Willyne Hammerstein’s Valse Brillante – Fussy Cut!

Yesterday I posted a few fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on the Inklingo Facebook page and I mentioned that I use Inklingo to print a page of shapes on paper to make a window template, so I can preview fabric when I go shopping.


Inklingo Window Template

The window shows me whether the scale of the fabric is suitable for the Valse Brillante shapes.



Timeless Treasures Orchid Orchid by Chong-a Hwang

I made a DIGITAL window template to play in Photoshop with this gorgeous floral fabric, which was designed by Chong-a Hwang for Timeless Treasures.


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

With fussy cutting.


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante
Oh, my.


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante
This is addictive.


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

I think I have to look for the perfect fabric for the small hexagon now too.

You should be able to get Orchids Orchids on Cream at a local quilt shop. (Timeless Treasures Shop Locator) It is also available on fabric.com.

(No affiliation. I just think it is gorgeous and I wanted to show you how I use window templates—with a fabric that is actually available, unlike all the oldies in my stash that I have used for fussy cutting articles on the blog before—in the archives.)

I might try these orchids with the black & white fabric with musical notes (waltzing, of course) in my stash. (Valse Brillante.)


The beauty is that once you choose the fabric, there are TWO methods of fussy cutting with Inklingo.


Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

By the way, Willyne Hammerstein’s instructions for Valse Brillante in Millefiori Quilts includes great info for choosing the fabrics. She loves to fussy cut, but she took a different approach for Valse Brillante to get lovely shading across the quilt. Fussy cutting is optional!


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

This example proves that Valse Brillante blocks look fabulous without fussy cutting too. Very pretty, don’t you think?


Print shapes on fabric with your Inkjet

Printing on fabric with Inklingo makes it possible to sew Valse Brillante by hand with a running stitch, by machine, or with English Paper Piecing (EPP).


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante


I posted photos of more fussy cut Valse Brillante blocks on Facebook yesterday using a different fabric.

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to see what I post there if you go directly to https://www.facebook.com/inklingo

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Quilted Diamonds 2

If you are just learning the pleasures of hand piecing for Valse Brillante, the two-hour QD2 lesson makes it easy. (FAQ about Quilted Diamonds)

There is more about Valse Brillante and you can listen to the musical inspiration.


Willyne Hammerstein's Valse Brillante

Help. I can’t stop!


Inklingo for Valse Brillante is at a special low introductory price but only for a few more days. $15 is fantastic—if you hurry.

I hope you love Willyne’s fabulous pieced hexagons as much as I do!

Linda & Monkey


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2 thoughts on “Willyne Hammerstein’s Valse Brillante – Fussy Cut!”

  1. Oh, Linda – that fabric is beautiful and just meant for some fussy cutting for Valse Brilliant. Just gorgeous – and I love what you did with your digital template to show us how well it would work!


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