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!
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