweeter!

  32. Kathy Angel Lee February 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I’m really enjoying visiting the different blogs. And the chance to win a book makes it even sweeter!

  33. Sonia B. February 28, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Looks interesting. Thanks for the chance!

  34. karen p. February 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

    This looks like a wonderful read! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Miss Nancy February 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

    This book sounds fascinating. Would love to be a winner. I am a follower of your blog and subscribe to your blog as well. A wonderful blog you have.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  36. robin February 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I’d love to win this book! :)

  37. MarciaW February 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

    The quilt examples in the photos are fabulous. Perhaps true random number generator will pick me to win Cheryl’s wonderful book. I’m always looking at tiles attempting to discover the geometry so know will enjoy her stories immensely. I follow your blog.

  38. Carol February 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  39. bonnie February 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Please enter my name in the drawing, I am a follower of your blog.. Love getting to see the up and coming book…

  40. Kendra (missknitta) February 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    This book sounds so inspiring and interesting! Thanks for sharing with us :)
    p.s. you’ve been in my Google Reader for awhile, but I also just did the “follow” button here!

  41. Tove Leggett February 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Neat patterns, looks like that would do well with those super busy fabrics that you love but can’t figure out how to use it.

  42. Linda Hall February 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

    The book looks fascinating, thanks for the chance to win! (I’m already a follower)

  43. Audrey February 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    This book looks so interesting. I am liking what the reviewers are saying. 1) perfection is over-rated & 2)alternate layouts or colour options. REALLY like those points. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  44. Audrey February 28, 2011 at 9:45 am


  45. Kelly Rachel February 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Wow, this looks amazing. This DOES look inspiring. I love the effect the pattern repeat has. Thank you so much for this opportunity. :D

  46. Debbie Barnes February 28, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Would love to win this awesome book!!!
    Debbie Barnes

  47. Judith Hollies February 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Wow! Cheryl’s quilts look like real mexican tiles – inspired & beautiful. Judith xo

  48. Lynnette February 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful book. I would love to win a copy of it!!
    nettecan at hotmail dot com

  49. Gale February 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I love tile patterns and I’m loving the looks of this book. I must have it! Amy, loving your blog for a long, long time now. Thanks for being part of the blog hop for this book.

  50. Jeane February 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The more I see this book the more I want one. I love the secondary patterns that come through on many of these designs. Great book.

  51. Stephanie C. February 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

    This looks great!

  52. Becky February 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    What a creative idea for quilts. I love Mexican tile work, so I think that using them as an inspiration for a quilt would be awesome.

  53. Cecilia February 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

    This books looks great. Thanks for a chance to win.

  54. Ruth February 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    This book has me totally wanting to try my hand at appliqué. Hoping I manage to win a copy on this blog book tour.
    Thanks for hosting.

  55. Ruth February 28, 2011 at 11:00 am


  56. Billie K February 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Great looking book. I’m a follower.

  57. Beth T. February 28, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I’ve been thinking about making a “tile” quilt. How nice that someone blazed the trail for me. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Venus de Hilo February 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Looks like a fabulous book, thanks for the chance to add to the shelf!

  59. Jennifer Ashford February 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! How beautiful!

  60. baukje February 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    The pictures look great, so beautiful detailed. I would love to win the book!!

  61. baukje February 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm


  62. Zrinka February 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful! I saw some tile design here around southern california and thought how nice they would look in a quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Betty February 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    What an interesting idea for a book. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Constance February 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, I just became a follower!

  65. Kathy (QuiltMonkey) February 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I saw this book on another blog recently, too. It looks really interesting. Not the style I usually make, but very tempting!

  66. JAY MARTIN February 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Looks like that’d be a great book to add to our library!

  67. Patty February 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love the version in lime green. It looks like a great pattern book. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

  68. Rhonda February 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i love these. They remind me of the tiles i saw on Catalina. I took photos but couldn’t figur out how to translate the designs to knitting which was all I was doing at the time. But quilting opens up so many new ideas, I’m going to dig up those old photos with new eyes!

  69. Carla February 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful Quilts! Would love to receive a copy of this book! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  70. Elke February 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    It is a great blog tour. I like the book very much and I hope I win this to design my own patterns from picture, that I had make.
    It is a beautiful idea for a book.

  71. Elke February 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    It is a great blog tour. I like the book very much and I hope I win this to design my own patterns from picture, that I had make.
    It is a beautiful idea for a book.

  72. christine kamon February 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I have a copy of cheryl’s book and love it! Am hoping to win one for a friend.

  73. Kristy February 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Love the look of this book and have had a lot of fun on the tour!

  74. Becky in Georgia February 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Love the concept of this book. Looking forward to seeing the quilts in this one.

  75. Allie February 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous – so glad someone has made quilts from these, love the graphic quality of them!

