Well its taken a long time but I’ve finally finished the millefiore quilt that I started way back in January of 2017.
I decided to make this quilt because it was a good hand sewing project that I could take along and sew while I sat with a loved one who was housebound. As it happens the individual blocks were completed days before this person passed away. As I sewed the individual blocks together I realized this was being done during my grieving stage. Work stopped for a while and I finally quilted it and finished it off as I began recovering from my loss.
This quilt will always hold special memories for me. Not just for the process but all the different fabrics used seem to represent special moments and memories.
I used Katja’s New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along for the pattern, it is available free of charge on Katja’s website which you can find here. In order to participate in the quilt along you must purchase a copy of her book "New Hexagon – 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece". The book has all the different block patterns and is very easy to follow. If you don't have the book, you can order it here.
This would be a great project to undertake for those evenings when you want to sit and watch TV but don’t want to be idle. At Two Flying Geese we have so many fabrics to choose from that would work great for the fussy cut pieces and lots of background fabrics too. We’d be happy to cut your selection of fabrics to get you started on this project and what fun it would be matching up the different colours and patterns, the possibilities are endless. I particularly like the idea of using an assortment of our collections, Blushing Peonies, Creekside and Project Red would be a great place to start building blocks. Pre-cuts (layer cakes or charm packs) also work well to get you a large assortment of fabrics.
Hmm, maybe I should start another project and call it my Millefiore Collections Quilt!!!