NEW Le Grand Désert from Inklingo

Le Grand Desert by Willyne Hammersteini

Le Grand Désert by Willyne Hammerstein is the gorgeous, fussy cut, blue and cream design in Willyne’s third book, Millefiori Quilts 3. (Photo courtesy of Quiltmania.)

Le Grand Désert is the name of a glacier in Switzerland. Many years ago, I visited Switzerland and was amazed by the incredible blue of the beautiful streams and lakes fed by Swiss glaciers, I am guessing that is why this stunning design is blue.

Templates for Le Grand Désert

There is a choice of layouts to print on fabric or on paper or freezer paper. The preparation is fast and you can sew by hand or by machine.


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Le Grand Desert in 4 sizes

Le Grand Désert is an ingenious interpretation of Dresden Plate AND Star quilts by Willyne Hammerstein. Absolutely captivating.

I could not resist doing FOUR SIZES. They are on the Main Millefiori Page under the Shop tab.

  • Original size – 100% – Approx 38 x 56 inches (center without borders)
  • Smaller – 75% of original – Approx 28 x 42 inches
  • Larger – 125% of original – Approx 48 x 70 inches
  • Even Larger – 150% of original – Approx 57 x 84 inches

Millefiori Quilts 3 by Willyne Hammerstein


The instructions for assembling Le Grand Désert are in the Millefiori Quilts 3 book, so you will need it but you do NOT need acrylic templates or papers.

Inklingo makes it easier and less expensive than ever to get started!

The Millefiori Quilts 3 book is still available on the website. It is my favorite of the three, and I think you will love all of the designs.

Le Grand Désert Quilt


There are articles in the archives and videos that apply to Le Grand Désert.

There is a VIDEO on the Main Millefiori Page (under the Shop tab) showing how to sew Passacaglia with a running stitch. It also applies to Le Grand Désert and the other quilts.

Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch. Sewing with a running stitch is fast and easy when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. It speeds up the preparation, and at the same time makes the shapes more precise than with any other method.


There are many articles about fussy cutting with Inklingo using other designs as examples. These are two of my favorites.

Introduction to Inklingo

Welcome to Inklingo
We are happy to help you get started printing on fabric with your Inkjet printer.

The regular price of $35 for Le Grand Désert is an amazing value but—as usual—there is a low intro price for the first week. Only $30 if you act fast! Main Millefiori Page

These shape collections have been a joy to work on. I hope you enjoy printing and sewing Le Grand Désert shapes as much as I do.

There is much more to say about Le Grand Désert but that’s enough for today. I will be back soon.

Thank you for visiting.

Linda & Monkey

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