Katjas inspiration for this quilt came from Kaffe Fassetts fabric design called Millefiore. Katja says, I wanted to translate this into a quilt. Not just any quilt, but one based on the blocks in my book, to allow quilters another way to use these blocks. I loved the idea that this was much like the ancient glass caning technique of old, that by cutting and re-piecing the fabrics I was creating new designs from identical units. These identical units are the fractured hexagons from my New Hexagon, each already different and distinct, by nature of the shapes contained within.
The programme runs for 12 months.
What You Get in the Millefiore Quilt-Along Block of the Month
Months 1 - 12
Each month you receive a pack of paper pieces to create a section of the quilt togther with Katjas notes, tips and fabric choices for constrcuting the block. Month 12 also includes the paper pieces to complete the quilt edges.
Please note that no fabric is included in the BOM programme.
Additional Items You Need
The New Hexagon 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece Brenda Papadakis
A copy of the book is required as it contains the general instructions for making the blocks. It is not included as part of the Block-of-the-Month programme.
As no fabric is included this is a great opportunity to use your fabric stash. Although Kim and Liza used Kaffe Fassett fabrics you have complete freedom. However, you need lots of small pieces of many fabrics so our Patchwork Palettes are a great starting point.