Sunday, May 3, 2015

Millefiore moving along...

for the past few weeks I have been mostly working away on my Millefiore Quilt, 
this is what I've got up on my design wall, 
I wandered away from the original plan, as set out by Katja, since I wanted to make the rosettes more fully round in places, 
then, I modified it again, making it more rectangular and filling in background spaces with a blue diamond pattern,
the rosettes are quite a lot of fun, and I've even designed a few of my own, which makes me even more impressed by all the wonderful designs Katja has done!

someone asked about the way I made the paper templates.  The advantage of making them yourself is that you can modify designs and make new shapes. Plus, you could make as many or as few as you need. 
so this is how I do it, it is actually very simple.
I just go to a site called which is a free graph paper generator. You can print off graph paper of equilateral triangles in any size.  Choose the .5 inch size. then, print off a stack of this paper on to 67 lb cover stock.  (. Some people may need to turn off the option in Adobe's Acrobat reader "shrink to fit" which may resize the grid slightly to fit your printer's printable area.). 
 then, it is easy to just cut the shapes you need, 
i keep all my previous shapes organized in a booklet that has clear plastic pockets, 
this is the start of the rosette for May!
(You can see earlier posts about his project by scrolling back)


  1. those are just beautiful!

  2. It's coming together beautifully! And thank you for the website information of where to print off the graph paper. :)

  3. Great pictorial of your process Michelle. I love your personalized adaptations! Your quilt is looking amazing! Katja

  4. Your quilt is going to be wonderful!

  5. Simply stunning. Great job!

  6. I have never been attracted to English Paper piecing with the standard hexies but your work makes me want to start right this minute! I love what you are doing - what you have made so far is wonderful. You definitely think outside of the hexie!
    Thank you for sharing
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  7. I really like this - but could never do it! Hope you are enjoying your time working on it.


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