There is a new Inklingo shape collection with the templates for Les Fruits de Mer, one of Willyne Hammerstein’s vibrant design in Millefiiori Quilts 4.
TEMPLATES FOR LES FRUITS DE MER
Les Fruits de Mer is one of my favorite designs by Willyne Hammerstein in Millefiori Quilts 4. (Photo courtesy of Quiltmania.)
Les Fruits de Mer translates to “Seafood” in English.
Just in case you are wondering, YES, I found appropriate music for Seafood.
When I introduced the shape collections for other designs in Millefiori Quilts 4, each had a suitable musical accompaniment—La Bamba for Fiesta Gitana, Chapel of Love for Confetti, The Lady is a Tramp for Swinging Old Lady, Johnny Cash with You Are My Sunshine and Did you ever have to make up your mind? for Last Flowers.
Les Fruits de Mer is special, so—as you would expect—I put a lot of thought into the right music for Seafood and decided on a special sauce from a brilliant and talented Canadian.
Ah ha! Frim Fram Sauce is perfect on Seafood.
I hope you rock your shoulders (sitting) or swing your hips (standing) while I show you Les Fruits de Mer.
What a masterpiece!
All that mesmerizing fussy cutting!
It looks very elaborate but it only uses 4 shapes!
This is another design that is perfect for Inklingo No Waste Fussy Cutting OR Inklingo Traditional Fussy Cutting.
UPDATE I included very detailed instructions for two methods of fussy cutting in the new hardcover book, Winding Ways – Quilting the Inklingo Way. All of the info about fussy cutting, hand and machine piecing, and fabric requirements in my new book is useful for ANY pieced design. I recommend it to everyone, so I hope you will have a look.
If you need proof, Cathi’s Fiesta Gitana blocks are amazing.
There are more. Go look. I’ll wait.
HAND PIECING WITH A RUNNING STITCH
As you know, Willyne teaches hand piecing with a running stitch, not English Paper PIecing, as I originally thought.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you prefer.
As usual, there is a choice of layouts to print on fabric (20 colors) or on paper or freezer paper.
Quilted Diamonds 2 is a great way to learn about hand piecing, especially because it includes a two-hour DVD lesson.
Willyne’s assembly instructions for 19 designs are included in this one—but you don’t need acrylic or papers for Les Fruits de Mer. (Why I don’t sell acrylic templates.)
Millefiori 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all in stock and ready to go. Two books in one flat rate envelope to keep the postage as low as possible (no handling fee either).
Welcome to Inklingo
You probably have everything you need to start!
There are more videos on the Main Millefiori Page under the Shop tab too.
Feed yourself right tonight! Les Fruits de Mer Shape Collection
In the meantime, you might prefer Frim Fram from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong or Nat King Cole or Live in Rio with Diana Krall. I just can’t get enough!
TEMPLATES FOR LES FRUITS DE MER
Main Millefiori Page
Video and more info. Sale price, as usual. Everything you need to spice up your life.
The Millefiori Page in the Index of Shapes has been updated with the new shape collections. Previous shape collections make it possible to make Millefiori 4’s Jeu de Boules (two sizes) and Suja, Suja Prikkeltje too.
Next up is Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, so please stay tuned!
Thank you for visiting.
Linda & Monkey
2 thoughts on “Templates for Les Fruits de Mer Quilt”
Beautiful Blog Post Linda! You are right….you found the perfect music for it!! Always enjoy Cathi’s posts also. The two of you always find the best fabrics for your projects.
Hoping to get back to my Inklingo projects soon….life seems to get in the way quite a bit lately, but I’m trying to free up some of my time. I always keep up with your posts though….brightens up my day!!
Thank you, Betsy! I had fun with this one. It is very nice to know that you are following along even when time to sew is limited. I hope you will be sewing again soon.