I had a great day yesterday teaching a group of ladies from the Epping Quilters Inc. We were cutting, stacking and sewing my whack and stack quilt called Millefiori.
It is a fascinating process to see how different fabrics look when you cut identical shapes and rearrange them. Look what happens:
This fabric made patterns that looked like star fish and sea urchins:
Here is the fabric being cut out:
Here are Diana and Angela hard at work doing their sewing:
The blocks from this colourway look like fireworks:
Here are some blocks made from a vivid Kaffe Fassett fabric, Wow!
Diana is the self-confessed "queen of miniatures". She decided to make a miniature version of my quilt. Instead of cutting 5" blocks, she cut them at 3" and is going to hand piece them all. She fussy cut them from her paisley/flower fabric. They look amazing!
Here is the original fabric she is using:
Here are some different blocks in a bright and pretty floral.
I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the blocks at our next class in 2013.