Millefiori, the New Hexagon Way

Since I pledged to myself to NOT start any new projects until I finished some Of my “in progress” ones, I naturally became obsessed with the Millefiori movement. By way of background information, Millefiori is a form of art glass produced primarily in Venice. This is a sample of the colorful work produced there.

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The New Hexagon method uses patterns from “The New Hexagon – 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece” by Katja Marek.

I started mine a few months ago and have finished three of the fifteen “rosettes”. Using a special app to place images of my rosettes in the layout, this is what mine currently looks like, followed by close-up photos of the individual rosettes.

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English paper piecing is a great take-along project since it is hand work requiring just a needle, thread, thimble, and the glue-basted pieces for the hexagons. The most time-consuming part of the process is preparing them to “take along”. Preparation involves selecting the fabrics for each hexagon, cutting freezer paper templates, pressing these to the wrong side of the fabrics, and glue-basting to fold the seam allowances to the back. Aside from pressing the freezer paper shapes to fabric, the process is great for TV “listenin’ ” and armchair/recliner sittin’.

If you are interested, you can follow along and get information and inspiration from the Facebook page:
The New Hexagon – Millefiori Quilt-Along

Until next time – Take 15 minutes and do something quilt-y!