Sunday, February 1, 2015

Millefiore Quilt Along Block One

I've been spending some time in my sewing room and have been working on a new English Paper Piecing project.  I've joined in on Katja Marek's Millefiore Quilt Along.   The blocks come from her book The New Hexagon - 52 blocks to English Paper Piece.  
This is the beginning of my second block number 1.  I stopped working on my first version of the block (the one that will go into my quilt) when I saw someone post a photo of their finished first block in the Millefiore Quilt Along Facebook Group.  The photo showed someone's husband holding up a finished block, and that really put the size into perspective for me.  I could see this block (which ends up being about 36") as a table topper or the center of a medallion quilt surrounded by smaller hexagons. So I decided to use some of my Christmas fabric to make a Block 1.  

There are two more rounds to be added to the block after this one.  These pieced hexagons are 3" on a side . I have Charlie Brown's Christmas fabric, and have fussy cut the Christmas tree for the next round along with Ruldolph on a gold background.  Choosing the fabrics for this and my other Block 1 has really been a challenge, but I'm loving this quilt along.   You can see others blocks over on the Facebook group here.  We are doing one block a month, and Block number 2 was just posted today, so I need to pick up the pace.

You can find more information about this quilt along here.

I have a pot of chili simmering and have baked a pan of Spiced Pecans, and I'm ready to watch the Superbowl and stitch.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  


  1. Oh, I am so glad I am not the only one working at a slower pace. I love your Christmas fabrics. I'm not sure how big mine will be, until I run out of the feature fabric scraps.

  2. These fabric will make such an interesting little quilt. Great work! Enjoy the game!

  3. Your Millefiori quilt is so whimsical! It will make a great table topper. Will you make a second rosette 1 for the quilt? I agree that the fabric selection is the most difficult aspect but it is fun nonetheless!

  4. Wow, LuAnne. Your fussy cutting is your perfect stripes. I avoid those at all costs, LOL.
    blessings, jill

  5. Very fun fabric choices for fussy cutting.
    Those spiced pecans are calling to me! Yum!!

  6. Beautiful block LuAnn!
    Love all those wonderful fussy cuts!

  7. I saw this block on the Millefiore FB page and LOVED IT LuAnn!!! What a great idea - you realize I may have to steal it :*)

  8. What a fabulous looking project - You have an amazing Xmas fabric collection compared to mine. Can't wait to see how this progresses!

  9. I got caught up in the Facebook page and have resisted, thus far. Told Bob to help me resist and he went and purchased the book for me. I love your fussy cutting expertise.


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