  76. Robert Kent February 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I can remember seeing tiles and floors wondering how to do that as a quilt or even incorporate it into my tatting. That certain curve or color choice is great. Life is interesting. Hope I get the opportunity to win. Thanks. Robert, in northern Iowa.

  77. Barb Colvin February 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I love that Cheryl has chosen to show alternate colorways. Those blocks on the edge of the front cover are very enticing!

  78. Joanna Perry February 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Her quilts do look perfect! And the designs in the book look lovely.

  79. Pam February 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    YES! I am an avid reader of your blog…am a follower…grin! Those quilts are gorgeous and I would love that book!


  80. Ladybug February 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book.

  81. Carla February 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I really like the idea of tiles as applique designs. I would love to win a copy, Thanks for the opportunity.

  82. Elvia Shirkey February 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I am inspired and am ready for some Mexican quilting.

  83. Elvia Shirkey February 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I have been inspired and am ready for some Mexican quilting.

  84. Barbara C February 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’d love to try a quilt based on a Mexican tile design.

  85. Pinkying February 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    ooo yes please! I have a book like this about quilts from Italian tile designs – but this looks AMAZING!

  86. Deb February 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Yes, I follow your blog via google reader.

  87. Anita February 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Sure hope I win this book. I enjoy looking at all the blogs.

  88. anna February 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Amy,
    That is one beautiful book with those gorgeous tiles- Thanks for the opportunity to win such an wonderful looking book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  89. Jill B February 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous – what a great concept! I’d love to win a copy.

  90. Peggie February 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I hope I win this book. There are so many great designs.

  91. Samelias Mum February 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    It looks like a wonderful bright book with lot’s of new inspiration. I’d definitely love to win a copy.

  92. Jill February 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Love this book. My husband is a Tileman so it would be perfect for us.

  93. Carol February 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    This looks like an inspirational book.

  94. pat February 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I love Mexican tile, and this book looks to be full of inspiration!! Someone is going to love winning it!

  95. Dionne Gordon February 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    This is a really fun book! I have always looked at tiles, but never like this before. FUN!

  96. Melissa March 1, 2011 at 1:06 am

    What beautiful quilts, thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Valerie Boudier March 1, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Would love to win a copy of this book

  98. Patsy March 1, 2011 at 4:15 am

    What beautiful quilts! Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed day.

  99. Patsy March 1, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Great giveaway! The quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

  100. Elisabeth March 1, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Wow, those quilts look gorgeous, so colourful!

  101. Lisa Garrett March 1, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! This book is on my wishlist!

  102. Nancy March 1, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

  103. Wendy H March 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I hope I became a follower when I subscribed (sounds like the same thing, but I can’t keep up) because I’d love to win. I was lucky enough to spend some time in Europe with the Navy … unfortunately I was not a quilter at the time. But the beauty around me was inspiring … just didn’t have a creative outlet for the beauty around me. Thankfully Cheryl found a fabulous way to bring those tiles to life in such an amazing way.

  104. Lee Ann L. March 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have always loved the colors and styles within the Mexican tiles. Thanks for a chance to win.

  105. Julie Averill March 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I am a follower and would love to win that book. The quilts look just beautiful.

  106. Karla Bowe March 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I love the new look of a whole different kind of design. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  107. jane March 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    The designs look beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Deserae Fiedler March 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I am a follower, these quilts look amazing!

  109. Margaret March 2, 2011 at 7:54 am

    i am a follower.

  110. KATHY WASHAM March 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This book will bring back happy memories of trips to Mexico. Just loved the colorful pottery and tiles. Thanks for the drawing. katy.washam@gmail.com

  111. Christine March 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    What a beautiful book? I would love to have a copy.

  112. Laura March 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    so orignial. living in Texas it is common to see many beautiful mexican tiles that would make wonderful quilts!

  113. Kate March 2, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Love this book! It’s such a great idea – I just love seeing where others get their inspiration from, and for Cheryl it worked so well :)

  114. Lydia March 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Would love to receive Cheryl’s new book. Am liking the blog tour too and the chance to meet new quilters.

  115. Tamar March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, I love the mexican tile look and I’m surprised I’ve never come across anything like it, given that it’s so beautiful. I’d love to get the book!

  116. Lisa England March 3, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I came to this blog because I am fascinated by YOUR book and now I found another book to love. So many great ideas!

  117. Sara Jane Spaulding March 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Cheryl is a great teacher. I expect that her book is great also.

  118. apple blossom March 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    love to win the book thanks for the chance

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  119. Nancy Sue March 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    What wonderful designs! Definately a must have :) Thank you for organizing this giveaway :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  120. all8garden March 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    This book is beautiful. Sign me up.

    all8garden (at) yahoo (dot) com

  121. Micki Butler March 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    What a great book! I know I would be so inspired by it!

  122. Sandra Davidson March 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Looks like another beautiful book I would love to add to my collection, along with yours.

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