Confetti is one of the exciting new designs by Willyne Hammerstein in Millefiori Quilts 4. (Photo courtesy of Quiltmania.)
For her wonderful example of this design, Willyne chose a background and a black fabric for all of the triangles but the diamonds are definitely scrappy.
Have a look at the red border too.
You might want to use a different fabric for each confetto—each diamond—too. That is one of the ideas I will throw out there in my next post. (Pun intended.)
Maybe each confetto should be fussy cut. Let’s think on that, eh? Maybe think again.
CELEBRATING WITH CONFETTI
What would be appropriate for Confetti? Of course. . . . . .
, , , it has to be Elton John’s rocking rendition of Chapel of Love from the ending credits of Four Weddings and a Funeral!
(You might prefer the longer version of Chapel of Love on YouTube.)
THREE CONFETTI SHAPES
Almost every time I publish a new shape collection, some quilters ask for a smaller version. This time, I’m starting small. It was time to introduce a 0.625 inch 60° Diamond (5/8, half of 1.25 inch), and confetti is small, so this was a good opportunity.
Original size with 1 inch 60° Diamond – 34 x 42 inches
This shape collection with 0.625 inch 60° Diamond – 23 x 31 inches
As usual, there are layouts to print on fabric (20 colors) or on paper or freezer paper.
As you know, Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.
For these tiny shapes, it only takes one load of the needle with a backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam.
It is easier to maintain a straight line on short seams than on long ones—and easiest ever when the lines are accurately printed on the fabric with Inklingo.
This tiny size should absolutely delight anyone who is looking for a portable hand piecing project!
If you are just learning about hand piecing, Quilted Diamonds 2 is the best way to start.
For example, it teaches how to “circle the intersections” to get perfect results. (VIDEO)
Of course, you need this beautiful book for Willyne’s assembly instructions so you understand how these these shapes interlock—but you don’t need acrylic or papers.
Millefiori 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all in stock and ready to go. Priority Shipping in USA is what I pay with no handling fee. ($7.15) and I can fit two books in one flat rate envelope.
There are more videos on the Main Millefiori Page under the Shop tab too.
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Video and more info. Sale price. Everything you need except the wedding music.
Confetti is the perfect name for this design, don’t you think? Happy, tiny, colorful and fun.
Thank you for visiting. Let’s throw some confetti ideas around.
Linda & Monkey