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Monday, June 15, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I may as well start right out by blaming Teresa at A Quilt and A Prayer for shoving me overboard into the land of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along.  Almost 6 whole months I have resisted and then I read one post on her blog and I am on Amazon ordering the book and at Paper Pieces ordering the first set of templates.  I am head over heals in love with this quilt!

While I waited for my book and templates to arrive--3 loooong days!--I printed Rosette 1 pages from the website and joined the Facebook group and googled images of  the Millefiore quilt and decided on fabrics to use. I know I will add and subtract and maybe change my mind lots of times on which fabrics to use but I am so excited to get going.

As hard as I tried to resist starting, I had to make the center....just to see what it looks like! I have never fussy cut like this before and think I have done an OK job on this. I used this tutorial on Fussy Cutting written by LuAnn of Loose Threads.  Now I need to put this on hold because I want to finish my Castle Wall blocks. I only need to make 6 more before I am ready to set them into a quilt top. Sometimes staying focused is so hard for me!!!

At the machine, I have a few more quilts to mark off the UFO list before I concentrate (become obsessed) with any one project (Millefiore). I finished this Crossroads quilt using a flannel backing. It is so toasty. Connie at Freemotion by the River has written a great tutorial for this quilt. What will I quilt next???  I know, how about Hanky Panky--it's been lounging around for almost 5 years, now it's time to provide some warmth!

Fun things are happening at Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday today!  I can't wait to play along.


Teresa in Music City said...

Hahaha!!!! I wish I could say I was sorry - but I'm not LOL!!! So glad to have good friends joining me in the insanity :) And you're right - I've changed my mind and my fabric choices a million times, but in the end I've finished with a block that takes my breath away, and that's worth it all!!!! I can't wait to watch your blocks come to life =^..^=

Mary said...

You are BAD! I like to Fussy-cut. Not going there this time. I'm at my Limit for the year. Nice to see you resist for 6 months. My wall is boring compared to yours.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I want to do it too, but OMG I have so many things to clear out first........aughhh

I keep looking at them on pinterest and the internet.....aughhh

Bonnie said...

I don't want to lead you further astray but go check out Temecula Quilt Co.'s Little Gems. http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/2015/05/little-gems_15.html (after you look at this one, scroll down the side for more little gems.) Oh my. I may need a new hand project -- but I'm going to be strong for a while. I'm finishing things not starting too much new.

Anonymous said...

uggg. I love that quilt store! I used to go there when I lived in Temecula. Those hexies are toooo cute. I took mickey Dupre's class on craftsy. oh my....not another project? LOL
Right now Im getting ready for 2 classes with Kathy Doughty. I figured she came from Australia the least I could do was take both her classes???? Hahahaha like I wouldn't no matter where she came from. There is a lot, lot of cutting to get ready forboth classes. For one I need to sew a Quilt top, easy one, sky, bushes, dirt, pieces for a 70X88 bkg for the Garden Party Quilt.
What fun :)

scraphappy said...

Waiting for supplies to arrive to support your new obsession sounds like the perfect motovation to inspire finishing off something old. Enjoy the anticipation -- such fun.

Ramona said...

Your first fussy cutting block is beautiful! I have resisted jumping into the paper piecing fun so far!! Yay!! for a finish. It always feels good to mark a finish from the UFO pile. Enjoy your fussy cutting!

Quilter Kathy said...

Staying focused is hard for me too :)
I am still trying to resist this amazing project... I love the idea, the look of it and the techniques involved, but just can't take on one more time consuming long term project. So far I have been able to resist but am delighted that you couldn't! Look forward to watching how it develops!