Thanks to Instagram, I stumbled upon The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along. Created by Katja Marek, author of The New Hexagon, it's a Millefiore-style quilt composed of English paper pieced hexagons. I thought this might be my only chance to actually complete a quilt like this, one portion a month. And since I am using only fabrics that I absolutely love from Cotton + Steel, I have a great motivation to work on it.
|Just a small portion of my fabric selections!|
Here are some pics of my progress this month. January has the largest rosette of all the months, and it was a bit overwhelming at first to think that I might not finish before February! But it's now looking like I will be done within the next few days. Katja suggests the glue-basting method, which is a huge time-saver.
I have been loving this portable project more than I thought possible. I sew every evening while watching TV, bring it to my son's wrestling practice, and even to my daughter's piano lessons. There is a fabulous group on Facebook (with over 1000 participants!) where others are showing their progress. It's an open group--stop on by and browse through the amazing photos, and remember that most people are doing this entirely by hand. Wow.