In tribute to the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held every October in Albuquerque, NM, the whimsical CHILI BALLOONS wall hanging, finishing at approximately 15 1/2″ x 21″, features a red “Chili Ristra,” and a large green “SMOKIN HOT” balloon with flames coming out of it. Also included is the red “Poblano Chile Pals,” a pair of balloons that can fly alone or together, the traditionally shaped “Chili Gathering” hot air balloon, and the entwined red and green chile balloons that fly as one balloon, called “The Embrace.”
Built on a foundation of blue sky fabric, most of the reversed appliques are attached with paper-backed fusible web, then zigzagged or satin stitched around the edges. A quilt diagram is included, or quilt as desired.
The pattern is 8 pages of text, plus 9 pages of diagrams and reversed appliques, packaged in a 6″ x 9″ recloseable plastic bag.