Hire an exorcist, I have been possessed. In my defense, I accidentally ran across some pictures of what is called a millefiori quilt. Err merr gawsh. Go google it.
I couldn’t help myself. I knew I had to try it. Even though all of my instincts are on high alert. Even though my fight-or-flight instinct was screaming, “run away!” Because they are made BY HAND. You know, like sewing with a proper needle and thread. And probably a thimble. Because needles are sharp. (Some of the needles even have the word sharp written right on the label, in case you couldn’t remember.)
Then I found something called The New Hexagon – Millefiore Quilt-Along. Heaven help us all. The brainchild of Katja Marek, it uses her new book The New Hexagon. She’s using her superpowers to suck in all of us unsuspecting fabric collectors. She’s egging us on, drawing us in with a Facebook group and encouraging comments on our progress. And I don’t think she sleeps, either.
Here’s my first hexagon, hexie if you’re a savvy quilty/sewy person.
Don’t you dare comment on the fact that you can see my crappy little hand stitches, petite though they are. I took them all out and had a do-over. Not anal much, huh? I will put up a new pic soon, along with my next row or so.
Wish me luck on my (insane) adventure!
Now go make something pretty.