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Hand Quilted With Love
Millefiori means “a thousand flowers” in Italian—and even though there aren’t a thousand flowers here, I think you get the picture! This quilt reminds me of those beautiful little pieces of glassware that people collect. I have a beautiful Millefiori paperweight that a friend gave me, and every time I look into it I am inspired by the colors and shapes. I know all this appliqué looks daunting, but please don’t be put off! The shapes are large and easy to manipulate, the curves are gentle, and the spacing need not be precise. Look carefully at my quilt and you will see nothing is perfectly placed—and yet in the scheme of the quilt no one can see it. Just have fun with the colors and forget the rest.

Finished size
Throw or wall hanging, 63 in.
(158 cm) square

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  • Step 1

    From template plastic or self-laminating
    paper, cut:
    • One center circle shape—Template A
    • One wedge shape—Template B
    • One petal shape—Template C
    • One small circle—Template D
    • One heart shape—Template E
    • One large circle—Template F
    Take care to mark them with the appropriate letter, right side up.
    From cardstock or Mylar, cut:
    • One center circle—Template A
    • One small circle—Template D
    • One large circle—Template F
    From the lime green linen fabric, cut:
    • One 54-in. (137-cm) square
    (Extra-wide linen in lime green, red, hot pink, gray, and natural is available from my website, www.sarahfielke.com)
    From the floral border fabric cut:
    • Seven strips, 51⁄2 in. (14 cm) wide
    From the pink striped binding fabric, cut:
    • Nine strips, 3 in. (7.5 cm) wide

  • Step 2

    Cutting the appliqué fabrics
    Using a silver gel pen, trace around the templates. Cut the fabric out 1⁄4 in. (6 mm) from the gel pen line using fabric scissors (see page 129). To cut the circles with Templates A, D, and F, trace onto the BACK of the fabric and then cut out 1⁄4 in. (6 mm) from the gel pen line. This is for making the circles using the foil method (see page 133).
    Using Template A, cut:
    • One center circle in large floral fabric. (If you want to fussy cut the fabric, hold it up to the light to see where the design is behind the template.)
    Using Template B, cut:
    • 10 in solid (plain) hot pink
    • 10 in pink and green center wedge fabric
    • 50 in the assorted pink fabrics
    Using Template C, cut:
    • 10 in solid (plain) hot pink
    • 10 in candy pink for Row 1
    Using Template D, cut:
    • 10 in blue-and-white spotted fabric for
    center petals
    • 10 in light blue for Row 2
    • 10 in orange for Row 2
    • 20 in light blue for Row 3
    Using Template E, cut:
    • 10 in purple for Row 1
    • 10 in hot pink for Row 3
    • 10 in dark blue for Row 3
    Using Template F, cut:
    • 10 in dark purple for Row 2
    • 10 in soft pink for Row 3

  • Step 3

    Round and around...
    I would love to make this quilt again some day,and keep going with the pattern to make it more and more intricate.

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