Valse Brillante Willyne Hammerstein
Print on fabric to sew Willyne’s pieced hexagons for better results than with traditional hexagon quilt templates.
Sew by hand or machine or both (hybrid) or print templates for EPP.
Valse Brillante is one of the stunning quilts in Millefiori Quilts (the first book) by Willyne Hammerstein, published by Quiltmania.
This shape collection PDF includes the shapes for Willyne Hammerstein’s Valse Brillante Quilt (Millefiori Quilts 1).
In the book, the small hexagon is 2 cm (0.787 inch) and the large Pieced Hexagon is 2.92 inches on each side. In this shape collection, the small hexagon is 0.75 inch and the large Pieced hexagon is 3 inches on each side, so it can be used with 300 Pieced Hexagons too. Makes me want to dance.
Many quilters hand piece this design, but you can machine piece the blades first and then add the hexagon with continuous stitching by hand for a hybrid. There are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
Features of the Valse Brillante Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on paper or freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
& More Good Things about Valse Brillante
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- choice of layouts for different straight grain and directional fabrics
- precision corners to make the sewing easier
- ideal for fussy cutting (2 Inklingo methods)
- small shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps
- choice of methods—running stitch or English Paper Piecing by hand OR machine piecing
- another of Willyne’s impressive designs
- complimentary 70 page Hexagon Quilt Design Book
When you buy Valse Brillante shapes, 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 like these.
The instructions for this hexagon design and tips for choosing the perfect fabrics are in Willyne’s first book, Millefiori Quilts 1.
You can get a faster finish with Inklingo than with traditional methods. There are two methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo and neither uses acrylic templates. (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)
Consider machine piecing the spokes and adding the hexagon by hand with some relaxing continuous stitching.
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 you want to dance to Valse Brillante.
Valse Brillante Dancing Tips
Willyne’s lovely block is similar to Endless Chain (Beyer 401-1) but it has a hexagon in the center—on a tilt!—instead of a circle. (Endless Chain is illustrated in the Inklingo Smart Shopper’s Idea Book.)
You can listen to the same waltz Willyne was listening to in her sewing room!