Sunday, 5 January 2014

Millefiori!

Millefiori is the name I've chosen for the latest quilt top I've finished!

It reminds me of all those Italian glass paperweights made from rods of   colourful glass!


This one sold for £1,813 at Christie's in London in 2010!  Eek!  

Millefiori means thousand flowers and I may not have a thousand flowers but there are lots of bright florals in there, and some glorious oakshott solid to add a little sparkle.   I even have lots of stars as seen in these paperweights..

It all started with Lynne's Hexalong in 2011 but after making these few blocks 




I got distracted and finished two other hexy quilts I had started!  I did finish those though!

In a last minute effort to get my UFOs up to a completed top stage I restarted on this one - ditching two of the above blocks and remaking one - and adding a lot more!

It kept me sane while we had a power cut all through Christmas - from early on Christmas Eve right through till Sunday evening!  

The top half I've shown already - this was the layout for the bottom half!





And now this is whole quilt...




Have to say that from such unpromising beginnings I am really pleased now with the result!  I love it!

So my thanks to Lynne, Helen and Alison and the rest of you cheerleaders helping me get it thus far - it really does make a difference!



30 comments:

  1. It's BEAUTIFUL! And perfect name for it.

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  2. Your quilt is so beautiful! congratulations!!

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  3. lovely name for a lovely quilt!

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  4. Looks fabulous Nicky - I have been looking at your millefiori on pinterest too, there are some gorgeous patterns

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  5. Wow, you have the best colour sense, this works so nicely together. It is a beautiful quilt, how will you quilt it?

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  6. HOLY MOLY! It looks amazing Nicky. Perfect name, too :)

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  7. Stunning! And aptly named! I'm amazed at how quickly you put it all together! Jxo

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  8. Gorgeous! I love it. I'll be sending you my address so you can mail it to me.

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  9. Well what can I say?
    can I take all the credit please ;-)

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  10. Fabulous name and it looks AmaZing! Well done!

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  11. Beautiful- and the name is perfect!

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  12. Beautiful and an inspiration for me to get my Hexie quilt and get working on it. I have 60 2 inch pieced hexies and need another 40 ish to finish. You had a very long power outage, is that common there?

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  13. Perfect choice of name, love all the colours!

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  14. It's brilliant in every way!

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  15. woo hoo!!!
    it looks gorgeous and it definitely resembles the millefiori.

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  16. Oh Nicky, so sorry to hear you lost power over Christmas! We have sub zero temps today...I would not want to lose power! Your quilt is beautiful! A great finish for the new year!

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  17. It's incredible - I love it! I really, really want to make another hexy quilt now - damn you ;o)

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  18. Love watching you produce these at speed on IG! Another gorgeous original Nicky creation.

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  19. that is spectacular Nicky - so glad you have finished it :) ps happy birthday !

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  20. Stunning quilt! And what a way to spend Christmas too - hope it wasn't too inconvenient!

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  21. Love love love the quilt and the name xxx

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  22. Wow, it's very vintage looking...perfect name. Did I hear you say you had more hex quilts on the go?

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  23. How could I miss this Beauty. I love those glass paperweihght and have 3 at home (not that expensive like the one you mentioned - unfortunately ;-) )!

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