Thursday, 15 January 2015

Millifiore update - it could easily become an obsession ~

This is my rosette in making ~ not alot of progress you might think?

and with a bit of computer magic it looks fantastic!

I have to say, this is great fun to do and Katja Marek must be so thrilled, since the Facebook group page she set up to give those of us following this block a month activity a 'voice', now has over 670 members and its proving to be a delightfully supportive group.
We can ask questions and seek advice and get feedback from not only Katja herself, but any of the members logged in at the time!
The dozens of pictures posted showing what we are all
making are amazing!
It's worth looking in on the group page to see what folks are doing, even if you don't want to join in with us!
Just search on FB for this group and take a peek : )
The New Hexagon - Millefiore Quilt-Along
The 'rosette' above is made up of smaller hexi shaped blocks, which themselves are made up of an assortment of other shapes, and they are fun to make  - BUT .......
the actual fabric selection process is nothing short of masochism lol
well for me!!

I am on the third round above and have yet to stitch in the remaining 6 hexi blocks, in the gaps.
I have stitched several different versions and to give you an idea see below : )

......... and I don't think I'm going to use any of those inserted lol
After this post, I will be back to the fabric auditioning,
with a stiff G&T to help calm my stress levels!
And how about this acquisition to practise my fussy cutting on?
Although, no, its going in this rosette!

I nipped into our local Scrapstore last Saturday and the only thing I came away with was this charming item - I couldn't leave it there unloved. It's beautifully stitched too.

Oh I have had to buy a climbing frame - for the cat I rehomed -
hooligan youth that he is!
He assumed it as his territory as soon as it was constructed too.

Spooky eyes lol
Note the absent door behind?
My son was going to fit one for me, I have been in this house
now 14 months and there's still no door lol
Kids gawd love em ...


  1. Your rosette is looking good! I just got my book yesterday and have to start packing for a retreat, so no sew along for me for at least a week :-(
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that piece of op art fabric!

  2. That Harvey is a virtual mountain lion! Your rosette is looking absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with the next round!

  3. you are doing an amazing job with your hexagons. a quilting friend talked about the millifiori hexagons the other day so i directed her here. love seeing your cat at the top.

  4. Love those big headlight eyes. I am in awe of your rosette hexi making.

  5. That Millefiore quilt is going to be amazing! I'm looking forward to watching it grow. Your bag was a lovely find and your cat looks very comfy up there :)