Be Calm and Count to Ten Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric for better results than with traditional quilt templates.
Sew by hand or machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
Be Calm and Count to Ten is one of the innovative quilts in Millefiori Quilts 2 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPE COLLECTION + HEXAGON QUILT DESIGN BOOK
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
IMPORTANT You might already have everything you need without ordering anything more!
Willyne’s Favorite Diamonds for Be Calm and Count to Ten
Wilyne created this wonderful, complex design with only the two diamonds in the Ballet shape collection, so I have not created a shape collection for Be Calm and Count to Ten.
The diamonds are the same as the ones in Passacaglia (cover of Millefiori 1), Ballet (cover of Millefiori 2), Tarantella (in Millefiori 3), Can Can (Millefiori 3), and Swinging Old Lady (Millefiori 4), in a choice of sizes, so you may already have everything you need. You can check your account on the website and the Index of Shapes.
If you order this shape collection, it will appear in your account as Ballet 3 cm. You might prefer 4 cm (Can Can) or 1.5 inches.
You might prefer Ballet 1.5 inch, Passacaglia (3 cm or 1.5-inch) or Tarantella (3 cm or 1.5-inch), Can Can (4 cm), or Swinging Old Lady, so please check the other options before you order this one.
Detailed diagrams for assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts 2 book (the second book).
When you buy this shape collection, I manually add the Hexagon Quilt Design Book (70 pages) as soon as I see your order, so you can download it too. The design book focuses on 60° hexagons but the sewing and pressing instructions also apply to these shapes. There is an added layer of complexity to Be Calm and Count to Ten because the blocks interlock and overlap each other.
A Choice of Methods for Be Calm and Count to Ten
The brilliance of Willyne’s design is in the way she used the shapes to create interlocking designs. She teaches hand piecing with a running stitch.
It is NOT necessary to use EPP unless that is the method you prefer.
It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo and sew with a running stitch.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
Continuous stitching and “circling the intersection” by hand are perfect for this design.
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There are some good, short videos collected under a tab on the page for the Millefiori Quilts 1 book which show how to sew Be Calm and Count to Ten by hand or by machine with the shapes printed on fabric with Inklingo.
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