La Creme de la Creme Willyne Hammerstein PDF
La Creme de la Creme is one of the subtle, elegant quilts in Millefiori Quilts 1 by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
IMPORTANT I have not created a shape collection for La Crème de la Crème but the shapes are available. TWO shape collections are required.
Willyne’s Favorite Shapes for La Creme de la Creme
This lovely design only uses three popular shapes, so you might already have the two shape collections you need!
The templates in the book are 2.5 cm (0.98 inches), very slightly smaller than 1 inch.
Detailed diagrams for assembling the quilt top are in Willyne’s Millefiori Quilts 1 book (the first book).
A Choice of Sizes for La Creme de la Creme
You might prefer to make this design with larger or smaller shapes. Any matching Inklingo 60° hexagons and 60° diamonds will work. e.g. 0.75-inch hexagons with 0.75-inch diamonds or 1.5-inch hexagons with 1.5-inch diamonds. Inklingo makes it easy.
Continuous stitching and “circling the intersection” by hand are perfect for this design.
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.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
There are some good, short videos collected under a tab on the page for the Millefiori Quilts 1 book which show how Inklingo makes this design even more fun by hand or by machine or a combination of both.