Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Millefiori! Or the duckling that turned into a swan!



Let me tell you a story if you are sitting comfortably!

Once upon a time a long long time ago this quilt started life in Lynne and Gayle's Hexalong.   But then I decided I didn't like it after just a few hexagons.




Then I took it out again and tried some more interesting blocks inspired by the hexalong posts and by Helen's much more peaceful quilt top.





I actually began to like it but didn't know how to set it 

I thought of this




But Alison said I should try something less safe - you know what ?  She was right.

So in true Oscar night style I would like to thank Lynne and Gayle for inspiration, Helen for inspiration and endless encouragement and Alison for the spur to be daring!  This quilt wouldn't have been the same without you - now I have to go and dry my eyes - want a tissue?








Edit:  Adding link to the tutorial I used on binding an inside edge for that crisp zigzag finish !


Linking up to Katy
Finish Along 2014

34 comments:

  1. So very stunningly beautiful. Great rinds with great advice, but ultimately made unique by you.

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  2. A worthy winner indeed! Well done on another finish! Jxo

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  3. ... and the winner for playing outside the comfort zone is .... Nicky aka Mrs Sew and Sow!
    Great job! I love it. I am glad you got it out of its hiding place.

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  4. what a lovely quilt and you can see how much work went into making it!

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  5. Wow!!!! This is incredible!! It so reminds me of millefiori and the colours are just amazing. Truly spectacular!

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  6. Stunning and awesome! Amazing work!

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  7. gorgeous! One of my favorites that you've made.

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  8. Fabulous! A really stunning top!

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  9. Beautiful pattern and colours!!!!!!

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  10. It's wonderful Nicky! Millefiori describes it well, love the jumble of colours and patterns

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  11. breathtaking! so glad you decided to live dangerously.
    You talented risk taker you.. lol
    so beautiful.

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  12. This really looks fantastic! Love it!!

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  13. Exhibiting exuberant exellence! 's a very cool quilt Nicky :)

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  14. that is seriously gorgeous!!!!!!!!

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  15. A++++...............totally gorgeous.

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  16. I really like it, gorgeous !

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  17. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! Your post is cracking me up and the quilt is a stunner. Stars all around, Nicky. I love the color, the randomness, the piecing, the funky zig-zag edges. Super.

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  18. beautiful x putting things away and then "re-looking" at them works for me too x

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  19. It's gorgeous and I love the edge of the quilt. Another beauty!!!

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  20. Wow!!! This is stunning, you should be really pleased with your fabulous quilt.

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  21. I keep going back to your quilt for another look. What size are your hexies? Mr quilting loves your quilt too!

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  22. Completely Ab. Fab. Honesty is always the best policy - results in faaaaar more interesting outcomes :-)
    Well done.

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  23. Brilliant, and how lovely you have people with great taste to bounce ideas off.

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  24. It's fabulous Nicky, a real credit to you and the bloggers who inspired you!

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  25. It does look great in the end, glad you finally decided to rescue it!

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  26. Nicky, it's gorgeous! And my favourite green! I bet you're so pleased you picked it up again.

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  27. Its absolutely stunning Nicky, well worth persevering

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  28. This is stunning! A fantastic finish!

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  29. an amazing quilt - just love it :-)

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  30. I love how it turned out! It's so lovely and bright!

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  31. Wow! What a fabulous quilt! Well done to you (and your backing 'team' for encouraging you!)

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  32. It's stunning and I can't quite believe how different it is from those first few hexies! Bravo!

    P.S. I wish mine was finished ;o)

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